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CEO | Executive Director


Verna Griffin-Tabor has worked in the field of sexual assault and relationship violence for more than 20 years. Since 1998, she has been the CEO of Center for Community Solutions. Verna’s career has been committed to the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence.

She has served on the board of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence for the last three years and was active while that entity merged. Verna also serves on various community boards – She served on the Advisory Board of the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program and is a mentor to an at-risk teen.

In 2006, the San Diego Domestic Violence Council honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003, the San Diego County Bar Association bestowed on her the Distinguished Citizen Award in recognition of her excellence in community leadership, and the San Diego Domestic Violence Council granted her the Andrea O’Donnell Award acknowledging Verna’s profound commitment to sexual and domestic violence survivors. Verna has a Master’s in Social Work with California licensure and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology.