VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE Staff
Angela Chapman-McDavid (She/her/hers)
Executive Director | Angel@vavmv.org
Angela Michelle Chapman-McDavid, known to most as “Angel,” recently relocated from her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to Twin Falls, Idaho to serve the Magic Valley Community, as Executive Director of Voices Against Violence.
Angel’s academic credentials include a law degree from Florida A&M University – College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina A&T State University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Angel came to Voices Against Violence to help lead, grow, and serve the organization, while being of maximum service to the various communities within the Magic Valley. On a personal note, Angel is a published author and happily married to Kenneth McDavid. She has five adult children and a host of amazing grandchildren.
KRISTEN MARR (She/her/hers)
Kristen Marr was born and raised in Idaho and is currently attending Arizona State University, working towards a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Kristen has a passion to empower survivors as well as our team at VAV to help provide quality client care.
Kristen is always working towards creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for VAV staff, with a focus on work/life balance and self-care. She believes in challenging the status quo and focuses on creating a healthy work culture.
Kristen has two children who are her world and she loves spending time with them and her new puppies!
noemi juarez (She/her/hers)
Director of programs | firstname.lastname@example.org | 208-613-6339
Noemi Juarez is from Twin Falls, ID and holds a B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Idaho. She grew up in a traditional Mexican household and witnessed and experienced many oppressions within and outside of the culture. She says, “It made me aware of the stance that I needed to take for women within the culture but also the people and culture itself.”
She is proud that VAV has always provided support to survivors of violence, no matter how young. Because of this, she knew that being a part of this work would allow her to play a crucial role within her community to break generational traumas through personal advocacy, compassion and education.
Noemi has a beautiful family of four boys, a loving partner, three goofy dogs and a circle full of close friends and family. She loves taking time for herself and listening to music and journaling.
Joseph Simonson (he/him/his)
Director of Grants & Finance | Joseph@vavmv.org | 208-613-6336
Joseph grew up in Twin Falls, where he got an Associate degree in Anthropology from CSI. He then left for a few years and got a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies and a Master's degree in Public Administration. He started working at Voices Against Violence in 2021 and loves helping people with their work, whether it's building bookshelves or writing grants to support work with survivors. A fun fact about Joseph - His name is on the plaque next to the Huntington Canyon Mammoth at CSI’s Herrett Center for the work he did on it while at CSI.
aNGIE sOTO (She/her/hers)
immigration Coordinator | email@example.com
Angie is a University of Idaho alum, where 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.
Angie’s goal in life is to make a difference and empower others. In addition to providing case management in English and Spanish, she facilitates a women’s domestic violence group in Spanish.
Angie is very passionate about the work she does and has a passion for traveling and seeing new things. She lives to make a difference, whether it be big or small, and her goal is to make sure others smile and stay motivated. She wants them to know that she believes in them and that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Maria Juarez (She/her/hers)
Lead Case Manager | Maria@vavmv.org
Maria was born and raised in Idaho and graduated from Boise State University with my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and graduated with four Associate's degrees from the College of Southern Idaho in 2014. She has been with VAV since November of 2021 and is one of our bilingual (English/Spanish) case managers.
Maria chose this career because her mission in life is to make this world a better place for future generations, and that happens one day at a time. Maria loves what she does because every small gain is a victory for her and she loves her co-workers.
When not working, Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends.
AngELICA Vega-Rangel (She/her/hers)
hotline specialist | Angelicavega@vavmv.org
Angelica has been working with Voices Against Violence since April of 2019. During that time, she have been able to mold herself into a better friend, advocate, coworker and supporter day by day. Working with VAV has given and continues to give Angelica the proper guidance to encourage others. She says, “I admire growth in the survivors I work with, so being able to offer them first-hand support to grow and blossom into the best version of themselves lets me know I am doing what I love most: helping.”
Eva Magana (She/her/hers)
Counselor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva is a dedicated social worker who graduated from Boise State University with a Master's degree in Social Work in 2019. Her involvement with VAV began during her Master's program. With a genuine passion for helping others discover their true potential, Eva finds immense fulfillment in her work and the meaningful connections she establishes along the way.
In her free time, Eva cherishes moments spent with loved ones and embraces an active lifestyle through running. Born in Nayarit, Mexico, Eva has a deep appreciation for her cultural heritage and seizes any opportunity to visit.
Driven by her desire to empower individuals and facilitate personal growth, Eva is committed to making a positive impact and creating lasting change in the lives of those they serve.
seth simonson (they/TheM/theirs)
administrative coordinator | email@example.com
Seth was born and raised in Twin Falls and has loved to see Twin Falls grow around them. Seth received an Associate's Degree from CSI and continued to work there for almost 5 years before working at VAV. Helping people has been Seth's favorite part of every job, so they were more than happy to find a place where that's the central pillar of their efforts.
In Seth's spare time, they paint miniatures and like to practice photography or videography. When Seth is not at work, you can expect to find them playing at Black Dragon Games or at LGBT+ Pride events around town.
Andrea delgado (She/her/hers)
outreach advocate | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea J. Delgado is a compassionate and dedicated individual from Filer, Idaho. She has a strong passion for helping others and is thrilled to be part of the impactful work at VAV. As a stay-at-home mom for the past two years, Andrea found fulfillment in raising her son Benny. She is expecting another baby boy soon and enjoys sharing her love for travel, food, music, and theater with her growing family. Andrea believes in cherishing life's little joys, being present in the moment, and choosing kindness. Her commitment to making a positive impact shines through in all aspects of her life and her work at VAV.
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