Donna Graybill, LCSW
Executive Director | email@example.com
Donna Graybill grew up all over Southern Idaho. She studied Political Science and Women’s Studies at the Metropolitan University and obtained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2009.
As Executive Director of Voices Against Violence Donna leads teams, collaborates with the community, develops programs, writes grants, and builds funding to sustain quality services for survivors.
Donna is most passionate about helping to create a community where every person is safe and valued. When Donna is not passionately engaged in serving her community she enjoys reading, art, running, silence, yoga, backpacking, rock climbing, and spending time with loved ones
Program coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Raiger, the Program Coordinator, is a 1995 Twin Falls High School graduate and has worked with Voices Against Violence since March 2015. Michele began as an administrative assistant and is now program coordinator helping collect data for grants, submitting reimbursements, managing payroll and accounts receivables.
In addition, she has HR responsibilities, helps create the annual budget and is most often the first to greet clients when they visit the office.
"The success stories shared in our office by women who have been helped during the worst point in their lives warms my heart and it makes me realize how lucky I am to work at VAV."
Katelyn schwennen, lcsw
Client care coordinator | email@example.com
Katelyn Schwennen grew up in a small town in Iowa. Katelyn moved to Idaho in 2013 to pursue her graduate degree in social work and obtained her master’s degree in 2014 from Boise State University.
Katelyn began working at Voices Against Violence in May 2016 as a full-time counselor. Currently, Katelyn serves as the client care coordinator. She supervises all programs which provide direct client care. Katelyn also offers practical support and a listening ear to our many developing and changing programs, provides feedback to ensure that all services are trauma-informed and evaluates client satisfaction and outcomes.
Katelyn loves her cats, chickens (and fresh eggs), yoga, hiking, knitting and laughing with friends.
irma pavlovic, lMsw
Counselor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Empowering others is one of the reasons that Irma Pavlovic chose the social work career. Irma is a licensed social worker who graduated from Boise State University with her master’s degree in Social Work. She was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and proudly calls Twin Falls, ID, her new home for the last 24 years. In her free time, Irma enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, bicycling, and enjoying beautiful Idaho outdoors.
As a counselor at Voices Against Violence, assisting individuals in creating a better version of themselves is one of the most rewarding parts of her job. Irma provides individual and group counseling for victims of trauma. She believes in every individual's strength and ability to overcome their traumatic experiences.
Teresa was born and raised in Southern California and enjoyed hanging out at the beach and catching waves. Teresa moved to Southern Idaho in the late '80s and began attending school at the College of Southern Idaho in 1991 studying Child Development, graduating in 1993. Teresa returned to school at the College of Southern Idaho in 1998(?) in the Addiction Study Program. Teresa became a Student of Addiction Studies and gained her Idaho state certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and worked in the field for 18 years. Teresa began her next journey in school, hoping to obtain a degree in Human Services.
I've always had a passion to help others in whatever way I could. Helping people gain their self-worth and identify their abilities is truly rewarding. It's my belief that everyone has the right to live without oppression and fear. When people overcome this, they can truly live, grow, and love in a positive healthy way!
Case Manager | email@example.com
Angie, a University of Idaho alum, is our Outreach Coordinator & Advocate. Angie's study for her Bachelor's degree in Psychology allowed her to learn abroad at the Universidad de Alicante in Spain. Born in Los Angeles, Angie has lived in Idaho most of her life.
Her goal in life is to make a difference and empower others. In addition to providing case management in English and Spanish, Angie facilitates a women’s DV group in Spanish.
She is very passionate about the work she does and has a passion for traveling and seeing new things. “I live to make a difference, whether it be big or small, my goal is to make sure I get others to smile and stay motivated. I want them to know that I believe in them and that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”
refugee advocate | firstname.lastname@example.org
Krystal Sua was born in El Paso, Texas and is fluent in Spanish. She moved to Idaho four years ago and immediately fell in love with its beauty. Krystal works as our Refugee Advocate helping them find safety and critical resources to assist them in becoming an integrated member of our community. Our Refugee client’s go to Krystal to learn about programs offered in the Magic Valley to help make the transition easier for them. She will also be working partly at the Refugee center.
Krystal and her family love the outdoors, exploring new places, kayaking, and camping. Camping is a must in her family.
Education and outreach coordinator | email@example.com | 208-613-6336
Noemi Juarez was born in a Twin Falls, Idaho. She pursued her passion for helping families and children when she graduated from the University of Idaho in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations. She is fluent in Spanish, which allows her to reach and make an impact within the Latinx community.
At Voices Against Violence, she works within the office, greeting the community, answering calls and assisting in all areas needed. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family, reading, relaxing at the hot springs, and going for walks with family and her dog, Pepper. She believes we should all take advantage of the small things in life.
Community Development Coordinator
Jessica Kaschmitter was born in a small town, Cottonwood in North Central Idaho. She pursued her passion for Marketing in college when she graduated from Idaho State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Communications and a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
At Voices Against Violence works with the community growing awareness, organizing volunteers, assisting in fundraising, website and creating marketing materials. Outside of work, she loves spending her time with her family and being outside with her dog, Penny hiking, camping, fishing, or just about anything that gets her outside working on her Chaco tan.