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Angie Makomenaw, Executive Director
Angie recently relocated to beautiful Bozeman from Salt Lake City, returning to the community approach to ending domestic violence. Much to Angie’s dismay, over thirteen years has passed since she began working to end domestic and sexual violence. She has a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Minority Studies and a M.P.A in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado. Angie began her career as a Victim/Witness Assistant for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Colorado where she worked with survivors, law enforcement, witnesses, and attorneys on felony level cases. After four years in Denver, she jumped at the opportunity to move across the country to her reservation in Michigan to become the Domestic Violence Coordinator for the Saginaw Chippewa. There she created a domestic violence program that now offers emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management, batterer’s intervention services, and outreach and prevention services. Six years later, Angie and her growing family moved to Salt Lake City to start a new adventure working for the University of Utah as the Advocacy Coordinator, and later as the Interim Associate Director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Angie is extremely excited to be working for HAVEN and its amazing team. In addition to watching unnaturally high level of television with her family, Angie loves to read and admire the great outdoors from the comfort of the indoors.
Jennifer Bain, Program Director
Jenn joined HAVEN as the volunteer coordinator in May 2013 and started as program director in January 2014. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in 2005 with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City in 2009 with an M.P.H. in Sexuality and Health. She has been involved in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including gender-based and domestic violence, since 2003, both working and volunteering at SRHR organizations in Virginia, New York City and the Dominican Republic. Her interests are running, Spanish, skiing, reading, and yoga. She hopes that together we can end domestic violence in the Bozeman community and worldwide.
Kelly Erickson, Legal Advocate
Kelly joined HAVEN as the Legal Advocate after volunteering for 2 years as a Crisis Line Advocate & Kid’s Group co-leader. Drawn to the mountains and her family’s vacation home, she moved to Montana from Minnesota in 2003. She enrolled in MSU-Bozeman and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a focus on kinship studies. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, travelling & volunteering in the community.
Erica Aytes Coyle, Development Coordinator
Erica joined the staff of HAVEN in June 2012 after working in development at the Museum of the Rockies and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County. She graduated from MSU with her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Spanish, and her Master’s in Public Administration. She enjoys all the outdoor pursuits Bozeman has to offer, and loves hiking and skiing with her husband and their dog. She is always open to discussing the effects of domestic violence on communities, and hopes the Gallatin Valley will continue to come together to support victims of domestic violence.
Hettie Jans Wortelboer, Licensed Clinical Counselor
Hettie Jans Wortelboer has worked and volunteered with HAVEN since 2004, and worked on the issue of domestic violence since 1999. She facilitates support groups and provides individual therapy for women with a history of domestic violence. After returning to school and studying with her children at the dinner table, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Great Falls, and has a BA in Psychology and a BS in Sociology. Hettie has a busy private practice in Livingston working mostly with children with a history of abuse and neglect.
Ania Bartkowiak, Counselor and Support Group Facilitator
Ania likes to just sit in the sun and eat a good sandwich more than anything. The only thing that beats that is learning from fellow humans about the human condition, including the unbelievable resilience, positive outlook, sense of humor and immense compassion of those who have survived the trauma of domestic violence. Ania once focused her studies on violence in media and the impact of aesthetisation of violence on young audiences across the world (M. A. in Theory of Literature, 2004; M. A. in Cultural Studies, 2006). HAVEN gave her the opportunity to get out of the strictly scholastic environment and to start connecting with a diverse and fascinating population of DV survivors. Ania has proudly served the Gallatin Valley community since 2008, facilitating Monday evening Support Group meetings, and – after getting a M. S. in Counseling in 2012 -, providing psychotherapy for Haven clients. She is a co-owner of the private practice Feel, PLLC in Bozeman, where the focus is on strengthening families and trauma recovery. For Ania, working at HAVEN with passionate, intelligent and caring people on staff is very energizing as her hope prevails. With such a power team violence doesn’t stand a chance… It’s just a matter of time.
Hannah Wahlert, Community Education Specialist
Hannah splits her time between HAVEN and the Sexual Assault Counseling Center as the Community Education Specialist. She began her advocacy and education work at the VOICE Center at Montana State University and with the ACLU of Montana. She received a B.A. in Political Science from MSU. Hannah is excited to be a part of the HAVEN team and enjoys working with Bozeman and its surrounding communities. She firmly believes that everyone can help prevent violence and make our communities safe. She will talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime about how we will end violence in our communities.
Ellie Newell, Client Advocate
Ellie brings five years of experiencing working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to HAVEN, the most recent of which was spent volunteering as an advocate at MSU’s VOICE Center. Born and raised in Helena, she spent four years studying English Literature and feminism at Whitman College before moving to Bozeman to live in the mountains again. Inspired by the strength and humor of the survivors she works with, she is devoted to working towards a more peaceful world. When not at HAVEN or the VOICE Center, Ellie writes and edits for an alternative newspaper, rides her bike, and schemes up new concoctions involving the contents of her vegetable drawer.
Nell Moroney, Volunteer Coordinator
Nell joined the HAVEN team as Volunteer Coordinator in February 2014, after volunteering as a crisis line advocate for two years. Nell has been volunteering as a crisis line advocate for a variety of organizations since 2010. Committed to the idea that even the smallest effort, discussion, or thought can help end domestic violence, she is always ready to explore the ways we can promote equality in our community and worldwide. An outspoken feminist, she has always been obsessed with anything and everything that promotes peace and gender equality. She firmly believes that grassroots organizations and movements are the best way to combat inequality and adversity globally. Nell graduated from Montana State University in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science. When not at HAVEN, Nell enjoys spending time with Chupe (her canine soul mate), thrifting, crafting, reading, drinking coffee, and taking road trips.
Sara Albertson, Counseling Intern
Sarah is honored to currently be serving as a counseling intern at HAVEN. As a Marine veteran, her background includes four years of victim and policy advocacy work in the field of military sexual trauma. During her undergraduate studies at Montana State University, she volunteered and interned at the campus crisis center (The VOICE Center), providing victim advocacy services to survivors of rape, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence. Sarah is currently preparing to graduate with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, and looks forward to continuing to pursue a career working with survivors of interpersonal violence. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy snowboarding, running, and anything involving playing with their adorable daughter.
Alex Mufson, Volunteer Rural Support Group Facilitator and Crisis Line Advocate
Alex graduated from the University of California in Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Feminist Studies. She also received a certification in domestic violence advocacy while working with a women’s center in Santa Cruz, leading domestic violence support groups at the center and within local substance abuse rehabilitation programs, answering the crisis line and providing legal advocacy. Alex has also organized large fundraising efforts affiliated with various women’s shelters and campaigns for V-Day International in Chicago, New York City and Santa Cruz, CA. When not volunteering, Alex works as a horse trainer in Three Forks, MT.