Core Project Team

The Alliance Core Project Team (CPT) originated out of the first group of individuals to be convened by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors in 2000 - to collaborate and coordinate responses to domestic violence. Since then, the CPT has grown and changed and now includes both funded and non-funded members who play key roles in guiding coordination, alignment and best practices around issues of interpersonal violence throughout the County. CPT helps to guide The Alliance in direction and bolster best practices. Their agencies are the ones who help to do the work of the initiative.

Diana Becton & Colleen Gleason

District Attorney & Deputy District Attorney

Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney*

Daniel Peddycord

Public Health Director

Contra Costa County Public Health

Jim Paulsen

Director, Family and Probate

Contra Costa County Superior Court

Allwyn Brown

Chief of Police

Richmond Police Department

Susun Kim

Executive Director

Contra Costa County Family Justice Centers*

Nicole Howell

Executive Director

Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa & Solano

Rhonda James

Executive Director

STAND! for Families Free of Violence*

Cynthia Peterson

Executive Director

Community Violence Solutions*

Adam Poe

Managing Attorney

Bay Area Legal Aid*

Valerie Miramontes

Probation Supervisor, Adult Unit

Contra Costa County Probation*

Lynn Mackey


Contra Costa County Office of Education

Jonathan Laba & Karen Moghtader

Assistant Public Defenders

Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender*

*indicates this partner receives funding from the Alliance