Director Joined Northwest Area Foundation: February 2024
Amy Sings In The Timber, a descendant of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is an advocate and community builder. She has 15+ years of nonprofit leadership experience and more than 20 years of professional commitment to advancing social justice and human rights issues.
Over the past two decades, Sings In The Timber has developed and supported access to justice and legal aid programs designed to address disparities in our legal system and promote the rule of law. She works with communities to identify and break down barriers to equal justice and to develop solutions to complex societal and institutional challenges.
In addition to promoting an equitable and accessible justice system, Sings In The Timber’s policy and development work includes advocating for trauma-informed continuums of care, sustainable stable-housing models, and economic and educational advancement opportunities for marginalized and disenfranchised peoples.
She serves as the executive director for the Montana Innocence Project, a legal aid organization dedicated to freeing innocent and unjustly incarcerated people and advocating for accurate, accountable, and fair systems of justice. Previously, she served as the executive director for the Montana Justice Foundation and in senior leadership roles with the Chicago Bar Foundation and Covenant House Illinois.
Sings In The Timber received her law degree from the University of Montana School of Law (now Alexander Blewett III School of Law).