Community Grants Committee Members


Michal Leah DeChellis

Michal helped make the healthy choice the easy choice within Livingston Farm to School classes and cafeterias this year as the Program Director for Farm to School of Park County. She believes that food is the sustenance to which we thrive, and educating youth in particular will have a lasting impact. 


Brought to Livingston as a FoodCorps service member, she is a native Texan who felt the call of the mountains and is staying put.  Prior to moving to Livingston, Michal lived and worked in NYC, Austin, Prague, and St. Paul. Michal has a masters in Social Organizational psychology and spent much of her career in talent management and organizational development for a big 4 consulting firm.  Having children shifted many things in her life including her work focus. She has changed her career to promote healthy sustainable food systems within Park County schools and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health in Food Systems from Johns Hopkins.


Faye McNew

Faye has lived in Livingston with her husband and two children for five years.  They raise sheep and a menagerie of animals on their windy plot of land.  Faye is passionate about providing opportunities for the children of Park County.  A firm believer of community service, Faye has served her community as a Girl Scout troop leader, a baseball coach, and substitute teacher. A career as a wildlife biologist cemented her desire to conserve the environment and wild lands.  She is very excited to work with a group of like-minded women to strengthen our community.


Sarah Stands

Sarah was born in Livingston, graduated from Park High, and has family roots stemming from Polebridge, Paradise Valley and Mississippi. For the past 20 years, she has traveled extensively and resided long term in South Africa working within the international low-carbon development sectors across sub-Saharan Africa. A majority of her work has included working in the renewable energy sector, consulting to international market entrants and development institutions with special references to meaningful job creation, skills development, gender equality and rural development in the green economy. Sarah holds a degree in Fine Art and an MPhil in Sustainable Development Planning and Management, and aims to get involved across many platforms, encourage debate and contribute to the alignment between ideas, policies and practical initiatives.


Sarah serves as a Board Member/Secretary with Livingston Bike Club, is a mentor for Park High School Green Initiative, and is an Alternative Transport Coalition Member.