BWJP Welcomes Two New Staff Members – Patrice Tillery and Kesimy Medina

Patrice Tillery is BWJP’s new Development Coordinator.  

Patrice Tillery is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with over 15 years of experience in sales. She is excited to use her skill set to develop relationships that further the BWJP mission. She will assist the development team and help to shape strategies to expand the donor base of the organization for individual, corporate, and foundation giving. 

Kesimy Medina comes on board as our Programs Coordinator.  

Kesimy served four years in the U.S. Army as a Human Resources Specialist and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Methodist University with a bachelor’s in social work and a bachelor’s in management. She is passionate about exploring the human dimensions of organizations and systems and is excited to apply her skill set to the gender-based violence field. 

“We are thrilled to welcome our new team members to BWJP and express our deep gratitude for their dedication to the field of gender-based violence and for joining us in meeting our mission of changing systems and transforming lives,” said BWJP CEO Amy J. Sánchez. 

Meet Patrice  

Q: What brought you into the field of gender-based violence?  

Patrice: The gender-based violence field gave me the opportunity to do meaningful work in a way that directly and positively impacts people’s lives. I consider this to be my primary purpose in life. 

Q: What drew you to want to work at BWJP?  

Patrice: I personally connected with BWJP’s mission as soon as I read it. I have felt compelled to help women for a long time, and this provided the perfect opportunity to leverage my skills and experience, and to positively impact women, particularly women in marginalized groups. 

Q: What are you most looking forward to working at BWJP?  

Patrice: I most look forward to helping to grow the footprint of BWJP so that we can reach more women in need of our resources. 

Q: How do you like to spend your time outside of work?  

Patrice: When I’m not working, I’m almost always with my two daughters. When not doing activities with them, I enjoy concerts, traveling and trying new experiences with friends. 

Meet Kesimy 

Q: What brought you into the field of gender-based violence? 

Kesimy: Passion for being a part of change. I have been a witness to people being treated unfairly because of a broken system and I know something needs to be done about it. Learning about the mission of BWJP means I can take all the bad I know of and create good.  

Q: What drew you to want to work at BWJP? 

Kesimy: Meeting Amy through a mutual friend and being able to unapologetically myself. I quickly realized the company culture was something I needed to be a part of.  

Q: What are you most looking forward to working at BWJP? 

Kesimy: I am looking forward to growing and being molded into a badass by the great men and women I will work with.  

Q :How do you like to spend your time outside of work? 

Kesimy: I enjoy going to Trivia every Friday, attending ice hockey games, and supporting local businesses. 

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