Primarily known for her networking and outreach skills, Mary Pat Luetke-Stahlman is a rising leader in the field of advocacy with Deaf community members. With a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Project Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and over 12 years of professional experience in organizational operations, consultations, and program/project management, Mary Pat strives to raise the bar at DOVE. Right now, DOVE is working towards its vision of being one of the leading non-profits in how to eradicate violence across the DDBDDHH communities.
With 7 years of experience working within the Social Services field as a case manager, advocate, and forensic social worker, one of the most valuable things Sabrina has carried with her is the ability to be mindful of variations in perspectives. Being able to respect various perspectives allows Sabrina as an advocate to wholeheartedly provide support that takes into account other service providers’ perspectives along with the perspectives of DDBDDHH individuals.
After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, obtaining her Animal-Assisted Therapy Certification, and completing certification training to certify her Deaf dog as a Therapy canine, becoming involved with DOVE as the Program Director only felt natural for Sabrina. She feels blessed to be a part of an organization that has an amazing mission and vision, and is very fortunate to work with a great team. As the Program Director, it is Sabrina’s responsibility to ensure the successful delivery of all DOVE programs and activities as well as to provide victim advocacy services. On the days Sabrina is not working, you can find her out on the open road as she loves taking road-trips and exploring untouched parts of the country. Otherwise, Sabrina is often gardening, crafting, or going on day-long hikes with her furry ones.
Ami has been with DOVE since 2001, starting as the Victim Advocacy Coordinator, moving to Program Director, Executive Director, and now the Survivor Resiliency Coordinator position. After graduating with her Master of Social Work degree from Boston University, Ami worked as a Mental Health Therapist at Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) Deaf Counseling Services for over eight years before becoming full-time with DOVE. Ami continues to be involved with Colorado Daylight Partnership as a consultant and trainer focusing on advancing access in Mental Health and Substance Abuse settings for Deaf and hard of hearing Coloradans.
Al was born in Denver, Colorado and has been Deaf since birth. With a background in Criminal Justice from the University of Whitewater, he has spent 10 years volunteering and working with victims, providing resources and advocating for them within the court system, as well as monitoring crisis lines. In the past, Al volunteered for DOVE before moving to WI to work for Deaf Unity for 8 years. It is an honor for Al to return to Colorado as the Resource Advocate for DOVE; it is also an honor for him to work alongside co-workers, survivors and community members, and victim service providers. Al’s goal is to provide education and awareness to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing communities about domestic and sexual violence. He also wishes to raise community awareness about the services DOVE provides.
Krista was born and raised in Texas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University. In the past, she has been involved in many different kinds of jobs such as Resident Assistant, Social Media specialist and served as President of the Alpha Sigma Theta Sorority, and President of the Greek Panhellenic Council. She interned for Public Defender Services in Washington, D.C. working with the Resource Coordinator and several different departments within PDS.
Krista is honored to work for DOVE as a Resource Advocate; her responsibilities include monitoring and responding to our 24-hour crisis line, recruiting and supervising volunteer advocates, supporting DOVE programming including community education workshops. Krista’s main goal is to promote more awareness regarding diversity, intersectionality, LGBTQIA, and social justice within and outside DOVE. In her free time, Krista likes to keep up with baseball, write short stories, and play Pokemon Go.