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Carolina Alzuru, Prevention Coordinator

Carolina Alzuru is the Coordinated Community Response Specialist for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Carolina has been working in the field of domestic and sexual violence since her college days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received degrees in Sociology and Psychology. This experience includes both direct services and prevention education. Prior to coming to NCCADV, she served as the Rape Prevention Education Coordinator at NC State University. Carolina also brings experience working at local programs in North Carolina, including the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services in Chatham County. She has specialized in working with Latin@s and immigrants, college students, LGBTQ communities, and rural communities, as well as in engaging men in the movement. Her passion lies in working toward social justice by mobilizing people and communities. She currently serves on the NC Campus Consortium Advisory Committee and has previously Chaired the NC Reproductive Justice Coalition and served as Vice-Chair of the Orange County Commission for Women. She is originally from Venezuela and grew up in Athens, GA. Carolina enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and being outdoors.

Focus Areas: Under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator, the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Specialist works to enhance coordination between community service providers and create CCR teams in 11 specific communities in the state. The CCR Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing training, technical assistance and on-site support, in collaboration with NCCASA’s SART Specialist and local partners, concerning best practices for community collaboration to respond to and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

Beth Chartrand, Resource Engagement Coordinator

Beth Chartrand is the Resource Engagement Coordinator for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Originally from Michigan, Beth has lived in several states before settling in North Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and Master’s in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in Virginia. Before joining NCCADV, Beth worked for the Department of Public Safety where she focused on crime victim’s services in the NCSAVAN program and as a Grants Management Specialist. Additional experience also includes direct services in juvenile justice and child protective services in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and cold case review project for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Monique Conway, Training Administrative Specialist

Monique Conway is the Training Administrative Specialist for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Monique was born and raised in Prince George’s County in Maryland. She attended North Carolina Central University and graduated in the Spring of 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Corrections and a minor in Psychology. Monique has been a volunteer advocate with the Durham Crisis Response Center since January 2009. Monique has a vast background of administrative experience, and is committed to excellence and quality in her work. Monique plans to attain her Masters of Social Work and Juris Doctor in preparation for a career in forensic social work, concentrating on children’s trauma.

Focus Areas: Under the supervision of the Diversity and Training Coordinator, this position serves as the first point of contact for NCCADV. The Training Administrative Specialist provides support for the organizations’ trainings and special events and is responsible for providing administrative support to all NCCADV staff.

Jen Counts, Prevention Program Specialist

Jen Counts is the Prevention Program Specialist for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Prior to joining NCCADV full-time, Jen worked as Prevention and Evaluation Fellow at NCCADV, completing projects focused on the primary prevention of domestic violence. She also conducted assessment and evaluation projects for the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health and worked as a Research Assistant on two domestic violence-related research projects at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has extensive experience in program management and several years of experience volunteering in domestic violence and sexual assault response, including two years with the Durham Crisis Response Center. Jen earned her Master of Public Health from the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Health Behavior and her Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Florida.

Rachel Dooley, Evaluation Coordinator

Before joining NCCADV, Rachel worked as an Evaluation Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she focused on evaluation of complex initiatives such as food policy councils and social marketing interventions.

Rachel has worked on evaluation and capacity building projects for a range of organizations, including the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Indian Health Service, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Additionally, she has volunteered in domestic violence crisis response for the former Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County.

An Atlanta native, Rachel received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and German History from Agnes Scott College and her Master’s of Public Health degree from the UNC Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, and eating Southern BBQ.

Nancy Emslie, Finance Director

Nancy Emslie is the Director of Finance and Administration for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Nancy has over 25 years of financial and management experience. She worked as the Controller for a non-profit organization for 10 years and has functioned as the Finance Officer for several non-profit organizations. Nancy and her family moved from Hanover, New Hampshire, to Carrboro, North Carolina, in May 2006. They are no strangers to North Carolina since her husband Bob’s ancestors settled in Hoke County in 1760. Their twins currently attend school at Chapel Hill High. While in New Hampshire, Nancy volunteered for a hotline service that provides advocacy, crisis services, and community education to those affected by domestic and sexual violence. In addition, she was a Charter Officer of the Canaan Lioness Club and served on the Board of Directors for the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of New Hampshire. Nancy has also served as Treasurer for several non-profit organizations. Since moving to NC, Nancy has continued to be active in community service. She volunteers for the Chapel Hill Garden Club and the PTA Thrift Shop and is currently serving on the Board for the Christian Women’s Job Corp of North Carolina.

