Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Mission Statement & Council Members

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Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Mission Statement

The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) is a state agency legislatively created to improve Delaware’s response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The DVCC brings together all stakeholders including service providers, policy-level officials and community partners to eradicate domestic violence. The DVCC is committed to leading the nation through innovative legislative action, community education and an outstanding coordinated system response to violence in families and the community.

Council Members

(Title 13 Section 2102)

Hon. Michael Newell
Chief Judge, Family Court

Laura Graham, Esq.
At-Large Member
Vice Chair


Hon. Bryant L. Richardson
Member, Senate


Hon. Nicole Poore
Member, Senate


Hon. Krista Griffith
Member, House of Representatives


Hon. Michael Smith
Member, House of Representatives


Hon. Jan R. Jurden
President Judge, Superior Court

Hon. Carl C. Danberg
Chief Judge, Court of Common Pleas

Hon. Alan Davis
Chief Magistrate, Justice of the Peace Court

Hon. Kathy Jennings
Delaware Attorney General


Hon. Kevin O’Connell
Chief Defender

Hon. Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.
Secretary, Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security

Hon. Terra Taylor
Acting Commissioner, Dept. of Correction

Hon. Steven Yeatman
Interim Secretary, Dept. of Children Youth & Family Services


Josephine Mokonogho, MD
Representative, Healthcare Community


Melissa Pennachi
At-Large Member


Denise Grybowski
At-Large Member


Jennifer Naccarelli, Ph.D.
At-Large Member


Prof. Dana Harrington Conner
At-Large Member

Master Corporal Andrea Warfel
Representing, Law Enforcement

Hon. Claire DeMatteis
At-Large Member



Staff Members

Angela DiNunzio Seguin
Executive Director

Lauren Cuevas
Senior Administrator

Sara Paris
Planner IV

Francisca Moreno
Trainer/Educator II

Debra Pierce
Administrative Specialist III
Libby Neuner
Family Justice Center Project Coordinator
Debra Reed
Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator
Tim Valeski
Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator

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