Bozeman, Mont., Feb 8, 2018 – The Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) announced today that Gerald Gray will join its board of trustees. Gray is the chairman of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and vice president of G&G Advertising. MHCF, Montana’s largest health-focused foundation, makes strategic investments to improve the health and well-being of all Montanans. The foundation was established in 2014 under the direction of Attorney General Tim Fox, who appointed seven founding trustees to govern the foundation. Gray succeeds the late Mignon Waterman as the first new trustee since the foundation was established.
“Our trustees bring tremendous experience and commitment to overseeing the foundation’s strategy and operations,” said MHCF CEO Dr. Aaron Wernham. “Gerald’s approach to leadership and decades of service on behalf of rural and Native Montanans will be a great asset.”
“The trustees are very happy to welcome Gerald into our Montana Healthcare Foundation family,” said MHCF Board Chair Joanne Pieper. “Gerald’s experience living and working in many communities throughout our state brings unique insight to help us achieve our mission.”
“It is an honor to be a part of an organization that does such great work for all Montanans,” said MHCF Trustee Gerald Gray. “I look forward to working alongside the other trustees who bring a wealth of experience to the foundation.”
About Mr. Gerald Gray
Mr. Gerald Gray is G&G Advertising Vice President and Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairman. As chairman of the Little Shell Tribe, Gray oversees the management of the over 5,300-member organization and has worked to preserve the tribe’s culture, advance its operations, and move it towards self-sufficiency. In his work with G&G Advertising, Gray has provided media research to help clients around the U.S. understand and reach rural and Native American communities. Much of this work has focused on behavioral health as it relates to alcohol, drug, and tobacco use among youth and their caregivers. Gray currently serves on the State of Montana Tribal Economic Development Commission and as secretary of the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council.