Foundation Board of Directors
Livingston HealthCare Foundation’s Board of Directors represent leaders
and long-time residents from all corners of Park County. Their efforts
and commitment to raise philanthropic gifts to provide quality medical
service are why our facility continues to attract skilled medical professionals
and add and maintain state-of-the-art technology and health programming.
With a vested interest in the health and wellness of our community, all
of the people listed below do their part to contribute to the growth of
Livingston HealthCare Foundation Officers
Board Chair: Ruth Weissman
Ruth Weissman is a professor emerita and former provost and vice-president
for academic affairs at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
She is internationally-renowned for her research on eating and weight
disorders. Prior to joining the faculty at Wesleyan, she was on the research
staff in the Department of Psychology at Yale University (New Haven, CT).
Weissman earned a diploma in Psychology (Eberhard-Karls-Universität,
Tübingen, Germany) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of
South Carolina, Columbia, SC). Mrs. Weissman and her husband, Walt, live
on Snowy Range Ranch in Paradise Valley.
Vice Chair: Kim Salloux
Kim Salloux is a native of Livingston. She graduated from the University
of Montana with a degree in Social Work and worked for nonprofit organizations
throughout the state before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area to
expand her education in medicine. Mrs. Salloux attended the American College
of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Branches University, where she
received her Master's degree. Salloux returned with her family to
Livingston in 2014 to practice traditional Chinese Medicine, teach yoga,
and afford her children the quality of life that Livingston provides.
She is committed to the health and wellness of the community and is excited
to be a part of the Livingston Healthcare Foundation.
Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Woodruff
Steve Woodruff has been an attorney since 1999, practicing with the Huppert,
Swindlehurst & Woodruff law firm. He attended Middlebury College for
his undergraduate degree and University of Montana for law school. Mr.
Woodruff is vice president of the Livingston Depot Foundation Board, and
has been active with other non-profit groups during his years in Livingston.
He looks forward to assisting Livingston HealthCare with maintaining and
enhancing its new medical center by his involvement with the Livingston
Foundation Board Members
Melissa Potter Atkinson
Melissa Potter Atkinson is a retired librarian. She holds a BA in American
Studies from the University of Kansas and a MLS from the University of
Oklahoma. Her professional experience includes cataloging for private,
museum and university library collections. Melissa served on the board
of directors for Undercroft Montessori School, the Magic Empire Council
of Girls Scouts and the Gilcrease Museum of Western Art—all in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. She has been a literacy tutor for adults and children. Melissa
and her husband, Mike Atkinson, divide their time between their home of
17 years in the Shields River Valley and Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have 2
grown children living in Brooklyn, New York.
Michelle Becker, broker/owner of Maverick Realty in Livingston, has been
a board member since 2001. She is a lifelong resident of Park County,
and has been an active Realtor since 1987. Becker also serves on the Livingston
HealthCare Board of Directors as the Chair and played a key role in the
New Hospital Campaign as a fundraiser and as a facilitator in the sale
of the old facility. Ms. Becker was President of the Livingston Chamber
of Commerce and was appointed to the Upper Yellowstone River Task Force
by the Governors Raciot and Martz. She was President of the Montana Association
of Realtors in 2000, and has served on multiple boards, task forces, working
groups, and committees.
Scott Coleman, MD
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 receiving 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 Major in the Medical
Corp of the Montana Air National Guard.
Deborah (“Debbie”) Erdman, MD
Deborah Erdman, MD, is a respected physician, philanthropist, and friend
in the Livingston community. During her seventeen years at Livingston
Memorial Hospital and what would later be known as Livingston HealthCare,
Dr. Erdman welcomed many lives into this world as an OB/GYN Physician.
She has a keen interest in medical ethics and chaired the ethics committee
while at Livingston HealthCare’s Park Clinic. Most recently she
has been involved with philanthropic issues that confront our community,
serving as a Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign Cabinet in the Livingston
HealthCare Foundation’s New Hospital Campaign, and was personally
responsible for attaining large contributions from local individuals.
Patti is originally from Stillwater Minnesota. She attended University
of Minnesota with a BBA in Accounting and Psychology. Patricia is currently
the Executive Director of the John F. Grundhofer Charitable Foundation.
She was formerly the President and Founder of MeierGroup LLC. MeierGroup
LLC specialized in consulting and recruitment for Banks, Hedge Funds and
Money Managers. Patricia sits on several non-profit boards. They include
Livingston Center for the Art and Culture in Montana, The Living Desert
in Palm Desert, and the University of Minnesota Foundation in Minnesota.
With her husband, Jack, she is also very involved with Horatio Alger Association.
The Grundhofers spend their winters in Indian Wells, California and the
summers at their ranch in Livingston, Montana.
Paradise Valley resident Duncan Hagemeyer is co-founder and owner of Agmark
Intermodal Systems, a bulk agricultural products transportation company
that has moved commodities all around the country since 1985. Born in
Nashville, Duncan attended seminary school at Lipscomb University and
furthered his education at the University of Tennessee. The enterprising
businessman expanded in the late 1980s with the establishment of Agmark
Foods, Inc., another transportation company specializing in bulk liquid
Joey Lane teaches history and economics at Park High School in Livingston
with a BA from Colorado State University. She is a member of the National
Council of Social Studies and the Montana Council for Economic Education.
As a longtime community member, Mrs. Lane has been involved with many
local charities and fundraising groups. Joey and her husband Tom own and
manage the Lane Ranch and Legacy Land & Cattle, cattle ranching operations
located in Park, Meagher and Gallatin counties.
Bren Lowe, Livingston HealthCare Chief Executive Officer
Bren Lowe has been the CEO of Livingston HealthCare since 2012. He has
a combined master’s degree in Public Health and Health Administration
from the University of Iowa. Lowe is a Fellow of the American College
of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the only nationally recognized certification
for healthcare administration. In addition, he has served on the Board
of the Montana Hospital Association (MHA) since 2013, serving as a regional
representative and Chair of the association’s Education Committee.
In 2015, Mr. Lowe was named to the American Hospital Association’s
Committee on Performance Improvement, an advisory committee to provide
guidance to the association’s strategy to support performance improvement
across the nation’s hospitals. He was a recipient of the Bozeman
Chronicle’s Business Journal 20 under 40 award in 2015.
David Stanley is a retired CEO of Payless Cashways, Inc. and past Executive
Vice President of Piper Jaffray, Inc. He is a graduate of Columbia University
Law School and has practiced law in New York City and Minneapolis. Mr.
Stanley and his wife, Jean, moved to Livingston in 1998. He has been very
active in the community, bringing those interests, together with his experience
in business, investment banking, and law, to the both the Livingston HealthCare
and the Livingston HealthCare Foundation boards of directors. Mr. Stanley
was a Co-Chair in Livingston HealthCare’s New Hospital Campaign
and worked tirelessly as a leader in the Campaign Cabinet. He was instrumental
in securing many of the largest donations to the Campaign.