President DANIELLE Crowe, MT-BC
Danielle became a music therapist because music was her refuge, and she believed in facilitating the safety she felt when she was immersed in music. Danielle received her degree from Marylhurst University in 2014. Aligned in humanistic and integrative philosophies with extended training in the Bonny-Method of Music and Imagery, NICU music therapy, and Sound Birthing Music-Assisted Childbirth, Danielle offers a well-informed approach. Danielle completed her internship in a downtown hospital serving adults in acute and rehabilitative settings. Inspired by her personal experience with music and clinical experience, she was inspired to start Refuge Music Therapy, a private practice dedicated to the individual client and the community of all ages and abilities in the Eugene and Springfield area. Danielle is dedicated to the music therapy community in Oregon and hopes to bring passion and knowledge to her service as President.
President-Elect Brenda WAlleman, MT-BC
Vice PRESIDENT Lillieth Grand, MT-BC
Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC has been a music therapist since 1993. She owns a private practice, Milestone Music Therapy, and sees clients in their homes, schools, or facilities all over the Portland, Salem, Hillsboro, etc. area. She works primarily with children, some adults, with brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, auditory processing disorders, and the like. She also provides early childhood music classes in preschools. With a masters degree in special education, Lillieth is a sensory integration specialist and has a background in ABA. Lillieth trains music therapists from around the world in music therapy assisted childbirth through Sound Birthing. She is currently the AMTA Professional Advocacy Committee Representative from the Western Region, Assembly Delegate, and has held many other leadership roles including WRAMTA President. In addition, Lillieth is the proud parent of three boys who have special needs. She lives in Tualatin.
Secretary Kate Harris, MT-BC
Kate Harris, MT-BC is originally from Mississippi. Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans with voice as her primary instrument. She is now a board-certified music therapist, specializing in working with autism and IDD.
Kate is Co-Director of Portland Music Therapy, a private practice in Portland specializing in autsim. Kate is also a co-founder of The Cross-Cultural Music Therapy Foundation, which is working with communities both locally and globally to change the way people think about music. In addition to serving as Secretary of OAMT, she is a singer and bassist with the Portland band, Stoneface Honey.
Treasurer Marti Bowles, MT-BC
Marti Bowles is a Utah native who made the move to Oregon three years ago. After completing her undergraduate at Utah State University and her internship at Oregon State Hospital, she became board certified and now works at OSH as a Rehabilitation Therapist. She thoroughly enjoys working with the adult mental health population. She has pursued additional trainings in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Collaborative Problem Solving. At Oregon State Hospital, Marti has been a part of multiple Rapid Process Improvement committees, initiated a Music Therapy Advocacy Month, and presented about Music Therapy for the Western Oregon University psychology students. Marti has presented at multiple WRAMTA Conferences and is currently supervising two interns. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and training for long distance triathlons. She served as the OAMT Treasurer during 2016 and is excited for another year on the board.
Public Relations Jess Hart, MT-BC
Jess Hart is a Florida native, but her heart belongs to Oregon. She attended Marylhurst University and completed her internship at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, OR. She works at the Oregon State Hospital's Junction City campus, where she has had the great fortune of developing a music therapy program that serves a diverse population of adult psychiatric clients. Jess is passionate about advocacy, connection, and community. In her spare time, Jess enjoys going to the ocean, hiking, camping, playing games of both the board and video variety, and adventuring with her partner and their dog, Aerial.