Danea Johnson


Danea Johnson is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the Women’s Community Center. Danea is programming Alt Girl Cinema and helping with fundraising for the Center. She’s also a film and photo maker in Austin, Texas.  She is constantly inspired by the struggles and triumphs of women. “Always consider who’s behind the lens,” is motto of hers. On the side, Danea teaches young filmmakers as part of the  Austin Film Society’s Film Club after school program. Danea has lived in Austin for six years with her 10-year-old son. Contact: danea@womenctx.org


Rocío Villalobos

board chair

Rocío is a native Austinite and works as an Community Outreach Coordinator at Texas Appleseed. She obtained a B.S. in Applied Learning & Development at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2011, Rocío graduated with an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction. Rocío volunteers her time as a collective member at Monkeywrench Books, as a board member of the YWCA ATX, and was recently appointed to the city’s Community Development Commission. You can find Rocío reading a book, drinking coffee, watching Netflix, hiking or camping when she's not working for social justice.


Koreena Malone

Board treasurer

Koreena is the CEO of KSM Bookkeeping Services, Fun Financial Facts, and White Lotus Coaching. She is a graduate from Texas State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration. Koreena recently received recognition for her hard work as a progressive activist and speaker for affordable housing. Financial literacy is an important part of the work she does with women and she has published numerous articles about the subject. Koreena lives with her three children and has lived in Austin for over 32 years!


Alesha Istvan

board secretary

Alesha recently moved to Austin and is the director of prevention programs at the Texas Council on Family Violence. Over the last twelve years, Alesha has worked within the movement to end all forms of gendered violence. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, an M.A. in Women’s Studies, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. Alesha is the mother of a future astronaut/chef, and enjoys good food, hanging out with her partner, and laughing with her kiddie.