Leadership Team

Jennifer Dow-Rowell (She/Her/Hers), Executive Director
(510) 574-2250, ext. 116

Jennifer has worked in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homeless for nearly 20 years throughout the bay area and beyond. Jennifer has a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies and she has earned the prestigious Certified Fund Executive designation. She has over 10+ years of fund development and organizational leadership experience including serving as the Executive Director of the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, CEO of the Tracy Community Connections Center, Director of Development for CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), and Director of Domestic Violence Services with Tri-Valley Haven. Jennifer has worked tirelessly to develop and sustain programs that are inclusive, intersectional, and participant-centered. She has served on the Board of Directors of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, the Tracy Community Homeless Taskforce, and currently serves on the board for her local Continuum of Care. Jennifer is an award-winning speaker, a storyteller, and a dachshund aficionado. When not working, Jennifer enjoys time with her family, snorkeling, and being in nature.

Kate Hart, (She/Her/Hers) Director of Programs
(510) 574-2250 ext. 114

Kate became interested in domestic violence awareness and prevention work in college while pursuing her BA in Social Work at Humboldt State University. Kate started her career as a volunteer for a women’s domestic violence program and soon joined its staff, overseeing the establishment of its first shelter house. In 1997, Kate returned to the Bay Area, joined SAVE and has worked in a variety of positions at SAVE. She has held her current position as Director of Programs since 2008. Kate is responsible for the oversight of direct client services programs, focusing on SAVE’s secondary prevention programs, including emergency services and The Alameda County McKinney Linkages Collaborative.

In addition to her BA in Social Work, Kate completed the City of Fremont’s Leadership Program in 2007 and completed the Blue Shield Strong Field Leadership Development Program in 2014. Kate is a passionate advocate for domestic violence victims, giving those who have been oppressed the freedom and opportunity to find their voice.

Jay Mehta, (He/Him/His) Controller
(510) 574-2250, ext. 103

Jay has over 32 years of experience in both the non-profit and for profit sectors in the field of accounting/financial management, business consulting, and working with CPA firms. He has a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University at Long Beach as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from Shivaji University, India.