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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Make-A-Wish Montana 

Board of Directors 

FY 2019

Mary Windecker - Missoula, Mont. 

Board Chair 

Mary is the executive director of Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, an advocacy group representing addiction, mental health and tribal behavioral health organizations. 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. 

Adam Tunning - Billings, Mont. 

Board Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair

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.

Bob Burns

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.

Jason Vollmer

Mickey Ogg - Missoula, Mont.

Board Secretary

Mickey is the Chief Development Officer at Consumer Direct Care Network. Since becoming CDO, Mickey has overseen implementation of the Colorado, Michigan and Washington, D.C., programs, the integration of AllCare in Texas, and has successfully directed the first company-wide rebranding initiative. He received his MBA from the University of Montana. Mickey was raised in Missoula and is active in the community. 


Danielle Wanderer - Bozeman, Mont.  

Development Chair

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.

Jared Brown - Great Falls, Mont

Past Board Chair

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.


Casey Blumenthal - Helena, Mont.

Casey is the retired vice president at the Montana Hospital Association. Casey provided professional-level support and direction to provider members (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health/hospice, assisted living) in the association. She represented the association on a diverse variety of healthcare committees and task forces and had numerous affiliations with organizations throughout the state. She is active in the community and volunteers with Career Training Institute, Dirt Divas Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic, Lewis and Clark County, Adopt A Highway and United Way of Helena.


Casey Buckingham

Casey Buckingham - Great Falls, Mont.

Casey is the Senior Vice President of System Human Resources at Benefis Health Systems in Great Falls. 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.

Chris Leck

Chris Leck - Kalispell, Mont.

Chris is the co-owner and CEO of Professional Therapy Associates (PTA). He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy. PTA operates in seven locations in the Flathead Valley. Chris is a former US Navy officer and has had experience on many boards and executive committees. He is looking forward to becoming more actively engaged in the community. 


David Wigginton - Kalispell, Mont. 

David is the owner of Glacier Investment Management, an independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firm. David leads and directs strategic development and implementation of the overall business, including service offerings, marketing, prospecting and client retention. David is an active member of Rotary and is involved in the Kalispell community. He also owns and operates a full-service hotel. 


Elinor Swanson - Billings, Mont.

Elinor is an attorney in Billings with Warren & Swanson PPLC. She studied medicine in school and worked in the pediatric burn unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. While there, she saw firsthand the impact of a wish. She received a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, graduating cum laude. She is a partner in her Billings law firm. Elinor is active in the community and ran for the lone Montana congressional seat as the Libertarian candidate in 2018. 

Erin Weenum - Billings, Mont. 

Erin is Lead Employee Benefits Strategist in Employee Benefits at Leavitt Great West. Erin oversees all self-funded benefits business. She is responsible for the retention of existing business and the development of new business, ensuring state and federal compliance of health plans. She works to mitigate risks to health plans by using analytics to predict risk and to develop strategies around cost containment. Erin is active in the Billings community. 

Kathy James - Billings, Mont. 

Kathy is a retired nurse and administrator from St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings Mont. She has been a Make-A-Wish volunteer since 2010 and served on the advisory committee for the MAW Greater PA chapter when Montana was part of that chapter. Kathy is involved in the local community and dedicated to the MAW mission. 

Katie D'Ardenne - Bozeman, Mont. 

Katie is a pediatrician at Bozeman Health Pediatric Clinic at Belgrade Clinic. Previously, she practiced at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Katie did her internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked with many wish kids and knows firsthand the impact a wish can have on children and their families. Katie is looking forward to becoming more actively engaged in the Bozeman community. 


Kelly Rickard - Billings, Mont. 

Kelly is a CPA and tax manager at ClavesVita, Tax and Wealth Advisors. She works with high-level tax returns for individuals and small businesses to create effective tax-planning strategies. Kelly is involved on the boards of the Billings Chapter of Certified Public Accountants and Life Skills FORE Montana Youth. 

Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch - Helena, Mont.

Kelly is the deputy director/general counsel at Montana League of Cities and Towns. She provides legal counsel to and assists with budgeting and administration of the non-profit association representing all 127 incorporated municipalities in Montana. Kelly has more than two decades of experience as legal counsel for local state government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals. Kelly is a wish mom and involved in the Helena community.

Kelsey Bunkers

Kelsey Bunkers - Bozeman, Mont.

Kelsey is an attorney and partner at Crowley Fleck in Bozeman MT. Kelsey’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, including defense of personal injury and product liability claims as well as representation in real property and commercial disputes. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Montana and South Dakota.


Michael Fuchs - Missoula, Mont.

Mike is a CPA, CFE, CGMA and partner at Wipfli LLP in Missoula. He has focused his practice on providing audit, review, compilation and entity taxation services to businesses of all sizes. Mike is adept at analyzing client issues and finding innovative solutions. He has served the community on numerous boards including United Way of Missoula County.

Paul Krueger

Paul Krueger - Sioux Falls, S.D.

Paul is a Chapter Advancement advisor with Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Paul provides support, coaching and consuting 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 Chapter Advancement team conducts chapter assessments, designs and executes chapter support strategies at individual chapters, and provides onsite intervention strategies and management of chapter operations. Paul served as the president & CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota for seven years. 



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Make-A-Wish Montana
1015 Mount Ave. Ste. C
Missoula, MT 59801

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