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Department: Staff

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. Before joining the Montana Healthcare Foundation, Maria … 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

Kelsey Gummer, MHA

Kelsey Gummer directs and leads the programming work in the School-Based Initiative. She works with the team to provide funding, program support, strategic guidance, and technical assistance to our grantees in the initiative. Kelsey also works across our initiatives and provides support and leadership to the programming team. Before joining our team in 2020, Kelsey … Continued

Hannah Jacoby

Hannah Jacoby designs and manages systems to help achieve the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s strategic priorities and oversees the program support team. Before joining our team in 2019, Hannah worked at several nonprofit organizations, all with a common goal: supporting social change. She held positions at the Chicago Freedom School in Chicago, Illinois, Domestic Abuse Intervention … Continued

Anna Lange

Anna Lange is most likely the first person you will talk to when you call our office. With a background in customer service, she’s an expert at answering your questions or getting you to the right person who can help. Anna has been an invaluable member of our team since 2018. She provides administrative support … Continued

Aaron Wernham, MD, MS

Dr. Aaron Wernham is the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer and a family physician. He brings his experience in public health and medical practice to provide strategic direction for the Foundation. Aaron works with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees to develop and implement strategic priorities, programming, and partnerships. Before beginning his position at the … Continued