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Board of Directors

Latyna Young, Ed.D.


Shirley Lewis, Esq.

Vice President 

Lynette P. Henley


Derry Moten


Scott Peterson

Board Member Since 2003 

Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Ph.D.

City Council Liaison

Terrye Davis

Board Member Since 2003 

Nona Cohen-Bowman

Dean Hartwig

Lisa May Norton, Ph.D.

Tinnetta Rockquemore Thompson, Esq.

Danelle McGrue

Our Mission

Our History

In 1988, concerned citizens of Vallejo and the Vallejo City Council formed a Red Ribbon Committee to explore programs and initiatives that would address the alarming use of alcohol and drugs in Vallejo communities.     

That same year, representatives from this Committee, Jane Callahan, Tony Pearsall, Henry Elliott and Cynthia Kay, secured a $2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the development of a comprehensive community-lead plan to curtail the substance abuse problems. This Committee and its strategic initiatives sparked the creation of Fighting Back Partnership.     

Since that time, Fighting Back Partnership has emerged as one of the leading social service and community development organizations in Vallejo, providing crisis support and economic development for individuals and families and supporting under-served communities to increase safety, eliminate blight, and curtail alcohol and tobacco use among youth.


Who We Support:

Bay Area United Way  | Black Infant Health | Black Lives Matter | California Office of  Child Abuse Prevention | Caminar Children’s Network | Christian Help Center | City of Vallejo | Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) | Drug Safe Solano | Emmanuel Arms Community, Inc. Food Program | Eric Reyes Foundation | Faith Food Friday | Filipinx Mental Health Initiative-Solano | First 5 Solano | Kaiser Permanente | LaClinica | Project Room Key | Resource Connect Solano | Sierra Foundation | Solano CA Chapter of the Links, Inc | Solano Community College | Solano Community Foundation | Solano Department of Health and Social Services | Solano Family Resource Centers | Solano Family Violence Prevention Center | Solano HEALS | Solano Kids Thrive | Solano Pride Center | Solano Workforce Development Board | Sutter Solano | The Hill Vallejo | Touro University | Vallejo Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | Vallejo City Unified School District | Vallejo Homeless Roundtable | Vallejo Peace Project | Yoche Dehe Nation

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