Heidi Mitchell

Heidi Mitchell

Training Assistant


A lifelong resident of Colville, Washington, Heidi Mitchell raised her four wonderful children in the area while working in client services, intake coordination, and administration. Feeling compelled to give back to her community, Mitchell began working for a local nonprofit agency in 2016 and remained there for almost seven years. In this role, she assisted people with obtaining and maintaining affordable housing opportunities, and also worked with system partners to expand their vision. Through this work, Mitchell became aware of the critical safety concerns for survivors of gender-based violence, and the pressing need for adequate housing and reliable electricity and heat. This ignited a passion to increase awareness, prevention, and education for this group of individuals. In 2019, Mitchell transitioned to the victim services division, where she worked collaboratively with survivors and their families, Child Protective Services, attorneys, the courts, and the community. 

Mitchell is honored to now work at End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) where she reports directly to the Conference and Training Coordinator. As the Training Assistant, she contributes to the development and maintenance of conference documents and helps source venues for hosted dinners and other organized events. She works cooperatively, collaboratively, and constructively with a wide range of stakeholders, including Board members, staff, conference attendees, presenters, and the public. Mitchell also assists by coordinating group meetings and phone calls, maintaining meeting agendas and notes, and tracking and recording activities in accordance with requirements for public and private funders. She also responds to frequent requests for information and assistance, directing communications as needed. 

Two of Mitchell’s favorite parts of her duties are supporting her dynamic team members and attending the International Conference, where she is able to witness innovative training techniques and interact with all the valued attendees, speakers, and staff.