The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women’s staff comprises up the CSVANW Leadership Team and is led by passionate, distinguished and highly committed individuals working to collectively address violence against Native women and children. Each staff plays a complementary role to CSVANW and each are 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 CSVANW.
As the executive director, Deleana OtherBull leads the strategic direction of CSVANW and supports its dynamic team to meet CSVANW’s highest aspirations for social change through community building and capacity work in the movement to end violence against Native women and children.
For over 10 years, Deleana has focused her efforts on tribal and federal program design, development, management, research and evaluation with a specialized focus in Native non-profits. She has worked extensively at the national level with tribal communities across Indian Country and is passionate about strength-based social change work, advocacy and community engagement. In both personal and professional settings, Deleana is known for her passion for families, community and social movements. Deleana utilizes a strength-based approach to community work that is creative, accessible, inclusive and collaborative.
A graduate of the University of Arizona and the Institute of American Indian Arts, Deleana holds degrees in Psychology, Creative Writing, and English. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at the University of New Mexico. Committed to being involved in the community, Deleana sits on the Board of Directors for the Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR), on an advisory board for NewMexicoWomen.org and on several legislative committees for New Mexico. She was named the 2017 New Mexico Young Professional of the Year and a recipient of the National Center’s Native American 40 under 40 in 2017. In 2016, she was named one of three of Senator Tom Udall’s New Mexico Women of Success.
Project Coordinator- Sex Trafficking Initiatives
Cheyenne Antonio is Dine` from Torreon/ Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico. She received her BA in Native American Studies in Leadership and Building Native Nations. Her strengths focus around community outreach to address issues on violence against women, empowering youth, and environmental racism among the Navajo Nation. She plans to apply for graduate school in the future.
Training & Development Manager
Kim Benally’s focus is providing leadership in the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the Coalition’s training and education efforts. Kimberly brings with her over 10 years professional experience working at a national level with Tribes, Native non-profits and in the higher education field. Her previous experience includes managing a national Native non-profit as the Chief Operations Officer and overseeing several higher education programs as a Senior Program Manager. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, training and technical assistance, and grant management.
Kimberly is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education as part of the Native American Leadership in Education cohort at the University of New Mexico. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree with a Tribal Governance concentration from The Evergreen State College and a Bachelor’s of University Studies from the University of New Mexico. Kim is a citizen of the Navajo Nation.
Sexual Violence Project Coordinator
Alegra Roybal is from Pojoaque, New Mexico. She received her BA in English and Feminist and Gender Studies from Colorado College. She has been doing anti-oppression work since 2010 in both Colorado and New Mexico, working specifically with survivors of trauma. She spent three and a half years at the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico and is looking forward to using her skills at the Coalition. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling whenever she gets the opportunity. She just completed her Masters in Social Work at Boston University.
Native Youth Coordinator
Keioshiah Peter is Diné from the Four Corners region of Northern New Mexico and is proud to come from a long line of fierce Diné womyn whose knowledge comes from resiliency even through colonization. For the past two years, they have been honored to be a visitor on Tewa Territory within Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are the Native Youth Coordinator at the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW), where they have become an integral part of our violence prevention and intervention initiatives in their advocacy and strengthening the resiliency with Native youth and outreach development to assist students, schools, Native Nations, and direct service providers. Keioshiah loves to engage in critical discourse on violence prevention, healthy relationships, and violence against our Indigenous womyn and our gender-queer populations. They are active in radical circus arts, social justice movements, and grassroots organizing working on reproductive justice, gender justice, Native LGBTQ issues, and liberation. As a fellow with the Native Youth Leadership Alliance, Keioshiah is committed to living an act of resiliency and love and is continually inspired by the Indigenous young people and resistance movements all over the world who are imagining and fiercely moving toward a future without violence.
Cecelia Westman is Tlingit from Southeast Alaska who relocated to the Southwest in pursuit of sunshine. Growing up Cecelia spent a lot of time with her grandmother, family, and other clan relatives. She is Eagle, Killer whale, and Wolf and her family originates from Sitka, AK. Cecelia is an activist, artist, mother, scholar, and herbalist who enjoys exploring outdoors and gardening. In her free time, she can be found creating visual art, watching amazing independent films, listening to underground music, reading books, or cooking. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and she holds two bachelor’s degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Africana Studies. In the field of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Cecelia has worked in Prevention as an Outreach and Male Engagement Coordinator. She has also worked in the field of Direct Service as a Shelter Advocate and as a Legal Advocate. Cecelia is livicated to equity and to challenging systems that create inequality and marginalization. As the Advocate Coordinator for the CSVANW, Cecelia looks to employ her cultural values as well as her education and experience to further support advocates in addressing violence as well as offering advocates support as they navigate the vicarious trauma and many challenges of the field.
Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Angel comes from the Pueblo of Laguna and is the proud momma of one. As CSVANW’s Membership and Outreach Coordinator, she focuses on meaningful relationship building with our member alliance of organizations and individuals to drive change from within tribal communities. Angel is passionate about civic engagement and leads many of our awareness campaign strategies that focuses on shifting narratives to hold space for solution-based conversations in the movement to end violence against women and children. Traveling, reading, and spending time with her daughter keep Angel grounded and motivated. Angel holds a degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii.
Media & Communications Coordinator
Curtison Badonie is Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People clan) and is originally from Blue Gap, Arizona, a rural community that sits at the heart of the Diné reservation. Out of the office, Curtison spends his time reading books/comics, watching movies/tv shows, listening to music, sleeping, eating, biking, more eating and referencing and watching VINE videos. In addition, Curtison LOVES to talk about pop culture and LOVES to make pop culture references. If you ask him about his thoughts about any of the award shows, the Met Gala, etc. and he’ll give you a full report. One of Curtison’s biggest goals in life is to reenact Miranda Priestly’s “This stuff? Oh, I see, you think this has nothing to do with you…” monologue from The Devil Wears Prada (2006) without any mishaps. Curtison earned his associates in Health Occupation from Diné College and earned his bachelors in Communication & Journal from the University of New Mexico.
Latonya Williams (Diné) is originally from Gallup, NM, but has lived in Albuquerque for almost 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and she enjoys going to rodeos. She is passionate about her background and her Navajo culture. She fully supports the movement to stop violence against all Native People. She has a BA in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.