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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors roster FY 2017

Adam Tunning- Billings, MT

Adam is an Attorney with Moulton Bellingham PC. His practice is focused on defense litigation with experience in providing employment, real estate and general transactional advice to local businesses. He has been a wish granting volunteer since 2013 and has also served on the Billings Make-A-Wish advisory council under Make-A-Wish greater Pennsylvania.

Alex Philp- Missoula, MT. 

Alex Philp, Ph.D. is the founder of various advanced technology companies in Missoula, Montana, including GCS, Adelos, TerraEchos, N-SITE, and now Upstream. Dr. Philp received his Masters and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Montana, combining interests in history, geography, ecology, and geospatial IT into comprehensive examinations of historical landscapes and how and why they change over time.  Alex is involved in the community, with the University and has served on many boards.

Bob Burns- Missoula, MT.

Bob is the Missoula Market President for Stockman BankResponsible for the start-up of the Missoula Market including direct management or oversight of all Missoula market employees, supervision and oversight of all phases of operations, lending, planning and development for all of the Missoula market. Bob has been working in banking since graduating from the University of Montana in 2000. He has been involved as a volunteer in many non-profit organizations in Missoula.

Bruce Kramer- Missoula, MT. 

Bruce is the Make-A-Wish Montana board treasurer and Chair of the Finance committee. He is a partner and Vice Chairman of the Consumer Direct Care Network. Through September 2012, Mr. Kramer served as Senior Vice President and supervised operations for all Consumer Direct companies which have grown to twelve state operations. Bruce is involved in the Missoula community and was most recently a member of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Danielle Wanderer- Bozeman, MT. 

Danielle is the CEO of SplashLab Social, a company for top global brands looking to acquire new customers and engage existing customers through the execution of large scale social marketing campaigns. Previously, she held executive marketing positions for computer software companies, Qualtrics and Right Now Technologies.

Emily Michalik River-Polson, MT.

Emily is Vice President Client Management, UnitedHealthCare Global. Emily has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry, the mission of her career is to integrate global and population health principles into the practice of each professional role. Likewise, the fundamentals of excellent leadership, organizational stewardship, and the achievement of financial results have been the cornerstones of each of her roles across the for-profit, not-for-profit, private, and public sectors. She was a member of the Polson Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors. 12/19/16

Frances Hall- Phoenix, AZ. 

Frances is the Director of Chapter Support with Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and is the Make-A-Wish Montana Board Chair. Frances oversees an interdisciplinary team that provides support, coaching and consulting services for chapters in all areas of organizational management, such as board development, CEO recruitment and orientation, strategic planning, fundraising, mission delivery and financial management. The team conducts chapter assessments, designs and executes chapter support strategies at individual chapters, and provides on-site intervention strategies and management of chapter operations where necessary in order to protect the organization's assets and reputation. 

Jared Brown- Great Falls, MT. 

Jared is an Agent/Advisor and Sales Manager with New York Life. He is also the President and Founder of Project 81, Inc. A relief organization to the country of Haiti. Jared has extensive experience in insurance, sales, financial products and philanthropy. He also served five years in the Air Force. He is extremely resourceful when it comes to displaying his passion in a way that brings support both financially and in a way of people becoming advocates of the organization.

Jason Vollmer-Billings, MT

Jason is the President at Lexon, INc.  He has been successful in running his Billings-based industrial by-products and waste management consulting company for over 5 years.  His professional background includes roles in the business management and executive oversight of other companies in the industrial by-product/environmental waste and transportation industries.

Lynn Anderondo-Kalispell, MT

Lynn is Service Line Manager, Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Digestive Health Institute of Montana with Kalispell Regional HealthCare. Lynn is a healthcare management professional with strong record of leadership in medical group management and program development. She is involved in the Flathead Valley community with Leadership Flathead, Women Who Wine and is a violinist with the Glacier Symphony and Chorale. Director since 12/19/16

Mary Windecker- Missoula, MT

Mary is the Make-A-Wish Montana Board Secretary. Mary most recently worked as the Vice President, strategic planning and marketing at Community Medical Center in Missoula. Mary is very involved in the Missoula community. She has volunteered in leadership positons with United Way, Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Missoula Writing Collaborative and served as the Board Chair for the Missoula Chamber of Commerce in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Michael Gray- Billings, MT.

Michael manages a full service-advertising agency, specializing in American Indian Communications with a main office in Billings, Montana.  Michael oversees the management, creative development, budgets, research, media and relationships of all accounts. Michaels foresight in American Indian/Alaska Native marketing lead to the creation of the first Full-service American Indian Ad Agency – G&G. Michael is involved in the Billings community and in many professional organizations.

Rod Austin-Missoula, MT

Rod is the founder and CEO at dotmos, changing the way people find things on the web, with a focus on exploration through what they call a ‘Discovery Engine.’ He has a diverse background in web development and Internet Marketing, with a focus in recent years on startups in their early growth stages. His experience covers a variety of industries where he has directed the development, sales, multimedia, design and marketing aspects of doing business in the digital world.

Do you prefer to donate by mail?

Mail completed form along with a personal check, money order or credit card information to the following address: 

Make-A-Wish Montana
175 N. 27th Street 
Suite 1214 
Billings, MT 59101

Make-A-Wish® Montana
1015 Mount Ave
Suite C
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 259-9848