We are a Latina organization. Founded and led by Latinas, we ground our work in listening to Latinas and our communities, lifting up their beauty, strengths, and wisdom on this journey to end gender-based violence. We appreciate our allies who stand with us in this work and are proud that our staff and board reflect communities we serve.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rosario de la Torre
Director of Family Advocacy
Director of Communications and marketing
Olivia Garcia, Ph.D.
Director of Public Policy
Chief Strategy and Impact Officer
Paula Gomez Stordy
Senior Director of Training and Technical Assistance
Chief Programs Officer
Lillie Macias, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Lumarie Orozco, MA
Director of Special Initiatives
CHAIR | Founder and Principal Consultant, Vargas Consulting & Coaching
TREASURER | Controller, Neighborhood Development Center
Gloria Contreras Edin
Owner, Managing Attorney Contreras & Metelska, PA
Philanthropy Advisor, UNICEF-USA
Director, Retired, Family Violence Prevention & Services, U.S. Dept. of HHS
Retired, Director, Office of Transit for the MN Department of Transportation
VP, Category & Virtual Sales Enablement, Best Buy
Division Manager, Goya Foods – Midwest
Professor of Clinical Legal Education; Director, Human Rights Clinic University of Miami School of Law
Susan V. Olsen
HR Director, Retired YWCA, St. Paul, MN
Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine; Director, Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas University of Miami
Alejandra Lemus-Rivera Mission
Mission Advancement Manager, Youthprise
President & CEO, Women’s Foundation of MN
Legacy-Owner, El Burrito Mercado
Ph.D., MSN, RN, CRNP, NP-C
Walter DeKeseredy, Ph.D.
Ph.D., MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz, Ph.D.
Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D.
Susana Mariscal, Ph.D., MSW
Chiara Sabina, Ph.D.
Michelle Alejandra Silva
Kevin Swartout, Ph.D.
Stephanie Gabriela Lopez
Sonia Parras Konrad
Shakira Cruz Román (MSW, LICSW)
Emiliano Diaz de Leon
Jessica Moreno (LCSW)
Gabriela Zapata-Alma (LCSW, CADC)