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Montana Family Planning Training

2014 Keynote & Panel Presenters

Anita Nelson MDAnita Nelson, M.D. 
Professor in the Department of OB/GYN Harbor–UCLA
Medical Center Torrance, CA. Dr. Nelson serves as Medical Director of Women’s Health Care Programs at the Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, including the Women’s Health Care Clinic, which provides comprehensive reproductive healthcare services for thousands of patients each year.

Annie FoxAnnie Fox, M.Ed.   
Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an internationally respected parenting expert with 30+ years experience in the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). She is also a family coach and trusted online adviser for teens. Her life’s work is helping youth effectively manage their relationships and emotions so they can feel confident in who they are and develop the social courage to do the right thing, online and off. Her latest book, Teaching Kids to Be Good People, is a guide for navigating 21st century parenting challenges. 

Kelly ParsleyKelly Parsley M.A.
Kelly Parsley has worked on health and wellness issues since 1996. She currently chairs Carroll College’s Department of Health Sciences, serves on St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors, and she chairs the Lewis and Clark County City/County Board of Health.
Parsley has worked as the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Montana Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence and served on their Board of Directors for four years. She served three years on the Montana Crime Victim’s Services Committee and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Montana AIDS Advisory Council.  She was also appointed to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and served as their Chair for four years. In 2006, she wrote the field guide that Montana law enforcement officers use to respond to sexual assault crimes, and 2008 she completed the field guide law enforcement use to respond to domestic violence. In 2011, she was named the National Outstanding Prevention Professional of the Year by Outside the Classroom, a national agency that supports alcohol prevention at the college level. 


Montana Personal Responsibility Education (MT PREP) Panel:
Desiree Restad, Northern Cheyenne Tribal Health Department
Sophia Messer, Northern Cheyenne Tribal Health Department
Katie Smith, Butte SilverBow Health Department
Kami Doughty, Custer County Health Department
Lyndsey Bryan, Custer County Health Department

The goal of MT PREP is to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and to help Montana teens go on to lead healthy, productive lives.  DPHHS supports the efforts of 6 local agencies across Montana to implement Montana’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (MT PREP).  MT PREP is federally funded through 2014 by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to educate youth on abstinence and contraception, and other adult preparation topics.


Questions? Michelle Eckert, Conference Coordinator| michelle.eckert@mso.umt.edu | 406.243.6842