Jason Smith

Jason Smith - Executive Vice President of Philanthropy

Executive Vice President of Philanthropy

Jason Smith joined Bozeman Health Foundation in January 2015 as their Executive Vice President of Philanthropy. Jason spent more than two decades with mission-driven organizations in the US and around the world before returning to Bozeman in 2012 to serve as Vice President of External Relations for MSU’s Alumni Foundation. During that time, he led global corporate communications for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, following a stint in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia running communications and humanitarian diplomacy programs in their Asia Pacific zone. He served for more than ten years as Chief Executive Officer for large American Red Cross chapters in Texas and California. Jason is a graduate of the DiploFoundation’s International Humanitarian Diplomacy program and has degrees in Political Science and English from Montana State University. He serves on the boards of the Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club and Iqra Fund, a Bozeman-based international nonprofit organization that provides educational opportunities for girls in Pakistan. Jason’s wife, Karen, is operations manager and a faculty member at Montana Ballet Company. Jason and Karen have two children, Emerson and Allegra.

Ann Leuprecht

Ann Leuprecht - Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Ann has been with Bozeman Health Foundation since 2002. As manager of the corporate and foundation relations program, she enjoys building, maintaining, and stewarding partnerships with the businesses and foundations that support great healthcare in our region. Additional responsibilities include database management, prospect research, and grant writing. A Montana native, she was born at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and raised in Bozeman. Ann received her Bachelor’s degree in Business with a Marketing Option from MSU-Bozeman. Ann and her husband Tom enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, gardening, and spending time with their dog.

Lydia Klemencic

Manager of Special Events and Communications

Lydia joins the Bozeman Health Foundation as the Manager of Special Events and Communications. Another Montana native, Lydia is originally from Great Falls and moved to Bozeman after graduating from Eastern Washington University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Her passion for event planning began in high school and has continued over the years with several different fundraisers and organizations. Lydia and her husband Tyler enjoy college basketball as they are devoted North Carolina Tar Heel fans. She also enjoys camping, hiking and baking with her daughter Lilly.

Mindy Grobe

Development Coordinator

Mindy moved from Pennsylvania to Montana in July 2015 and joins us after three years of working in the Conference and Event Services Department at Montana State University. Mindy received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. She is excited to start her new role with the Bozeman Health Foundation and has extensive experience in the customer service and planning industry. Outside of work, you can find Mindy and her husband Matt hiking, skiing, fishing and spending time with their four legged felines!

Board of Directors

The success of any nonprofit organization is dependent upon the good work of those who volunteer their leadership and expertise on the Board of Directors. Bozeman Health Foundation is privileged to have one of the most experienced boards in the region.

Rich Deming, Chair

Chris Remely, Vice Chair

Lance Tinseth, Vice Chair

Jim Ness, Treasurer

Susan Ellis, Secretary

Brian Brown, Ex Officio

Jerry Cashman

Kris Deason

Robyn Erlenbush

Vickie Groeneweg

John Hill, Ex Officio

Jay Jutzy, MD

Robin Stephenson

Tim Warner Jr.