Staff & Leadership


The journey toward liberation from domestic violence often begins when victims connect with an advocate. It continues every time they make a decision, seek services, or share their stories. With their advocate their Isolation is broken, and they are valued.

All levels of SPIP staffing reflect the cultural, linguistic, sexual orientations/identities, gender identities and age diversity of the communities we serve. Victims being served benefit from the many perspectives of SPIP's entire staff and their decades of experience.

Over 70% of our direct service staff reflects non-European American communities. Staff is comprised of African, Latinx, European and Southeast Asian American ethnic backgrounds, as well as elders, differing abilities, LGBTQ, new immigrants, and domestic abuse survivors; in which English, Croatian, Spanish, Hmong, French, Serbian, Bosnian, Russian and Somali languages are spoken.

SPIP's Management Team (in which the majority provide direct services) is diverse in age, race, culture, spiritual beliefs, lifestyles and backgrounds. Our Management acts as an instrument of support and inspiration for the organization; enriching our capacity to serve victims and work to end domestic violence.


SPIP’s diverse and highly skilled board of directors works with the executive director in setting vision and strategic direction, assures sound financial and administrative policies, participates in strategic planning and fundraising, ensures community relevance and impact, and provides expert counsel in a variety of fields. They bring a deep well of experience representing both the public and private sectors.