Contributed by the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is pleased to welcome new Executive Director, Allie Bruni. Bruni, originally from Northern California, came to Revelstoke in 2012 with her husband in search of wide open spaces.
Bruni applied for the position in August 2016 after learning more about the vision, goals, and objectives of the organization and was offered the position soon after. She replaces Nelli Richardson in the role.
“I am deeply honoured to be in this new role with the shelter and delighted to learn and work alongside our experienced and passionate staff,” she said. “It’s a blessing to be in such an important role where that allows me the opportunity to bring my skill-set to support those in need.”
Bruni began working in the non-profit sector in 2004 beginning with a transformative experience working with youth of the Team Summit Ski and Snowboard Team in Colorado. Over the last decade, her roles 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, California. She has strengthened programs and collaborations with talented television artists, athletes, yogis and music acts across the United States, providing opportunity to deepen connections and develop a strong foundation for production and organizational development.
As the Executive Director, Bruni’s focus will be on every stage of organizational security, day-to-day operations, and 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 shelter’s 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 refuge and support to women (and their children) at risk of all forms of abuse,” Bruni and the shelter’s dedicated staff look to raise awareness about the organization and our various preventive programming and life-skills training that we offer free of charge for those in need of support.
“Our doors are always open, and we feel our programs inspire confidence to those in need,” she says.
When Bruni is not at the shelter you can find her teaching yoga and meditation at Balu Yoga & Wellness or walking the trails with her dog Grace and her husband.
If you have questions about abuse, want to help someone you know, or are just trying to understand your relationship, we have the experience to help you. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are always here for you. For more information about the Women’s Shelter Society, please visit revelstokewomensshelter.com.