The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women’s (CSVANW) staff is comprised of a passionate, distinguished and highly committed leadership team working to collectively address violence against Native women and children. Each staff member plays a complementary role to CSVANW and each one is committed to operating with the utmost integrity, accountability and responsibility to CSVANW’s stakeholders. CSVANW is proud to have leaders who are passionate field experts with proven experience in advocacy, support, technical assistance and training. Together, this group guides the collective efforts of the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.
Angel Charley, comes from Ka’waika, one of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. She comes from generations of powerful women who hold the sacred ability to heal our families through love, action, and connection. Most importantly, she is a mother who is learning how to support a generation of young leaders, like her child.
As Executive Director, Angel remains focused on leading values-driven change that centers the needs of CSVANW Members, the voices of our tribal communities, and people impacted by systemic oppression. She is passionate about disrupting cycles of violence, building community power, and transformative community based solutions in the movement to end gender-based violence. Angel holds a degree in Communication from the University of Hawai’i. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Native American Professional Parent Resources, is on the board for the Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurses Examiners Collaborative, and serves a voting member to the Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence.
Training and Education Director
Jolene is a Diné (Navajo) woman intent on creating social change in Indigenous communities with hopes to address challenges and develop pathways toward solutions to protect women and children. For nearly six years Jolene worked with elected Navajo leadership engaging in policy advocacy to address areas of human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, cyberbullying, and Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives. After her time with the Navajo Nation, she transitioned to community organizing to take a community-based approach to the missing and murdered crisis in Dinétah with the goal of elevating the voices of survivors and families, recovering missing relatives, and calling for justice. She remains committed to supporting Indigenous community healing, empowerment, and awareness in her role at CSVANW.
Jolene received concurrent bachelor’s degrees in American Indian Studies and Political Science, and her master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. In her leisure time, you can find her hiking, taking pictures, fishing, being a cat mom, road tripping, baking, playing with makeup, and trying to keep up with her Netflix watch list.
Digital Marketing & Campaign Manager
Curtison Badonie (he/him/his) is Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People clan), Indigiqueer, and is originally from Blue Gap, Arizona, a rural community that sits in the heart of the Diné reservation. Out of the office, Curtison spends his time reading books/comics, watching movies/tv shows, listening to music, playing Pokémon: Let’s Go/Pokémon GO, eating, and randomly references memes and Tik Tok videos.
Professionally, Curtison worked at the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center where he gained knowledge on LGBTQ2S+ history and culture. Furthermore, Curtison developed his communication skills with the LGBTQ Resource Center through social media engagement, monthly newsletters and event planning. Curtison is an alumni with AmeriCorps. In AmeriCorps, Curtison worked with the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center to strengthen services and resources for college LGBTQ2S+ students, and community members.
Curtison earned his associates in Health Occupation from Diné College and earned his bachelors in Communication (with a focus in intercultural and gender) & Journalism from the University of New Mexico. Curtison is also an alumni with ReFrame Mentorship, where he further developed his communication skills/strategies and narrative building to help carry out CSVANW’s mission to stop violence against Native womxn and children.
Latonya Williams (Diné) is responsible for coordinating and overseeing CSVANW’s financial operations. She fully supports the movement to stop violence against all Indigenous people. During her free time, she loves to spend time her family. She also likes to take road trips, listen to music, and attend as many Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events as she can. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.
Policy & Advocacy Director
Tiffany Jiron is a proud Pueblo woman from the Pueblo of Isleta. She is a first-generation cycle breaker of violence and a mother to three young children. Tiffany is very passionate about sharing her story of survival in hopes that it gives others a sense of hope and empowerment. She focuses her time educating herself on the current trends to actively address violence against Native women and children.
Her advocacy journey began as the Supervised Visitation Assistant in 2014 at Isleta Social Services where she later advanced in her career as the Supervised Visitation Coordinator. Ms. Jiron was also a member of the Board of Directors for CSVANW in 2019. Tiffany currently sits on the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health Advisory Board. Tiffany Jiron holds a degree in Human Services and is a current social work student at the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at the New Mexico Highlands University.
Policy & Communications Coordinator
Ryder Jiron belongs to the Pueblo of Isleta, he is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he obtained a bachelor’s in Mediated & Political Communication with a minor in Native American/Indigenous studies. Ryder has had brief experiences working with federal Indian Policy and communications through internships in DC and AT&T’s FirstNet program.
His passion is working directly with Native communities to address the problems they face. Which is why he’s dedicated to bringing his skills to the coalition and contributing to its mission to end violence against Native women and children.
Ryder is also a self-dubbed “media funnel”, in his spare time he can be seen consuming any kind of media. Ranging from comics and books to podcasts and films. If there’s something new to be talked about, he’s either seen or plans on seeing it. He’s also passionate about finding ways to “Indigenize” traditional forms of media and having Native voices be seen and heard in many creative ways.
Nicole Begay (Diné)
Sexual Violence Project Coordinator
Originating from Arizona, Nicole Begay was born of the Towering House clan (Kinyaa’áanii) and Red Running into the Water clan, (Táchii’nii) in this way Nicole is a Navajo Woman. Professionally and personally Nicole’s passion is to create positive change and conversation on topics related to sexual violence. Before starting a career in advocacy work, Nicole voluntarily dedicated five years to spreading sexual violence awareness against women and children through public speaking and education. These speaking opportunities led her to the field of child and family advocacy with a focus on Child Abuse Prevention. Nicole’s passion for this work stems from personal experiences with sexual violence as a child. She is proud to call herself an overcomer and hopes to continue her growth with CSVANW educating and inspiring others through a survivor lens. Nicole has obtained her Associates degrees in Arts & Education and aspires to further her education in psychology to better support survivors impacted by violence.
