Betties360 Board of Directors

Shana (Davis) Barnes, President

Shana Davis began her adventures at a young age, tackling acrobatic sports such as gymnastics and springboard diving. After living in both New York City and rural Japan, her love for rock climbing brought her to Portland, Oregon. She was introduced to the Betties at a local fundraiser, volunteered as a mentor on the 2008 BettiesRock! trip, and suddenly found herself completely inspired by the magic of Betties360. Shana created the new Betties360.org website, and loves to hit The Circuit Bouldering Gym with anyone who’d like to try climbing!

Leslie Trabant

Leslie Trabant, Program Coordinator

Being an active part of Betties360 is a dream come true for me. My background as a high school teacher working with at-risk students and my endurance athletic career combine perfectly for working with this amazing group of girls and women. My goal is to help Betties360 move forward as they grow and expand as a non-profit that inspires women of all ages to participate in active sports and outdoor adventures. There is so much potential for the future of Betties360, and I am thankful for this opportunity.

 Danielle Lefebvre

Danielle Lefebvre, Treasurer

Danielle is a certified Integral® Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Wellness Professional, with over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry teaching, training, and coaching. She earned her coaching certification through New Ventures West in San Francisco in 2008, and she is passionate in her commitment to healing herself and others, body, mind, and spirit. She attended a fundraiser for Betties360 in 2010 and was so inspired herself by the work they were doing empower young girls through adventure and sport that she had to get involved, and volunteered to act as event coordinator in 2011. She is grateful to be a part of this incredible organization!

 Michele Taylor

Michele Taylor

For the past 15 years, Michele has worked in program development and delivery at Open Meadow Alternative Schools and currently serves as the High School Program Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and her Master’s in Public Administration with a minor in Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. Michele is passionate about educating underserved youth and is happiest when she is assisting young people in achieving their dreams and goals.

 Erin Fitzgerald

Erin Fitzgerald, Marketing Coordinator

Erin has been a board member since August 2011 and is excited about the opportunity to be part of this important organization. Since a child, Erin always preferred being outside, and as an adult, she feeds her love for the outdoors and athleticism through trail running, yoga, tennis, and adventure travel. Her favorite race is the Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado, a challenging trail run that exceeds 14,000 feet in elevation. And of course, she can’t wait to take a Betties group out on a long (or even short), muddy trail run!


 Missy Nielsen

Missy Nielsen, Secretary

Missy has worked with nonprofits for over 20 years, most recently in Santa Cruz County, California, meeting the needs of at risk youth. Prior to this, she led an international organization for expatriates in Shenzhen, China. With a degree in Human Behavior and Ethics, her life work includes Career Counseling at the University of Washington in Washington State. When not working on behalf of youth, Missy can be found scrambling up or galloping down a mountain, creating art from salvaged objects and capturing stories from newly made friends over a non-fat mocha. Most importantly, she loves connecting folks to opportunities that ignite passion and purpose in life! 

 Stephanie Kaplan

Stephanie Kaplan, Board Member and Former President

Stephanie Kaplan received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University and her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. She practices naturopathic family medicine at a holistic health clinic in Portland, Oregon. Stephanie loves to experience the great outdoors, at home and abroad. She is an avid backpacker and cyclist committed to teaching the benefits of outdoor activities as part of her practice and to girls and women through Betties360.

 Carrie McCormick

Carrie McCormick, Volunteer Coordinator

Carrie joined Betties360 in the summer of 2011. When she’s not out playing and sharing the outdoors with others, she’s working as a midwife, teacher, and maternal health advocate. She is the VP of Skillful Means, Inc., an international consulting group and holds a Masters of Public Health (MPH). Carrie also serves on the boards of The African Birth Collective and Birthingway Midwifery College. She’s spent many years working overseas, including two years for the Matoso Clinic, a primary care facility in South Nyanza, Kenya, and in Senegal supervising and training local midwives. She’s also worked for the Breckenridge Center for Outdoor Education in Colorado. She’s the primary caregiver to a 14 year-old daughter and is a relentless cold water surfer.

 Peter Carty

Peter Carty, Board Member

I joined Betties360 one year ago after witnessing the enthusiasm and energy of its board members and volunteers. As a physician I see the ravages of our modern urban sedentary lifestyle. I believe it is programs like this one that can brake the cycle of inactivity and inspire future generations to be healthy, respectful of nature and gain self esteem through achievement.