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.  She can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]



Nam Giang

Baonam ‘Nam’ Giang was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He began working in ending gender-based violence through his AmeriCorps work during his undergraduate and graduate studies. In his last role, he was the Community Initiatives Manager at Break the Cycle. In this role, he oversaw the organization's national training and technical assistance projects. His former roles include legal advocate, case manager, and prevention educator. Prior to joining BTC, he served as Program Director for Ending Gender-Based Violence at the New Mexico Asian Family Center. During his time there, he created the NMAFC’s men's group and helped to coordinate all victims’ services in the agency in addition to running a martial arts class for Asian youth. He holds a B.A. in Criminology and a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico.  He can be reached at [email protected]