Kathie Waters is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is the Mental Health Coordinator at Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby, MT. Kathie has long advocated for people with mental illness and helped start the Phillips County Local advisory council, serving as Secretary of that board for several years. Kathie has also been active in advocacy and education for Alzheimer’s and Dementia awareness.

Kathie has been on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights Montana since January 2018, after being elected chair of the PAIMI council.  Kathie chose to volunteer for Disability Rights Montana because of the importance of their overall vision and mission, which is in line with her values:

Disability Rights Montana envisions a society where people with disabilities have equality of opportunity and are able to participate fully in community life by exercising choice and self-determination.

The Mission of Disability Rights Montana is to protect and advocate for the human, legal, and civil rights of Montanans with disabilities while advancing dignity, equality, and self-determination.

Kathie lives in Shelby with her husband of 25 years, as they continue to raise their three children, stay involved in church and with extended family.