SAVS Program Manager: TBD
Araceli: After graduating from high school, I started working at a coffee shop; I realized I enjoyed helping people and wanted to make a difference. In 2000, I started working at The Volunteer Center as an advocate for The Elder Abuse Program, where I learned many skills. In July 2010, the program moved to this wonderful organization. I have been here for 13 years now and feel blessed to be part of NEWS and working alongside wonderful people. On the weekends, you can find me at gatherings with my comadres or visiting Dubai.
Christina: While working in the wine industry like a true Napan, I was also working to pursue my dream career in probation or law enforcement when I stumbled upon a job opening at NEWS. 4 years ago I was hired on as a support services advocate before quickly working my way into Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS). Serving the community where I grew up, in this capacity is truly where my heart is. In my free time, you’ll find me indulging and documenting tasty food or hanging out with my rescue furchild, Marley.
Elizabeth: While majoring in psychology at Chapman University, I was able to volunteer at an orphanage in Tijuana as well as an internship working with terminally ill children at the Children’s Hospital in Orange County, which made me fall in love with social work. After graduating from college, I moved back to Napa Valley and started working as an applied behavior specialist with developmentally delayed and emotionally/behavioral challenged children. In 2016, I started working for NEWS as the Program Manager for our Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence Services Program (KEDS). In 2022, I moved into our SAVS department as an advocate. When not working, you can find me trying new food spots around town.