We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency that provides affordable individual counseling services to children, teens and adults and we provide community outreach programs which focus on the prevention of domestic violence.
Deborah Licurse Director and Founder of Peace-It-Together
Deborah Licurse founded PIT over 10 years ago and still remains its Director. She has grown the agency from providing community outreach, to its current list of services which includes: Individual counseling services to children, teens and adults; Teen Domestic and Family Violence Psycho-educational groups, and Teen Depression Groups.
She developed and implemented a Teen Dating Violence Prevention out-reach curriculum, which has been presented in many local bay area middle and high schools. The Teen Domestic and Family Violence Intervention Program came to fruition based on a grant Deborah wrote, and successfully won, with the county of Santa Clara.
Deborah has spent over 16 years working in the field of domestic violence providing counseling services through group facilitation and individual counseling. Currently, she supervises interns, trainees and volunteers. She also has a private practice.
Her experience includes training court personnel and therapists with the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico regarding the development and implementation of a 26-week Domestic and Family Violence Intervention Program for teens.
Additionally, she dedicated 3 years of volunteer service at the YWCA as a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team for the Rape Crisis Center of San Jose.
Deborah has years of clinical experience working individually with children, teens and adults. She has expanded PIT’s services to meet the needs of our diverse community by providing individual counseling services to those who need it on a sliding-scale fee.
Credentials: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ABA Therapist – Behavioral Analyst.
Education: M.A. in Counseling School of Education: University of San Francisco, B.S. of San Jose State University.
American Red Cross: Disaster Mental Health Responder – Deployed to numerous local and national disasters.
Media Exposure: Good Morning America, San Jose Mercury News and a KNTV News Interview with Janice Edwards.
Training: Critical Incident Stress Management (42 hours), Domestic Violence, suicide and crisis, rape crisis.
CDMSA– Member of the California Disaster Medical Services Association
The Green Cross
Children’s Issues Committee, Trauma Informed Coalition, CAMFT
Peace-It-Together Board Members:
David Licurse, MBA, co-founded a Silicon Valley company and ultimately brought the company public and was awarded by San Jose Mercury Business Daily the 34th and 14th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley. Accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in both fortune 50 companies to small high-growth, high technology companies. Effectively managed many diverse responsibilities from Manufacturing Operations, IT, HR, Risk Management, to CFO, VP of Operations for two publicly traded companies.
Bob Schick is a Sales and Marketing executive with over 15 years experience in research, planning, documentation and presentation of sales and marketing plans for a variety of national and international organixation in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Bob has successfully drafted and executed multi-million dollar business operating plans and has secured venture financng based on his proposals. He has directed international sales and marketing teams and has created business partnership and channel alliances. He has extensive experience in market research and contract negotiation. Bob has an MBA in Finance from Peperdine University, Malibu, CA and a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. He is affiliated with City Club on Bunker Hill, Paralysis Project of Americ, the United States Golf Association and the United States Tennis Association.
Bob Trevey owns Trevey Electric, which has been a family owned business for over 26 years in San Jose. Trevey Electric is a full-service electrical contracting company and takes great pride in working together with their customers. Mr. Trevey is also an avid golfer, and has cultivated many positive relationships in San Jose’s business community over the years.
Jay Landrum is an attorney and has extensive experience representing companies in all stages of operation, developing creative, business oriented solutions. He has served as General Counsel, Sr.Vice President and Corporate Secretary for a NYSE company, as a founder and former CEO of a health products company, and founder/CEO of an internet based company providing a SAAS solution. He has first-hand experience in all phases of business from inception. His current corporate practice emphasizes business transaction work, including entity formation, buy-sell agreements, financing transactions (venture, private and debt), mergers and acquisitions, as well as day-to-day legal representation. In the field of intellectual property, he assists clients in developing tailored intellectual property portfolio protection and enforcement programs, including counseling on trademark and copyright issues. Based on his many years of experience in the field of art publishing and artist representation, he has also served as an expert witness in the area of art licensing. He holds law degree from Pepperdine University, School of Law, M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, School of Business and Management, and a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University. Along with his board membership at Peace-It-Together, he is also a board member with Boys and Girls Club of America – Silicon Valley.
Noah comes to us with over 12 years’ experience in behavioral health, social services and nonprofit administration. He has worked in multiple treatment settings in the capacity of direct service, program administration, fund development, Board consultation and strategic planning. Noah earned his Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Davis in 2005 and has since worked with youth and adults who are struggling with addition and mental health. His passion for working with young people —which has sustained for over a decade—stems from his experience running a 51-bed adolescent residential treatment program in Southern California for several years.
As the residential director of Pacific Lodge Youth Services, Noah gained invaluable experience and knowledge in how to successfully execute a treatment program for some of the most challenging populations, using compassion, innovation and tenacity. Over his 8 year tenure, from youth counselor to director, came experience with systems of care, program administration, licensing, County- and State-level infrastructure, and the development and tracking of contracts, grants and outcomes. Noah left Pacific Lodge in 2014 so that he could take this wealth of information to other nonprofits and small businesses as a consultant.
Since then, Noah has worked with dozens of organizations, helping them develop resources and secure funding for programs, and recently opened Roots Through Recovery—an outpatient treatment center in Long Beach, California—where he is currently the Chief Program Development Officer. Noah has been assisting Peace-It-Together in writing grants and helping to develop the organization’s strategic focus and direction since 2015. He joined the Board of Directors in 2017.