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Bozeman Health Foundation Team

Mission Statement

To support Bozeman Health by promoting community participation in and financial support of activities to improve community health and quality of life.


Jason Smith

Chief Advancement Officer

Jason joined Bozeman Health Foundation in January 2015 as Executive Vice President of Philanthropy and moved into the role of Chief Advancement Officer in early 2019 with oversight across foundation efforts as well as community health improvement and partnerships, volunteer and retail services, and Bozeman Health's marketing and communications department.

Jason spent more than two decades with mission-driven organizations in the U.S. and around the world before returning to Bozeman in 2012 to serve as Vice President of External Relations for MSU's Alumni Foundation. During that time, he led global corporate communications for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, following a stint in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, running communications and humanitarian diplomacy programs in their Asia Pacific zone. He served for more than 10 years as Chief Executive Officer for large American Red Cross chapters in Texas and California. Jason is a graduate of the DiploFoundation's International Humanitarian Diplomacy program and has degrees in political science and English from Montana State University. He serves on the boards of the Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club and Iqra Fund, a Bozeman-based international nonprofit organization that provides educational opportunities for girls in Pakistan. Jason's wife, Karen, is operations manager and a faculty member at Montana Ballet Company. Jason and Karen have two children, Emerson and Allegra.

Ann Leuprecht

Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Ann has been with Bozeman Health Foundation since 2002. As manager of the corporate and foundation relations program, she enjoys building, maintaining and stewarding partnerships with the businesses and foundations that support great healthcare in our region. Additional responsibilities include database management, prospect research and grant writing. A Montana native, she was born at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and raised in Bozeman. Ann received her bachelor's degree in business with a marketing option from MSU-Bozeman. Ann and her husband, Tom, enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, gardening and spending time with their dog.

Anna Smoot

Manager of Individual Giving

Anna came to the Bozeman Health Foundation in the summer of 2018 from UCHealth in northern Colorado. With more than a decade of fundraising experience, Anna is dedicated to impact and mission-driven fundraising. She thrives when connecting with donors to learn their passions and put their generosity to work. A Colorado native, Anna started her journey north to attend the University of Wyoming, graduating in 2006 with bachelor's degrees in English and secondary education. She continued north starting her development career in Sheridan, Wyoming, before returning to Colorado to spend more than five years in healthcare philanthropy as Development Officer with UCHealth. Anna's husband, Doug, is System Lab Manager with Bozeman Health in the fall of 2018, and is a graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula. Anna and Doug enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, fishing and camping with their two young sons, Henry and Sam. Anna loves baking, exploring local breweries and restaurants, and traveling.

Mindy Grobe

Manager of Special Events and Donor Stewardship

Mindy joined Bozeman Health Foundation in May 2018 as development coordinator, eager to start a new career in the non-profit sector. Prior to working at the Foundation, Mindy worked in the Conference and Event Services Department at Montana State University and has extensive experience in the customer service and planning industry. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mindy attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. After graduation she started her career at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa where she worked for 5 years before deciding to start a new adventure in Montana.  

In July 2019, Mindy moved into the role of system manager of special events and donor stewardship. In her new role, she is charged with managing the foundation’s annual Hospitality Auction, organizing other foundation events throughout the year, creating the foundation’s publications including Dividends, and helping ensure our donors experience our gratitude and realize the impact of their generosity.

With all Montana has to offer, you can find Mindy and her husband Matt hiking, skiing, fishing, volunteering and spending time with their four legged feline.

Board of Directors

The success of any nonprofit organization is dependent upon the good work of those who volunteer their leadership and expertise on the Board of Directors. Bozeman Health Foundation is privileged to have one of the most experienced boards in the region.

  • Jay Jutzy, MD, Chair
  • Kris Deason, Vice Chair
  • Robyn Erlenbush, Vice Chair
  • Jim Ness, Treasurer
  • Susan Ellis, Secretary
  • Ashley Burleson
  • Jerry Cashman
  • Kris Deason
  • Rich Deming
  • Eric Flynn
  • Vickie Groeneweg
  • John Hill, Ex Officio
  • Dr. Andrew Sullivan
  • Tim Warner Jr.
  • Dr. Mark Williams

Board and Staff, Fall 2019

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