Community Health and Wellness Manager, Esperanza United
Patricia B. Emmanuelli, Community Health and Wellness Manager for Esperanza United, has 10 years of experience advocating for domestic and sexual violence survivors. Patricia has been committed to providing empowerment-based services to those affected by gender-based violence. She previously served as the Advocate Coordinator of The Rape Recovery Team at the Women’s Center (WCJ) of Jacksonville, F.L. During her time there she accompanied survivors during their forensic exams and assisted survivors navigate the criminal justice system, and work through their self-identified needs. She also focused her advocacy work in Jacksonville to ensure folks in the latinx community had access to confidential services by conducting focus groups in different areas of the 3 serviced counties. She attended multiple outreach events and local task force meetings, provided assistance to other organizations on best practices for working with the latinx community and facilitated a Spanish speaking support group in Jacksonville for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
She implemented DE&I work at The WCJ and then Co-chaired the committee for 18 months. She recently earned a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace from The University of South Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, she worked at Hogar Nueva Mujer in Puerto Rico as a Transitional Housing Case Manager and a Community Advocate. There she provided services to the Rural Counties of the east coast and central towns of the island. She assisted with bridging the gap of housing needs of those experiencing gender-based violence and facilitated elder abuse prevention workshops at assisted living facilities.