Allie Bruni - Executive Director
Allie began working in the non profit sectors in 2004 beginning with a transformative experience working with youth of the Team Summit Ski and Snowboard Team in Colorado. Over the last decade, Allie’s role with various arts, culture and yoga organizations has evolved and grown.
Prior to her development role within the non profit sectors she worked diligently as a Production Manager in the television and movie industry in L.A and beyond and as an administrator, teacher and student of the Mount Madonna Yoga and Ayurveda Institute in Santa Cruz. She has strengthened programs and collaborations with talented television artists, athletes, yogis and music acts across the States – providing opportunity to deepen connections and develop a strong foundation for production and organizational development.
As the Executive Director, Allie’s focus is dedicated to every stage of organizational security, day-to-day operations including fiscal and personnel management, she looks to further cultivate and expand meaningful collaborations between the organization’s industry supporters while simultaneously strengthening community partnerships and the Shelters donor base and corporate partners – all with special focus on ensuring programs and initiatives are culturally-based and holistic.
Constantly guided by the Shelters mandate, to “provide a safe short-term refuge and support to women (and their children) at risk of all forms of abuse”, Allie and the Shelters dedicated staff, look to raise awareness about the organization and its various educational programs.
Lisa Cyr - Community Response Coordinator
Lisa has worked in the social sector for over 5 years, focussing primarily on communication rights, and violence against women online. She has a Master’s in Cross cultural communication and a degree in international studies. She speaks several languages fluently and also teaches yoga.