Bozeman Health Foundation Team
To support Bozeman Health by promoting community participation in and financial support of activities to improve community health and quality of life.
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.
System Director of Philanthropy
Steve is a highly experienced philanthropy leader with more than two decades of experience raising funds and guiding non-profit organizations toward new levels of success. He and his wife Diana come to us from the Baltimore, Maryland, area where, most recently, Steve served as national vice president of development and outreach for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS). Prior to joining LIRS, he spent 15 years raising charitable support in healthcare for Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Sheppard Pratt Heath System and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Steve and Diana have three grown children, and in their spare time enjoy spending time hiking, biking and enjoying the great outdoors.
System 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.
System 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.
Courtney joined Bozeman Health Foundation in January 2020. She comes to Bozeman after being with the Gritman Medical Center Foundation in Moscow, ID for over two years as the development program and events coordinator. Before her time at the Gritman Foundation, Courtney worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. in Pullman, WA as an event coordinator and marketing specialist. Courtney graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2015 with a degree in Communication, specializing in public relations and event management.
At Bozeman Health Foundation, Courtney is responsible for maintaining the integrity of our donor database, effective office management, and acts as the liaison to the Foundation’s board of directors, finance committee, and finance staff.
Courtney married her husband Jonathan—who is currently in the WWAMI Medical School Program at MSU—in December 2019 and moved to Bozeman after living in North Idaho for 26 years. In her free time, Courtney enjoys antiquing, volunteering for organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Distinguished Young Women, and watching current and past seasons of Gonzaga Men’s Basketball.
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
- Katie Daughenbaugh, Ex Officio
- Kris Deason
- Rich Deming
- Eric Flynn
- Vickie Groeneweg
- John Hill, Ex Officio
- Brad Ludford, Ex Officio
- Dr. Andrew Sullivan
- Tim Warner Jr.
- Dr. Mark Williams