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Ivonne Ortiz

Director of Training and Technical Assistance at National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (she/her/hers)

Ivonne Ortiz has been with NRCDV since 2013. She provides a wide range of technical assistance and training services to many domestic violence programs throughout the US, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Her primary areas of expertise are the provision of training, crisis intervention, building culturally and linguistically appropriate services, community organizing, and facilitating culturally relevant support group sessions for women of color. At NRCDV, she is responsible for providing bold and expert leadership to NRCDV’s Training Institute and technical assistance efforts. Ortiz is responsible for developing training activities and educational resources that are based in innovative theories and practices and that are guided by the experiences and realities of survivors of domestic violence, with particular emphasis on marginalized communities. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico.