W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Core Team
Jill has worked in the domestic violence field for over 15 years and has been a member of the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. team for over 6 of those years. She served as Support Line Co-Manager, Program Services Director, and Interim Executive Director. In 2012, Jill stepped into her current position as the Executive Director of W.O.M.A.N., Inc. She represents W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in the community, aids in program development, provides mentorship to staff, and participates in active community outreach. She is a member of the Strong Field Project to End Domestic Violence.
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Latinx Program Co-Manager
Stephanie started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in the summer of 2012 and has worked with survivors of domestic violence ever since. She also is a Sexual Assault Counselor at San Francisco Women Against Rape, where she worked as a Survivor Advocate supporting survivors of sexual violence. She is now working as the Latina Program Co-Manager offering in-depth case management to Spanish-speaking survivors.
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A survivor of domestic violence, Blase, serves as business manager for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
With an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and graduate business studies at Boston University, Blase has traveled and served the nonprofit community in a variety of settings and roles, from program director, finance director as well as executive director. His experience has engendered a variety of experiences, as a Buddhist monk (10 years), an artist and as a world traveler.
Blase first arrived at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. over 10 years ago and was invited back in 2011 to help the agency through a transition in leadership and culture. Since that time he has served as the business manager overseeing finance, human resources, IT and administration for the agency. He is inspired to be part of a great collaborative team at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and the community served.
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Peer Services Manager
Mary has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. since 2008 and started out in the agency as a volunteer. She eventually moved on to become a frontline advocate and then on to her current position in 2010. She has a BA degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University. Mary is currently a part of the Strong Field Project Leadership Development Program, a state-wide program for domestic violence managers and mid-managers. She is an avid drag, and more specifically, San Francisco drag enthusiast and has a deep admiration for Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.
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Clinical Services Manager
Ina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence. Starting out more than 30 years ago as an advocate at a shelter in east Tennessee, she has since worked in a variety of capacities with survivors of domestic violence and other traumatic events. Her experience includes 7 years as shelter director at The Riley Center, a stint as a therapist with the Iris Center – a drug and alcohol treatment center for women, and 6 years as the Social Services Director at NHP Properties, a low-income housing program in Hunter’s Point. Working with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for more than 10 years now, she serves as the clinical supervisor for the MFT trainees and interns who provide therapy services and support groups for survivors. Additionally, she serves as Clinical Consultant at Asian Women’s Shelter, and works as a private practice therapist with Solid Ground Psychotherapy Collective, a group that collaborates closely with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
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Educational Development Coordinator
Alicia started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in 2012 and has been working with survivors and their families ever since, including working at The Riley Center’s Community Office as Case Manager and Differential Response Liaison.
Alicia has a B.S. in Health Education and a Minor in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. She is also a second generation W.O.M.A.N., Inc. volunteer as her mother volunteered for the agency in 1992. Alicia oversees the Education and Outreach Program, Events Work Group along with the 40-Hour Domestic Violence training partnered with The Riley Center.
As a San Francisco native, Alicia is a huge Giants and 49er fan and enjoys baking on her down time.
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Echando Pa’lante Coordinator
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