Staff

Interested in joining the HAVEN team? Please check out the left side of our home page for any openings. Thank you for your interest!

Jennifer Bain, Co-Executive Director

Jenn joined HAVEN as the volunteer coordinator in May 2013 and started as program director in January 2014. In June 2014 she was promoted to Co-Executive Director, overseeing HAVEN’s programs, including shelter, crisis line, legal advocacy, counseling and support groups. 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.

Erica Aytes Coyle, Co-Executive Director

Erica joined the staff of HAVEN as the development coordinator 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. In June 2014, Erica started as the Co-Executive Director, overseeing HAVEN’s external relations and working to build partnerships across Montana. 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.

Ashley Livers, Legal Advocate

Rachel Wagner, Survivor Advocate

After volunteering as a kids’ group facilitator, Rachel joined the HAVEN staff in August 2015. She majored in Psychology and Sociology at Gonzaga University, and then came to Montana as an AmeriCorps member, serving at various non-profits focused on promoting the well-being of children and families.  She is passionate about social justice and promoting equality, recognizing the infinite worth of each person. She enjoys reading, hiking, cross-country skiing, watching documentaries, drinking coffee, and having good conversations.

Joe Anderson, Survivor Advocate

Joe joined the HAVEN staff in March 2015 after working in housing at HRDC. Committed to equity in interpersonal and social relations, he was drawn to working as a domestic violence advocate. As a student of philosophy (B.A. Gonzaga University, 2011), he continues to explore a theory of the subject through an existential-phenomenological, psychoanalytic, and Hegelian lens. A reader and an activist, Joe also enjoys running and cross country skiing on the gorgeous trails in and around the Gallatin Valley.

Emily Kempe, Outreach Coordinator

Emily is currently serving as the Outreach Coordinator at Haven. She is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and got her degree from Arizona State University in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She has worked in Homeless Outreach, with the working poor at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and has participated in many volunteer opportunities including an electrification project for rural Malawi, and rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. In recent years, she has been working as the Kids Program Director at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Paradise Valley. Emily enjoys being outdoors, reading, yoga, and anything that allows her to play with dogs! She is in love with southwest Montana and is committed to making it a more beautiful place for all who live there.

Janine Mariani, AmeriCorps VISTA

Janine is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and is aiding HAVEN through capacity-building efforts and by increasing community engagement. She is originally from Long Island, New York where she studied at Stony Brook University.  At her university she headed an organization that aimed to increase awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses, as well as encourage bystander intervention. Janine enjoys dancing, learning American Sign Language, and traveling to new places. She is committed to making a difference in the community during her time here, and hopes to leave a positive, lasting impact.

Renee Sabo, Office Manager

Renee became involved part-time with HAVEN in 2012 as an independent bookkeeper. In May of 2015 she took on the role of office manager full-time for the organization. She has 20 years of bookkeeping and office management experience and is happy to be working with such a wonderful team of volunteers and dedicated staff. Originally from South Dakota, she has been a Montanan for 25 years. Renee loves spending time with her family hiking, fishing or golfing. Her granddaughters rule her world.

Ania Bartkowiak, Licensed Clinical 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.

Colleen Shaler, Social Work Intern

Colleen grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Central Michigan University before moving to Montana in 2009. Her background is mainly with children with disabilities, working at both Family Outreach and the Child Development Center – Evaluation/Diagnostic Clinic. She is currently working on her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California with the prospect of earning her L.C.P.C. Colleen started her internship with HAVEN in September of 2014 and feels fortunate to be working with such brave, empowered participants. She facilitates HAVEN house meetings, support groups and responds to the crisis line. In Colleen’s spare time, she loves to hike, camp, kayak and sit in the sunshine. She says that working with survivors of domestic violence has truly changed her life and that she is lucky to work alongside so many amazing individuals.

Alex Mufson, Volunteer Rural Support Group Facilitator

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.