Our team

It’s nice to meet you

The group of people committed to this work is growing and changing and we hope you’ll join us in a way that is authentic and meaningful to you.

Resonance Network Staff Team

Alexis Flanagan

Co-Director

Alexis is a queer Black feminist DC girl whose heart pumps to the beat of “the Pocket” that holds down DC go-go music and culture. She is a cultural worker, writer, artist, healer, and organizer working at the intersection of art and activism in the DC Metropolitan Area. Alexis has led programs and organizations working to end sexual and intimate partner violence for more than a decade, most recently serving 5 years as the Assistant Director of HopeWorks, a comprehensive sexual assault and domestic violence program in Columbia, MD. Now, Alexis dedicates herself to deepening practice and embodiment of liberation and transformation within communities she loves. Alexis was a Movement Maker in NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence Program and is enjoying her current evolution as the bass line of the jazz ensemble that is the Resonance Network staff team.

Aimee Thompson

Co-Director

Aimee brings a passion for network organizing, participatory research, storytelling, and collaborative learning. Prior to her role with Resonance Network, Aimee was the founder/executive director of Close to Home, where she pioneered mobilization strategies to foster community-wide responsibility to prevent domestic and sexual violence in Boston, which is currently being replicated in California.

Aimee was a Movement Maker in NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence Program, and has been recognized by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, the Social Innovation Forum, and Facing History and Ourselves. Prior to Close to Home, Aimee managed the development of coordinated community responses to domestic violence in seven cities in Russia, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia, and has since provided trainings in the United States, Europe, and Africa.

Aimee’s commitment to community-driven approaches began when she was a community health worker seeking to improve access to health care, prevent youth violence, promote racial justice, and increase neighborhood civic participation through grassroots organizing.

Doris Dupuy

Operations Director

Doris is a Haitian born, Brooklyn raised, DC resident who has devoted the past 14 years to early childhood, homelessness and teacher education issues. As the newest member of Resonance Network, Doris is supporting the finance and administration function, and hopes to use her past and current experiences as a Black Haitian Woman in America to inform her increasing need to be a part of the growth all her communities deserve.

Adiel Suarez-Murias

Communications Director

Adiel (she/her/ella) is a queer, Cuban communications brujx from South Florida who is committed to using her powers in service of social justice, liberation, and human rights. She brings to her work a guiding belief in the role of strategic communications and storytelling for good, and a background in rhetoric and comms theory. Adiel is a strategist, writer, editor, and wordsmith-at-large, leading Resonance Network’s communications.She has supported a range of networks, organizations, and individuals to find their voice, speak their values, and kindle transformation. She often sees her role as fire tender: keeping dialogues around communications alive within movements—as culture, context, and current events evolve. Adiel resides in Washington, D.C. with her partner and pit bull.

Kassamira Carter Howard

Program Manager

 

Nan Stoops

Field Liasion

Nan Stoops has worked in the anti-violence movement as an advocate, trainer, and organizer for more than 40 years. Currently, she is the Strategic Advisor of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), where she served as the Executive Director for 17 years. WSCADV is a non-profit organization that works on behalf of nearly 70 community-based domestic violence advocacy agencies to create a world where all people can live and love freely without fear.

Before joining WSCADV in 1998, Nan was the Associate Director of the Faith Trust Institute, a national organization that mobilizes religious leaders and communities to address sexual and domestic violence. She was also a founding member of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a past board chair of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and has served on numerous boards and advisory groups.