Staff & Board

A Supportive Community For All

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Staff

Jody Miesel

Jody Miesel, Executive Director (she/her)

Originally from New England, Jody fell in love with the Snoqualmie Valley after relocating to Carnation in 2012 to lead Sno-Valley Harvest, a then fledgling gleaning program now known as Hopelink Harvest.  

A macro social worker and qualitative researcher by training, Jody has over 20 years of experience working with and on behalf of low-income and historically marginalized individuals and communities in nonprofit, academic, and government settings. She brings a passion for equity, wellness, and connection to all of her work. Jody has a BA in Sociology with a concentration in American Racial and Multicultural Studies from St Olaf College and a MSW with a Certificate in Gerontology from Boston University School of Social Work. 

In her free time, you can find Jody enjoying food with friends, gardening, reading in public, or binge watching dystopian tv/movies. 

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Malia Pownall, Partnerships and Engagement Manager (she/her)

Malia hails from the east coast and brings experience as a community connector and environmental educator. She aims to center equity and practice empathy in her pursuit of work as an agent of change with communities.

Malia pursued an MS in Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, where she studied environmental education in the context of culturally responsive teaching. Afterwards, Malia thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2022 and then the Pacific Crest Trail in 2023, where she fell in love with the moss and mushrooms in the forests of Washington State.

As of March 2024, Malia is a new member of the Snoqualmie Valley community! Outside of the office, find Malia exploring trails, paddling in a canoe, trying new recipes, and soaking up the sunshine.

Taylor Kelley

Taylor Kelley, Navigation Program Coordinator (she/her)

As a Washington native, Taylor has always admired the beauty of the Snoqualmie Valley and is grateful to be able to work in this community.

Upon completing her internship at A Supportive Community For All and receiving her BA in Human Development from Washington State University, Taylor accepted a position as a full-time employee. In her position as Navigation Program Coordinator, Taylor is able to put her passion for equity, connection, and helping others at the forefront of her work.

When she is not working Taylor enjoys baking, spending time outside with friends and family, reading and tending to her houseplants.