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Kelly McGuire, MSW
Prevention and Outreach Manager
kmcguire@missoulacounty.us
(406) 258-3838

Kelly provides administrative and program support to the Prevention Division. She began working in the field of domestic and sexual violence services 15 years ago, and is passionate about improving youth access to comprehensive and inclusive sex education that includes healthy relationships and consent information. When she started at RVS nine years ago, she was the only prevention educator at our organization! Now, the Prevention Divison includes four staff and one half-time contractor. Kelly is also a participant in the Culture of Health Leaders program, a national leadership development initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.       

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Mary Furlong
Mineral County Educator
mfurlong@missoulacounty.us
(406) 822-4970


Mary provides healthy relationships education to schools and youth programs, coordinates domestic and sexual violence trainings for criminal justice system and health care professionals, and provides technical assistance to the Mineral County Helpline. She has over 30 years experience serving adults and children who are survivors of violence. Her past experience includes facilitating alternatives to violence groups for men, women, teens, and pre-teens; teaching parenting classes; and working with coordinated community response teams.
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Brenna Merrill, MA
(she/her/hers)
Make Your Move! Coordinator
(406) 258-3838

 

Brenna leads an interagency team that is committed to reducing sexual harassment and assault throughout Missoula. She loves to work with community members to create spaces that are safer for everyone. She facilitates workshops that are designed to reduce harassment in the workplace, at alcohol-serving establishments, and at nightlife venues. You can follow her work on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter where she occasionally posts pictures of her cat.

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Erica Ritsema, MSW
(she/her/hers)
Youth Engagement Specialist 
eritsema@missoulacounty.us
(406) 258-3838

 
Erica provides healthy relationship and consent education to middle and high school students. She is also committed to helping young people develop leadership skills to address community issues.  She is passionate about addressing and understanding how all forms of violence, including oppression, are related. Through this work, Erica is able to maintain radical hope that relationship violence prevention is possible. When she isn’t at work, Erica is usually knitting, reading science fiction, or playing with her dog.