Chanda was born in Plentywood, Montana. As a child she wanted to become a teacher when she got older. She enjoys almost anything outdoors: golf, camping, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, skiing, and reading if she can find a quiet moment! The beauty of nature, the kindness of a stranger, the progress (no matter how small) made by clients, the compassion and support of family and friends some of the things that inspire Chanda. When asked about her commitment to Elevations, she replied "Our insurance system is riddled with problems, which range from lack of coverage for recommended therapies to outrageously high deductibles and copays. It is not uncommon for families to find themselves in a position of not being able to afford recommended therapy interventions or equipment. In my role as Clinic Director of Milestones, I have had many heart wrenching conversations with families about their financial barriers to treatment. We work hard with families to find solutions, so that their children receive the services they need, but there is a limit to what we can do. There was one conversation in particular that really drove home for me the level of desperation and determination we as parents have when it comes to providing for our children. These parents had their plan, and it was to get a divorce, so the wife could apply for state health insurance. This is a moment I will never forget, and this is why I am involved in Elevations. No parent should ever be in a position to contemplate divorce, so their child can access recommended therapy interventions". Chanda's biggest heroes are her three adopted children. Their early childhood experiences created many lifelong challenges for them that they face bravely every day. They remind her every day about what it means to be resilient, kind, and loving. A quirky fact about Chanda is that she shops for clothes by feeling them, and if she finds something she likes, she buys one in every color . . . . no sensory issues here!