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Before joining FVAP in 2017, Meg was the Office Manager at La Selva Residential, a nonprofit Residential Mental Health Facility. Prior to that, she served as Volunteer Case Manager and Co-Head of the Fundraising Committee at Friends Outside, an organization providing support and resources to incarcerated individuals and their families. Meg holds a B.A. in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Prior to joining FVAP in 2016, Renee worked as an investigator for the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, a California state agency that prepares habeas corpus appeals in capital cases. Renee holds a B.A in Urban Planning and Community Development from the University of Kansas City, Missouri, and in 2015 she received an ABA-Approved paralegal certificate from West Los Angeles College.
Intake and Data Specialist
Maria has over 10 years of experience supporting survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence in both and English and Spanish through her work as Legal Support Staff at Bay Areal Legal Aid and as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate at Community Violence Solutions. Maria is passionate about helping people. Her biggest joy in life is her grandchildren. She loves her family, is an avid camper and sports fan, especially the Giants, Warriors, and Cowboys.
Senior Managing Attorney, Housing & Employment Justice Program
Prior to Joining FVAP in late 2018, Taylor worked as a direct services legal aid attorney representing clients with housing and economic rights issues. As a law student at University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, she worked at Utah’s Disability Law Center advocating for the housing and employment rights of a people with disabilities. In 2014, Taylor returned to California and began working at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley as a Staff and then Senior Attorney representing clients in various housing claims including, eviction defense, housing subsidy terminations, fair housing discrimination, habitability issues and restraining orders.Read Taylor Campion’s Full Bio.
Gloria Carolina Chong
Gloria Carolina Chong is a Housing Attorney at FVAP. She has spent her entire legal career working to help serve indigent communities receive better access to justice and legal resources. Before joining FVAP, Gloria was a housing attorney with Legal Aid of Sonoma County. Her housing practice focused on defending tenants in Sonoma County through unlawful detainer litigation. Prior to that, she worked at UC Immigrant Legal Services Center as the immigration attorney for UC Merced students and their immediate family members. Gloria is a native Spanish speaker.
Staff Attorney, Washington Office
Zyreena Choudhry is a staff attorney at the FVAP Washington office. She previously worked as a fellow, heavily assisting with FVAP’s expansion to Washington. Zyreena attended Seattle University School of Law where she was the Vice President of the Middle Eastern South Asian Law Student Association, Events Coordinator for the International Law Society, and Social Chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.
Senior Managing Attorney
Shuray has been practicing litigation at the trial and appellate level since January, 2010. Before joining FVAP, she managed the Legal Services department at a domestic violence shelter in San Francisco, La Casa De Las Madres, where her practice focused on domestic violence law, family law, immigration law, and victims’ rights in criminal matters. She joined FVAP in 2014 to help guide and empower survivors in defending their rights in civil appeals.
With a bachelor’s of science degree in political science and American studies from MIT, a master’s of science degree in political science from MIT, and a law degree from UC Berkeley, Cory is excited to return to FVAP as a staff attorney. Cory has previously worked as a staff attorney at Family Violence Law Center, and as a legal fellow and law clerk for FVAP. During law school, Cory clerked for Justice Jon B. Streeter of the California First District Court of Appeal, FVLC, and East Bay Community Law Center.
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Finance & Administration Manager Before joining FVAP in 2018, Paul worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. in San Francisco for 23 years. Most recently as a Business Analyst / Manager for the Access and Entitlements unit managing access projects and individual requests to client and firm data, assessing access needs, determining and mitigating risk, and finally ensuring both client and firm data was safe and secure. Read Paul T. Jones’s Full Bio.
Monica Katz LaBoskey
Monica Katz LaBoskey is the Deputy Director of Family Violence Appellate Project. Before joining FVAP, Monica was the Managing Attorney – East Bay of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach. In addition to her management duties at APILO, she represented survivors of domestic violence in Family Court and received her California Domestic Violence Counselor certification through Asian Women’s Shelter. Prior to that, Monica spent more than ten years in private practice, litigating cases in state and federal courts.
