LEAD PEOPLE Tami Hoar, Montana Independent Living Project, Program Director
Tami Hoar has a background of working with people with disabilities in a variety of venues. She is currently the Montana Independent Living Project’s (MILP) Program Director, responsible for monitoring and reporting for all grants and program funds and supervising staff, as well as overseeing the Self-Directed Personal Assistance Program (SDPAS). Prior to coming to MILP, Tami was the Elder Services Specialist for the Belmont Senior Center. While there, she concurrently served as director of the Advocacy Program, a mentoring program for adults with developmental disabilities, for many years. Tami has a long history of volunteering with the local Special Olympics Committee and other disability organizations. In fact, she met her husband, Todd, when they were both teenagers, through a youth volunteer group that provides monthly social recreation activities for adults with developmental disabilities in Butte and surrounding communities. They later became, and still serve, as advisors to the group. Tami currently serves as the Region VIII Representative to the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Board and participates in numerous state and local committees and task forces.