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Meet Our Team

Bringing the Heels & Confidence Vision to Life


Wismine D'Avilar


Wismine D'Avilar is a phenomenal multifaceted woman who has an unyielding drive and ambition to make a positive difference in her community. Wismine has a plethora of experience working with school-aged children and women of all ages. She currently works as a Dean of Students at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor, WA. She formerly worked as a Dean of Students while attached to Oak Harbor Intermediate School, where her primary focus consisted of enforcing restorative justice among adolescents and maintaining their safety. Prior to becoming a Dean, Wismine worked as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) where she gained experience working with children and adolescents who were diagnosed with Autism. Amid her tumultuous schedule, Mrs. D’Avilar still dedicated time to counseling students on behavioral decision-making. Her impeccable dedication to mentorship and self-care fostered an environment of learning and educational progress for all students under her watch. Wismine also mentored and counseled women who were not just struggling with self-confidence but also their marriages and other life challenges. Moreover, Wismine became a foster parent because she saw there was a high need for foster parents in the local area. Through her experience and the high need in aiding children in out-of-home care, the idea of Heels & Confidence and the need for a mentorship program was solidified. While working in various fields and the school system, she noticed a lot of young female students and women who lacked confidence or did not know their self-worth. This inspired her to orchestrate group sessions that would help build their self-esteem and embrace who they are. Wismine utilized her ministerial experience to reach out to women of all ages and assist them in tapping into their inner beauty through the Word of God. Wismine strongly believes that when a woman has confidence in herself, it spreads to other areas of her life. She embodies this in her own life. She currently holds a Minister License, Pastoral Counseling Certification, and a double Master's in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration. She is currently working on obtaining her Community Health Worker Certification through WA. Wismine is the epitome of enthusiasm and professionalism. She strives to empower women and give them the necessary tools to build self-confidence. Wismine has been a devoted wife to her wonderful husband for 12 years and she has two beautiful children and a dog. She enjoys family time, dancing, and outdoor sports.

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Nicole Rice

Vice President

Nicole Rice has been with us since our founding and is one of our veteran team members. She is a Registered Nurse currently working as a North Puget Sound Clinical Expeditor at Swedish Providence. She worked as the Clinical Care Leader on the telemetry-oncology unit at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth. She is a certified medical-surgical nurse with a certification in chemotherapy administration and has experience in both long-term care and acute care settings. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Washington, and her master's degree in nursing with an emphasis on clinical systems leadership from the University of Arizona. She has not stopped there and is currently in the process of pursuing her doctorate of nursing practice degree with an emphasis on health systems leadership from the University of San Diego. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the American Organization of Nursing Leadership, and the American Nurses Association. She is a licensed minister of Mission Minister Faith Center in Oak Harbor, WA, and heads their health ministry. When she is not saving lives, she is a happy Navy wife and dog mom of 2. She is passionate about improving health education in underserved communities and furthering Christ's ministry through caring for those in need."

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Victoria Blake


Victoria is a Licensed Practical Nurse and graduate of Pensacola State College. She is a devoted wife and mother of four beautiful girls. She is very friendly and loves to encourage people. Her family decided to move to Maine recently to travel more and experience all that God will allow them too! Before residing in her current state of Maine, she was a faithful member of Liberty Church in Pensacola, Fl. She served six amazing years in Children’s ministry with the little people. If she were not still pursuing a higher education in Nursing, she would be a Teacher! Victoria loves to see women feel empowered, confident, and elevate to their highest capacity! She is super excited to see what God will do for these wonder Women of God! Victoria joined Heels & Confidence with the vision and drive to improve upon our Women Empowerment Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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Karen Vojtecky


Karen Vojtecky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who spent the first fifteen years of her career providing therapy to children, teens, and adults. During the next twenty years, she worked in administrative clinical positions for the Department of Defense in Bahrain, Germany, and Japan. Now that she is retired, she spends most of her time at dance fitness classes on Whidbey Island. She has been married to a wonderful man for 39 years and she will be thrilled when her granddaughter and great-granddaughter are “Heels & Confidence” graduates. Karen is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to have her on our team.


Hubert D'Avilar

Director of Operations

Hubert has been with us since our founding. He shares the same vision and drive to improve Heels & Confidence Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity. Hubert has a prolific amount of experience when it comes to overseeing business operations and ministering. He has a strong military background where he exude these experiences. Hubert is currently attending Regent University where is majors in Theological Studies. He has a Minister Certification where he faithful utilizes his God-given gift by preaching the word. He's a faithful husband to his lovely wife of 9 years and has two beautiful children. Hubert enjoys reading the word of God, empowering people, and sharing the gospel with others.

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