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The owner of Changing Directions, Ann Schrader, has been a member of the Bozeman community for seven years. She has served as the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Association and developed her consulting business, providing a wide array of planning processes to boards, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and individuals.

Recent clients include:

  • Antoinette’s Studio
  • Board of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
  • Bozeman Business and Professional Women Board
  • Community Mediation Center
  • Cowles Montana Media
  • Gallatin County Criminal Justice and Coordinating Council
  • Gallatin County Reentry Task Force
  • Greater Gallatin United Way
  • MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development
  • MSU Friends of the Library
  • MSU Library Executive Team
  • Rocky Mountain Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Association
  • Share
  • Women’s Ecumenical Bible Study
  • YogaMotion
  • Young Professionals Group of Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce

Before moving to Bozeman, Ann worked in Denver, Colorado. She helped found and lead the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver (VORP). This was the first restorative justice program in Colorado, and received referrals from the Denver City and County Courts and Diversion programs. She was very involved with the Victim Services 2000 project, and worked with victim services’ providers to design a seamless system of care for victims of crime in the metro Denver Area. While in this position, she was trained as a mediator, supervised volunteer mediators, and taught Conflict Resolution for Regis University Nonprofit Management Program.

Following VORP, Ann served as the Executive Director of a statewide organization, Colorado Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. As Chair of the federally mandated Colorado Mental Health and Planning and Advisory Council, she led diverse programs and agencies to common ground and collaboration.

Earlier in her career, Ann owned a promotional products business and a consulting business, worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and in brain injury rehabilitation; as well as in the insurance industry as a claim adjuster, salesperson, supervisor and manager, and founder of a medical review services program.

She has served as President of the Board of the Community Mediation Center, is a member of the Bozeman Business and Professional Women, trained as a mediator and Gracious Space facilitator, and active in the Gallatin Valley Women’s Ecumenical Bible Study as a facilitator. She is a certified yoga teacher and has taught classes at the Cancer Support Community and YogaMotion and currently teach semiprivate lessons. She writes articles for magazines and has written two cookbooks, loves to hike, cross country ski, and garden!

 

 

phone 406.579.3754
P.O. Box 5237
Bozeman, Montana 59717
aschrader@changingdirectionsinc.com
   
   

“I wanted to thank you again for your skill and affability yesterday at our retreat. You absolutely kept us on time and adhered to the agenda, which produced great results. Wonderful job!!”

  • Alice, Board Member
 
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