Livingston HealthCare’s Board of Directors
Local Community Members Dedicated to Providing Quality Healthcare
Livingston HealthCare’s mission is to serve the community by providing
quality healthcare. Our board of directors are local residents who resonate
with that goal and lend their skills and insight to accomplish it. Along
with the leadership team, the individuals listed below are responsible
for the excellent services LHC has provided over the years and will continue
to provide in the future.
Scott Coleman, MD, Board Chair
Scott Coleman, MD, is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who practices
family medicine and obstetrics at Livingston HealthCare. He was selected
to fill the role of Medical Director for Livingston HealthCare in October,
2013, at which time he joined the Livingston HealthCare Board of Directors.
Dr. Coleman received a degree in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee,
followed by his MD from the University of South Dakota. After the completion
of his MD, Dr. Coleman served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy
for six years and received the Navy Achievement Medal for Outstanding
Performance as a Resident. In 2005, he moved to Park County to be closer
to family. Dr. Coleman is presently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical
Corp of the Montana Air National Guard.
Kristen Galbraith, Vice Chair
Kristen Galbraith was raised near Glacier National Park in northwest Montana
and continued her post-secondary education at Montana State University,
obtaining a high honors dual degree in Business Marketing and Accounting.
Her diverse career resume includes jobs as a retail salesperson, waitress,
wrangler, administrative assistant, project manager, grant writer/administrator
and business owner. Since 2009, she has concentrated efforts as a full-time
grant writer and special projects administrator, raising more than $24
million for different communities and organizations throughout Montana
and Colorado. Her sense of passion and creativity has enlivened her interest
in making a concerted difference in communities, including a wide range
of infrastructure, public safety and recreation improvements. She also
shares pride, ownership and responsibilities associated with two successful
Livingston businesses - The Obsidian Collection (since 1994) and Coffee
Crossing (since 2008).
Kristen is one of three Montanans who is Grants Professional Certified
(GPC) and serves as Board Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Grants
Professional Association. She also serves on two local boards as chair
of the Livingston Business Improvement District and secretary of the Livingston
Youth Soccer Association. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she is often trail
running, biking or hiking throughout Montana's off-road and mountain
areas, most likely accompanied by her two children and canine friends.
Jeffry Lindenbaum, MD, Treasurer
Jeffry Lindenbaum, MD has been lead Radiologist at Livingston HealthCare
since January 2013. Dr. Lindenbaum is licensed to practice in Montana
and Wyoming and has more than 15 years of leadership experience in private
practice and integrated healthcare delivery systems.
Russell Smith, Secretary
Russ Smith has lived in southwest Montana for 27 years where he raises
his two teenage sons with his wife of 22 years. Since moving to Montana,
Russ has worked in water resource management having performed work in
surface water restoration and reclamation, wastewater treatment and stormwater
management. His passion for clean water has led him to become versed in
wetland ecology, soil conservation, water treatment methodologies, and
has worked extensively on the reclamation of landscapes impacted by agricultural
and industrialization, as well as from the effects of urbanization. In
his evenings, Russ is active in youth baseball and is also a recording
artist and performing musician. He is grateful for having diverse interests
and love of the northern Rocky Mountain landscape; it allows him to spend
time helping with local non-profits and the community that they serve.
Abbie Bandstra was born and raised in Livingston and chose to return to
this community after pursuing post-secondary education at Montana State
University. In her professional career, Abbie has focused on the social
services sector, working with underserved communities in Montana to address
domestic and sexual violence, sex trafficking, sexual and reproductive
health, and trauma informed education. Abbie has recently returned to
classroom teaching as a 7th grade English teacher at Sleeping Giant Middle
School. Alongside passions of youth advocacy, reproductive health and
podcasts, you can also find her enjoying the outdoors with her dogs, coaching
soccer, and generally making as many puns as possible.
Claire Kenamore, MD
Dr. Kenamore trained at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in pediatrics. She started
her career at Billings Clinic in Billings in 1997 and transferred to Billings
Clinic Bozeman in 2020 to become the chair of Primary Care. She believes
everyone deserves the highest quality healthcare whether they live in
a rural or metropolitan setting and values what happens when medical systems
work together. Dr. Kenamore is a third generation physician and enjoys
teaching all types of students. She is the medical director of an annual
study abroad course in Ayaviri, Peru. The trip is a collaboration with
local clinic systems and churches focusing on linking patients in the
high mountains with new more specialized care close to home or arranging
for higher acuity care farther away. She is proud to call Montana home
and loves exploring all it has to offer with her family.
