Move to End Violence engages in training, practice, and exploration in 5 core areas to help strengthen the movement to end violence against girls and women: beloved community, transformational leadership development, organizational development for transformation, liberation and equity, and movement building for social change. Our facilitation team is made up of an amazing group of folks with expertise in these areas, working together to build the capacity of our Movement Makers, their organizations, and the movement at large.
Core Facilitation Team:
This group of practitioners, each with their own area of expertise, make up our core facilitation team, anchoring the Movement Makers’ training, practice and exploration over the course of their experience in the program.
Maura is an interdependent social change facilitator, consultant and coach. Her approach to transformative leadership and organizational development is rooted in her 25-year commitment to racial and gender justice and queer liberation. She supports and challenges leaders to clarify purpose and vision, align values and practice, and create organizations that are liberatory, sustainable and adaptive. Learn More
Parenting for Liberation
Trina Greene Brown is a proud Black-feminist Mama-activist of two. She founded Parenting for Liberation for parents of Black children to envision a world where our children are free to be their most liberated selves. As faculty for Move to End Violence, Trina engages leaders within the violence against women's movement to build an inclusive gender and racial justice movement by fostering deep, authentic relationships in beloved community. Learn More
Core Coaching Team:
Organizational development coaches work with Movement Makers and their organizations to help bring the Move to End Violence core elements and practices home. These are the coaches for Cohort 4. We are still designing the team for Cohort 5.
Leadership and Organizational Development Coach and Consultant
Michelle Gislason, MA, is a Leadership and Organizational Development Coach and Consultant. She joined the Move to End Violence team in 2015 as an Organizational Development Coach, specializing in leadership development and peer coaching techniques. Learn More
Management Assistance Group
Elissa Sloan Perry has over 20 years of experience as a staff member, board member, consultant and coach with several individuals, organizations and initiatives in the areas of leadership, youth development and the arts. Past clients include Greenlining Institute, Partnership for Working Families, New York City Mission Society, Urban Habitat, National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture, and PICO California. Learn More
Language Justice Movers:
Jen/Eleana Hofer (they/ellx) is a poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, facilitator, DIY bookmaker, and urban cyclist, and co-founded the cross-language experimentation collaborative Antena Aire (2010-2020) and the language justice collective Antena Los Ángeles (2014-2021). Learn More
These talented practitioners contribute to the Move to End Violence learning community through concentrated efforts that deepen our program offerings.
In addition to funding vibrant movements in the Global South, Grassroots International also claims space as a US-based advocate, working to change policies and practices that harm those on the losing end of globalization, and usher in transformative economic, trade and agricultural systems based in justice and equity. Learn More
Racial Equity and Liberation Facilitator
Rachael Ibrahim uses her passion for the fine arts and the African Diaspora to create social change locally and globally using anti-racist and intersectional, anti-oppression frameworks. Rachael joined Move to End Violence for the second international learning exchange and has stayed involved as a convening and workshop facilitator. Learn More
On the Right Mind
Claudia is visual facilitator who believes that great things happen when we come together in authentic, creative collaboration. She founded On The Right mind with a committed to help create a better world by fostering connection: to ourselves & our ideas, to others and their ideas and to the larger whole. She uses visuals as a tool for change and connection fostering meaning making, understanding and innovation. Learn More
Since the inception of Move to End Violence, we have partnered with an extraordinary evaluator to help chart and define our successes.
Director, Philanthropy, Equity and Youth
Social Policy Research Associates
Heather Lewis-Charp is the Director of the Philanthropy, Equity, and Youth Division at Social Policy Research Associates, where she oversees much of the company’s research and evaluation work. Ms. Lewis-Charp has led numerous evaluations of community organizing, capacity building, leadership development, and systems-level change and served as a key analyst on the evaluation of Move to End Violence since its inception. She assumed leadership over the evaluation in May 2016. Learn More
Facilitator and Coach Emeriti:
Move to End Violence has been honored to have the following practitioners play integral roles in shaping the Move to End Violence program, core elements and practices. These experts continue to be a beloved part of our community.
