FVLC employs a dedicated group of women and men from a variety of backgrounds who together work towards a shared vision of a future without domestic violence. We are attorneys, advocates, and educators. Many of us are survivors of domestic violence, and all of us are deeply committed to ending domestic violence in our community.

FVLC Management Team

Undrea Barnes

Undrea Barnes is the Crisis Services Coordinator at FVLC. She has been providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors at FVLC since 2005. As the Crisis Services Coordinator Undrea oversees the 24 hour crisis line and has a wealth of knowledge on resources for the survivors.

Erin Scott

Erin Scott is FVLC’s Executive Director. She has extensive experience as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate, a family law attorney, and a nonprofit manager. She served as the Directing Attorney of Legal Advocates for Children & Youth, a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, and as the Director of Foundation Support at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California. She has a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.

Stephanie Penrod

Stephanie Penrod is FVLC’s Senior Staff Attorney.  Stephanie joined the Family Violence Law Center in 2010 and currently serves as the Senior Staff Attorney, where she supervises the legal team and represents clients in court on restraining order and related family law matters.  Stephanie has over ten years of experience providing family law and direct support services to domestic violence survivors, both in Alameda and San Diego Counties.  Stephanie received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and she received her Bachelor of Science with a degree in Women’s Studies, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Juliet Crosby

Juliet Crosby is the Finance Director of Family Violence Law Center. She oversees and does numbers of all types, organizationally and from a grant compliance perspective. She has twenty-seven years of nonprofit finance experience in Social Justice, Education and the Arts.

Kristie Whitehorse

Kristie Whitehorse is FVLC’s Director of Programs.  Kristie joined the Family Violence Law Center in 2011 as the Managing Attorney, where she develops, implements, and oversees all legal program activities and provides trainings on domestic violence and the law. She now also oversees all Family Violence Intervention Unit activities.  Kristie has ten years of experience providing family law services to low income clients and survivors of domestic violence. Originally from Southern California, Kristie received her J.D. from UC Berkeley’s School of Law, where she also received her undergraduate degree.

Marissa Seko

Marissa Seko is FVLC’s Family Violence Intervention Unit Coordinator.  Marissa has 10 years of experience providing nonprofit program coordination and direct services to a diverse client base, with a dedicated focus on providing high quality, trauma informed crisis intervention services to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors for the past 6 years. She has a BA Degree with a Concentration in Gender/Women’s Studies from Grinnell College and is also a recent graduate of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute Fellowship Program. Marissa joined FVLC in 2012.

Mauro Sifuentes

Mauro Sifuentes, M.A. is FVLC’s Youth Program Manager. For over a decade, he has worked as a mentor, educator, and workshop facilitator in non-profit, school, and community settings. He specializes in working with diverse groups of young people who are committed to social change around issues of healthy relationships, gender, and race. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of San Francisco, focusing on Human Rights Education.