Big Sky Senior Services Inc. recently elected its 2017/2018 board of directors.
Michael Temporal, MD, was named as president. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. He specializes in family medicine and geriatric medicine and is affiliated with Billings Clinic.
Marsha Runge, of JL Market Research, was named vice president. Bringing years of fundraising experience, she serves as the fundraising co-chairperson.
Jason Hagadone was named treasurer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at Rocky Mountain College. Hagadone, vice president of lending at Altana Federal Credit Union, will oversee the finance committee.
Sandy Gillitzer, a community volunteer, was elected secretary. She brings experience in accounting and has been a board member since 2012.
Jo Lamey is ex officio. Lamey, owner of JL Market Research, has been a board member since 2006 and is serving as fundraising co-chairperson.
Dianne Lehm, Bill Mercer, Karen Erdie, Michael Skehn, Kevin Sider, Mike Larson and Denise Armstrong are board members who continue their service.
Lehm, director of community development at Big Sky Economic Development, has served on the board since June 2001.
Mercer, a partner at Holland & Hart law firm, is the chairman of the Partners for Elder Protection Coalition. He served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana (2001-2009) and former Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States (2006-2007).
Erdie retired as the director for the Area Agency of Aging and is a community volunteer. She serves on the fundraising committee.
Skehan, chief operating officer at St. Vincent Healthcare, will serve as co-chair for the Program Committee. Skehan has a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco.
Sider works at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries and is the executive director of Mission Ridge and WyndStone, two senior living communities. He graduated from Concordia College with a bachelor’s degree in business-health administration. He serves as co-chairperson for the Program Committee.
Larson, regional supervisor of Adult Protective Services for the State of Montana, is on the PEP Coalition and the Guardianship Committee. Larson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in health and human performance. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector.
Armstrong serves as the executive director.
Big Sky Senior Services is a local nonprofit that provides direct services to senior citizens that help them remain in their homes, living independently, safe and free from abuse.