Big Sky Senior Services, Inc., a local nonprofit that provides direct services to Senior Citizens and Adults with Disabilities that help them remain in their homes, living independently, safe and free from abuse through the Senior Helping Hands and Prevention of Elder Abuse program is pleased to announce the results of the 2016/2017 Board of Directors election is as follows: 

President:  Michael Temporal, MD graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine in 1987. He specializes in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and is affiliated with Billings Clinic Hospital.

Vice-President: Marsha Runge works for JL Market Research and brings years of fundraising experience. She is serving as the Fundraising co-chair.

Treasurer:  Jason Hagadone earned a BS in Business Management from Rocky Mountain College. He is Vice President of Lending at Altana Federal Credit Union.

Secretary:  Sandy Gillitzer, a community volunteer, brings experience in accounting and a Board member since 2012.

Ex Officio:  Jo Lamey is the owner of JL Market Research and has been a Board member since 2006. She is serving as the Fundraising co-chair.

Board members who have continued with their service include:

Dianne Lehm is the Director of Community Development at Big Sky Economic Development and served on the Board since June 2001.

Wm. (Bill) Mercer is an Attorney with the Holland & Hart law firm in Billings. He was the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana (2001 – 2009) and former Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States (2006 – 2007). Bill is the PEP Coalition Chairman.

Karen Erdie retired as the director for the Area Agency of Aging and is a community volunteer.

Michael Skehan is currently the Chief Operating Officer for St. Vincent Healthcare.  Michael has a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and a master’s in public administration from the University of San Francisco. He will be serving as co-chair for the Program Committee Chairman.

Kristie Asay is a graduate of the University of Mary with a Master of Science–Management degree, Kristie has 18 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience. She chairs the Yellowstone County Guardianship Council and is the Executive Director of RiverStone Health Foundation.


Kevin Sider
Kevin Sider works at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries and serves as Executive Director of Mission Ridge and WyndStone, two senior living communities in Billings, MT.  He graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Health Administration. He will serve as co-chair for the Program Committee.

Denise Armstrong is the Executive Director for Big Sky Senior Services, Inc.

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