Kelly Hart is a consultant with experience in evaluation, needs assessments, grant writing, technical writing, and event planning.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, as well as a Certificate of Public Health 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.
In 2004, she moved to Montana to be an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) and completed a second year of national service in Oregon. Her experience with national service set her on a life course to work to promote social justice by using her skills to improve the lives of others. She accomplishes this by focusing her efforts on supporting programs and organizations who serve vulnerable populations such as adolescents, low-income individuals, and American Indians. She is especially interested in programs addressing health equity.
Kelly has experience working with non-profit organizations, State of Montana government agencies, tribal programs, the University system, and small businesses. Throughout her career, she has conducted program evaluations and needs assessments, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has experience with literature reviews; developing policy recommendations; program development, management, and outreach; and data collection and reporting. She has given professional presentations at state and national conferences, and has experience coordinating similar events. Finally, she has experience with stakeholder engagement and collaboration.
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, and enjoys photography, knitting, and gardening. She lives with her husband Nick, their dog Lolo, and cats Scout and Little Bear on nine acres near the town of Alberton. Kelly is a member of Run Wild Missoula and a graduate of the 34th class of Leadership Missoula. In her spare time, she volunteers as a board member of the PEAK Foundation, a grassroots non-profit organization which provides opportunities for children and families in the Alberton area.