Building Community Free From Sexual Violence
Isa Woldeguiorguis began as the Executive Director of CHH in 2012. Prior to this, Ms. Woldeguiorguis has worked in the anti-violence field for twenty years, holding several statewide and national roles in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.
From 2007-2010. she worked at the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (Jane Doe Inc.) as the Policy Director and then Membership Director. Prior to this, Ms Woldeguiorguis worked at the Department of Social Services (DSS) now the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Massachusetts. She began as an advocate and ultimately became the Director of the Massachusetts DSS Domestic Violence Unit- the first such unit in the country and a national model for integrating domestic violence advocates in the public child welfare system. Her final tenure was serving as the Assistant Commissioner for Practice and Policy from 2004-2007, during which time she played a role in redesigning the agency's practice model to become family-centered and in building an integrated practice in substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence.
Ms Woldeguiorguis is a well-respected leader and national trainer in the field of children, domestic and sexual violence, systems change, policy and practice. Ms Woldeguiorguis is well known for her dynamic training style and teaching skills on these topics and for her activism in the areas of racial disparities. She has authored several articles on topics such as family-centered practice in child welfare, racial and ethnic disproportionality and immigration.
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