Board of Directors
We appreciate the time and efforts of our board members. The members work hand-in-hand with the Executive Director to help fulfill the mission of Open Aid Alliance. The term commitment is two years and we meet monthly.
We encourage people with applicable lived experience to apply- people living with HIV and/or those who have or currently use injection drugs.
If you’re interested in becoming a member of the board, please fill out the application below today and make a difference tomorrow.
Originally from Austin, TX, Kathryn moved to Missoula in early 2012, after studying as an Undergraduate in Sociology and Microbiology at the University of Texas Austin. It only took her a few months to start volunteering at Open Aid Alliance, an organization that she respected for practicing a nonjudgmental openness and desire to help all who walked in the door. Kathryn started doing HIV/HCV testing and counseling at the Poverello Center and Project Homeless Connect. She quickly came to love the organization, its mission to assist individuals in achieving health without stigma, and the phenomenal staff members that exude love and respect towards all clients. Once she was no longer able to consistently volunteer as a tester, Kathryn joined the Board of Directors in the summer of 2016.
Lisa J. Smith, M.A.
Lisa moved to Missoula in 2004 to attend the University of Montana. She has a Master of Arts in Sociology and is currently earning a Master’s in Public Administration. Lisa is currently employed at Missoula Housing Authority as a Property Manager, previously working in the Admissions and Occupancy department as a Program Specialist. She has worked and volunteered for various nonprofit organizations in Missoula since 2008 including the YWCA, CASA, and the Humane Society of Western Montana. She joined the Board of Directors in 2017.
Donna Beal, Board Co Chair
Jay Swanson, Secretary
Kathi Olson, Treasurer