Core Team

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Core Team


Jill Zawisza
Executive Director

Jill has worked in the domestic violence field for over 20 years and has been a member of the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. team for over 10 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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Mary Martinez
Associate Director

Mary has been with WOMAN, Inc. since 2008.  She started out as a crisis line volunteer and held roles such as Frontline Advocate, Peer Services Manager, and, as of 2017, her current role as Associate Director. She is an alumni of the Strong Field Project Leadership Development Program, and a participant of the Network Weaver Learning Lab which brings together folks working in various movements such as domestic violence, reproductive justice, racial justice, LGBTQ, immigrant rights, and social justice art to learn about each other’s work and to experiment ways on how achieve liberation, equity, and justice by working together. Mary is deeply passionate and committed to racial justice, and specifically addressing anti-Black racism.

She calls the Bay Area home, and really enjoys riding public transportation.  She also loves campy drag (pre-drag race), and believes Michael Jackson is magic.

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Stephanie Colorado
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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Blase

Blase Hents
Business Manager

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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Alicia Padillapaz
Educational Development Coordinator

Alicia started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in early 2012 and has been working with survivors and their families ever since, including working at The Riley Center 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 outreach program, volunteer recruitment and the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Hybrid Training.

As a San Francisco native, Alicia is a big fan of the Giants and 49ers . On her down time she enjoys baking and cuddling with her dog, Loki.

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Adilia Preciado
Echando Pa’lante Coordinator

Adilia started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc back in the summer of 2012. As a volunteer she helped out with the Support Line, drop ins, and the Latinx Program. She is currently still working in the Latinx Program as the Echando Pa’lante Coordinator, where she helps coordinate monthly meetings for monolingual Spanish speaking survivors who have “graduated” from the Latinx Program and are no longer in crisis but still want to be connected to the agency and other survivors.

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Shaena Spoor
Program Assistant

Shaena offers programmatic support in multiple areas including managing W.O.M.A.N., Inc’s social media presence, overseeing the DVIRC, assisting with development and as an ‘Outreach Boo‘.  She initially got involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. as a volunteer in 2014 — first with social media and, soon after, began volunteering on the 24/7 Support Line and on the Outreach/Education team. Outside of W.O.M.A.N., Inc., Shaena volunteers at SF Women Against Rape (SFWAR), as a peer counselor supporting people impacted by sexual violence. Much like the agencies she involves herself with, she is passionate about anti-violence work that centers social, racial & economic justice.

Shaena grew up in Southern California, came to San Francisco in 2010, fell in love with the Bay and has been here since. She is fond of strong coffee, live music, spooky stories, activist street art and learning about the things that make us human.

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