Brandy Selover, MPH, Executive Director
503-626-9100, ext. 250
My life’s work has been rooted in principles of equality, social equity, honesty, creativity, strategy, prevention, and service to community, and I have been a leader by example in all those tenets. I have been active in the movement to end gender violence, specifically sexual violence, for more than two decades through a multi-layered and rich journey. My background includes having served as a Detective in law enforcement for more than a decade, specializing in sex crimes investigations and as a child forensic interviewer. I significantly shifted approaches to the work toward social justice in 2011 by beginning to focus on primary prevention strategies that address root cause issues at the core of oppression in an effort to address societal and systemic norms that impact social determinants of health. I have served as a Program Manager, Project Director, and staff empowerment evaluator with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in statewide and national technical assistance roles, as well as developing multifaceted community-centered prevention programming under funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office on Violence Against Women. Also, I served as the Executive Director for the Idaho Public Employees Association where I engaged in overall organizational oversight, visionary leadership, strategic vision for the organization, stakeholder engagement, and funds development. And in the role of Board President of the Advocates Against Family Violence, a domestic and sexual violence program and shelter in rural Idaho for individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence in their lives. I earned a master’s degree in public health with an emphasis on community education from Concordia University- Seward, NE, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Boise State University. In my free time, I enjoy long-distance hiking/backpacking, riding my Harley-Davidson motorcycle, fishing the rivers with my partner and husband, Jarod, and playing with my kiddo and two dogs. Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirsten Adkerson, Administrative Assistant
Direct 971-770-3015 | office 503.626.9100, ext. 247
I am so honored to be supporting a group of people committed to serving our community. It is through everyday interactions with clients and coworkers that I am continuously energized to engage in the conversations needed for true liberation to happen. I enjoy reading, cooking meals with friends, and contemplating the inner thoughts of my two dogs. I hold the words of Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler close to my heart and in all I do-
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own”. -Audre Lorde
“Without positive obsession, there is nothing at all.”—Octavia Butler