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Board Vice Chair
Gabriel Brown is a digital media professional and product development consultant based in San Francisco. He currently works for the international non-profit organization TechSoup as the Director of Web Production. He has spent the last seven years leading user experience and development of web and mobile applications for non-profit organizations and social enterprise startups including Not For Sale, LuvTap, Humanity United, The Abolish Foundation, and The Samilia Foundation. He is also a technical advisor for the City of Oakland’s new Civic Design Lab and a media consultant for the social good platform GoodMojo. He is passionate about the use of technology in addressing social justice issues, particularly in the areas of human trafficking and gender-based violence.
Judith is the founder of a media and education company that inspires, teaches, and informs the Spanish speaking Hispanic community. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Judith started her career in finance (JPMorgan and Citigroup) and strategy/business development (Bain & Co. and Sephora). Judith holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S.E from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. When she is able to get some free time, Judith enjoys the following: cooking (she has spent time with a trained chef making sure she has her cooking basics down!), eating (there is nothing she dislike more than spending good money on a bad meal… would much prefer to cook at home and brown bag her meal), yoga (after years and years of trying to “get yoga”, one day she walked into a class with an incredible teacher and never looked back), meditating (15 years and counting; Judith meditates every day for at least 20 minutes, though at one point in her practice, and before kids, she meditated more than 2 hours a day), tennis (she started playing when she was 6 years old and has had a on and off love affair with the game for many reasons, some of them quite unfortunate), reading (spiritual, self-help, non-fiction… anything that helps her become a better person), and traveling (anywhere that gives her a renewed perspective on life and leaves her in awe). Judith is a domestic violence survivor and is honored to be on the CORA board; she is passionate about supporting those that want to achieve a better, more peaceful life. Judith was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Toriana is an attorney at Laughlin Legal, PC: Family Law Group in Foster City, practicing family law where she represents individuals in divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation matters. Toriana also has experience representing victims of domestic violence seeking temporary restraining orders or permanent orders under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
Toriana received her B.S. in Sociology and Political Science from Santa Clara University and attended Golden Gate University School of Law. Toriana enjoys being active in her community, and currently serves on the San Mateo Civil Grand Jury. When not working, Toriana enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.
Kevin is Director of Research at Cushman & Wakefield. He has produced a variety of research in emerging markets, conducted both local and international market analyses, and appeared on many podcasts and at speaking engagements.
Kevin has a strong knowledge of international capital flows and macroeconomics, and frequently deciphers both local and global market trends current and future. He has a combined degree in Business Management and Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
In his free time Kevin enjoys travel, basketball, yoga, hiking/running, playing the ukulele, baking treats in the kitchen and obsessing over Formula 1.
In June 2016, Nick graduated Valedictorian from Woodside Priory High School. He is taking a gap year before attending Harvard University. Nick is currently an Economic Design Fellow associated with Harvard’s Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications. He plans to complete his research analyzing the funding in California’s domestic violence prevention infrastructure.
Nick began volunteering with CORA during his freshman year of high school. He has completed their 40-hour clinical training program. He has emphasized creating communities of allies, an idea he borrowed from the LGBT community. As someone who has not personally experienced abuse, he highlights the significance of allies in curbing intimate partner violence. After his sophomore year in high school, he founded the Another Door Opens Fund, which he has leveraged to raise money for CORA and foster a broader awareness of domestic violence. He was honored with the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award for his work in the field of women’s rights. He continues to teach about domestic violence at high schools.
Nick played varsity baseball in high school, and in his free time enjoys pitching with his dad. He has a wonderful younger sister, Emma, who is a sophomore in high school. His mother, Judi, is a singer-songwriter.
Though a native Californian, Carelle has lived and traveled abroad a great deal. In fact she worked in Iran as a young adult in nuclear research during the last year of the Shah’s reign. Carelle trained as an organic chemist and worked many years in the medical device industry, primarily in regulatory affairs.
After the death of her daughter, Naiyareh, in an automobile accident in 2007, she retired to care for her late husband and has devoted her time since to volunteering with agencies like the Tahirih Justice Center, California Transplant Donor Network and the Mona Foundation, but her greatest passion is being a champion for CORA’s clients with whom she strongly identifies.
