Board of Directors

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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Christine Fregerio

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Christine Fregerio is a Quality Program Manager at Providence St. Joseph Health and strategically plans, oversees, and facilitates complex clinical quality projects across a health system spanning the western United States. Christine previously served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and is active on the Parent Teacher Organization at her child’s school. A Montana native, Christine has lived in Missoula since 2004 save for a study abroad stint in Berlin, Germany while in graduate school. In her free time Christine enjoys cooking, traveling, and outdoor adventuring in our beautiful state with her family. As a feminist, Christine is passionate about creating opportunities for women to thrive and achieving parity in all aspects of women’s lives.  

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Avis Chenoweth

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