Clinic Board

The RiverStone Health Clinic Board of Directors reviews and revises healthcare policies, including the scope and availability of services and quality of care for the federally-qualified health center (Clinic) and Healthcare for the Homeless program. In conjunction with RiverStone Health, the Clinic Board also assures that the Clinic operates in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Dale Anderson

Career: Retired Teacher
Year joined: 15+ years

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: I joined the Board many years ago because I believed RiverStone Health (then the Deering Clinic) was providing very important services to a population that traditionally has difficulty accessing appropriate medical care.

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I am a patient of RiverStone Health and I thought my experiences as a consumer would benefit the Board. I am also a big fan of the residency program we offer. RiverStone Health is an excellent place to develop primary care skills and a large percentage of the graduating residents choose to remain in Montana serving communities as primary/family physicians. It has been my honor to serve on the RiverStone Health Clinic Board.

Phyllis Crawford

Year joined: 15+ years

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: Like they say, you’re never too old to learn. It is nice to see what is going on in our community and with government issues on heath. I also am a sounding board for people who have a problem or questions on RiverStone’s operations and policies, etc. People talk to me and I have a few suggestions on better policies.

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We have very interesting members and they do well on getting the job done. We would be lost without them. The dental department, immunes, etc., are helpful to the uninsured.

Florence Garcia

Career: Associate Dean, City College at Montana State University Billings, since 2014

Year joined: 2014

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: I am committed to serving on the RiverStone Health Clinic Board because I have always volunteered in the community and I recognize the importance of health in all aspects of humanity.

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As a member of a diverse population myself, and as someone who utilized the clinic in my younger years, I feel a connection to the mission of the Clinic and to the staff who so selflessly make this their life’s work.

I am passionate about mental and behavioral health issues because that influences every aspect of healthcare and I see that as a future challenge. I have been impressed with the kindness and quality of care provided by the staff, as well as the professionalism and attitude of the board members with whom I serve. I have a difficult time calling it “service,” because it is my “privilege” to know and work with such outstanding people.

Riley Fitzgerald

Career: Finance director

Year joined: 2023

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: As a member of the community, I recognize the importance of RiverStone Health & the services it provides.

Mary Gilluly

Career: Director of social services

Year joined: 2023

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: I believe in the mission & values of RiverStone Health. I have worked with many RiverStone Health programs professionally.

Art Lyle

Career: Retired

Year joined: 2018

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: I was asked and recommended by my personal physician. I’m only familiar with the Worden Clinic facility, but being selfish, I appreciate not having to drive to Billings.

Alexander Martin

Career: Vice President of Accounting, WMK & Western States Steel Erection Co’s

Year joined: 2010

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: I believe that RiverStone Health is an avenue for individuals to create better lives for themselves, their family and their community. Not everyone has the financial wherewithal to receive healthcare, but this should not exclude them from access to care.

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The Foundation supports a system where one gets more than just a checkup, they get a holistic approach that includes the education needed for a better life.

Type 2 diabetes prevention and prenatal care are two areas in which education could help people make healthier choices.

I think a major issue for consumers on the horizon is healthcare costs in general. The way the healthcare system is set up, consumers are voicing their concerns on the price of healthcare, but operating a healthcare facility is not inexpensive. The United States will try to find the “happy medium” between cost and operation of a healthcare facility, but it will be too difficult to solve. We are already seeing independent healthcare facilities merging with major hospitals to reduce operating costs so the focus can be on the patient which should be the concern for any healthcare facility.

Bob Reed

Career: Pastor/Deputy Sheriff

Year joined: 2009

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: It is an honor to have a part in serving on this board. We deal with a variety of subjects, all aimed at providing the best medical care to those outside of the cities.

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It is important to know those we are serving and those who are serving them. As board members, we deal with both. Being on the RiverStone Health Clinic Board has been a time of learning.

Tom Singer

Career: Attorney at H&E Attorneys at Law.

Year joined: 2010

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: The Board is the steward of the Clinic’s resources, which need to be used to advance the Clinic’s mission and benefit those with the greatest need.

Lionel Tapia

Career: Physician

Year joined: 2003

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: Having an interest in health care for populations at risk, I served in the U.S. Public Health Service at the end of my residency training.

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I have been involved in community health centers in one way or another for 33 years. I continue to be convinced the community health centers provide a vital service in ways that would not otherwise happen for folks that need these services.

Mandia Younger

Career: 22 years as a certified phlebotomist & certified medical assistant

Year joined: 2023

Why you’re committed to serving on the board: I am thankful and enthusiastic about my opportunity to serve on the RiverStone Health Clinic Board.

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RiverStone Health is top-notch, in my opinion. The empathy, the efficiency and the simple, yet powerful care and consideration make the patients’ experience personal and impactful. This community is fortunate and extremely blessed to have access to such care and assistance. I am truly honored to be connected.

You are the center of everything we do. 

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