DV Resource Ctr. welcomes new Executive Director

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It is with much gratitude that I share that I’ve decided to retire from my position as Executive Director at the Domestic Violence Resource Center.

It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to work with you, and other community donors and supporters to further our mission to “rebuild safe and hopeful lives for victims of family violence.” Your support and interest in our work has made all the difference over the past nearly 10 years of my employment with our organization.

I am proud of so many initiatives and projects that our team has tackled over the years – many of them thanks in large part to community supporters like you.

A significant expansion to our transitional housing capacity comes to mind, along with the development of a first of its kind financial literacy program for domestic violence survivors in the State of Nevada. We were honored to become the northern Nevada partner of Noah’s Animal House to provide pet boarding services to our residential clients, inviting the Noah’s organization to build a facility on the grounds of one of our facilities. In addition, we tackled our name and in 2017 changed it from the Committee to Aid Abused Women to the Domestic Violence Resource Center to more appropriately reflect who we are today.

In addition to our accomplished staff team, we are also fortunate to have a team of volunteers and Board of Directors who have been involved in our successes every step of the way.

Most recently our Board has been actively involved in managing a search process to hire a new Executive Director and I’m pleased to announce that they’ve hired Judi Howell to take on the Executive Director role. Judi comes to the Domestic Violence Resource Center from Colorado where she had an impressive career in business operations in the health care realm. Judi has worked with school based wellness centers and the Ryan White Early Intervention Program.  She also has marketing, special events and capital campaign experience. Judi will join the Domestic Violence Resource Center staff on Monday, October 4, 2021.

I hope you’ll find an opportunity to meet Judi over the course of the next several months. One easy way to meet her is just around the corner. Please consider joining Judi, our Board and our staff at the organization’s annual fundraising event coming up on Thursday, October 21.  The evening will feature Donna Thomas, creator, and star of the autobiographical work, From Southern Belle to Mrs. Cartel. Domestic violence has been a common theme in Donna’s life, she speaks passionately (with a side of humor!) about her experiences, the importance of perseverance, and how she overcame extreme circumstances.

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Once again, many thanks for your continued support. I have enjoyed working in partnership with you to help so many brave and inspiring individuals and families in our community.

Most Sincerely,

Denise Yoxsimer
Executive Director