Julie Montagnet

Julie Montagnet

Clallam Mosaic selects new executive director

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic’s board of directors have named Julia Montagnet the organization’s new executive director.

Montagnet’s background working with nonprofits and serving on nonprofit boards, combined with a “deep passion for working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities” will help to advance the mission of the organization that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, organization representatives said.

“We are thrilled to welcome Julia as our new executive director,” said Bonne Smith, president of Clallam Mosaic’s board of directors.

When Montagnet began her new role on Feb. 6, she began meeting participants and learning all the day-to-day operations for Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit known for its day programming offering recreational, educational and one-on-one support for in-community activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

As a certified path international therapeutic riding instructor, Montagnet has worked with students with special needs, students experiencing learning and/or behavioral challenges and high-risk youth.

She has assisted children in special education classroom settings, and supported individuals to navigate our healthcare system, helping patients to find resources and solutions to barriers to care.

Montagnet brings experience applying for grants and organizing fundraisers, recruiting and training volunteers and developing day programming.

“I feel that Clallam Mosaic is ready for our next 25 years with Julia guiding our future,” Smith said. “Her enthusiasm and vision are in harmony with our goals of growing our community connections. Julia brings a wealth of knowledge, and compassion for the work we do.”

Since 1998, Clallam Mosaic strives to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and special health care needs. The sole source for year-round non-vocational day programs in Clallam County, Mosaic provides lifelong learning opportunities, recreational experiences, supports for creative endeavors, social interactions and advocacy education.

Mosaic also provides community engagement services to increase community access through one-on-one support, and hosts the local Parent to Parent chapter, offering support and advocacy to families caring for individuals with special needs.

For more information about Clallam Mosaic, visit ClallamMosaic.org.

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