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.
Project Coordinator- Sex Trafficking Initiatives
Cheyenne Antonio is Diné 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.
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.
Interim – Executive Director
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.
Project & Media Assistant
Yá’át’ééh, shik’éí dóó shidine’é. Shí éí Hayley Domingo yinishyé. Kiyaa’áanii nishłį́, Táchii’nii bashishchiin. Ta’neeszahnii dashicheii. Kin ł ichii’nii dashinalí. Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́. Hello, my family and my people, my name is Hayley Domingo. I am from The Towering House clan and born for The Red Running into the Water People clan. My maternal grandfathers are from The Tangle clan, and my paternal grandfathers are from The Red House clan. I am originally from Torreon, a reservation located northwest of New Mexico. I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than more than 30 years. I recently got my Associates in Arts degree for Human Services in December of 2018. I chose to work at the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) so, I could learn and understand more about what our Native American women have been going through in our country. Plus, CSVANW chose me to work with them, so I can gain more work experience in a professional office, which I am greatly thankful for to them. After I complete my work experience training here at CSVANW, I wish to take with me more skills and experiences to better myself on becoming a role model for my community and my family.
Training & Education 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.
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.