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.
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.
A safe future, where women and girls, men and boys are able to live a life free from violence is what we all are striving to create. By working together, we can build a world where peace and compassion for all is the norm. When out of the office, Henry enjoys Crossfit and exploring all Idaho has to offer since he recently moved to the area.
Director of Social Change
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.
This Movement to end gender-based violence requires everyone to act compassionately in the small moments of our everyday lives. When we do this, we sustain the momentum that achieves peace, safety, and justice for all. In addition to building a Movement, Sarah craves time with her family and friends, smiles and laughter, and a tailwind when she’s on her bicycle!
Senior Program Specialist
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.
Changing times require changing minds. The progress of our community requires new ideas, thoughts and direction. The gift of triumphs from our ancestors provides us a platform to reach new heights, building upon their accomplishments. In their honor, we move forward together, toward a society free of oppression. For Jeff change is constant. He can be found out in the community with his partner chasing two young kids, bouncing a basketball or trying out a new restaurant.
Senior Program Specialist
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, never says no to good horror flick, and treats her colleagues to her amazing baking regularly. Kimberly has a master’s degree in Public Health.
Power relationships are altered as young people develop structural awareness and lead the movement to address issues which affect our communities. In addition brainstorming with youth activists, Sylvia enjoys playing outside, Bachata, West African dancing, and is exploring chess.
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 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.
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.
In the words of Maya Angelou: “When you know better, you do better.” Knowledge and awareness are a critical step in our journey to a world free of violence. Yara enjoys spending time with her daughter, adores all things pink (and chocolate!), and just completed her bachelor’s at Boise State University in International Business. She is passionate about ending poverty and addressing the structural oppressions of capitalism.
Rape and sexual violence against women and girls will no longer be a common occurrence in our communities when there is respect, equity, and justice for all human beings. Together, we will make a difference – speak out against sexism, challenge statements minimizing rape, encourage bystander intervention and motivate girls and women to lead.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruther Bader Ginsburg
“We must be the change we want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
We share our space with diverse and amazing people, and in order to bring us all closer, all members of our community must enjoy equality, justice, and compassion. Tasha enjoys spending time with her pooch, friends/family, and watching Ken Burns documentaries.