FVLC employs a dedicated, diverse staff who together work towards a shared vision of helping communities heal and advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We are attorneys, advocates, and educators and many of us are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
FVLC Management Team
Undrea Barnes is the Crisis Services Manager at FVLC. She has been providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors at FVLC since 2005. Undrea oversees the 24 hour crisis line and has a wealth of knowledge on resources for the survivors.
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.
Stephanie Penrod is FVLC’s Managing Attorney. Stephanie joined the Family Violence Law Center in 2010. 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.
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.
Marissa Seko is FVLC’s Family Violence Intervention Unit Manager. Marissa has more than ten 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, 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.