Robert J. Phillips
Robert J. Phillips is the chair of Headwaters Foundation’s board. A Montana native, he has been practicing law since 1978 in the areas of insurance defense of all kinds, including coverage opinions, coverage litigation and bad faith defense. Bob is excited about the work of the Headwaters Foundation because of his longtime commitment to a healthy western Montana.
Jay Lowder has been practicing pediatric medicine in Montana since 1995. Jay is a founding partner of Missoula Pediatric Associates. He is also a clinical associate professor in the Pediatric Department at the University of Washington Medical School and affiliate faculty at the University of Montana and Family Practice Residency of Western Montana. Jay serves as a trustee of the Headwaters Foundation board because he is energized about the prospect of making a positive, long-lasting impact in the health of western Montanans.
Alyssa was born and raised in western Montana. She has tribal affiliation with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Alyssa is a physical therapist who practices with an emphasis in women’s health and preventative care. She believes through collaboration, rural areas and underserved Montanans will benefit from better healthcare. Alyssa serves as a trustee of the Headwaters Foundation board because she is invested in enriching the quality of life for Montanans, with special interest in her local community in the heart of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Michael A. Stewart
Dr. Mike Stewart is a radiologist who has been practicing in Montana since 1992. He is the past medical director of Community Medical Center in Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine and is currently the medical director of Montana Breast Health. He serves as a trustee of the Headwaters Foundation board because he wants make a difference in the health of underserved people and communities in western Montana.
Rosalie Sheehy Cates
Rosalie Sheehy Cates advises foundations, individuals and organizations on mission investing strategies and projects as a Senior Advisor at The Giving Practice/Philanthropy Northwest, where she is a 2016 Impact Investing Catalyst Fellow. Rosalie has 20 years of experience building and leading a $62 million Montana fund that provides small business loans, New Markets Tax Credits and programming for entrepreneurship and sustainable forestry. Rosalie serves as a trustee on the Headwaters Foundation board because she’s interested in building community partnerships that help people lead healthy lives.
Missoula-native Christina Twohig, is a CPA and partner at Boyle, Deveny & Meyer. Christina’s practice focuses on estate planning, trusts and estate compliance, as well as business and personal income taxes, financial statement preparation and consulting. She currently serves as the treasurer of the Western Montana Chapter for Elder Abuse and has also served on the boards of the Blue Mountain Clinic, Missoula Chapter of the Montana Society of CPAs and Loyola Foundation. Christina serves as trustee on the Headwaters Foundation board because she believes we have an opportunity to fundamentally improve the health of Western Montanans.
Steve McNeece is the president and CEO of Community Hospital of Anaconda where he says he relies heavily on the community to help the hospital improve services to its rural patients. He serves as a trustee of the Headwaters Foundation because he believes in rural medicine and the deep benefit it provides to communities in western Montana.
Penny Kipp is the director of student support services TRiO at Salish Kootenai College.
Richard Opper spent 4 years as Director of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. There he came to understand some of the many factors affecting the health of Montanans, particularly its most vulnerable populations. He is delighted to serve on the Board because of its commitment to helping children lead the full and healthy lives to which all Montanans should be entitled.