Nan Stoops has worked in the anti-violence movement as an advocate, trainer, and organizer for more than 40 years. Currently, she is the Strategic Advisor of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), where she served as the Executive Director for 17 years. WSCADV is a non-profit organization that works on behalf of nearly 70 community-based domestic violence advocacy agencies to create a world where all people can live and love freely without fear.
Before coming to WSCADV in 1998, Nan was the Associate Director of the Faith Trust Institute, a national organization that mobilizes religious leaders and communities to address sexual and domestic violence. She was also a founding member of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a past board chair of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and has served on numerous boards and advisory groups.
Nan was selected into the first cohort of the Move to End Violence, a 10-year initiative that brings together visionary leaders from across the country to strengthen our collective effort to end violence against women and girls. She also received the Seattle Girls’ School Grace Hopper Award recognizing professional Northwest women who create pathways and encourage women and girls to become leaders in their communities.