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.

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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, PhD, 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 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.

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

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

Jana Garza, Vice President & Treasurer
First Interstate Bank

Vanessa Nassett, Secretary
Bloom Montessori School



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

Kevin Hamm
Treasure State Internet & Telegraph