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Department: Staff

Kalysta Tripp

Kalysta Tripp is our communications department intern. Kalysta was raised in Billings and moved to Bozeman in 2017 to attend Montana State University. She is graduating with her undergraduate degree in business marketing in May 2022. During her college career, Kalysta was a member of the American Marketing Association, serving as the director of social … Continued

Katelin Conway, MBA, MPH

Katelin Conway provides programmatic support, guidance, and technical assistance to our entire portfolio, focusing on our American Indian Health priority area. Katelin convenes and facilitates collaboration to promote sharing and learning among Montana communities. She advances regional efforts in patient, family, and tribal engagement with the continued vision of improved health and health outcomes across … Continued

Kiely Houston, MSPH

Kiely Houston manages data and evaluation for the Montana Healthcare Foundation. She helps the Foundation and our grantees understand the impact of our work through thoughtful measurement and analysis. Before joining our team in early 2022, Kiely spent nearly a decade working on a broad range of public health and health policy projects in California … Continued

Siri Eliasen

Siri Eliasen supports the Behavioral Health team ensuring systems and processes are implemented and fine-tuned. Before joining Montana Healthcare Foundation in 2021, Siri worked with various conservation non-profits and in several different education settings. She has a natural flair for logistics, organization, and precision. Siri grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She graduated from Montana … 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 ensuring the Montana Healthcare Foundation runs smoothly and efficiently. She skillfully manages our day-to-day operations, grant payment schedules, 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 County, Montana … Continued

Melinda Buchheit, MS

Melinda Buchheit directs the Foundation’s communications department and develops its public-facing strategy, messaging, and materials. Before joining our team in 2015, Melinda worked as a freelancer in film production, completed a term of service with AmeriCorps in Los Angeles, and worked in marketing and creative content at Paramount Pictures. Melinda spent most of her childhood … 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