Sindie Kennedy

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President

Sindie Kennedy is a Grants Administrator for Missoula County. She administers HUD grants that support housing and community development programs. She moved to Missoula with her husband and son in 2004. She has been involved with her son’s schools over the years as a classroom volunteer, PTA board member and currently as the Secretary for the Sentinel Booster Club. She also teaches online Indian Education for All classes. Her interests include backpacking with her family in the beautiful wilderness areas of Montana, hiking around Missoula, making and selling jewelry, Zumba and reading, especially historical fiction and Native American literature. She is passionate about giving back and promoting social justice, gender equality and anti-racism. She is especially honored to serve on the WORD board and to work with the amazing board and staff members who are committed to fulfilling WORD’s vision and mission. 

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Leah Fitch

Secretary

Leah Fitch

Leah Fitch is the Substance Abuse Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the Missoula City-County Health Department. In this role, she helps to lead collaborative, proactive community efforts to prevent underage substance use and promote resiliency in young people.  Originally from Ohio, she moved to Missoula in 2006 with the AmeriCorps VISTA program and fell in love with the town and its people. She has her Masters Degree in Intercultural Youth and Family Development from the University of Montana. Leah is an advocate for, not only girls and women, but anyone who has experienced inequality, discrimination, stigma, or trauma. She has several years of experience working in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and advocacy, working both at YWCA Missoula and the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) at the University of Montana, as well as serving on the Make Your Move Missoula Council.  In addition, she served for two years in the US Peace Corps in Namibia working on HIV prevention and girl empowerment initiatives.

 

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Ann Seltzer

Treasurer

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Avis Chenoweth

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Shannon Hathaway

Shannon Hathaway

Shannon Hathaway is a life-long Missoulian who is a partner at Montana Legal Justice, PLLC – a law firm in Missoula which offers legal services on an income based sliding fee scale. Shannon graduated with a degree Psychology from the University of Montana in 2008 and graduated from the University of Montana Law School in 2014. Before law school, she worked in the social work field. She worked for a non-profit foster care and adoption agency and at an elementary school helping emotionally disturbed children on a day-to-day basis within the school setting. Shannon is passionate about children and families in the Missoula community and is excited to be a part of the WORD team!

 

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