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NAMEN selects Tonya Lovelace as Co-chair to the Board of Directors

08 Jun 2022 1:39 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

NAMEN is proud to officially announce the selection of Board of  Directors Co-chair Tonya Lovelace, whose expertise and commitment in  the field of Domestic Violence Prevention has received both national  and international recognition.

Tonya is a global intersectional leader with close to 37  years of experience as a community organizer and movement maker. She is the President and CEO of  Lovelace Consulting Services, Inc. (LCSI), and independent  consulting firm that provides high-level consulting, needs  assessment, facilitation, coaching, technical assistance and  training to individuals, organizations and systems seeking  social, political, and professional transformation.  

With an extensive background working in the field of nonprofit  organization management assisting local, state, national, Tribal,  corporate and government agencies, Tonya has become a noted  specialist in reaching those on the margins of the margins, dedicating  her career to ending violence against all genders and communities. In  addition, Tonya has worked with prolific organizations such as the  Women of Color Network Inc., a project under the National Resource  Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition  Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) ascending to the position of  founding Chief Executive Officer while successfully leading fundraising  campaigns raising over $25 million thru federal, corporate, and  foundation funds.

As a public policy advocate, Tonya has participated in the National Task  Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NTF) since 2005 and  served as the chair of the Underserved Committee for the 2013  Violence against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization, which included  “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a part of the updated  Underserved populations’ definition and a new $2 million grant for  Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program, and for  the 2022 VAWA Reauthorization, which increased the Underserved  Populations Grant program to $6 million. Attending four White House  VAWA celebrations alongside many other policy advocates, Tonya  recently was the guest of President Biden during the illustrious ceremony

(Photo take by Tonya Lovelace   2022 VAWA Reauthorization Celebration)

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