Our Team

Our Staff

Brie MacLaurin, RN
Executive Director

Brie is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University and has a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health from Colorado University’s School of Public Health. Brie’s past work as a home visiting nurse, lactation counselor, early childhood coalition leader, and ACE Master Trainer informs her current work.

Stephanie Morton

Stephanie Morton, MSW
Program Manager

Stephanie was born and raised in Montana. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon and earned a Master of Social Work at the University of Montana. She has worked for several nonprofits supporting children and families.

 Elaine Dahl, JD
Associate Director

Elaine has undergraduate degrees in English and music and a juris doctorate, all from The University of Montana. Before arriving at HMHB, she worked for the Montana Supreme Court, the Montana Legal Services Association, the Montana Secretary of State’s Office, the Montana Department of Corrections, and Helena’s Early Childhood Coalition.

Sarah Corbally, JD
Director of Government Relations & Advocacy

Sarah Corbally is an independent contractor working with HMHB by supporting the advocacy and government relations work of HMHB. With a background in law and social work, and experience as an Administrator at MONTANA DPHHS, Sarah is passionate about the critical work done by HMHB to help improve systems, policies, and laws to better ensure that all Montana babies will have the best possible beginnings.

Email Brie
brie@hmhb-mt.org

Email Stephanie
stephanie@hmhb-mt.org

Email Elaine
elaine@hmhb-mt.org

Email Sarah
csclmontana@gmail.com

Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin
Outreach Coordinator

Ashley was born and raised in Helena, MT. She attended Eastern Washington University, where she earned her degree in Recreation Management and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Elementary Education. Ashley previously worked in travel/tourism and higher education. She is most excited to be back home working to support mamas and babies around our beautiful state.

Dawn Gunderson

Dawn Gunderson
Program and Communications Coordinator

Dawn has a degree in Computer Applications Management. She has served as the coordinator of a behavioral health coalition for community education, prevention and resiliency. Her background also includes providing WIC services including nutrition and safety education, lactation support and referrals for moms and children up to age 5. She is excited to be working with partners invested in the overall health and wellness of Montana families.

Amy Stiffarm, MPH
Family Resiliency Specialist

Amy Stiffarm is a member of the Aaniiih (White Clay) Tribe of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana. She also is a descendant of the Chippewa Cree and Blackfeet Tribes of Montana. Her ceremonial name is ‘MAHS-KWAH KAH-WI-CHE-WAH-T’, which translates from the Cree language to English as ‘Goes With the Bear Spirit’.  Amy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota where she is studying Maternal Mental Health issues in American Indian communities. After graduating, Amy plans to continue to work on research and other projects related to Indigenous health, pregnancy, and motherhood. 

Claire Larson
Storytelling and Records Coordinator

Claire attended the University of Montana where she obtained an undergraduate degree in English with a focus in creative writing and psychology. During her years of study, Claire became fascinated and inspired by the powerful ways in which storytelling and shared experiences can transform lives and bring people together. Putting her passions and gifts to use, Claire hosts HMHB’s podcast, MotherLove, and serves as a storytelling coach to our courageous contributors. She is honored to be working with mothers and caregivers across the state as they bravely voice their stories.  

Email Ashley
ashley@hmhb-mt.org

Email Dawn
dawn@hmhb-mt.org

Email Amy
amy@hmhb-mt.org

Email Claire
claire@hmhb-mt.org

Our Board of Directors

Volunteers from across Montana make up our board of directors.

Kelly Minnehan-Galt, President
Retired CPA

Vacant, Vice President

Jana Garza, Secretary/ Treasurer
First Interstate Bank

Debera Charlton, RN, BSN, MSN
Veteran’s Affairs

Jen Blumberg
Former Family Support Specialist and Executive Director of the Nest, Retired

Whitney Mitchell
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Angela McLean
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

Vanessa Nassett
Bloom Montessori School

Kevin Hamm
Treasure State Internet & Telegraph

David Lechner, MD
BlueCross BlueShield of Montana