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  • Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence Welcomes New Board Members

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    January 20, 2020
    Holland, MI – Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence (formerly Center for Women in Transition) is proud to announce the appointment of three new Board Members. Joining the Board of Directors are Ortencia Bos, Tina Fierro, and Lana Zarlenga, MD. 

    “We are thrilled to welcome these three incredible women to our organization. Their knowledge and skills will enhance our capacity to achieve our strategic priorities of providing trauma-informed, survivor-centered care; prevention and systems change; and financial viability. We are so grateful for their dedication to eliminating domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties.” – Beth Larsen, Executive Director 

    Ortencia Bos is the Director of West Shore Counseling Services and has served in this capacity since 2011. She began her work at the agency as a certified Batterer Intervention Program facilitator, trained by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program . Ortencia obtained her bachelor’s degree from Hope College and began her professional dedication to ending intimate partner abuse 22 years ago as the initial Legal Advocate for Resilience. She later was employed as Ottawa County’s Violence Intervention Officer, a domestic violence victim liaison for the Ottawa County prosecutor’s office and courts. Ortencia served in the past as a board member for the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. She is a past executive board member and current general member of the Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. 

    Tina Fierro has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds her Series 7, Series 66, and health and life insurance licenses. Tina is currently employed at Edward Jones and was previously employed at Raymond James. She enjoys the opportunity to partner with individual investors on creating and implementing strategies that work toward specific goals and has a passion for taking the time to educate and make the world of investing less intimidating for everyone. Tina has knowledge of fee-based business and experience with analyzing fees and internal expenses and comparing models/portfolios for performance and costs as well as a thorough understanding of alternative investments. She enjoys traveling, live music, sports and spending time with her 4 children and 2 grandchildren. 

    Dr. Lana Zarlenga grew up near Youngstown, Ohio and attended college and medical school at the University of Chicago. During college, she studied biology and was published for research and microbiology, graduating with honors. In medical school, she found her passion for community health and committed to serving as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She also became fond of traveling and learning the Spanish language, spending several months in Paraguay and Guatemala in service oriented community health programs. She attended the Natividad Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in Salinas, California, where she received extensive training in obstetrics and became proficient in Spanish. Lana has been a board certified family physician with Intercare for 20 years, serving in various leadership positions and is currently the lead physician at the Holland site. Her current clinical interests include the impact of social determinants of health and trauma on health outcomes.

    Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of Resilience is to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan Counties. Resilience provides free and confidential supportive services for survivors of abuse, as well as violence prevention programs. 

    The 2020 slate of board members for Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence is listed below. 

    Sandra Trammell, President 
    Vicki Rosenberg, Vice President 
    Lisa Miller, Secretary 
    Tina Fierro, Treasurer 
    Ortencia Bos 
    Jasmine Irish 
    Jeff Lukas 
    Jean Martin, PhD, RN 
    Mat Nguyen 
    Paul Pruitt 
    Carol Sarosik 
    Lana Zarlenga, MD 
    Contact:
    Danielle Evans, Communications & Development Manager
    (616) 494-1721

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