Skip to content

Department: Staff

Marias Quammen

Marias Quammen supports the America Indian team by providing her organizational and personal skills to ensure the program is running smoothly. Before joining our team in June of 2021, Marias was the program director at Befrienders in Bozeman, MT where she provided services to help reduce loneliness that many senior citizens face today. Marias was … Continued

Tressie White

Tressie White directs all our American Indian health programming with calm leadership and tireless dedication to improving health and reducing disparities for American Indian people in Montana. Tressie and her team provide funding, programming support, strategic guidance, and technical assistance for all of our grantees participating in the American Indian Health focus area and initiatives … Continued

Ted Madden, MBA

As the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, Ted Madden oversees our investment portfolio, financials, and operations. He also manages our Housing is Health Care initiative. Ted brings 20 years of nonprofit, philanthropic, and health care administrative experience to his position at the Foundation. He served as the executive director at the Park County Community … Continued

Scott Malloy, LCSW

Scott Malloy directs our behavioral health and capacity programming with a vision and motivation for improving health for people in Montana. Scott and his team provide funding, programming support, strategic guidance, and technical assistance for our grantees in the behavioral health and capacity focus areas and initiatives. Scott works closely with state, tribal, and health … Continued

Price Klaas, MPA, SHRM-CP

Price Klaas plays a pivotal role in making sure the Montana Healthcare Foundation runs smoothly and efficiently. She skillfully manages our day-to-day operations, grant payment schedules, contracts, and human resources. Before joining our team in 2017, Price served in various administrative roles in the human-service and public sectors, including positions with Child Care Connections, Gallatin … Continued

Melinda Buchheit, MS

Melinda Buchheit manages the Foundation’s communications department and develops strategy, messaging, and materials for the focus areas and initiatives. Melinda’s interest in nonprofits and sustainability started when she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Bresee Community Center in Los Angeles. After her term of service with AmeriCorps, she worked as an executive assistant in … Continued

Maria Swoboda

Maria Swoboda is the grant software administrator and works closely with the programming and operations teams to design effective systems for staff and grantees. While completing her Business Administration degree from Montana State University, Maria worked for Foundant Technologies providing grant software support to foundations across the country. Prior to joining the Montana Healthcare Foundation, … Continued

Liz Davies, LCSW

Liz Davies provides programming support and technical assistance to our Integrated Behavioral Health initiative grantees and other partners. Before joining our team in early 2021, she spent nearly 10 years at Community Medical Center in Missoula overseeing behavioral health services, home and community-based services, and social work services in a brain injury rehab program. Liz … Continued

Lisa James

Lisa James provides technical assistance to our grantees and other partners in our Integrated Behavioral Health initiative. Lisa brings over 12 years of health care experience to our team, including seven years with Montana Medicaid. Before joining our team in 2021, Lisa spent five years with the Department of Public Health and Human Services. She … Continued

Kelsey Gummer, MHA

Kelsey Gummer leads the programming work in the School-Based Initiative focus area at the Montana Healthcare Foundation. She works with the team to provide funding, program support, strategic guidance, and technical assistance to our grantees in the initiative. She also provides support to our Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative.  Before joining our team in 2020, Kelsey … Continued