Deb Anczak, Chief Executive Officer
Deb began her role as Livingston HealthCare's CEO in October 2018,
after having served as Interim CEO since January of the same year. She
has been a pharmacist for 25 years and in administrative roles for the
past 13 years, most recently serving as Livingston HealthCare's Performance
Improvement Director. In this role, Deb was responsible for managing and
coordinating efforts to improve organization-wide performance and quality.
She served as Pharmacy Manager at Livingston HealthCare for seven years.
Prior to her time in Livingston, she was Director of Pharmacy at Billings
Clinic. She has also served in pharmacy and administrative roles at healthcare
institutions in Wisconsin and Idaho.
Kyra Eddy Piñango, MD
Kyra Eddy Piñango, MD, a Livingston native, returns to her hometown
as a family medicine physician with fellowship training in women’s
health and obstetrics. Dr. Piñango studied at Walla Walla University
in Washington state, transferring to and receiving her undergraduate degree
from Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned her medical degree from
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, in Loma Linda, California.
Dr. Piñango made the choice to become a physician after a year spent
working at an orphanage in El Salvador while she was in college. She says
coming home to Livingston was always part of her plan. “It is a
privilege to care for my community as a physician, and of course, finally
come home.” A welcomed addition to Kyra’s planned homecoming
was bringing along her husband, Dr. Henry Piñango (Internal Medicine
and Geriatrics) and their young son. Since coming home, they’ve
had a daughter, born right here in the Family Birth Center at Livingston
Lee Kinsey grew up just down the road in Big Timber and continued his education
at Montana Tech in Butte studying mining engineering. After spending a
couple of summers guiding fishermen on the Big Hole and Beaverhead he
moved to Livingston in 1995. After several years of guiding in the Livingston
area he founded Secluded Water, Inc which specializes in outfitting fishing
trips off the beaten path, both local and international. He is married
with one daughter and his wife works as a guidance counselor at Park High School.
Liz Lewis holds licenses in Montana as a registered nurse and an attorney.
She achieved her BSN at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and
her MSN at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. During her tenure
as a nurse, Liz worked in many areas of the country and held many positions
as a nurse including positions at Livingston Hospital.
Liz attended Willamette University College of Law and has held licenses
to practice law in Oregon and Montana. After law school, she returned
to Montana and worked at Bozeman Health in various senior level management
positions including Director of Human Resources, Chief Legal Officer and
Chief Operating Officer. She retired from Bozeman Health as its Chief
Operating Officer in March of 2019.
During her tenure at Bozeman Health, Liz served as a board member of the
Big Sky Medical Center. She now serves on the Board of Friends of Hospice
and is the Board Chair of Community Health Partners.
Liz maintains continuing education in healthcare law and is excited to
contribute to the Livingston Community as a board member of Livingston
She and her husband Harvey have lived in Livingston since 1993.
Michael McCormick, Livingston Food Resource Center Executive Director
Before retiring and moving to Montana to become a full-time fly fishing
bum, Michael completed a successful career of more than 35 years in the
for profit corporate arena. During this career he held management positions
in the fields of publishing, advertising, and finance. Michael’s
focus was always on accomplishing aggressive business goals, achieving
financial targets, and helping those people with whom he worked achieve
their greatest success.
Michael joined the Livingston Food Pantry as executive director in January
2009. After managing the Pantry’s response to double-digit increases
in the demand for emergency food services during the great recession,
he began the development of a vision that would serve the community in
many ways to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in Livingston
and Park County. The effort came to fruition in January 2015, when the
Livingston Food Pantry, which had been operating out of a refurbished
automotive garage on the outskirts of Livingston became The Livingston
Food Resource Center, located in a brand new building in downtown Livingston.
The new 5,000 square feet facility houses the Livingston Food Pantry, a
Community Meeting Room, a shared use, commercial Community Kitchen, and
most recently the Livingston Community Bakery. The Center, offering many
food related services and programs, has become a hub for community activity
and is solving local challenges using local solutions.
Michael Schaer is the sole owner and chairman of Computers Unlimited, and
sits on the advisory board of First Interstate Bank, MSUB College of Business,
and Billings Business Improvement District. In the past he has been a
board member at the Billings Chamber of Commerce, Big Sky Economic Development
Agency, Billings Clinic, and Downtown Billings Partnership. In addition
to Michael's extensive involvement with advisory boards, he is the
owner of the following Billings restaurants and hotels; McCormick Cafe,
Cafe Italia, Carlin Hotel, Log Cabin Bakery and Catering, and Hotel Carlin