Our Team

Our Staff

We are currently on the hunt for our new Executive Director.  Stay tuned!

Stephanie Morton

Stephanie Morton, MSW
Director of Programs and Impact

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. 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.

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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, 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.

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.  

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Our Board of Directors

Volunteers from across Montana make up our board of directors.

Vacant, President

Ned Cooney, Board Facilitator
Non-Profit Consultant

Kelly Minnehan-Galt, Past President & Treasurer
Retired, CPA

David Lechner, MD, Vice President
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana

Jana Garza, Secretary
First Interstate Bank

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

Kevin Hamm
Treasure State Internet & Telegraph

Vanessa Nassett
Bloom Montessori School