Carolina Aparicio

Communications Manager

Carolina manages all of YWCA Glendale’s communications, marketing and development efforts. Prior to joining YWCA Glendale, she spent five years at Just Detention International working on the issue of sexual abuse in detention. While there she worked in online communications and donor development, and provided training and technical assistance to victim services providers and corrections officials.

Anie Aton

Director of Finance

Anie oversees all administrative functions of the organization including finance, operations, human resources and organizational development. Prior to joining YWCA Glendale, Anie worked as a Human Resources Manager in both the corporate and non-profit sector. She most recently served as the Program Administrator for a non-profit dedicated to the freedom of information in developing countries.

Lucie Hollingsworth

Director of Legal Services

Lucie manages the YWCA’s legal services program, assisting clients with immigration and family law issues. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (“CPEDV”) as the Los Angeles Regional Representative and takes an active role in shaping public and legislative policy as the Co-Chair of CPEDV’s Public Policy and Research Committee for the Los Angeles Region. In addition, Lucie participates in numerous local coalitions, working to further engage the community and improve protections for victims of violence. These coalitions include the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force, the Domestic Violence/Gang Nexus, the Los Angeles VAWA Network and the Los Angeles Family Law Network.

Devon Malick

Shelter Program Supervisor

Devon oversees our Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter and shelter staff, delivering critical services and crisis intervention to women and children experiencing homelessness because of domestic violence. Prior to joining YWCA Glendale, Devon spent over six years working to end gender-based violence on college campuses. During that time, she worked primarily on prevention and encouraging bystanders to step up and interrupt acts of violence.

Elizabeth Sahagun

Case Management Program Supervisor

Elizabeth develops and coordinates YWCA Glendale’s case management and counseling services. She supervises all residential and non-residential case management peer counselors, oversees the Children’s Program, and provides consultation on residential and supportive services. Elizabeth has a strong commitment to promoting healthy communities. Prior to working with YWCA Glendale, she worked as a traveling program supervisor and program coach with L.A.’s BEST for 12 years. There she supported low-income families through positive engagement, serving as a liaison between school administrations, community agencies and families.

Tara Peterson

Executive Director

Tara manages all of YWCA Glendale’s work, and serves as the organizations primary spokesperson. She has more than 15 years of experience addressing domestic violence, youth violence, sexual assault, and reproductive rights. Tara spent a decade working at the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, including five years as its Executive Director. While there, she led statewide policy, legislative, and budget advocacy efforts and represented the organization at the state and national level.