Friday, May 31, 2019
April Sommers of Missoula has been hired as executive director of Montana CASA/GAL. The Montana CASA/GAL Association advocates for children in foster care across the state. The state office will be moved from Billings to Missoula.
After attending both the University of Montana and Montana State University, she spent several years in the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles including executive director of the Hamilton Playhouse, Daly Mansion Preservation Trust, Performing Arts Center all in Hamilton. In addition, she created a Theater Arts Program for grades six to 12 in the Hamilton School System. She most recently was membership and events director of Downtown Missoula Partnership/Missoula Downtown Association.
The executive director is responsible for supporting and coordinating the work of 15 local CASA programs in 41 counties supporting 668 volunteer CASA’s who give a voice to the 1,740 abused and neglected children throughout Montana.
Helena Independent Record, May 31, 2019
Link to original article HERE