ABOUT US

 
The DOVE Project's Mission


The DOVE Project is a domestic violence and sexual assault agency that provides survivor services, prevention education and community programming in an effort to reduce interpersonal harm.

The DOVE Project's Vision

We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and supported in their communities and in their relationships.

The DOVE Project's Values

Integrity

Collaboration

Compassion

Innovation

Dignity

Respect Authenticity

Commitment to self-inquiry

Humility in learning

Flexibility

Fluidity

The DOVE Project's Belief Statements

We believe that violence is rooted within systems of racism and oppression.  We believe that every member of the community is capable of recognizing and being accountable to the part they play within they systems of privilege and oppression.  We believe this requires challenging that status quo.

We believe that an informed and compassionate understanding of trauma is the foundation of care in our community.

We believe that to serve our community best, we must be dedicated to self-learning and growth.

We believe that our community can be a community where we support survivors' choices without judgement.

We believe that our community can be one that respects, values, and promotes healthy, nonviolent relationships and communications.

We believe that a healthy community is one in which every member has a role to play either directly or indirectly in prevention, reducing or stopping interpersonal harm.

We endeavor to show up with integrity, authenticity, and transparency.

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DOVE STAFF

Heidi

Executive Director

heidi@vashondoveproject.org

Heidi has an extensive background in finance and business operations. She came to DOVE in 2013 and has held several leadership seats on the board of directors during her time as a volunteer. Her focus is on making sustainable programs that work toward systemic change in our culture.

Tracy

Tracy McLaren has been with  DOVE  since 2015.  Tracy began as an advocate, then moved into prevention work, and now oversees the advocacy, prevention and community outreach programming at DOVE.

Nyn

Community Advocate

nyn@vashondoveproject.org

Nyn Grey has been with DOVE since January 2015. She acts as a Community Advocate and Program Manager for the Community Access to Therapy, Holistic Health  and Bystander Intervention Programs at the Agency. Nyn is a mother to three sweet girls, a wife, a proud owner of a great dog, and an island yoga instructor.

Kyle

Community & Legal DV Advocate

kyle@vashondoveproject.org

Kyle has been with DOVE since 2014.  He has been a Prevention Specialist and a previous Teen Council co-facilitator.  He is currently the Legal DV advocate for DOVE. His background in health-care, non-profits & social anthropology.

Maya

Youth Advocate & Prevention Specialist

maya@vashondoveproject.org

Maya Battisti splits her time between direct service advocacy and early intervention program initiatives at both McMurray Middle school and Vashon High. She is both the  Teen Council facilitator and Athletes as Leaders facilitator. She loves being a member of this incredible community and is grateful for the position she is in to positively affect its youth. Maya is the mother of two beautiful girls, enjoys walking the beach with her loyal mutt and can occasionally be seen performing in local benefits and fundraisers.

Rashaun

Community DV Advocate , LMFT

rashaun@vashondoveproject.org

Rashaun has been working for DOVE since March 2019 but has worked within the field of domestic violence prevention since 2009. Rashaun focuses on direct services advocacy but assists in different areas as needed, including community outreach, community training, prevention work and school programming support. Rashaun is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in working with complex trauma. She believes in growing healthy relationships between couples, within families, and throughout the island community.

Heidi

Executive Director

heidi@vashondoveproject.org

Heidi (she/her) has an extensive background in finance and business operations. She came to DOVE in 2013 and has held several leadership seats on the board of directors during her time as a volunteer. Her focus is on making sustainable programs that work toward systemic change in our culture.

Tracy

Tracy McLaren(she/her) has been with  DOVE  since 2015.  Tracy began as an advocate, then moved into prevention work, and now oversees the advocacy, prevention and community outreach programming at DOVE.

Nyn

Community Advocate

nyn@vashondoveproject.org

Nyn Grey (she/her) has been with DOVE since January 2015. She acts as a Community Advocate and Program Manager for the Community Access to Therapy, Holistic Health  and Bystander Intervention Programs at the Agency. Nyn is a mother to three sweet girls and one adorable boy, is a wife, a proud owner of a great dog, and an island yoga instructor.

