Joelle Gomez

Executive Director, Women's Center And Youth And Family Services


Joelle Gomez has represented the Women's Center And Youth And Family Services within the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors for the past 19 years. Joelle’s commitment as a leader and mentor in the community for students, young professionals and the Center combines passion and devotion. Joelle’s leadership skills, business finesse and community relations have elevated the Women’s Center to one of the region’s premiere nonprofit organizations. She has been responsible for facilitating and maintaining a budget increase of over $2 million and increased the Women’s Center’s capacity with a total of five sites. Joelle’s efforts focus on activities that further the mission of the Women's Center. She’s an active board member of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a member of the University of the Pacific’s Beyond the Gates Community Council, sits on the advisory board of the RAINN Program, is a contributing member of the San Joaquin County Domestic Violence Task Force and the Death Review Team, and an active board member with the St. Joseph’s Medical Center Community board. She also serves on the Blue Shield of California Foundation Advisory Committee for their Capacity Building Project.

Acting as a voice for women and victims in many capacities, she is involved with the Attorney General’s Task Force on the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and the Break the Silence on Domestic Violence Regional Collaborative Network. Featured in the media, Joelle Gomez was selected to appear in three educational videos, and in Bill Lockyer’s Safe from the Start “Window of Opportunity” and the Blue Shield/Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Workplace Violence video. In 2011, she was featured in a 60 Minutes segment, conducted by Katie Couric, discussing the issue of rape on college campuses.

Named one of fifty most Powerful and Influential people in San Joaquin County by San Joaquin Magazine in 2009, Gomez was inducted into the Mexican American Hall of Fame. She also received the great honor of being named the 2008 Woman of the Year for the 26th Assembly District by Assemblyman Greg Aghazarian. Joelle Gomez is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and attended Oxford University in England.

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