Ivy Panlilio is the Program Director of Haven Hills, Inc. in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Ivy’s introduction to the problem of domestic violence was during high school through a volunteer internship at a shelter in Evanston, Illinois. Since then, she wanted to pursue a profession improving the lives of others and strengthening communities. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University. After spending most of her life in the Midwest and East Coast, Ivy has lived in Los Angeles for the last seventeen years. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for two decades and in DV shelter agencies for the last twelve years, both in a direct service and administrative/management capacity.
At Haven Hills, Ivy currently provides direction and oversight of all programs, program development, program reporting, program evaluation, government contracts, contract compliance, staff/volunteer training and development. She strives to provide the best support to staff who do the really hard work of helping survivors and their children. Ivy hopes that the epidemic of DV will be a core subject in school curriculums and not relegated to a topic of women’s studies. She strongly believes that every person, creature, and thing has a right to reach their true potential, beginning by eliminating domestic violence and all forms of violence and control.