The Montana Office of Rural Health and AHEC utilize a conjoint Advisory Board to provide guidance and direction for the two statewide programs. Members of the Advisory Board are first nominated and then elected to serve a three year term. The intent is to have representation from individuals and organizations serving the Montana health care industry; including health care providers, health facility administrators, health professions education and consumers.

 

 

 

Advisory Council Members

Name Affiliation
Dick Brown Montana Hospital Association
Jean Branscum Montana Medical Association
David Hemion Montana Dental Association
Marge Levine Montana Primary Care Association
Claudia Stephens Montana Migrant Council
Sheila Nielsen Health Professions Advising
Jay Erickson, MD WWAMI Medical Education
Gayle Hudgins Pharmacy
Edith Clark Former State Legislator
Saul Rivard, MD Resident, Missoula Family Medicine
Neil Sun Rhodes, MD IHS
Jim Guyer, MD MT Family Medicine Residency
Diane Duin Dean, Allied Health, MSU-B
Thelma McClosky-Armstrong Telemedicine
Melanie Reynolds Lewis and Clark, Public Health
Victoria Cech MHREF
Leisa Smith State Workforce Investment
Jim DeTienne EMS
Renee Harris K-12, Public Instruction
Need Extension Representation

WWAMI Medical Student

MT Family Medicine

Ex-Officio Members

Name  
Helen Melland Dean, Nursing MSU
MT ORH/AHEC Staff (Kristin Juliar)
Eastern MT AHEC Staff (Mary Helgeson)
South Central MT AHEC Staff (Natascha Robinson)
North Central MT AHEC Staff (Shani Rich)

Western MT AHEC Staff

(Barry Kenfield)

North East MT AHEC Staff (Christine Williams and Chris Hopkins)

 

Bylaws

*approved February 2013 - click here to view