Donna Graybill, LCSW
Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com
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 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
irma pavlovic, lMsw
Counselor | email@example.com
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!
Lacey Galloway, lmft
case manager | Lacey@vavmv.org
Lacey Galloway is a Twin Falls native and CSI graduate. She earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and is experienced as a life coach, youth mentor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She enjoys teaching workshops on healthy relationships/safe dating practices and is passionate about developing interventions for at-risk populations.
Lacey is a case manager, serving as a liaison to community resources and assists clients in establishing a safety plan, as well as housing, employment, parenting, legal, and counseling needs. Lacey is grateful to be back in the Magic Valley, raising her family in the loving community she grew up in.
“I believe there is strength in positive connections, and that no one should have to face their trauma alone. I hope to offer a warm and encouraging approach as I support our clients in building a new life.”
Case Manager | firstname.lastname@example.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.”
legal advocate | email@example.com
Belinda Green was born and raised in Southern Idaho. She also resided in Vancouver, WA, and Goodyear, Arizona. She earned her AA degree in Criminal Justice and a BA degree in Social Sciences, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice/Political Science. She attended The College of Southern Idaho and Washington State University. While in Washington, she completed a 2-yr. internship/mentorship with The Clark County Juvenile Court. There, she assisted victims of crime, which fueled her desire to assist victims/survivors.
Belinda is the Legal Advocate for Voices Against Violence. Some of her everyday duties include assisting clients with their civil protection orders, divorce petitions, custody modifications; attending court proceedings, navigating the client’s through the legal system, and collaborating with other victim service programs/law enforcement agencies. Belinda enjoys traveling, site-seeing, hiking, strength training, and most importantly spending time with her daughters.
” There’s something remarkably beautiful when witnessing someone transform from a victim to a survivor…”
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
Yarit Rodriguez was born in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Guadalajara, MX until 12 years old, then immigrated to Twin Falls, ID and has lived here since 2011. Yarit is bilingual (Spanish - English).
His Education and Outreach responsibilities are to continue to expand VAV’s program to emphasize prevention education for youth and increase marketing efforts to educate the public against gender-based violence and to make the community more aware of services and resources available. Also, they provide and support to youth impacted by violence, with special emphasis on Latinx, LGBTQ+, and low socio-economic backgrounds.
Yarit enjoys spending time with his family and pets, hiking, kayaking, anything that involves scenic nature.
Office advocate | email@example.com
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.