Board of Directors

Blue Mountain Clinic’s Board of Directors are passionate community members who are committed to our mission and vision.

BMC board


Erin Steuer, President

erinsteuer-bwEnergy & Community Services Specialist, DPHHS Montana

Erin is  serving her second term as President of the Board of Directors at the clinic. She holds an M.A. in anthropology, where her research focused on health policy, ethnography and social justice. She is currently working toward completion of her PhD at the University of Montana. Erin is the Director of Programs and Operations for NARAL Pro-Choice Montana and also an adjunct instructor at MSU-Northern in the Community Leadership Program. When she is not working she enjoys hiking, biking, fishing and spending time with her husband on their budding homestead in the Bitterroot Valley.

 

Deanna Jenness, Vice President

Technical Assistance Center Supervisor, Blackfoot Telecommunications Group

Deanna has been in the Missoula community for 23 years, and sees herself not as a transplant, but as an adopted member of this community. She has been involved with BMC as a patient, business consultant and advocate for several years. She sees serving on the Board of Directors as a labor of love in an effort to ensure that all other members of the community have the opportunity for outstanding and affordable whole body health care. The staff at BMC continue to impress her with the services they fill so willingly.

 

Frank Sheehy, Treasurer

photo of FrankFrank Sheehy was born and raised in Butte, Montana. He has three grown children and four grandchildren.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana Tech with a Computer Science emphasis and has worked at Office Solutions & Services in the copier division for the past twelve years.

 

Sundi Hamilton, BMC Staff Representative

sundiBilling Specialist, Blue Mountain Clinic

Sundi is the current Staff Representative on the Board of Directors. She has been working at Blue Mountain Clinic for 12 years, four of which were spent working up front as a receptionist. Sundi currently works in our billing office. She is also a notary, Planned First Application Specialist and credentialer. Sundi is a native Montanan, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her two children, family and friends.

 

Holly Biehl

H. BiehlHolly is the Outreach and Marketing Director at the Clark Fork Coalition. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and after spending much of her early career there, Holly moved to Missoula in 2009 to earn a Masters of Business at the University of Montana. Missoula won her heart, so she was thrilled to stay and work to protect Montana’s beloved natural resources. In her free time, Holly tries to get outside as much as possible by hiking, backpacking, skiing, and floating rivers. Holly is honored to be on the board of the Blue Mountain Clinic and believes that every member of the community deserves access to compassionate and comprehensive health care.

 

Beth Hubble

Beth HubbleBeth Hubble directs the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Montana-Missoula. She co-chairs the UM University Council on Student Assault, and is one of the co-authors of the UM sexual assault prevention tutorial, PETSA. She received her Ph.D. in medieval French literature and gender studies from the University of Michigan, and has been teaching at UM in the WGSS and Liberal Studies Programs for ten years.

 

Christine Littig

Christine LittigChristine is a born and raised Montanan. She graduated with a BA from the University of Montana in Education and yet worked professionally as an actress, singer & dancer off and on for the next 5 years of her life; part of which included a 1.5 year stint as a tour actress for Missoula Children’s Theatre.

Upon realizing that Missoula is the greatest place on earth Christine journeyed into a career in food service. Her efforts include managing Missoula’s Old Post Pub, creating RedBird restaurant in the Old Florence Hotel, teaching in the culinary program at The Missoula College & current ownership of Missoula’s landmark bakery, Bernice’s, with her husband Marco.

“Every individual needs access to judgement free support of their body and their rights multiple times in a lifetime. Missoula is blessed to have an independent clinic staying true and honest to that commitment. I am excited to begin my journey as a dedicated board member.”

 

Erin Roberts

Erin has been an art and reading specialist at Bonner School, near Missoula, for ten years. Prior to teaching art she worked for two years with students with special needs at Bonner. Currently, she is an art specialist at MAM during the summers. She has been teaching at the museum for twelve years.

In 2014 she finished her Masters Degree at the University of Montana, earning her MFA with an emphasis in art education. She also earned her undergraduate degree there, both in art and special education.

Currently, Erin serves as the Treasurer for her teachers union, the Bonner Education Association. She is also embracing her new role as a member of the Blue Mountain Clinic Board of Directors.

 

Jaime Ward

IMG_3312Jaime Ward was raised in the Hudson River Valley of New York and moved to Missoula to attend the University of Montana, where she completed her Master’s in Accountancy in 1998. She has been a CPA for almost twenty years and has been with Boyle, Deveny & Meyer PC for over a decade. When she isn’t crunching numbers she spends as much time as possible adventuring outdoors with her husband and twin boys.

She has served on a number of non-profit Boards over the years, including a previous stint on the Blue Mountain Clinic Board. She is proud to have recently rejoined the Board and is committed to helping support the Clinic in their mission to provide access to compassionate, caring whole body health care for everyone.

 

Katharina Werner

Ms. WernerMs. Werner has worked in the social services field for over ten years and has extensive experience with women, men and children impacted by trauma, homelessness, domestic and sexual violence, commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. She worked at the YWCA Missoula for seven years and coordinated a program for homeless families, oversaw the women’s shelter, and acted as the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program Manager. For the past several years, she has focused on developing and presenting trainings on the issues of commercial sexual exploitation and trauma-informed care to spread awareness and educate law enforcement, community and crime victim advocates, medical personnel, students, and community members across Montana. In addition to her experience in the United States, Ms. Werner has also had the opportunity to address social justice issues on a global level working in Germany, India, and parts of SE Asia. Most recently, she spent three months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a trauma consultant for Hope for Justice, a NGO working to end human trafficking in Asia, Europe, and the US. Currently, Ms. Werner teaches as an adjunct professor at the University Of Montana School Of Social Work and is in the process of starting her own counseling and consulting business with a focus on gender-based violence and trauma exposure. She joined the Blue Mountain Clinic Board because she strongly believes in high-quality, patient-centered healthcare services that are accessible and affordable to all Montanans. She received her MSW from the University of Montana in 2012 and holds a Clinical Social Worker License.

In her free time Ms. Werner likes to spend as much time as possible outside with her husband and is the happiest in the mountains or forests, on or by water, skiing, climbing, hiking, running, camping, doing yoga, mountain biking, sitting by fires, sharing travel stories or creating new ones somewhere in the world.

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