Kyle

Community & Legal DV Advocate

kyle@vashondoveproject.org

Kyle (he/they/them)  has been with DOVE since 2014.  He has been a Prevention Specialist and a previous Teen Council co-facilitator.  They are currently the Legal DV advocate for DOVE & community resource navigator. Their background is in health-care, non-profits, social anthropology & the arts. They are the proud parent of a furry four legged friend, enjoy nature crafting and tai chi.

Maya

Youth Advocate & Prevention Specialist

maya@vashondoveproject.org

Maya Battisti (she/her) splits her time between direct service advocacy and early intervention program initiatives at both McMurray Middle school and Vashon High. She is both the  Teen Council facilitator and Athletes as Leaders facilitator. She loves being a member of this incredible community and is grateful for the position she is in to positively affect its youth. Maya is the mother of two beautiful girls, enjoys walking the beach with her loyal mutt and can occasionally be seen performing in local benefits and fundraisers.

Rashaun

LMFT Mental Health Program Manager

rashaun@vashondoveproject.org

Rashaun Renggli (she/her) has been working for DOVE since March 2019 but has worked within the field of domestic violence prevention since 2009. Rashaun is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in complex trauma and manages the mental health program for DOVE. Rashaun also assists in other areas including community outreach, community training, social media and marketing. She believes in growing healthy relationships between couples, within families, and throughout the island community.

Collin

Prevention Educator

collin@vashondoveproject.org

Collin Veenstra (they/them) is a youth educator, artist and DOVE's new Prevention Specialist, working with youth ages 4-12. Collin has developed and managed a variety of youth programs over the past decade, including leadership development, day camps, sexual violence prevention, LGBTQ youth support, sexual health, and after-school programming for K-12 youth.  Collin is passionate about blending art, anti-oppression and consent education, and direct youth leadership and vision into youth programming. They love working with youth, making art, and spending time with their cats, Hibbi, Tov and Gelfling, and their dog, Grandpa Junior Jr. In 2019, Collin was awarded the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Visionary Voice Award for Washington State. 

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Tami Brockway Joyce

Tami (she/her) is a parent educator and officiant of weddings and other sacred ceremonies. She also performs as an actor, emcee and podcast host.  Tami enjoys volunteering in the community and has worked on a number of non-profit boards. 

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Jennifer Potter

Jennifer is a 20-year resident of Vashon Island, mother of two teenagers, and performer in support of fundraising activities for multiple island organizations. She has worked in the legal profession for 30 years and is well aware of the inequities of marginalized persons.

Jennifer has been active on other island non-profit boards and is grateful for the opportunity to serve her community through the DOVE Project Board of Directors.

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Kylie Jack

Kylie (she/her) designs interfaces for computer software. She composes music, writes fiction, and enjoys sailing. She’s passionate about transgender rights and advocacy and wants to create impact at the intersection of those issues with domestic violence prevention. 

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Maya Krah

Maya 

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Cate O'Kane

Cate O'Kane (she/her) brings her passion for collaboration to both her personal and professional lives. When not creating strategic partnerships that merge the expertise and resources of non-profits, corporations and governments as Founder of &co, she can be found treading the boards alongside other creative souls as an actress with a number of Vashon Island theatre companies. British by birth, Islander by choice Cate is honored to be a part of The DOVE Project and help scale and sustain this important work.

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Chris Boscia

Chris (he/him) is delighted to serve on the Board of Directors for DOVE. He is a NYC-born activist, teacher, director, and actor.He teaches acting at Vashon Center for the Arts and has developed works at Open Space and VCA. Chris teaches Spanish both on island and off, and directed last year's production of She Kills Monsters for Drama Dock. He is the Artistic Director for Vashon's Take a Stand Theatre, which  answers the urgent call to center voices that have been systemically excluded, misrepresented, or silenced in traditional theatre.  As an activist on both coasts, Chris has worked to amplify BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices and heads up Vashon in Solidarity Alliance.

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