Our Board & Staff

Susan Lob, (Founder) has worked with survivors of domestic violence in shelters, non-residential programs, and child welfare agencies for 25 years. She has extensive experience training staff members of domestic violence and child welfare agencies; she has written many curricula on how to work with battered women and teen victims of relationship abuse. Based on extensive study of the need for nonresidential services for battered women, she authored a report that served as the basis for the City’s RFP for these services. She also has expertise in organizing, training, and developing leadership with women community leaders and with community and social service agency staff and volunteers. Ms. Lob has served as the chair of the Child Welfare Committee of the NYC Interagency Task Force Against Domestic Violence, and on the Boards of the NY Asian Women’s Center and the Center for Anti-violence Education.

Board of Directors

Tracey D. Little has worked in Human Services for the past thirteen years. Tracey currently holds the position of Foster Care Advocacy Project Coordinator at the LGBT Center. As a result of her work, in May 2011, Tracey was honored with the Commissioner’s Child Advocacy Award ACS. Tracey is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and an independent NYS OASAS Training Provider. Tracey graduated with an MSW from Yeshiva University in May 2011. Ms. Little has always been committed to being a change agent. She is a founding member of Voices of Women Organizing Project (VOW), serves on the Advisory Board for Bronx Addiction Treatment Center (BxATC) and is a volunteer and member of National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI).


Sabra Jackson is a parent organizer and family advocate at the Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP). A graduate of CWOP’s East Harlem Parent Leadership Curriculum, an intensive skill and community service building program for parents involved with the child welfare system, Sabra also serves as Initial Child Safety Conference Coordinator for the East Harlem Community Partnership Initiative. Prior to her work as CWOP, Ms. Jackson had over 10 years experience working in the social service field as a health educator focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as a youth outreach and development coordinator and a case manager working with women and families receiving welfare or involved in prevention services with ACS. Also, since 2002, she has been a very active member of the Voices of Women Organizing Project (VOW), a self-help and advocacy organization for survivors of domestic violence, which she represents on the ACS Parent Advisory Work Group. In addition, she is a member of the ACS City-Wide Headstart Policy Council and 1 of 2 family advocates for the New York County Law Association subcommittee on Family Court chaired by the Honorable Howard Miller. Ms. Jackson has an understanding of child welfare policy and practice as both a client and a service provider.

Patricia Woody (Coming Soon)


Raquel Singh, (Executive Director) is a non-profit leader with more than 10 years of experience in program development, organizational management, strategic planning, and resource development. A key strategic and tactical contributor in efforts to impact systems, Raquel brings valuable management and development insight to VOW. Throughout her career, Ms. Singh has raised monies to improve the lives of women and children and is consistently dedicated to helping them succeed. Raquel Singh is a Graduate of George Mason University and lives in Queens with her two children.

Sharlena Powell, (Organizing Assistant), Coming Soon