Selena Kennedy is a lifelong resident of Spokane and is dedicated in her efforts to improve lives of children and adolescents as seen through her career as a therapist and child mental health specialist. After completing her undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University, she continued on at Gonzaga to receive her graduate degree in counseling psychology.
Selena then began working at a non-profit agency specializing in mental health treatment for children and adolescents. She has continued her employment at this agency for over 15 years in various capacities including therapist, program coordinator, and case manager. It is in this environment that she has seen the impact that music has on developing minds of children and adolescents and how music can dramatically improve the lives of youth by positively influencing both cognitive and social development as well as simply being a source of support, enrichment and inspiration. Selena is a National Certified Counselor and an approved counseling supervisor for the State of Washington. She is also a member of several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association and as an associate member of the American Psychological Association.
Selena also serves on the board of directors for the Mead Food Bank along with her husband Myles. They have been married for 13 years and continue to make Spokane, a community they are both passionate about, their home. Together their collective goal is to discover ways to provide musical opportunity and education to youth, adolescents and adults who may not otherwise be able to access such services in the hope that such opportunity can help foster hope, inspiration, community and creativity.