Our People & Partners

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Our Staff

Chelsea Miller

Chelsea is originally from Rhode Island and received her bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College, but her most important values ( a willingness to keep learning, creativity, and accountability as an act of love) have been shaped working alongside community organizers, elders and friends. Before CHAT, Chelsea worked as an organizer for tenants resisting eviction after foreclosure, built voter information systems and volunteered as rape crisis counselor. She comes to her work at CHAT as a survivor who shares the need for healing and justice and believes that people can build the skills and the power to keep each other safe and end cycles of interpersonal and state violence.

Nyabingha Zianni

Nyabingha Zianni is a dynamic speaker, spoken word artist, and founder of Sistaaz Heal Network. With a profound commitment to community healing, racial justice, and personal growth, Nyabingha is on a journey to uncover the roots of empowerment and illuminate the inner light within us all. Her transformative speaking and expressive artistry have inspired countless individuals, making her a sought-after voice for change. Nyabingha's deep passion for her work led her to join The CHAT Project, where she continues to explore and share the power of healing, self-discovery, and the collective awakening of our true potential. Her commitment to racial justice and equity is woven into her every endeavor, as she works tirelessly to bridge the gap between personal transformation and community healing.

Cami Robayo Durán

Cami was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, she came to the Bay Area to work in her profession in the visual effects for entertainment industry. As an immigrant she decided to put her bilingual skills to work supporting her fellow Spanish speaking immigrant community. She found her purpose and passion working with people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. In 2022, after five years guiding survivors to navigate the civil and criminal legal systems, she came to the CHAT project, with the intention to continue supporting and dignifying ALL people impacted by interpersonal violence.
Core Team
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Aracelia Aguilar


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Brian Berlinski


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Alejandra Escobedo-Sochet


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Amber Hodson

Facilitator & Evaluation

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Mimi Kim

Advisor & Evaluation

Evelia Pintor


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Sam Wilson

Facilitation & Support

Organizational Partners

Alliance for Boys and Men

The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color is a national network of hundreds of community and advocacy organizations who come together to advance race and gender justice by transforming policies that are failing boys and men of color and their families, and building communities full of opportunity.

Deaf Hope

The mission of DeafHope is to end violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services.

Family Justice Center logo. Three leaves in yellow and green on the left hand side with the words Family Justice Center to the right. Below that text the words Safety, Healing, Community and the website www.cocofamilyjustice.org

Family Justice Center

The mission of the Contra Costa Family Justice Center is to bring our community together to support healing for survivors of violence, and to integrate capable service partners to renew individuals and the community from traumas of interpersonal violence (IPV), including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking.

STAND! For Families Free of Violence logo


STAND! For Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives.

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The Latina Center

The Latina Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life and health of the Latino community by providing leadership and personal development opportunities for all Latinos.

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Rubicon Programs

Rubicon's mission is to transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty.

Rainbow Community Center in bold blue letters with a rainbow of different colors in two lines underlining the text. The website “rainbowcc.org” is written at the bottom.

The Rainbow Community Center

Rainbow builds community, equity, and well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI+) people & our allies.

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RYSE Center

RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities.

Narika logo. The word “Narika” in purple, the letter “i” is represented by an outline of a person with their hands above their head and surrounded by the shapes of flower petals or leaves. At the bottom of the logo, text that reads “Changing the way we live- violence free”


Narika's mission is to promote women's Independence, economic empowerment, and well-being by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, and education. Narika emphasizes support for the immigrant and South Asian populations in the Bay Area, California