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, 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.
Our Board of Directors
Volunteers from across Montana make up our board of directors.
Kelly Minnehan-Galt, President
Vacant, Vice President
Jana Garza, Secretary/ Treasurer
First Interstate Bank
Debera Charlton, RN, BSN, MSN
Former Family Support Specialist and Executive Director of the Nest, Retired
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Bloom Montessori School
Treasure State Internet & Telegraph
David Lechner, MD
BlueCross BlueShield of Montana