Our Team

Our Staff

Stephanie Morton

Stephanie Morton, MSW
Executive Director

Stephanie was born and raised in St. Ignatius, Montana. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Oregon and earned a Master of Social Work at the University of Montana in 2018. She has worked for several nonprofits supporting children and families and specializes in system connections and improvements. Stephanie began her work with HMHB in 2017, as a practicum student and was hired as the Program Manager in 2018.  She served in this role until 2023 when she was promoted to the Director of Program and Impact. Stephanie completed the Maternal Mental Health Policy Fellowship in 2021 with the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health. In July of 2023, Stephanie accepted the position of Executive Director.  When not at work you will likely find her at home in Three Forks, enjoying and caring for her animals and home.

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.

Hollin Buck, MS
Program Manager

Hollin was born and raised in Missoula, Montana before leaving to earn a BA in Psychology at Linfield College. She then moved to New York, earning an MS in Behavioral Neuroscience-Psychology. She returned to Montana to work at a nonprofit supporting pregnant and parenting young mothers before working in early intervention services for 12 years. She joined HMHB in 2024. Hollin is excited to continue to work to support mothers and caregivers in their parenting journey during the most impactful years of children’s lives.

When not at work, you’ll find her spending time with her two children, husband, and chocolate Labrador and enjoying the Montana outdoors all together.

Lauren Johnson
Director of Communications & Outreach

Lauren, originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, holds a BS in Public Service and Administration in Agriculture from Iowa State University. She has lived and worked in the Dillon, Montana community for fifteen years, holding various professional roles, from working with the local Hospital Foundation to serving as Director of Field Operations at Great Harvest Franchising, where she spent thirteen years. Lauren’s education and career revolves around community, connection, and communication, and she brings these guiding principles and experiences to HMHB-Montana. She resides with her family on their ranch near Dillon and often spends free time exploring and fishing in the Pioneer mountains.

Email Stephanie
stephanie@hmhb-mt.org

Email Sarah
csclmontana@gmail.com

Email Hollin
hollin@hmhb-mt.org

Email Lauren
lauren@hmhb-mt.org

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, CLC
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, PhD, MPH
Director of 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 earned a PhD in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota in 2023. She specializes in Maternal Mental Health issues in American Indian communities. She received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Montana. She is so excited and grateful to work with HMHB in supporting mothers, pregnant people, and babies across Montana.

Email Ashley
ashley@hmhb-mt.org

Email Dawn
dawn@hmhb-mt.org

Email Amy
amy@hmhb-mt.org

Our Board of Directors

David W. Lechner, M.D.
BCBSMT – VP Health Care Delivery and Chief Medical Officer, Board Chair

David is the current Board Chair for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies and has been with the board for 3 years having served on the board late 90’s. He is a family practice physician and currently works at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MT for the last4 years. He has a passion for healthcare advocacy, healthy families and access to affordable quality care. David lives in Missoula and Helena. with his wife and has two adult children

Jill Laslovich
Crowley Fleck, PLLP – Attorney

Jill is a partner in the Helena Litigation Department of Crowley Fleck, PLLP. Her law practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, healthcare litigation, and the defense of professional licensing claims. Jill is the former president of the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves as a faculty member for the Advanced Trial Advocacy School at the University of Montana School of Law. In her spare time, Jill enjoys skiing, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Jana Garza
First Interstate Bank – Commercial Relationship Manager

Jana is a Commercial Relationship Manger at First Interstate Bank. She has been on the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Board of Directors for over 9 years. She lives in Helena with her husband and two teenage children.

Lauren Swant DNP, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNE, CPHQ
Carroll College – Director of Nursing

Lauren currently serves as the Director of Nursing at Carroll College, where she has proven to be a proactive and transformational leader proficient in leveraging operational direction, service-delivery, and nursing knowledge to promote process improvement. Prior to working in higher education, Lauren practiced clinically as a Registered Nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit and worked as part of a MedEvac transport team.

Kev Hamm
Auxilyum – IT Consultant

Kevin Hamm, 50, is a small business owner, battle-tested community organizer, fearless activist, and lifelong advocate for the rights and dignity of all Montanans. Kevin’s background is that of a typical working Montanan. He has firsthand experience doing the real work that powers our state as a matter of necessity, not just as a hobby or a means of making friends with the neighbors. He knows what it’s like to sacrifice sleep working alongside good people in hot kitchens, and giving up sleeping while turning a dream into a business.

Dawn Baker RN, BSN
Retired – Former Public Health Nurse

Dawn currently volunteers at a local daycare. Prior to that she worked at the Teton County Health Department and has expertise in breastfeeding, maternal and child health, immunizations and communicable disease.

Sarah Holexa, M.D.
Pediatrician

Dr. Sarah Holexa, M.D., is a distinguished Pediatrics Specialist based in Missoula, MT. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco. With nearly two decades of dedicated service in the Missoula community, Dr. Holexa is highly regarded and cherished by the patients and families she supports.