Meet our wonderful staff! Their tireless efforts and energy drive our success.
By widening our circle of compassion, we can open our hearts and end violence against women and girls, men and boys. We need to pivot together in a new direction towards a future without violence. Beyond stirring up a revolution, she likes her family, Mary Oliver, Katniss Everdeen, Homeland, Yo La Tengo, Smartwool socks and the outdoors.
Through the engagement of the voices of individuals around the globe, LaDessa remains hopeful for a future where women and girls, men and boys will enjoy healthy relationships free from violence. She loves spending time with her family and dogs, as well as enjoying the quiet serenity of the mountains and the ocean waves.
No one is judged for their appearance, gender, sexual preference or the material things they own. They are accepted for who they are and treated as equals. Cindy enjoys laughter, gardening, dogs, helping others, and quiet time at home. Watching her children and grandchildren grow, and being so involved in their lives is what she cherishes most.
When we work together we can create a movement to change the world. Annie is proud to work for an organization with the vision and capacity to bring people together to create real and lasting social change. Annie is happy to return to Boise after short periods of time living in Montana and Washington. She lives with her two sons, husband, dog, cat, and two frogs.
Justice doesn’t happen only within our criminal justice system. Justice occurs when those that experience violence regain a sense of empowerment. Together, we can ensure that all individuals whose lives have been affected by violence receive justice. In addition to pursuing justice, she enjoys golfing, reading, and camping with her family and four dogs.
When everyone feels safe at home, walking down their street, out in their community, and in all their relationships, we will have created peace; a world where children play, learn and rest without fear, and carry this confidence throughout life. Cultivating peace, adventures with her daughter, live music, and fresh air are the essentials for Melissa.
Positive social norms change is achievable in our lifetime if we move forward with intention and a well-planned strategy! This is our time to advance widespread social change and create a future where all forms of powerbased abuse are unacceptable.
Looking back at my high school yearbook, it’s not surprising that I was never voted “best dressed,” mainly because I figured button up Hawaiian shirts and khaki pants did the trick. Having always been 15 degrees from cool, I strive to empower everyone, including the outcasts to know that their opinion matters and can make a difference.
We are all connected to one another, our communities, and our society. In realizing and strengthening our connection, we discover our collective power to end all forms of violence, creating a world where every gender and culture will thrive. Bryan thrives with good food, great people, a lazy basset hound, and an occasional morning rain.
Change, something that can be hard to do but can transform one’s life for the better. Women, children and men deserve a life free from violence; Kimberly believes we can make this change happen. While trying to change the world she is also raising three sons, pursing a master’s degree in Public Health.
Passionate, supportive, and committed sum up who I am. I LOVE my family and my dog Benny who makes me smile every day! Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King had hope; and there is no reason otherwise for me to not to embrace hope and believe that one day women, girls, men and boys will live a life free of violence.
When women, girls, men and boys are equally free to live without fear, to live a life free of violence, we will have achieved our mission. Lacey believes by working together we will create the change essential to building a future without violence. She loves her dog Ruger, spending time in the outdoors, with family and friends.
Justice is when women and girls no longer live with the fear of rape or sexual assault, when their voices matter in public policy, when they can be both mothers and professionals without risking lagging behind in careers. I advocate for this kind of universal justice for women until we all realize our full potential.
If knowledge is power, then that’s all the more reason this Coalition is capable of doing so much good. Hannah is confident the more we know, the better we as advocates, organizations, and communities will be. Besides knowledge, she also has a hunger for untracked powder, Gonzaga basketball, and popcorn.