Board and Staff

RCNV Staff

Silvia Morales

Executive Director

Silvia Morales is the Executive Director for the Resource Center for Nonviolence. She is trained as a public interest lawyer and has a passion for civil rights. In her life-long role as advocate for the Latinx community, she has remained dedicated to providing spaces for racial healing and understanding. She loves the Central Coast of California because it continues to provide her and her family a life filled with beauty and purpose.

Tom Monahan

Facility and Technology Manager

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Amanda Harris Altice

Administrative and Programs Assistant

Amanda Harris Altice is the Administrative Assistant for the Resource Center and has been a community organizer for 6 years. She has a degree in Psychology and worked for most of her career as a Clinical Lab Scientist before transitioning into grassroots organizing. Amanda also holds a degree in Digital Media from Cabrillo College and uses her skills to support grassroots efforts and even helped build this very website. Amanda enjoys doing yoga, hiking, and reading in her free time.

RCNV Board

The Board of Directors of RCNV/Eschaton Foundation is responsible for directing:

Mission | Overall Program | Personnel | Finances | Fundraising | Property
| Community Relations | Policies

Tom Helman


Tom is a co-founder of the Center and currently serves as the Board Treasurer. In this role he develops budgets and analyzes the monthly financial statements. He reviews both big and small donations from our supporters with great delight and views these donations as a vote of confidence in the work of the Center in highlighting a variety of important issues in our society today.

Tom’s career was in non-profit organizations as both a direct service provider and administrator.

In his spare time, Tom is one of the white-haired seniors you can find walking around Santa Cruz with binoculars, seeking a glimpse of a rare or familiar bird.

Joe Williams


A resident of Santa Cruz since 2000, Joe has been involved with the Santa Cruz Peace Coalition, Santa Cruz Indymedia, and Santa Cruz Art & Revolution. A longtime volunteer with RCNV (DAMIT – Draft and Military Information Team; GI Rights Network), he has counseled conscientious objectors and done counter-recruitment work in local schools. Joe is a steward for SEIU-UHW at Dominican Hospital and a voting delegate on the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council. He has twice run for US Congress for the Peace & Freedom Party.

Peter Klotz-Chamberlin


Peter is a co-founder of RCNV, and serves as a volunteer and Secretary of the Board of Directors. He is a self-identified slow, lifelong learner and learns social accountability from; LGBTQ, Black, Latinx, Palestinian, Asian, Indigenous, and Jewish mentors. Gender and environmental accountability from his marriage partner Liz. As well as nonviolence possibility from so many companions, mentor’s examples, and antiracism from current RCNV companions.

Peter learned questioning authority and community organizing from Scott Kennedy and accountability in work during his years in electrical construction and from his Dad Jim. His mother Ruth led him to seek. More recently, Peter learns presence and humor from two pre-school aged grandkids. Black Gospel music and Bob Dylan music/poetry feed his soul.

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Karis Johnston

Board Member

Karis’s background is in political science and peacebuilding. She currently works across sectors as a people process designer, helping groups to align around and achieve a common mission. Karis is passionate about deep ecology and spends her spare time hiking in the redwoods of California.

NormaAlicia Pino

Board Member

NormaAlicia Pino is an Indigenous Mexican educator, writer and performance artist, born and raised in the California and Mexico borderlands. Her Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College is in Human Development with a specialization in Leadership in Education.  NormaAlicia’s commitment to social justice is guided by her heart ties and allegiance to indigenous peoples, her Elders, and the rivers, ocean, and mountains of the land which she has the privilege to live and work on.
With colleague Mark Gardner, NormaAlicia is the co-founder of Intersectionality Laboratory, an experimental collaborative learning space based in indigenous knowledge and science, social justice, and the arts. 
She currently serves as an educational specialist and program coordinator in the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UCSC.

Darrell Darling

Board Member

Presente! We miss our beloved Board Member and constant supporter. Read more about Darrell Darling.

Suzanne Stone


Suzanne has been a social service nonprofit administrator in Santa Cruz County for over 25
years. She co-founded a nonprofit in Ghana which provided support for members of the Ewe
tribe in developing sustainable cottage industries. She has served as an officer of the Sonoma County NAACP and is currently the executive director of Advocacy Inc., a nonprofit that advocates for the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities and for mental health clients in residential programs. She is honored to be on the Board of the RCNV and looks forward to supporting the agency’s mission and vision.

Contract Support:

Muna AlSheikh, Antiracism Education

Kate Doyle, Bookkeeping

Joe Bonanno, Website

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