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Board of Directors

The DOVE Board of Directors is a group of community volunteers dedicated to contributing their time, expertise, and network of knowledge and resources to grow the organization. Our bylaws require that the Board is composed of at least 51% Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, or Hard of Hearing members. 

Board Duties:

  • Oversight of DOVE financials to ensure fiscal stability
  • Oversight of DOVE’s Executive Director
  • Review and evaluate Executive Director on an annual basis
  • Plan and host all fundraising efforts
  • Host monthly meetings to conduct board-related business (rotate between in-person and online meetings)
  • Establish and maintain committees including but not limited to; Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Finance Committee, & Fundraising Committee
  • Abide by DOVE Bylaws
  • Abide by DOVE Financial Policies

We welcome new members to the Board who are:

  • committed to the mission and vision of DOVE
  • have an understanding of social issues that impact multiply-marginalized victims/survivors of abuse
  • believe they have specific skills and/or passion to offer the organization

If you’re interested in joining DOVE’s Board of Directors, the first step is to fill out our application form:


You may also reach out to us to chat and learn more before submitting an application!

Valerie Fasold
Board President
Joseph “JJ” Ryan
Board Vice-President
Kali Janda
Board Secretary
Holly Bise
Board Treasurer
Robert “AJ” Moody
Board Member
For more information about DOVE’s Board in ASL, check out this video: 

Valerie Fasold

Board President

Valerie loves to give back to the community in any capacity whenever she can. She is excited to serve on the DOVE board. With her prior board and professional experiences, Valerie hopes to bring an unique insight to the board. She is honored to be part of an organization that empowers their Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims and survivors.

While Valerie’s roots are in Missouri (Go Cards!), Colorado became her home. She enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado offers. If the weather is not good, Valerie make modern quilts, some of which are donated to DOVE victims/survivors.

Joseph “JJ” Ryan

Board Vice-President

JJ has worked with DOVE for many years, and still does in his position as the School Guidance Counselor at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. This organization has supported JJ’s students and he is happy to give back by being part of the DOVE Board. JJ looks forward to sustaining DOVE’s mission within the Deaf community.

JJ is originally from Tennessee; however, Colorado has been home to him for over 15 years. He enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and spending time with his 3 boys.

Kali Janda

Board Secretary

Kali is thrilled to be a part of the DOVE Board of Directors! She has a deep passion and respect for DOVE, for their empowerment of survivors, and for their commitment to community growth. Kali has been involved in various clubs and organizations over the years, so she brings her experience with planning, fundraising, and networking to the DOVE Board. It is an honor for Kali to be a part of an organization that provides such incredible services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Colorado.

Kali is a Colorado native to the core! She enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and Chihuahuas!

Holly Bise

Board Treasurer

Holly volunteered with DOVE for several years before deciding she wanted to give more time and energy to such an important organization. She joined the Board in 2013 and now serves as Board Treasurer. Holly is the Relay Program Administrator for the State of Colorado. Working and partnering with the Deaf and hard of community in her professional and personal time is something Holly truly enjoys.

Holly is originally from Texas but considers Colorado her home now. The activities and beauty in this state are never-ending; which is perfect for her highly active Husky named Denver. Holly is proud to be part of an organization that works tirelessly to ensure that domestic violence and sexual assault services are available to Deaf and hard of hearing folks throughout the state!

Robert “AJ” Moody

Board Member

AJ is so excited to be on the Board with DOVE as he looks forward to working with the Deaf community in Colorado. AJ chose to join the Board because he wants to be able to use his creativity and ability to provide the best for the community. It is time for AJ to devote his energy and time for DOVE!

AJ graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with an Individualized Degree Program degree in Black Ventures and Social Leadership. He owns a consultation business, MoodyWorks32. AJ has participated in many community services with Rocky Mountain Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) as a Deaf representative, and currently also serves on the Rocky Mountain Deaf School (RMDS) Board as a Community Representative At-Large.