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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: July 31, 2013 Contact Person(s): Administrative Coordinator, Daniel Del

Monte (707)565-8254 Media Spokesperson, Executive Director Wes Winter Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and her partners in the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC) announced today that well-known local non-profit leader Wes Winter has been selected as Executive Director of the Center, taking the helm effective August 1st. Mr. Winter has over 30 years of proven leadership experience in the non-profit and business sectors. District Attorney Ravitch said: "We welcome Wes, with his extensive experience and strong community ties, as he takes the lead of this important partnership. In addition to overseeing operations at the Center, Wes will be charged with developing a long-term sustainability plan so that victims and their families may continue to receive the co-located serves they seek for years to come." Mr. Winter comes to the FJCSC having served as the Executive Director of North Coast Opportunities since 2009, where he was responsible for community based human services programs for seven North Bay counties with a budget of $16 million dollars. Previously, in Sonoma County, Mr. Winter served as Executive Director of the Volunteer Center from 2002

through 2005 as well as of Circuit Rider Productions from 1989 through 2002. Additionally, as Senior Marketing and Public Relations Director with Oakmont Senior Living from 2005 through 2009, Mr. Winter played a critical role in the planning, development and promotion of one of the nations first niche market continuing care retirement communities. Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who participated in the selection process, noted "Wes Winter has a long track record of being a top leader, fundraiser and visionary in our nonprofit community. He will take the FJCSC to the next level and capitalize on our great programming, facility and wraparound services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault." Interim Executive Director Gloria Eurotas has returned to her role as Victim Services Director in the District Attorneys Office, after agreeing to transfer over to the Center last September when it became clear additional funding for the Centers administrative positions was needed before recruiting for permanent positions. During that time Ms. Eurotas expanded outreach services and oversaw the relocation of the Redwood Childrens Center and District Attorney sexual assault prosecution unit to the FJCSC. In managing the District Attorneys victim advocacy, claims and restitution programs, Ms. Eurotas will continue to play a vital role in the work of the FJCSC. The Family Justice Center Sonoma County empowers family violence victims to live free from violence and abuse by providing comprehensive services, centered on and around the victim, through a single point of access. Building on strong interagency collaboration, the FJCSC seeks to protect the vulnerable, stop the violence and restore hope.