MonTECH Welcomes New Program Director, Molly Kimmel
MonTECH continues its forward momentum under the leadership of a new director beginning mid-April. Molly Kimmel is an occupational therapist with a passion for assistive technology (AT) and a creative approach to helping people with disabilities live as independently as possible. She is amply qualified to advance MonTECH's mission and determine the program's future focus.
Molly Kimmel first connected with MonTECH eight years ago. "That moment served as a turning point for me as an occupational therapist, as I realized the value of having access to innovative equipment and tools and the importance of sharing this resource with my community," Molly shared. "From that day on, I have been a fierce supporter of the MonTECH program and its mission."
Molly has been an occupational therapist at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula for the past nine years. She has also served as the Montana State Coordinator and Occupational Therapy Core Faculty for the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND) program for the past two years. She is a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist, an instructor in infant massage, and a frequent volunteer who serves our community in a variety of ways. Molly is experienced with insurance and reimbursement systems and widely connected to the network of community and state-wide resources serving Montanans with disabilities. Just as important as Molly's professional achievements, she is a strong proponent of AT as a way for people to overcome, or mitigate, physical and cognitive challenges.
MonTECH is a federally-funded State Assistive Technology Grant program that provides free loans of assistive technology and free tech support to any Montanan with a disability. For more information about MonTECH, visit http://montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/
MonTECH is a program of the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.