Nancy K.D. Lemon
Nancy has been a leading authority on domestic violence for more than 40 years, pioneered its study in law schools and is the author of Domestic Violence Law, the first textbook on the subject. Nancy has been teaching the Domestic Violence Law Seminar at UC Berkeley Law – the first law school class of its kind – since 1988, and also directs the Domestic Violence Field Placement.
Senior Managing Attorney
Jodi Lewis a Senior Managing Attorney at FVAP. Prior to joining FVAP, Jodi was the Legal Director, for over ten years, for the Women’s Resource Center, a non-proﬁt organization in Pennsylvania that provided civil legal representation to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. In this role, Jodi engaged in holistic, client-centered representation in family, housing, and appellate matters. Jodi also oversaw all aspects of the organization’s legal center including hiring, training, and supervising legal staﬀ, program development, performing administrative duties, grant writing and reporting, planning and organizing annual conferences, and collaborating with community partners, state-wide organizations, and legal aid providers.
Administrative Assistant, Washington
Lennox is a first-year MSW student at the University of Washington, and they come to FVAP with five years of anti-violence advocacy and administrative experience at the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. They hope to continue to work with survivors of interpersonal violence after they graduate to support and co-facilitate their healing, community building, and generating interconnected networks of safety and care.
Erin Smith is the co-founder and Executive Director/CEO of Family Violence Appellate Project, the only organization in California and Washington State dedicated to appealing cases on behalf of domestic violence survivors and their children. Erin has led the organization since its inception in 2012 to its current status as an established statewide legal services provider with an impactful appellate practice in two states. Erin has spent 20 years working on behalf of domestic violence survivors, as appellate advocate, trial lawyer, legislative and policy advocate, and community partner, actively participating in domestic violence-related speaking engagements, committees, and community activities. From 2006-2012, Erin acted as lead counsel representing an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence in a challenge to her criminal conviction with a habeas corpus petition. Erin successfully secured the client’s release from prison after more than 27 years of incarceration.
Development & Events Manager
Roderick’s bio is forthcoming.
Senior Managing Attorney, Washington
Evangeline Stratton is the Senior Managing Attorney for the new Washington State FVAP office. A 2010 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell | Hamline) in St. Paul, Minnesota, Evangeline has dedicated her 11 years of practice to domestic violence survivors. While in law school, Evangeline also earned her Master’s in Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, through a unique dual degree program, and clerked for the Battered Women’s Justice Project, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, the Advocates for Human Rights, and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Domestic Abuse Service Center. Prior to law school, Evangeline worked as a community-based domestic violence and sexual assault victim advocate in Southern Oregon for 5 years.Read Evangeline Stratton’s Full Bio.
Before joining FVAP, Shauna was an Account Executive at the American Heart Association, serving on the Corporate Relations team, where she led the region’s consumer giving campaign and managed a portfolio of six-figure donors. She is passionate about finding strategic alignment between corporations and leaders to deliver high quality and scalable programs focused on equity and social justice.
Senior Managing Attorney
Arati Vasan is a Senior Managing Attorney who represents survivors on appeal and oversees FVAP’s training, technical assistance, and law clerk/fellow programs. Arati provided full-scope family/civil court representation for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the Bay Area for 9 years before joining FVAP. Her work has focused on trauma-informed representation, cultural responsiveness, language access and justice, confidentiality protections, and family/dependency court custody issues for survivors.
Jennafer Dorfman Wagner
Director of Programs
Jennafer Dorfman Wagner is the Director of Programs at Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP). She has been a legal services attorney since 1997, including over 20 years in a supervisory or managerial role. She has practiced in diverse geographic regions and in multiple subject areas in previous positions at Mental health Advocacy Project (a project of Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in San Jose, California; Legal Action of Wisconsin; Washington (DC) Legal Clinic for Homeless; and Nevada Legal Services.