Administrative Staff

Crisis line: 208-733-0100 

Administrative offices: 208-733-2558

REYLENE ABBOTT

Executive Director    |    REYLENE@vavmv.org     |      208.613.6336

 

Reylene Abbott joined Voices against Violence as the Executive Director in August of 2021. Abbott has a strong background in the nonprofit sector. She dedicated four years to serving the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Foundation and was the owner of Millennial Marketing, a company dedicated to helping Idaho nonprofits thrive. With a Bachelor’s in Communication from Whitworth University and an International Law research certificate from Harvard Law School, Abbott carries the tools necessary to lead. Abbott also serves as the head cheerleading coach at CSI and Hansen High School, is a board member of the Twin Falls County Fair, a member of Magic Valley Young Professionals, and is the owner of Kick it UP Choreography. Abbott has been recognized for her work in the nonprofit sector as an Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year Honoree in 2019. At the end of the day, Abbott believes the nonprofit sector will continue to be a place to innovate, create, and change lives.

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Katelyn schwennen, lcsw

CLINICAL DIRECTOR    |   katelyn@vavmv.org 

 

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.

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irma pavlovic, lMsw

Counselor    |    irma@vavmv.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. 

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aNGIE sOTO

LEAD Case Manager    |    angelica@vavmv.org

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.”

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noemi juarez

Education and outreach coordinator   |    noemi@vavmv.org  |   208-613-6339

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.