Profile: Tonya Lovelace Davis
The Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN) is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color.
Through trainings, technical assistance, and advocacy, WOCN helps foster Women of Color in the advancement of their anti-violence work and leadership. Tonya led the exciting and successful spin-off of WOCN, Inc. from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence effective September 30, 2014.
As CEO, she oversees the overall operations and programming of WOCN, Inc., generates funds for new initiatives, and provides vision and direction for the national training, technical assistance, programming and support provided to WOCN, Inc. constituents and colleagues by staff, Board, and consultants across the country. Tonya draws upon two graduate degrees, a former role as adjunct instructor for several accredited universities, and close to 19 years of direct service, advocacy, systems change, project development and management, and national, state, and local anti-oppression and cultural competency training experience within the anti-violence against women movement. Tonya is located at the Harrisburg, PA home office.