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SOBRE NOSOTROS

 
La misión del proyecto DOVE


El Proyecto DOVE es una agencia de violencia doméstica y agresión sexual que brinda servicios para sobrevivientes, educación preventiva y programación comunitaria en un esfuerzo por reducir el daño interpersonal.

La visión del proyecto DOVE

Creemos que todos merecen sentirse seguros y apoyados en sus comunidades y en sus relaciones.

Los valores del proyecto DOVE

Integridad

Colaboración

Compasión

Innovación

Dignidad

Respetar la autenticidad

Compromiso con la auto-indagación

Humildad en el aprendizaje.

Flexibilidad

Fluidez

Las declaraciones de creencias del Proyecto DOVE

Creemos que la violencia tiene sus raíces en los sistemas de racismo y opresión.  Creemos que cada miembro de la comunidad es capaz de reconocer y ser responsable del papel que juega dentro de los sistemas de privilegio y opresión.  Creemos que esto requiere desafiar ese statu quo.

Creemos que una comprensión informada y compasiva del trauma es la base de la atención en nuestra comunidad.

Creemos que para servir mejor a nuestra comunidad, debemos dedicarnos al autoaprendizaje y al crecimiento.

Creemos que nuestra comunidad puede ser una comunidad donde apoyamos las elecciones de los sobrevivientes sin juzgar.

Creemos que nuestra comunidad puede ser una que respete, valore y promueva relaciones y comunicaciones sanas y no violentas.

Creemos que una comunidad saludable es aquella en la que cada miembro tiene un papel que desempeñar, ya sea directa o indirectamente, en la prevención, reducción o detención del daño interpersonal.

Nos esforzamos por presentarnos con integridad, autenticidad y transparencia.

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BASTÓN DE PALOMA

Heidi

Director ejecutivo

heidi@vashondoveproject.org

Heidi tiene una amplia experiencia en finanzas y operaciones comerciales. Llegó a DOVE en 2013 y ha ocupado varios puestos de liderazgo en la junta directiva durante su tiempo como voluntaria. Su enfoque es hacer programas sostenibles que trabajen hacia un cambio sistémico en nuestra cultura.

Tracy

Director de programa

tracy@vashondoveproject.org

Tracy McLaren ha estado con  PALOMA  desde 2015.  Tracy comenzó como defensora, luego pasó al trabajo de prevención y ahora supervisa la programación de promoción, prevención y extensión comunitaria en DOVE.

maya

Defensor de la Juventud y Especialista en Prevención

maya@vashondoveproject.org

Maya Battisti divide su tiempo entre la defensa del servicio directo y las iniciativas del programa de intervención temprana tanto en la escuela secundaria McMurray como en la secundaria Vashon. ella es tanto la  Facilitadora del Consejo de Adolescentes y facilitadora de Atletas como Líderes. Le encanta ser miembro de esta increíble comunidad y está agradecida por la posición en la que se encuentra para afectar positivamente a su juventud. Maya es madre de dos hermosas niñas, disfruta caminar por la playa con su leal perro y, ocasionalmente, se la puede ver actuando en eventos benéficos y recaudadores de fondos locales.

Kyle

Defensor comunitario y legal de DV

kyle@vashondoveproject.org

Kyle ha estado con DOVE desde 2014.  Ha sido especialista en prevención y cofacilitador anterior del Teen Council.  Actualmente es el defensor legal de DV para DOVE. Su experiencia en salud, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y antropología social.

Nyn

Defensor de la comunidad

nyn@vashondoveproject.org

Nyn Gray ha estado con DOVE desde enero de 2015. Actúa como defensora de la comunidad y administradora de programas para el acceso comunitario a la terapia, salud holística  y Programas de Intervención de Transeúntes en la Agencia. Nyn es madre de tres dulces niñas, esposa, orgullosa propietaria de un gran perro e instructora de yoga en la isla.

Rashaun

Defensor de DV de la comunidad, LMFT

rashaun@vashondoveproject.org

Rashaun ha estado trabajando para DOVE desde marzo de 2019, pero ha trabajado en el campo de la prevención de la violencia doméstica desde 2009. Rashaun se enfoca en la promoción de servicios directos, pero ayuda en diferentes áreas según sea necesario, incluido el alcance comunitario, la capacitación comunitaria, el trabajo de prevención y el apoyo a la programación escolar. Rashaun también es terapeuta matrimonial y familiar licenciada con especialización en el trabajo con trauma complejo. Ella cree en el desarrollo de relaciones saludables entre parejas, dentro de las familias y en toda la comunidad de la isla.