Puanani Burgess, consults and does her work One-Peace-At-A-Time. She is also a poet, cultural translator and has been a lecturer with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai`i, where she was the first “Community Scholar in Residence.” She is noted for her experience in community, family and values-based economic development, mediation and storytelling processes as part of conflict transformation, and developing community-based organizations. Learn More
Strategic Communications Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator
a strategic communications consultant, trainer and facilitator, has a 20-year track record of crafting communication and advocacy campaigns with non-profits and foundations everywhere from Abuja to Albuquerque. Her clients tackle issues related to violence against women, education for girls, reproductive health and rights, and achieving greater economic opportunity for all. Learn More
Rockwood Leadership Institute
Toby is a facilitator and trainer with a background in community development, organizational excellence, conflict resolution and participatory strategic planning. Her work focuses on developing leadership within progressive nonprofits, supporting values-based planning in grassroots organizations and cultivating visionary leadership among women. Learn More
Former Executive Director
Movement Strategy Center
Mimi is the former Executive Director of Movement Strategy Center. She has over two decades of organizing and consulting experience — from building local organizing institutions to statewide and national policy campaigns — with a special focus on organizing low-income communities of color. She is passionate about how the internal shifts of individuals and organizations unleash big external impact. Learn More
Founder and Former Executive Director
Movement Strategy Center
Taj James is the founder and former Executive Director of the Movement Strategy Center (MSC) national intermediary, based in Oakland California, that facilitates progressive movement building through the development of strategic alliances. Learn More
JASS is dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just, sustainable world for all. Our feminist movement-building and popular education strategies combine innovative learning, organizing, communications and action that equip and energize activists, expand alliances and mobilize women’s movements for greater political influence and to ensure the safety of activists in an increasingly risky world. Learn More
Helen Kim is an organizational development consultant, facilitator and executive coach with 18 years of experience working with social change organizations and leaders in the U.S. and internationally. She is co-author of Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership, a member of the Building Movement Project, and served on the board of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training and the international planning committee for the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID). Learn More
Hand in Hand
Stacy Kono is Network Director at Hand in Hand, which organizes employers of nannies, in-home housekeepers, and attendants towards workers rights at home! Previously Stacy worked with Rockwood Leadership Institute where she was responsible for oversight of trainings and fellowship programs. Learn More
Lake Research Partners
Celinda Lake is a leading political strategist, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on progressive issues. Learn More
Jackie Payne served as the Director of Move to End Violence from its inception until February 2018. A lawyer and policy advocate with 20 years of experience working to affect social change, Jackie brings an intersectional and cross-movement lens to her gender justice work. She recently founded GALvanize USA which creates safe, supportive opportunities for busy women who want a kinder, more respectful way to figure out how to make a real difference in our communities and our country. Learn More
Principal/Organizational Development Consultant
Lisa Silverberg is an organizational development consultant specializing in capacity building, leadership and team development, and strategic and project planning. Lisa partners with cohort organizations in Cycles 2 and 3 to design and support organizational change.
Program Officer, Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD)
Marissa M. Tirona is the Program Officer for the Ford Foundation's Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD). Marissa specializes in leadership development, nonprofit sustainability, governance and performance metrics. Learn More
Roberto Vargas, DrPH, MSW, is an educator, community organizer and organization consultant with more than 30 years experience providing leadership development, team building and strategic planning services primarily to organizations engaged in advocacy, community service, empowerment and social change. Learn More
Norma Wong supports leaders and organizations interested in the application of Zen principles and training to their work and lives. As part of Move to End Violence, Norma brings these principles to life in an experiential and secular practice, focusing on what is needed for individual, organizational, movement, and societal change. Learn More
Kristen Zimmerman is committed to bringing about a world that recognizes our fundamental interdependence. As an artist-storyteller, coach, strategist and facilitator she helps people open to new ways of thinking and being, align around purpose and move towards action. Learn More
Move to End Violence has been honored to have Hanh Cao Yu play an integral role in shaping the evaluation component of the Move to End Violence program.
Chief Learning Officer
The California Endowment
Hanh Cao Yu is Chief Learning Officer at The California Endowment where she is responsible for learning, evaluation, and impact activities, and ensures that local communities, local and state grantees, board and staff understand the results and lessons of the Foundation’s investments in its 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative. Hanh had led the effort to evaluate Move to End Violence's unique, long-term approach to social change. Learn More