Our Staff

Nina Jusuf

Nina Jusuf has been working on domestic violence and sexual assault issues since 1992, starting as a hotline volunteer before becoming a shelter-based domestic violence advocate and later as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Women Against Rape for five years. She is one of the founders of NAPIESV and has led numerous trainings on sexual assault and domestic violence issues in general and API-specific trauma-informed services, and has provided technical assistance to different API organizations.  In addition, Nina had been providing training on organizational sustainability to different organizations in the United States and internationally.  Nina is a certified trainer on Multicultural Wellness from Capacitar, an international energy-based healing program, and serves as Capacitar’s International Adviser. She has led/facilitated trainings on multicultural wellness, sustaining activists and activism and integrated security for women human rights defenders and has provided training in Indonesia, East Timor, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Thailand and the United States.  She can be reached at [email protected]  

Mira Yusef

Mira Yusef is the executive director of Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, formerly Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Iowa. She is also one of the founders and one of the staff of the National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). In addition, she serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) National Advisory Council.  Mira has a Master’s in Social Work, with specialization in Community Organizing, and a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mira was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, 2004-2005, to pursue research in the Philippines on Muslim Filipinas employed as domestic workers in the Middle East. She was also awarded the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David Boren Fellowship in 2006 to study the Indonesian and Malay languages as well as conduct field research in Malaysia and Philippines. Mira can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]