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Forum Staff


Brandee Tyree  – Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention (MUSAP) Coordinator

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Brandee works for the Missoula Forum for Children and Youth as the Coordinator for the Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention (MUSAP) Coalition and the Prescription Drug Task Force. Brandee has worked in prevention for the past 14 years with her primary focus being underage substance abuse. Many years ago she graduated from the University of Montana and was delighted when she moved back to Missoula eight years ago.




Anna Semple – Healthy Start Coordinator 


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Anna has been teaching and designing youth programs since receiving bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Ecology from the University of Montana. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay she learned the importance of collaborative community development and the power of investing in youth. She continued this work in the United States by starting the Youth Education Program (YEP!) for the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD). Her graduate studies in Intercultural Youth and Family Development at the University of Montana led her to El Salvador, where she worked as part of a small team to create a youth volunteerism program for the country’s Ministry of Education. During graduate school, she also received training as a mediator as a part of the Natural Resource Conflict Resolution certificate program. She is thrilled to be able to live and work in such an active, caring and engaged community!


Leah Fitch – Outreach Coordinator


Leah 1794728_10153937807880704_674647516_nis originally from Oxford, OH, home of Miami University of Ohio.  She ventured over to Missoula in 2006 to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at YWCA Missoula and immediately fell in love with the town and its people.  She has a Masters Degree in Intercultural Youth and Family Development from the University of Montana and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia from 2011-2013.  She has also worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Partnership for Children and more recently as the Program Coordinator at the Student Advocacy Resource Center at the University of Montana.  She is happy to offer her unique set of skills and years of experience working in prevention and youth development to the Forum and is excited to help make Missoula a better place for children to grow and learn.