Steering Council

The work of the Montana Afterschool Alliance is guided by a Steering Council comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, reaching every region of our state and representing a wide range of backgrounds, including providers, business, education, health, government, Indian Country, and nonprofits.

Laurie Bishop
MTAA Director

Steering Council:

Brian Dennis (President)
Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County

Heather Margolis (Vice President)
Executive Director, Montana Education Partnership

Joe Hicks (Treasurer/Secretary)
Director of Afterschool Initiative, Montana State University

Tim Brurud (Past President)
Program Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line

Becky Bey
Government Relations Specialist, KLJ

Patty Butler (Ex Officio)
Chief of Early Childhood Services Bureau, MT Department of Public Health and Human Services

Kelly Cresswell
Reach Higher Montana and Student Assistance Foundation

Jen Lehman (Fiscal Spnosor)
Rural Dynamics Incorporated

Nicole Mitchell
Program Manager, The Flagship Program

Kirk Miller
Executive Director, School Administrators of Montana

Tracy Moseman (Ex Officio)
Coordinated School Health Unit Director, Office of Public Instruction

Meghan Phillippi
MSU Extension 4-H Volunteer & Program Delivery Associate Specialist

Bethany Steinken
Director, Stevens Youth Center

Steve Meloy
Director of Government Relations, Montana School Boards Association

Veronica Willeto
Site Coordinator, Pryor Public Schools