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Governor Bullock's Appointments

Friday, October 23, 2015/Categories: Former Governors/Tags: appointments

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the following appointments:

Montana Poet Laureate

  • Michael Earl Craig, Livingston.

State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors (Montana State Fund)

  • Matthew Mohr, Big Sky. Qualification: representative of state fund policyholders. Matt is a firefighter and EMT for the Big Sky Fire Department.

Tourism Advisory Council

  • Kim Holzer, Stanford. Qualification: Russell Country. Kim is the owner of Paper Moon Marketing in Stanford.
  • Alger Swingley, Babb. Qualification: Tribal Government Representative. Alger is the owner of Blackfeet Outfitters in Babb.

Commission on Community Service

  • Barbara Braided Hair, Lame Deer. Qualification: business representative. Barbara is the branch manager at First Interstate Bank in Billings.

Protect Montana Kids Commission

  • Scott Darkenwald, Helena. Qualification: Department of Justice Representative. Scott is the Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Montana Department of Justice.
  • Leslie Halligan, Missoula. Qualification: District Court Judge or Judicial Branch Representative. Leslie is a Montana District Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District in Missoula.
  • Sarah Corbally, Helena. Qualification: Department of Public Health and Human Services Representative. Sarah is the administrator of the Montana Child and Family Services Division.
  • Ali Bovingdon, Helena. Qualification: Governor’s Office Representative. Ali is the Deputy Chief of Staff in Governor Steve Bullock’s office.
  • Bill Hooks, Helena. Qualification: Office of the Public Defender Representative. Bill is the Chief Public Defender for Montana’s Office of the State Public Defender.
  • Schylar Baber-Canfield, Butte. Qualification: organization involved in child abuse. Schylar is the outreach manager at the Montana Student Assistance Foundation.
  • Ann Lawrence, Kalispell. Qualification: County Attorney. Anne is the Flathead Deputy County Attorney in Kalispell.
  • Matt Lowy, Missoula. Qualification: Private Attorney. Matt is the owner of Lowy Law, PLLC in Missoula and a child welfare specialist.
  • Megan Bailey, Saint Ignatius. Qualification: tribal member. Megan is a mental health therapist at Sunburst Mental Health Community Foundation on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Indian Reservation.
  • Joyce Funda, Helena. Qualification: CASA or foster parent. Joyce is the executive director of CASA of Montana, Inc.
  • Bart Klika, Missoula. Qualification: research experience. Bart is an assistant professor at the University of Montana School of Social Work.
  • Tom Strizich, Qualification: pediatrician. Tom is a pediatrician in Helena.
  • Jaci Noonan, Anaconda. Qualification: public member. Jaci is the Care and Community Treatment Director for AWARE in Anaconda.
  • Jani McCall, Billings. Qualification: public member. Jani is the owner and president of Consulting with Communities, Inc. in Billings.

Governor’s Council on Healthcare Innovation

  • Eric Arzubi, Billings. Eric is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Billings Clinic.
  • Keith Bailey, Helena. Keith is the Executive Director of Helena Indian Alliance.
  • Maria Clemons, Libby. Maria is the Executive Director of Northwest Community Health Center in Libby.
  • Jeffrey Fee, Missoula. Jeffrey is the CEO of St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
  • John Felton, Billings. John is the President and CEO of Riverstone Health in Billings.
  • Michael Frank, Helena. Michael is the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Bill Gallea, Helena. Bill is the owner of Lewis and Clark Emergency Physicians in Helena.
  • John Goodnow, Great Falls. John is the CEO of Benefis Health System in Great Falls.
  • Sheila Hogan, Helena. Sheila is the Director of the Montana Department of Administration.
  • Lenette Kosovich, Billings. Lenette is the CEO of Rimrock Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center in Billings.
  • Monica Lindeen, Helena. Monica is the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance.
  • Todd Lovshin, Helena. Todd is the CEO of PacificSource Health Plans.
  • Bob Marsalli, Helena. Bob is the Executive Director of the Montana Primary Care Association in Helena.
  • Steve McNeece, Anaconda. Steve is the CEO of Community Hospital of Anaconda.
  • Janelle Nelson, Great Falls. Janelle is the Executive Director of Montana Independent Health Alliance in Great Falls.
  • Richard Opper, Helena. Richard is the Director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
  • William Reiter, Anaconda. William is the President of the Reiter Foundation, Inc. in Anaconda.
  • Tara Veazey, Helena. Tara is Governor Bullock’s healthcare policy advisor.
  • Michael Vlases, Bozeman. Michael is the Chief of Staff at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
  • Jonathan Weisul, Missoula. Jonathan is the Clinical Advisor for Population Health at Allegiance Benefit Plan Management.
  • Aaron Wernham, Bozeman. Aaron is the CEO of the Montana Healthcare Foundation in Bozeman.
  • Anna Whiting Sorrel, Missoula. Anna is the Director of Operations, Planning and Policy at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Health Department.
  • John Williams, Polson. John is the President Family Physicians Group/Montana Academy of Family Physicians at St. Luke Community Healthcare in Polson.

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