Interested in joining the HAVEN team? Please check out the left side of our home page for any openings. Thank you for your interest!
Kristy McFetridge, Executive Director
As a Bozeman native, Kristy McFetridge is committed to serving the community and individuals and families affected by domestic abuse. Kristy holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has been involved in healing, education, and advocacy for most of her adult life. She was instrumental in the creation of MSU’s VOICE Center, and prior to HAVEN was the Director of a non-profit counseling center in Kerry, Ireland. Kristy feels strongly that domestic abuse affects everyone in our community either directly or indirectly. Through her work at HAVEN she strives to strengthen a community wide approach to effective intervention and prevention of abuse, and hopes that each person will play an active role in making every home in Gallatin County a safe place.
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 more recently with 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, Support Group Facilitator
After three years of co-facilitating our women’s support group with our licensed counselor, Hettie Wortelboer, we are proud to announce that Ania Bartkowiak is leading the group on her own. As a loyal group attendee in the past, she is excited to be volunteering her time as a facilitator as a way to give back to the community that nurtured her in her time of need. Ania is currently studying to receive her graduate degree in marriage and family therapy at Montana State University. Ania is from Lodz, Poland and earned two additional masters degrees before she moved to the U.S., one in Theory of Literature and the other in Cultural Studies. Because of her extensive studies, she has had the opportunity to travel around the world. She loves living in Bozeman, MT which she believes is “more than just mountains, but full of great people.” She believes that she owes a lot to this community and we are grateful that she has decided to give back by facilitating our Monday night support groups.
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 and has lived in Bozeman for three years. Hannah is excited to be a part of the HAVEN team and looks forward to working with Bozeman and its surrounding communities. She firmly believes that everyone can help prevent violence and make our communities safe for everyone. She will talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime about how we will end violence in our communities. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys the spending time outdoors, cooking, and poetry.
Jennifer Bain, Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer recently relocated to Bozeman from the East Coast for the mountains and small town community, and joined HAVEN as a part-time Volunteer Coordinator in May 2013. 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. A former volunteer Rape Crisis Advocate at Bellevue and NYU hospitals in New York City, she has been involved in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including gender-based and domestic violence, since 2003. She enjoys running, Spanish, skiing, reading, and yoga.
Ellie Newell, Evening 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 at MSU’s VOICE Center as an advocate. Born and raised in Montana, she spent four years studying English Literature and feminism at Whitman College before moving to Bozeman for a year of post-baccalaureate studies in pre-nursing. 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, schemes up new concoctions involving the contents of her vegetable drawer, and, let’s be honest, looks at the ‘free cat’ postings on Craigslist.
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.