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Board of Directors

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) has provided the Black Hills with the resources needed to assist survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault since 1978. From providing a safe and secure shelter for women, children and men to educating the public about domestic violence, the team at WAVI is dedicated to offering solutions that better the Rapid City community, and beyond.

WAVI Board of Directors

Tom Lessin, President
Seth Malott, Vice President
Brandee Schwartz, Secretary
Annie Lanka, Treasurer
Lori Barnett, Past President

WAVI Board Members

Peg Seljeskog - Board Member Emeritus

Dr. Anne Fisher
James Johns
Corey Brubakken
Emily Swanson
Michelle Stephens
Jennie Steinmetz
Mitchell Stone, Ph.D
Bryan Brewer
Christle Usera

Executive Directors

Linda Shroll - Executive Director of Programs
Barb Wamsley - Executive Director of Operations

WAVI Events

View upcoming events where you can join in on spreading awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Career Opportunities

Interested in working at WAVI? View our current openings!

Annual Report and Audit

Learn more about how WAVI impacts the community, including WAVI's revenue and operating expenses, from our annual reports and audits.


Support Us

WAVI depends on the generosity of those within our community in order to continue providing assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Whether you can donate or volunteer, your contribution will go far in securing a safe haven for those in need.

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Myth: Domestic violence is a private matter.

Fact: Domestic violence affects the whole community. It results in high costs to society and leads to future abuse through learned patterns of behavior.