Focus Areas: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the agency’s accounting and human resources functions, including payroll and audit preparation and facilitation. This includes preparation of financial reports, cash flow management, and coordination of all HR functions, including employee benefits. This is a key leadership position, involving staff supervision and financial oversight.

Catherine Guerrero, Associate Director

Catherine Guerrero is the Prevention Coordinator for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Catherine has over ten years of violence prevention experience. Prior to coming to NCCADV, she served as the Director of the Rape Prevention and Education Program for the states of North Carolina and Colorado. Catherine also has experience working against domestic violence at the local and coalition levels. Her focus has been on battered women in the legal system, women’s use of force/female offenders, systems advocacy and anti-racism/anti-oppression. In addition to working in the anti-violence movement, Catherine has been a social justice community organizer for most of her life, working for racial justice, indigenous rights, labor rights and food justice. In her spare time she enjoys farming and keeping bees

Focus Areas: Under the supervision of the Operations Director, the Prevention Coordinator’s responsibilities include training and technical assistance with a specific focus on the areas of primary prevention, coordinated community response, organizational capacity/development, advocacy, and intersectionality/diversity; coordination of capacity building activities through the CDC-funded DELTA project; state and local public policy advocacy and analysis.

Germane James, Member Services Coordinator

Germane James is the Communications and Development Coordinator for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Germane is a native north-easterner, who found her way to North Carolina by way of the Colorado Rockies. She attended Eugene Lang College – The New University in New York City where she was on the writing track but moved on to complete her degree in Management at the Art Institute of Colorado. Germane has worked in the non-profit industry for over five years, fulfilling several roles including, volunteer recruitment and management, outreach and fundraising. She gives much of her volunteer and free time to organizations that share similar visions as NCCADV, empowering women through confidence, prevention education and creativity.  Germane currently volunteers with Planned Parenthood, is on the board of directors at Dogwood Alliance where she chairs the board development committee and also does community outreach and volunteer management with Girls Rock NC, where she helps to encourage young girls to explore their creative side through art and music.  She enjoys utilizing her development knowledge to help fund community initiatives that strive to mobilize and strengthen underserved communities. She looks forward to aiding in the fundraising and promotion of the NCCADV’s cause and mission. Germane has been a long time music lover and enjoys DJing at local venues and dance parties. She also spends lots of time outdoors, exploring beautiful natural areas with her dog Bud.

Focus Areas:   Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position guides the communications and resource development work of the organization. This position coordinates the marketing activities and special events designed to promote awareness of and raise funds to support NCCADV’s programs. Fundraising and donor relationship cultivation is a paramount focus of this position. The Communications and Development Coordinator also handles media relations and the development and publication of materials for distribution to members, donors, and allied professionals.”

Trishana Jones, Children and Youth Specialist

Trishana Jones is the Children and Youth Specialist for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Originally from New Orleans, Trishana brings ten years of case management and human services assistance experience to individuals, children and families as a social worker in the areas of domestic violence, adoption, child welfare and advocacy. As a North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative Scholar, she has worked with children and youth in the care of Durham County DSS and Wake County Human Services due to abuse, neglect or dependency. In addition, Trishana worked as a domestic violence advocate in Atlanta, GA, from 2000 to 2004. She also has worked as a placement specialist in an adoption agency in Atlanta. Trishana compliments her direct service experience with coalition building and statewide collaboration through her work with the DOA’s Youth Advocacy & Involvement Office in Raleigh from 2006 to 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Clark Atlanta University in 2002 and Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.

Focus Areas: Under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator, the Children and Youth Specialist manages NCCADV’s Child Advocacy and Services Enhancement (CASE) program, including training and technical assistance provision, with special attention to coordinating outreach and services to traditionally underserved child and youth populations. This position facilitates resource sharing and oversees NCCADV’s child and youth partnerships.

Lisi Martinez Lotz, Coordinated Community Response Specialist

Lisi Martinez Lotz is the Coordinated Community Response Specialist for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Lisi has a doctorate in Latin American History and Gender Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has extensive experience working in both the non-profit and academic sectors. Her domestic violence experience comes from working at the local agency in Orange County, Compass Center for Women in Families. While there she worked with domestic violence survivors as they navigated the legal system. She also managed the agency’s Community Outreach and Violence Prevention programs. Most recently, she worked as the Program Director at Vaccine Ambassadors, a non-profit that provides vaccines to children in countries with limited access to immunization services.

