Kelly Miller envisions compassionate communities with social equity and collective liberation for all human beings, where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential. Kelly is currently the Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and an alumni cohort member of Move to End Violence, a 10-year nationally recognized initiative of the NoVo Foundation designed to strengthen the collective capacity to end violence against girls and women. After thirty years in anti-violence work as an attorney, prosecutor, and activist, she has been on a transformational journey that has brought clarity to her purpose of mutual liberation to the last girl and a deep understanding that liberation has to begin with ourselves. She has come to learn that how we are is even more important than what we do. As part of this journey, the Idaho Coalition has been integrating a mind-body practice into our organizational culture. We are working to undo a culture that dehumanizes all of us – from the pace of our work to the transactional nature of relationships. Integrating physical practice into our work– from low and s-l-o-w breathing, physical movement, Tai Chi and more on a regular basis– has been part of our evolution as human beings and creates the kind of community we are working towards. Most importantly, she deeply believes that in order to move towards a world that is interdependent, resilient and regenerative, we have to live into that vision ourselves. We cannot become what we cannot imagine.
She is a national presenter on movement building to end gender violence, youth engagement, accessibility and intersectionality in our work. Before joining the Idaho Coalition, Kelly represented girls and women who were impacted by violence and individuals with disabilities as an attorney with Legal Aid Society and an assistant prosecutor in a felony domestic violence/sexual assault unit in Louisville, Kentucky, and as Deputy Director with Idaho Legal Aid Services. Kelly and her partner Bob have two strong capable daughters Logan and Hunter.
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence engages voices to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and sexual assault. The Idaho Coalition is a highly adaptive nonprofit fostering catalytic collaborations to create social change in ending violence against women and girls, men and boys.