Brie MacLaurin, RN
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, MSW
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
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 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.
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.
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, cPhD, MPH
Program Manager for Native American Initiatives
Amy Stiffarm is a member of the Aaniiih (White Clay) Tribe of the Fort Belknap Indian Community. She also is a descendant of the Chippewa Cree and Blackfeet Tribes of Montana. Amy is currently pursuing a PhD in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota where she is studying Maternal Mental Health issues in American Indian communities. She received her MPH from the University of Montana. She is so excited and grateful to work with HMHB in supporting mothers, pregnant people, and babies across Montana.
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.
Our Board of Directors
Volunteers from across Montana make up our board of directors.
Ned Cooney, Board Facilitator
Kelly Minnehan-Galt, Past President & Treasurer
David Lechner, MD, Past President
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
Jana Garza, Secretary
First Interstate Bank
Debera Charlton, RN, BSN, MSN
Treasure State Internet & Telegraph
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Bloom Montessori School