Leah Fitch

Outreach Coordinator: Missoula Forum for Children and Youth
 

Leah helps to lead collaborative, proactive community efforts to prevent underage substance use and promote resiliency in young people.  She has her Masters Degree in Intercultural Youth and Family Development from the University of Montana and has several years of experience working in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and advocacy at both YWCA Missoula and the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) at the University of Montana.  In addition, she served for two years in the US Peace Corps in Namibia working on HIV prevention and girl empowerment initiatives.

 

Shantelle Gaynor

Department Manager: Missoula City-County relationship Violence Services
 

For the past 15 years Shantelle has worked to end sexual and domestic violence in Montana through collaboration and innovation. She is the department manager for Missoula County Relationship Violence Services which provides direct advocacy services, coordination of the community response to this violence, and results-based prevention programs. Shantelle has too many dogs and cats, but just the right amount of kids. To stave off insanity, she knits and gardens in her increasingly limited spare time. 

 

Bev Sitton

Outreach Coordinator: Student Advocacy Resource Center at the University of Montana
 

 
 

Kelly McGuire

Preventioin Coordinator: Missoula City-County Relationship Violence Services
 

Kelly is a co-founder of Make Your Move! and works as the prevention coordinator for Missoula City-County Relationship Violence Services, where she engages rural and urban community members in preventing domestic and sexual violence. Kelly has 12 years of experience in social services and community education, including working with survivors of violence and at-risk youth. She has a master's degree in social work from the University of Montana. She also serves on the board of directors for the Montana Human Rights Network and volunteers as a family mentor for Soft Landing Missoula.

 

Brenna Merrill

Outreach Specialist: Missoula City-County Relationship Violence Services
 

Brenna coordinates the Make Your Move campaign in both its consent marketing and bystander-intervention trainings. She previously served as a JV/AmeriCorps at YWCA Missoula. Her master's degree from Clark University focused on social-justice centered youth work and practitioner self care. 

 

Rebecca Pettit

Director of Development: Missoula Interfaith Collabrative
 

Rebecca is one of the original members of the Make Your Move team, and she is continually impressed by all of the great work being done by her fellow team members. She worked at the YWCA for 6.5 years engaging and training community members as advocates in her role as the Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager. Currently, she is the Director of Development and Community Engagement at the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC) an organizing nonprofit in Missoula that "Builds Bridges and Builds Leaders" empowering congregation and community organizations to work together, leveraging strengths to work on common community challenges. She feels fortunate to be able to continue participating on the MYM team. She has her master's degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Montana. You can also find Rebecca volunteering for a good- but possibly random cause with her partner and 4 children, growing her garden and/or foraging in Montana's woods, and twisting some balloons into a unicorn, elmo, or parrot at the weekly farmer's market. 

 

Erica Sandiland

Clinical Manager: YWCA Missoula
 

Erica started working for YWCA Missoula in 2016 and is currently the clinical manager. In her current position she manages programs that include outpatient counseling, support groups and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Erica has her master's degree in social work from the University of Montana and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has been practicing social work in Missoula since 2004 in various roles including Child Protection Specialist, outpatient therapist and school based mental health therapist. When she isn't doing social work you can find her running, hiking or skiing in the mountains and spending quality time with her friends and family.