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Sheetal Chib

Sheetal Chib is the Director of Sexual Assault Crisis Services at YWCA Greater Los Angeles and identifies as an educator, advocate and clinician. Her area of expertise has been in providing crisis intervention, support and advocacy, and individual and group therapy to survivors of sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, domestic human sex trafficking and other forms of interpersonal and gender-based violence within the college and community settings.  She currently oversees three rape crisis centers in Los Angeles County and a satellite office at California State University Long Beach.

She has a passion for prevention and education as well and has led numerous presentations on understanding the dynamics of gender-based violence and supporting survivors, campus sexual violence, rape culture and the influence of media and society, body image and developing self-worth, dating in the modern world, and cultivating healthy relationships.

Ms. Chib has been a panel member and presenter at events such as the Joint Legislative Oversight Hearing for the Assembly Committee on Higher Education and Campus Climate in 2015 and the CALCASA Statewide Conference in 2017. Ms. Chib also currently sits on the President’s Title IX Advisory Board for California State University Long Beach. In addition, Ms. Chib has prior experience providing behavioral and therapeutic support to adults with disabilities in the community and college settings.

Sheetal Chib received a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Sheetal Chib is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a certified sexual assault counselor in the State of California.

Darnetta Dartest

Darnetta joined the YWCA Greater Los Angeles 15 years ago. Darnetta began as the Human Resources Coordinator.  Due to her creative and professional talents, she is currently the Director of her department. Previous to working at the YWCA Greater Los Angeles, Darnetta worked for Washington Mutual in the Human Resources Department. She developed extensive Employee Relations and Training Curriculums as well as created employee staff training and development programs.  Darnetta in the field of Human Resources is trained in the following:

  • Professionals in Human Resources
  • Non-profit Leadership Development Program
  • EEOC Training Institute

Over the past year, she has developed the YWCA Greater Los Angeles Volunteer Program to include a wide variety of opportunities for communities across Los Angeles California.  Darnetta is also the Digital Learning Academy Liaison for staffing and student recruitment for the YWCA GLA.

Darnetta currently is a member and co-chairs the YWCA safety committee.


Norma Gonzalez

Norma Gonzalez joined the YWCA Greater Los Angeles in 2002; she began her journey as a Site Director for the Union Pacific Children’s Center which served 40 children. Norma’s passion to work in her community became her priority to bring resources and high quality childcare to the families in need.

In 2009, Norma became the Center Director for the new Union Pacific Empowerment Center, becoming the only child care center within 5 miles to provide infant-toddler care and continues to provide service to over 81 children.  The Union Pacific Empowerment Center is only community based center that provides numerous services to youth, adults, and seniors within the surrounding communities

In 2013, Norma became the Director of Child Development Services overseeing YWCA Greater Los Angeles six child development sites and continues as the Center Director for Union Pacific Empowerment Center.

Norma is originally from Sonora, Mexico and most recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, and will be pursuing the Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the mother of three boys and is happily marriage for 25 years.