Board of Directors
Jared Brown - Great Falls, Mont.
Jared is an agent/advisor and sales manager with New York Life, and the founder and president of Pathwise Partners. He is also the founder and president of Project 81, Inc., a relief organization to Haiti. Jared has extensive experience in insurance, sales, financial products and philanthropy. He served five years in the U.S. 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 that helps people become advocates of the organization.
Mary Windecker - Missoula, Mont.
Board Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair
Mary works at Western Montana Mental Health Center as its director of communications and strategy. Mary is very involved in the Missoula community. She has volunteered in leadership positions 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 2015-16 fiscal year. She previously served as board secretary.
Bob Burns - Missoula, Mont.
Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Bob is the Missoula market president for Stockman Bank and is responsible 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.
Danielle Wanderer - Bozeman, Mont.
Danielle is chief marketing officer at Centricient, which enables consumers to text or Facebook-message companies directly for customer service, instead of calling or emailing. She is the past 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 RightNow Technologies.
Lynn Andenoro - Kalispell, Mont.
Lynn is service line manager at Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Digestive Health Institute of Montana with Kalispell Regional HealthCare. Lynn is a health care 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.
Adam Tunning - Billings, Mont.
Adam is an attorney with Moulton Bellingham PC. His practice focuses 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 also has served on the Billings Make-A-Wish advisory council under Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania.
Alex Philp - Missoula, Mont.
Alex Philp, Ph.D, is the founder of various advanced technology companies in Missoula, including GCS, Adelos, TerraEchos, N-SITE and Upstream. Alex received a master's degree and doctorate 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.
Bruce Kramer - Missoula, Mont.
Bruce is a partner and vice chairman of the Consumer Direct Care Network. Through September 2012, Bruce served as senior vice president and supervised operations for all Consumer Direct companies, which have grown to 12 state operations. Bruce is involved in the Missoula community and was most recently a member of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Casey Buckingham - Great Falls, Mont.
Casey is the Senior Vice President of System Human Resources at Benefis Health Systems in Great Falls MT. Casey is part of the senior leadership team and oversees HR for all of the Benefis employees. She has a MBA in Human Recourse Management from The University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. Casey is involved in the Great Falls community and has been part of many boards including Neighbor Works Great Falls and The Mansfield Theater of Performing Arts.
Emily Michalik River - Polson, Mont.
Emily is vice president for client management at UnitedHealthCare Global. Emily has more than 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 Director
Frances Hall - Phoenix, Ariz.
Frances is the director of chapter support with Make-A-Wish Foundation. 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.
Jason Vollmer - Billings, Mont.
Jason is the owner of Environmental Consulting Services, LLC. He has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Montana State University-Billings and an 18-year background in management positions in the coal-fly ash and other byproducts industry, as well as marketing, mining, oil & gas, and transportation industries. He has local, child-centered volunteer experience in programs such as Students Organized Against Risk (SOAR). Jason also enjoys family activities, fishing and hunting.
Michael Gray - Billings, Mont.
Michael manages a full-service advertising agency, specializing in American Indian communications with a main office in Billings. He oversees the management, creative development, budgets, research, media and relationships of all accounts. Michael's foresight in American Indian/Alaska Native marketing led 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 - Helena, Mont.
Rod is digital strategist for Pagely, the preferred WordPress host for large businesses across a variety of industries. Companies like Disney, Verizon and NGINX trust Pagely to host their WordPress sites. Rod is the past 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.