Outside of a working environment, Nicole is a very creative individual. She has a 2-year certification in Fashion/Interior Design and has started a small embroidery business as a side hobby.
Delaney Arnaq Naruyaq’ Thiele (Dena’ina Athabascan \ Yup’ik)
Gender-Based Violence Training Coordinator
Delaney Arnaq Naruyaq’ Thiele is a Dena’ina Athabascan and Yup’ik woman originating from Anchorage, Alaska, with family ties to Alexander Creek and the Bethel Region. Delaney is passionate about Indigenous issues concerning sovereignty, self-determination, and violence prevention against Indigenous relatives. While attending the University of Alaska Anchorage, Delaney researched violence against Indigenous relatives and the relation of colonial policies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Alaska Native Studies. Delaney’s passion for her community and Indigenous resiliency led Delaney to internships with the First Alaskans Institute, the Alaska State Legislature, and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Delaney is eager to continue building her capacity and expanding her knowledge on gender-based violence, while uplifting Indigenous survivors.
Outside of work, Delaney runs a beaded jewelry business featuring handwoven beaded accessories called Cloudberry. Cloudberry has been the catalyst for her reconnection with her culture and traditions and has significantly contributed to her ongoing journey of reclamation and strengthening her identity as an Indigenous woman.
Delaney Arnaq Naruyaq’ Thiele
Orlinda Desiree Abeyta (Santa Clara, Tesuque & Isleta)
Tewa name, Than-Poekwin (sun lake)
Mother, daughter, sister & auntie from the pueblos of Santa Clara, Tesuque & Isleta.
I am currently going to school for business administration and a minor in Social Work. I come from a direct service background, in working directly with survivors of Domestic Violence. Also, Previously working for a tribal community teaching & guiding children to live healthy & to be leaders in their community.
I am learning to be an advocate for my children so i can continue to break cycles. I think being able to give them the best life possible only happens when we heal our inner selves. I have conquered many obstacles to get me where i am today & I feel i have the upmost support from CSVANW to keep growing & learning.
I love being outdoors with my kids & I love getting creative with makeup on my free time. You can also catch me at Starbucks collecting all there cups!!
Orlinda Desiree Abeyta
Jordan Patricio (Pueblo of Acoma)
Native Youth Project Coordinator
Jordan Patricio is from the Pueblo of Acoma, Santa Fe Indian School alumni, and a student in university majoring in psychology. While attending SFIS, most of her senior research focused on human development targeting youth who grew up in skipped generation family homes, and those who were victims of child abuse and domestic violence. While studying on campus, she has had a passion for forensics but after numerous hours in the library and interning within the POA tribal courts, she has been vehement about disrupting repetitive cycles of mental and physical abuse that targets youth in tribal communities. Currently, she is in the capacity as the Native Youth Project Coordinator for the CSVANW. During her free time, Jordan loves to golf, read, surround herself with people who make her belly laugh, and more recently, spend time with her godparents and their horses.
Engaging All Relatives Coordinator
Kaylene Loretto (she/her) is from Walatowa and grew up in O’ga P’Ogeh (Santa Fe). She graduated from Loyola Marymount University, located on the unceded territory of the Tongva people, earning a B.A. in Chicana/o Latina/o Studies & Women’s and Gender Studies. Since moving back home, Kaylene is committed to being in community with our Pueblo/Indigenous relatives through a grounded and holistic approach.
Through her lived experience as a Pueblo woman, along with her professional work experience and education, Kaylene has a deep understanding of the ways in which people of the global majority (BIPOC) are impacted by the effects of colonization and settler colonialism. She is passionate about bringing awareness to the issues that our Indigenous peoples have and continue to face while centering women, youth, and LGBTQ2S+ relatives. In addition, Kaylene has experience in research, teaching/education, and grassroots organizing. She is excited to be a part of CSVANW and is intent on finding tangible ways to support and bring moments of joy to our communities.
Kaylene is a proud daughter, niece, sister, and auntie to her family. On her free time, she enjoys reading, going on walks, hanging out with friends, and listening to music, especially k-pop and alternative. Her love language is sending tiktoks, memes, and quoting movies/tv shows.
Celina Montoya-Garcia (Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico)
Land & Body Violence Coordinator
Celina Montoya-Garcia is Pueblo Indigenous from Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico. She is a mother, poet, advocate for Indigenous youth & elders.
She obtained a fine arts degree with a focus in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. In 2010 she received her CNA with a focus on substance abuse from Northern New Mexico College. She is currently seeking a degree in Psychology through Highlands University.
Her poetry is published in various literary magazines. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Joy Harjo poetry award for Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts.
She is the co-creator of Flowering Heart Malinali that provides healing justice through traditional medicine and knowledge of storytelling, body work, plant medicine, poetry and facilitation.
Lincoln Encino (Pueblo of Laguna)
CSVANW Executive Assistant
Lincoln Encino (he/him). CSVANW Executive Assistant – Supporting Executive Director and the CSVANW Staff.
Lincoln Encino is from the Pueblo of Laguna and resides in the Village of Paguate. His clans are big corn and little turkey. Lincoln is committed to community engagement through involvement and participation. Holding various leadership roles within his community.
CSVANW Sex Trafficking Project Coordinator
Patrick is passionate about deconstructing systems of colonial oppression, specifically in New Mexico. They have worked as a community organizer and student researcher for over 3 years addressing gender-based violence in BIPOC communities. Patrick loves their family and hopes to build a world where they can live healthily and happily in a strong, resilient community.