The legacy of organ and tissue transplant is central in Carelle’s family. She is hopeful that “everything she’s got” will go to organ and tissue donation when the time comes. Carelle joined the board at CORA in 2014.
Rachel is a Senior Coach and Program Director of Coaching & Talent Development at Minerva Project, a leading educational innovator and global provider of top-tier higher educational offerings, which unify rigorous active learning methodology with advanced information technology. As a Coach, Rachel empowers individuals to make progress towards their definition of success and happiness in their lives and their careers. Before Minerva, she also coached at SoFi, a modern finance company.
In addition to her experience as a Coach, Rachel brings to CORA over 20 years of program management, strategic partnership, and capacity building experience in innovative and entrepreneurial social sector organizations, including the Taproot Foundation, Thrive by Five Washington, the NYC Leadership Academy, Sesame Workshop, and Chinese for Affirmative Action. Rachel has also dabbled in media planning and digital strategy consulting for companies such as Hasbro, Inc. and Time, Inc. Rachel holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, and received her coach training and certification from The Coaches Training Institute.
Jennifer Kong Lin
Jennifer joined the CORA board of directors in 2014. She is a senior program manager at Blue Shield of California Foundation, where she manages grantmaking focused on health and domestic violence.
Jennifer brings extensive philanthropy and nonprofit experience. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, where she engaged with a range of foundations, donors, and corporate grantmakers to achieve their philanthropic goals. Previously at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, she managed a portfolio of health and education grants.
Jennifer also served as Senior Director of Development of an international anti-slavery organization, and as a fundraiser and case manager at a shelter for survivors of human trafficking in San Mateo County.
Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a book editor at Chronicle Books. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Stanford University.
Jill has worked in the Violence Against Women field for 24 years. Her career started at the US Dept of Justice Office on Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Domestic Violence program. There she worked on the $46 million grant program to help local police departments train officers in responding to & investigating domestic violence cases. Jill moved to Southern California where she served as the Technical Assistance and Training coordinator for the Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women. Jill returned to Washington, DC to become the Director of Public Policy for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. There she helped draft the 2006 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. While in Washington she lobbied for federal appropriations for shelter programs through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act as well as the Victims of Crime Act as a member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. She also coordinated NCADV’s National Lobby Day in partnership with the National Alliance Against Sexual Violence that brought hundreds of advocates, survivors and corporate leaders from around the country to speak to Members of Congress about the issues.
In 2008 Jill moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to work at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape as the Director of Communications. There she worked on the HERO Project to educate parents and grandparents about child sexual abuse. Jill returned to California and joined the team at the Not For Sale Campaign to bring awareness and innovative social enterprise programs to five country projects to alleviate the causal factors that often lead to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Jill also worked for the NO MORE Campaign as the Field Liaison to assist local domestic violence and sexual assault agencies, college campuses and community action groups implement the campaign’s public awareness assets.
Most recently Jill served as the Chief Operating Officer at TO THE MARKET, a start-up retail social enterprise whose mission is to create business opportunities, stable employment and social services for vulnerable communities affected by exploitation, poverty, disease, natural disaster and war. There she worked with over 60 women artisan groups around the world who created handmade jewelry, home goods and apparel for major retailers.
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Tamarah Prevost is an attorney at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, practicing civil litigation in several areas including employment law, where she regularly represents employees in a variety of employment disputes, such as those involving stock options and start-up companies, and wrongful termination cases on behalf of whistleblowers and victims of discrimination and harassment. She is also active in her firm’s antitrust practice area.
Tamarah received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to law school, Tamarah worked at a legal aid non-profit organization coordinating an international campaign aimed at prevention and awareness of gender-based violence. She delivered workshops across rural Canada to youth and service providers in connection with this program. From there, Tamarah maintained her involvement in violence against women initiatives. In law school she was on the board of the Women and Law Association, and her article, comparing international prostitution laws, was published in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. Tamarah is thrilled to be a member of CORA’s board, as she feels it is a gift to use her professional and personal experiences to benefit CORA’s clients. In her free time, Tamarah is usually found practicing yoga, hiking or learning to play her ukulele.
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