Bri Condon Hopes To Change The Narrative for Violence Survivors in 2019
PORTLAND, OR (July 22, 2019) –Bradley Angle is proud to welcome Bri Condon as the organization’s new Executive Director. Condon comes to Bradley Angle with over 15 years of program development experience serving traumatized populations across multiple business sectors. Bradley Angle’s mission is to serve all people affected by domestic violence, by placing people experiencing—or at risk of—domestic violence at the center of its services and providing them with safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope.
“Bri’s experience leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to problems, and increasing support and resources for organizations will be monumental for Bradley Angle as we step into our 45th year helping survivors of domestic violence ascend,” says board chair Kindra Skrydlak.
Condon’s new role as Executive Director, was announced at the annual gala fundraiser GlamHer held in May at The Hilton Portland Downtown. Since then, Bri has quickly identified and strategically redesigned ways to gain organizational stability, increase community support, and improve systemic processes.
On May 13th, Condon gave public testimony at the Portland Children’s Levy’s allocation committee meeting where Bri asked Mayor Wheeler and the committee to consider that the effects of both trauma and intergenerational trauma can be an obstacle to accessing services. “Someone’s experience with trauma can create internal barriers that make resources entirely inaccessible.”
Condon looks to change the social narrative for survivors by first bringing a greater awareness of how people generally perceive violence. Bri explains, “DV [domestic violence] is a mainstream problem affecting more people than society believes. It is not simply a subsection of outliers, only limited to the fringes.” Within growing public awareness, Bri’s goal is also to change how domestic violence help-systems may respond to survivors, and not, “…as if they have done something wrong, and must be monitored rather than guided. In actuality, Bri maintains that violence is proof of failures across all systems.”
Prior to working at Bradley Angle, Condon co-founded and served as the Executive Director and Field Director for the Catalyst Wilderness Therapy Program, an organization whose mission was to empower the next generation of marginalized people past complex issues of mental health and substance abuse. Condon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in Adventure Education/Risk Management from Prescott College.