Faith Whitmore, Chief Executive Officer
As a United Methodist pastor, a community leader, a former nonprofit executive with Francis House Center, and most recently, District Director for one of our Congressional members, Faith comes to us with a heart for service. She is passionate about the work of the Family Justice Center and is grateful for the opportunity to bring all of her skills and community relationships to build and strengthen our mission.
Joyce Bilyeu, Director of Client Services
Joyce brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of domestic violence and child abuse prevention. For the past 15 years, she worked as the Americorp Training Manager at the Child Abuse Prevention Council here in Sacramento. She has been an active participant in the Domestic Violence Prevention Collaboration, the D.A.’s Death Review Team, as well as holding national leadership positions with the VFW Auxiliary. Her compassion and ability to work with victims is a great asset to our team.
Chio Saephanh, Director of Legal Services
Previously serving on the staffs of Legal Services of Northern California, Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and with the Sacramento County Superior Court, Chio brings an immeasurable amount of valuable experience.
While working in Los Angeles, Chio provided advocacy to child victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and collaborated with social workers, probation officers, CASA and juvenile court judges to provide educationally appropriate placement for those victims.