About a year ago, Diana joined the staff at JDI as the Director of Membership and Programs. Her role entails developing and implementing the Massachusetts SA and DV State Coalition initiatives to support the Coalition’s diverse statewide membership, overseeing training and technical assistance in prevention and programming. She is also an active member of the GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition and a member of the leadership committee at the Massachusetts Women of Color Network (MAWOCN). Recently, she became the Vice-president of Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts (LUMA) a non-profit organization that protects the rights, educates, organizes and empowers immigrant communities. Prior to her current role, she was the Director of a local rape crisis center, the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center. During her time at the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center, she facilitated hundreds of presentations and trainings, and developed needs assessments to identify marginalized and underserved victims and survivors of sexual abuse. After completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, she worked at an Immigration Law firm primarily assisting Hispanic migrants, and in 2013 earned a M.S. in Management for Nonprofits and NGO’s at the Graduate Institute for International Training in Brattleboro, VT, a program of Dartmouth College. In 2013, as part of her thesis, she developed and implemented a culinary program at the Chittenden County Women’s Prison in Vermont. Diana’s thesis’ goals were to provide women with histories of criminal convictions, most of whom were survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault, with long-term vocational training, and to reduce recidivism rates of incarceration at the Chittenden County Women’s Prison in Vermont. When she is not advocating for survivors and building trainings to cultivate capacity among DV/SA advocates, she enjoys cooking, eating, running, and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Jane Doe, Inc the Massachusetts State Coalition Against SA & DV