Bonnie Louthan, Financial Specialist

Bonnie Louthan is the Financial Specialist for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Originally from Massachusetts, Bonnie moved to Charlotte in 1976. As a military dependent, she was extremely fortunate to experience many different cultures and lifestyles throughout her travels and is happy to call North Carolina home. Bonnie recently relocated to the Raleigh-Durham area to be near her four young grandchildren, who she adores and enjoys spoiling. Bonnie has over 20 years of experience related to the daily operations of all aspects of accounting and office management for a small office and is committed to dedication and detail in her work. Bonnie is actively involved in numerous community organizations, especially LifeShare of the Carolinas where she completed a Transplant Speakers workshop. She also helped implement and facilitate a bereavement group at her church, in addition to organizing a bi-annual luncheon for this group.

Focus Areas: Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Financial Specialist is responsible for the agency’s accounting and grant reporting functions, general office administration, and assistance with benefits and human resources. This includes maintenance of all vendor files, issuance of invoices, posting of expense allocations, reconciliation of bank accounts, and maintenance of office equipment and supply inventory.

Dana Mangum, Intentional Interim Executive Director

Most recently Dana was Director, NC Community AIDS Fund at the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research. There she led the organization in business development and planning and she currently participates on its Board of Directors. She has served on the strategic and financial planning committees for the national and statewide Board of Directors for UN Women, which focuses on the gender equality and empowerment of women, and co-taught global health courses at Duke University focusing on women's issues. Prior to joining the non-profit sector, she was an executive with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Inc., where she held positions within the Commercial, Global Supply, and R&D areas of the company. She holds a MA in Liberal Studies and Health Policy from Duke University and a BS in Radiologic Science and Nuclear Medicine from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Amily McCool, Systems Advocacy Coordinator

Amily McCool is the Systems Advocacy Coordinator for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She brings over 13 years experience working in the domestic violence field as both a social worker and a lawyer. As a social worker, Amily worked directly with survivors of domestic violence in Wake and Chatham Counties and later directed an abuser treatment program in Durham and Orange Counties. Amily was moved to go to law school after seeing the shortcomings in the legal system in addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors. After graduating from law school she clerked at the NC Court of Appeals with the Honorable Judge Linda McGee. She then had the honor of prosecuting in the Wake County District Attorney's Office for four years, during which time she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases, child abuse cases, and juvenile cases. Amily followed her prosecution work with civil representation of domestic violence victims. She had the pleasure of working with Legal Aid of NC as a Domestic Violence Staff Attorney representing domestic violence victims in their civil restraining order and related hearings. She also founded her part-time practice representing victims of domestic violence for low-cost or pro bono in their civil family law cases. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to assist survivors and their children statewide through the Coalition's policy work and through collaboration with and support of the local programs and members across the state.

Contractor:  Lobbyist, Kochanek Law Group, Colleen Kochanek

Colleen Kochanek is the founding partner of Kochanek Law Group. Colleen represents a variety of trade groups and businesses at the North Carolina General Assembly. She keeps her clients informed of legislation that is pending and provides advice on legislative involvement and strategy, including working to enact legislation. Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University. Prior to forming Kochanek Law Group, she was a partner in the Raleigh law firm of Smith Moore Leatherwood where she focused on legislative and administrative law.

Focus Areas:  NCCADV’s Lobbyist assists with strategy on achieving NCCADV’s Legislative Agenda, speaks to legislators regarding NCCADV’s position on legislation, and works with other lobbyists and allies on behalf of NCCADV.  The Lobbyist keeps the Coalition informed of changes to legislation that affects Coalition members and prepares periodic reports for the membership during legislative sessions.  In addition, NCCADV’s Lobbyist monitors the activities of legislative committees during and between session when considering issues that affect Coalition members and arranges for members to testify when appropriate.

Contractor:  IT/Support, NetFriends

Net Friends, Inc is a technology services company located in historic downtown Durham, NC. Founded in 1997, Net Friends has a history of providing expert consulting and support services to a diverse client base including small to medium sized businesses, research and healthcare institutions and educational organizations. They are well-known for our quality customer care and prompt 24x7 services provided by talented technology professionals. Maintaining good relationships with customers is central to their mission. They provide a dedicated technician to each customer to act as a primary contact and technology guide.

Focus Areas:  NetFriends will provide information and technology support to NCCADV staff.  This support includes software and hardware upgrades, virus protection and information storage.  All billing is on a fee-for-service basis.


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