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

President

Beth Hubble

Beth 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.

Vice President

Holly Biehl

Holly 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.

Treasurer

Jaime Ward

Jaime 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.

Staff Representative

Vasa Parsons, MSW, LCSW

Vasa has worked with adults and families in the Missoula Community for over 25 years.  This range of experience includes extensive work in training, teaching and supporting adults in developmental disability services and providing guidance to the entire family system.  Vasa also works with others in short-term, solution-focused therapy. Vasa’s approach to therapy is one of patience and understanding.  Allowing the person to become comfortable with her is critical in any type of progress made.  Vasa utilizes a strengths-based approach and believes finding ones strengths will lead to a more fulfilling life. Vasa employs a variety of treatment models and is open to working with youth, families and adults in the following areas:  stress/anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, LGBTIQ, workplace stress and developmental/intellectual disabilities

Board Members

Darcey Fairchild

Darcey is a licensed clinical social worker, mother, partner, sister, daughter, friend and native Montana gal who believes deeply that every individual has a fundamental right to patient-centered, affordable, high quality health care. She is honored to serve on the BMC Board of Directors in her hometown of Missoula. As a social worker, Darcey’s professional career has centered around creating safe, healing spaces for individuals impacted by trauma. After spending many years working for non-profit, school, hospital and governmental organizations, she is thrilled to be focusing her energy on her full-time private practice. Darcey, has a deep connection with the outside world and can often be found skiing, wandering the woods near her home, or navigating the Blackfoot with her husband, son, and three cattle dogs.

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts practiced general Internal Medicine in Missoula for 35 years, with clinical interests in Geriatrics and HIV care. He was President of the Western Montana Clinic for 15 years, and also worked at Saint Patrick Hospital and Partnership Health Clinic. Tom cofounded the Montana Health CO-OP, and was it’s first Board Chair and Medical Director. He served on the Missoula City-County Health Department Board for 5 years and was a  regular commentator on KUFM for over 10 years. He and his wife, Lindsay Richards M.D., are now retired, enjoying outdoor activities, and their new grandson.

Katharina Werner

Ms. 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. Currently, Ms. Werner teaches as an adjunct professor at the University Of Montana School Of Social Work. 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. 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.

Montana James

Montana is a Senior Grants Administrator in the City’s Office of Housing & Community Development. She was born and raised in Missoula where she learned to love the outdoors and cherish community activism. Montana has a passion for public policy as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. She earned her undergraduate degree at UM and worked for Senator Jon Tester before moving to Seattle, WA. In Seattle, Montana completed her MPA at the University of Washington where she researched inclusion and workforce equity. Montana is passionate about public service and has volunteered with the YWCA Missoula, Legal Voice, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund, and served as Chair of the Board for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. Montana joined the Blue Mountain board because she believes in every person’s right to compassionate, high-quality healthcare. When she is not working, Montana can usually be found drinking coffee, baking, or playing with her husband and dog Rosie in Missoula’s North Hills.

Darci Thorsrud

Darci is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at U of M’s Curry Health Center.She was born and raised in Montana and graduated with a Nursing degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. She worked at hospitals in Oregon and Missoula until returning to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. She worked at Planned Parenthood until 2002 when she accepted a job at U of M’s Curry Health center.Darci loves living in Montana and she and her husband Lane take advantage of all four beautiful seasons to play outdoors. She especially has a soft spot in her heart for Flathead Lake.Darci is very proud and honored to be asked to serve on the board of Blue Mountain Clinic.

Juniper Davis

Juniper is an experienced policy analyst, grant maker and partnership builder who has lived and worked extensively in rural and urban western communities, particularly in Montana where she was born and raised.

For the duration of her career, Juniper has dedicated herself to working on behalf of locally driven initiatives by applying policy, research, and collaborative solutions to achieve system-level change. While working for the State of Oregon, Juniper specialized in bringing together external partners and internal staff teams to transform complex policy initiatives into grant programs supporting community and watershed resiliency. Juniper has also worked in legal and program capacities for the Five Valley Land Trust, as well as as for a consortium of northwest tribal governments on policy issues of regional significance. As a result, Juniper has acquired a deep understanding of the interplay of economic, health, and environmental conditions in western communities and is committed to working to improve the lives of western Montanas.

Juniper has a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Colorado College.