We would like to extend a very special welcome to our 4 (yes 4!) new board members! I have really enjoyed starting to get to know all of these talented and dedicated folks and look forward to 2018 with a very excited and robust board! Here are some mini-bios as an introduction 😉 Welcome to the SLM board!
Catherine A. Brown
Catherine worked for Mercy Corps for 15 years starting in 2001 as a senior international manager in humanitarian and emergency programs, enterprise development and micro and small business development finance. She has worked in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and most recently in Portland. Prior to that, she worked for Montana Western Region Economic Development Group and helped found an environmental bank in Washington state.
Rev. Daniel Disch
Daniel is the minister at Atonement Lutheran Church in Missoula. He tutored immigrants in a Fairfax County, Virginia program and taught ESL/EFL in Seoul, South Korea for two years. He has served on two local non-profit boards: Missoula Food Bank and Emmaus Campus Ministry and has also been active in SALAM (Standing Alongside America’s Muslims).
Kelsey Stamm Jimenez
Kelsey has been involved in the field of international development for the past 10 years as a student and a professional. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador and did graduate field work in Mexico on immigration and international development. She is a program manager at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, where she runs international exchange programs.
The great-granddaughter of Syrian/Lebanese refugees, Katie taught English to recent immigrants in Chicago, and volunteered with homeless outreach programs. She is the Missoula County Communications Coordinator, handling media relations, social media and marketing for the Missoula County Commission. Katie participated in the early planning to bring the IRC to Missoula and also serves on the Missoula Civic Television Advisory Commission.