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. 

Kelly

Prevention Program Educator
kelly@vashondoveproject.org

Kelly (she/her) as a Prevention Program Educator role is to engage youth of all ages in programming targeted to the prevention of adverse experiences such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual health. She has a background in behavioral health, with a Bachelor of Social Work and a master's degree in education, all lending to the work she does throughout the schools and community with Vashon's youth. Kelly enjoys creating and joining community events. In her spare time, she loves hiking, camping, backpacking, and kayaking, as well as spending time with her partner, chickens, and dogs while gardening and cooking!

Charmica

Development and Donor Relations Officer
charmica@vashondoveproject.org

Charmica Epps Harris (she/her) is DOVE's Development and Donor Relations Officer with over 12 years of fundrasing, communications and donor engagement experience. She has a passion for working with non-profits to grow their fundraising and friendraising efforts to impact communities and families. When she isn't working, she is spending time with her family or volunteering with her sorority.

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Tami Brockway Joyce

A PNW native and third generation Islander, Tami first fell into nonprofit work as a teenager volunteering at a Humane Society summer camp. Inspired by working with kids, Tami developed a passion for volunteer work that stuck. From teaching creative dramatics at The Boys & Girls Club to becoming a Big Sister through Big Brother/Big Sisters (she and her “little sister” have been together for 23 years now), nonprofit work has fostered her passion for respecting and listening to kids. Tami serves as DOVE’s Board President, works as a Parent Educator at Vashon Maury Cooperative Preschool, and co-hosts the comedy podcast The BROADcast with the Famous Filson Sisters. She loves playing board games with her teenagers and husband and living in the woods on Vashon. 

 

Reach out at bdirectors@vashondoveproject.org or catch her on Instagram at @VashonTeacherTami!

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jennifer potter

Jennifer Potter 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 Jack (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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Bethany Stormer

Bio coming soon!

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Mayo Krah

Bio coming soon!

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Cate O'Kane

Cate (Pronouns: 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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Cate O'Kane

Justine is an islander at heart, but only recently moved here six years ago. She is mother to an artist and VISD student, and partner to a Vashon author. Her life on the island is not at all what her younger self envisioned for life, and she loves that the unexpected has turned out so well. She feels lucky for the peace and happiness that she enjoys, and has joined the board to do what she can to help others build that for themselves. Justine is enthusiastic about DOVE's youth programs and teaching our kids how to manage their own happiness and defend their boundaries. She believes in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, and the profound importance of community.

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Cate O'Kane

Daniel (he/his) is an island artist, activist, and educator. In his day job, Daniel is a university-level course designer and curriculum writer. He frequently volunteers for island organizations, including the Vashon Island School District, various drama organizations, and the local equine rescue facility of Emerald City Pet Rescue. Daniel lives with his wife Laura and son Phineas on the island, and is grateful and honored to work with The DOVE Project. 

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chris boscia

Growing up immersed in the rebellious spirit of punk rock, Erin (She/They) gained invaluable insights into the need for community action and the essential support for those facing adversity. Beyond the board, finds joy in family life, artistic exploration, and live music. An advocate for personal growth and challenging bias, they infuse the punk ethos into their community engagement, contributing wholeheartedly to uplift survivors on their journey to healing.

L. Tanner

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LAYLA TANNER is proud to join the Board of Directors at the DOVE Project. Having grown up in the Seattle area, Layla has lived on Vashon for the last five years, and she has taught in Vashon Island School District for the last four years, serving at Chautauqua Elementary. As an educator and advocate for young people, Layla feels that students' physical and emotional safety are paramount and supports the DOVE project's programs to teach about consent and healthy relationship habits for teens in the district. When Layla volunteered with the Share Hope Gala in the fall of last year, she was intrigued by the work that DOVE has done in the community since its inception and knew that she needed to be more involved with the organization. When Layla is not teaching or working with DOVE, Layla is hanging out with her family, has her nose in a book, or is working toward her yoga-teaching certification.

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