Kelly Hart is a community health consultant with experience in evaluation, needs assessments, grant writing, and event planning. She is knowledgeable about health issues including substance abuse, HIV, domestic violence, and teen pregnancy.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, a Certificate of Public Health from the University of Montana, and a Master of Science degree specializing in Health Promotion from the University of Montana. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association, the American Public Health Association and the Montana Public Health Association.
With an interest in the intersection of health and social justice, Kelly’s experience includes:
- AmeriCorps*VISTA and AmeriCorps*State Team Leader national service;
- Economic advocacy for low-income survivors of domestic violence;
- Sexual assault crisis line volunteer advocate;
- Assessment of the HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men in Montana;
- Board of directors volunteer for a non-profit organization providing housing to women and children;
- Federal grant program coordination to provide services to pregnant and parenting teens and their children, with a priority focus on tribal communities;
- Team member of an evaluation project for a federal grant program to prevent substance abuse and misuse for youth and young adults 12-25 across Montana;
- Editorial review of documents associated with community and public health topics;
- Event planning and training coordination for events ranging in size from 20 to 200 people; and,
- Grant writing at the local and federal level.
Additionally, Kelly has been trained in Photovoice, a Community Based Participatory Research method as well as the Positive Culture Framework.
Outside of the office, Kelly is an avid runner and hiker. She lives with her husband Nick, their dog Zero, and cats Scout and Little Bear. Kelly is a member of Run Wild Missoula and a graduate of the 34th class of Leadership Missoula. She lives near the town of Alberton and dreams of the day a miniature donkey is added to the family. In her spare time, she volunteers with the PEAK Foundation, a grassroots non-profit organization which provides opportunities for children and families in the Alberton area.