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.
Sanja Radovic - Moving Forward Coordinator
Sanja is a student of counselling with a background in communications and music. She was brought up in Serbia by a group of strong, dedicated women who instilled in her values that guide her path today – connect, support and diligently work for your environment and community.
The first big move of her life came 12 years ago, when she relocated to Australia. Adapting to the new language and culture brought many challenges that transformed over time into blessings – her world was expanding and growing with each new experience in this diverse society. While studying sociology and communications at university, she always maintained her studies in music theory and harmony, as well as her piano practice, obtaining her Performance Diploma along the way.
Traveling through Australia, Europe, and Asia, Sanja worked in the communications field, volunteered, played and taught music and learned about the many faces of our fast-changing global village. Over the years she developed a keen interest in the mental health field, and the links between the human psychology and a healthy, functioning society.
In 2014, she settled in Canada. Looking for ways to contribute her skills to her community’s mental wellbeing, she developed workshops based on the music therapy technique of vocal toning, helping individuals soothe anxiety, find their voice and provide a space for self-introspection and healing. She is currently studying professional counselling and aims to merge her knowledge with the experience in sound therapy for future practice.
Sanja is greatly inspired by the drive and passion of Revelstoke’s social sector. As the Moving Forward Coordinator at Women’s Shelter, she is excited to utilize and grow the program’s holistic approach in cultivating connection, supporting the vulnerable and growing a therapeutic community in our wonderful home.
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.