Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Western Montana AHEC meets two times annually to review WMT-AHEC programs and budget, speak on behalf of rural communities throughout western Montana, and discuss methods for improving access to quality healthcare in Montana. The Advisory Board has three subcommittees that focus on the fundamental pathway elements in healthcare workforce development: Career Awareness, Education and Training, and Workforce Development. 

Advisory Board Members

  • Maria Clemons, Executive Director, Northwest Community Health Center
  • Jennifer Courtney, Principal, Big Sky High School 
  • Jay Erickson, MD, Associate Dean, WWAMI
  • Devin Huntley, Director of Hospital Operations, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Greg Hanson, MD, President and CEO, Clark Fork Valley Hospital
  • Reed Humphrey, Dean, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, UM
  • Debra Krantz, Regional Manager, Montana Department of Labor and Industry
  • Jen Robohm, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Behavioral Science, Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
  • Brenda Solorzano, CEO, Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana
  • Karen Trainor, Providence St. Patrick Hospital
  • Bruce Whitfield, CEO, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center 
  • Marcie Willmore, Director of Adult Acute Care Services, Community Medical Center
  • Tom Gallagher, Dean Missoula College
  • Cindy Stergar, CEO Montana Primary Care Association
  • Alan Pule, St. Ignatius Public Schools
  • Kristin Hilton, Director of Nursing, Salish Kootenai College

Advisory Board

Made up of representatives from the healthcare industry, education, and other agencies.

  • Promote healthcare career awareness activities
  • Advocate for high qulaity healthcare education and training for students and professionals
  • Utilize healthcare workforce data to develop strategic objectives and activities
  • Idnetify funding mechanisms