Back, Left to Right: Linda Veylupek, Theo Riley, Ann Armel, Jack Webb, Dr Richard Anderson, and Pastor Steve Nelson
Front, Left to right: Ruth Edge, Wanda Webb
Not Pictured: Georgina Hopkin and Randy Feusner
Ruth Edge, RN
Ruth retired after spending 24 years working as a Public Health Nurse in Wyoming, the last 10 of those years in Powell. Her areas of interest included maternal/child health, especially working with first-time mothers in the Nurse Family Partnership Program, providing health consultation to local child cares, and serving in Meeteetse in positions of school nurse and an immunization advocate for children and adults. Ruth has been involved in community health planning for over 15 years with the Park County Health Coalition, Park County Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and other coordinating organizations.
She was one of the original organizing committee members for Heart Mountain Free Clinic.
Troy was born and raised in Cody. After attending Northwest College and graduating from the University of Wyoming he worked in the oil industry on the east coast and in Houston. He had the opportunity to return to Cody and has worked for First Bank of Wyoming for over 10 years. Troy enjoys spending time with his daughter, parents, and siblings. He also enjoys bicycling, music, camping, collecting antiques, and keeps busy working around the house and yard.
Ann began working with people with disabilities when she was 19 years old. In working toward a career in human services, she obtained a Master’s degree in Education Counseling and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. The last 13 years of her career has been working with employment options for people with disabilities. She is currently on the WY Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities and works with other State agencies and service providers to facilitate service delivery for students with disabilities. In working with these groups Ann recognizes the need many of our youth have for quality, available and consistent healthcare. Her interest in HMFC is to continue growing connections to help our community and to ensure that healthcare is not a barrier to other life choices.
Richard Anderson, MD
Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1972, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Michigan. Upon moving to Wyoming, he worked on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Indian Health Services. In 1978 Dr. Anderson moved to Cody where he was one of the first two internal medicine specialists to practice. After 10 years he moved to Billings, MT where he was associated with St. Vincent Health Care. Approximately three and a half years ago he moved back to Cody and presently works for West Park Hospital. Dr. Anderson is a regular provider with HMVMC, and joined shortly after the opening of the Cody branch in 2010. Dr. Anderson has been practicing medicine for 36 years and is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Jay became aware of Heart Mountain Free Clinic through his association with Christ Episcopal Church, who is a partner with HMFC. He realized how important the service is to the Big Horn Basin and applied to serve on the Board of Directors. Jay brings vast experience to the Board. He was on the Park County Travel Council for 12 years, served on the Park County Leadership Institute steering committee for 10 years, and was a member of the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale committee from 1999 to 2008. Jay also served as Treasurer, Worship l\Leader, Finance and Budget Committee at Christ Episcopal Church. He was a Board Member for F.O. A. L (Friends of a Legacy). He is currently a Board member of Thomas the Apostle Center and serves on the Facilities and Board Development Committee.
Natasha McColl was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She studied psychology at McGill University. She moved to the United States to study theology and met her Cody-native husband while in school. They have three children. Natasha worked in substance abuse treatment for 13 years at Cody Regional Health. She returned to school about 4 years ago and got a master's degree in professional counseling. She now works in private practice with her husband. She volunteers at HMFC providing basic mental health services to clinic patients.
Kathy is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field of mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence for 35 years. Kathy grew up in West Virginia and has lived outside Washington DC and in Chicago. She moved to Cody, Wyoming in 2013 at the urging of her now husband, who had lived in Cody before and loved it. Kathy has also fallen in love with Cody and enjoys the natural beauty and wildlife in the area and the opportunities it provides for photography. Kathy also enjoys traveling whenever she gets the chance. Kathy works, as a therapist, in the behavioral health department of Cody Regional Health. She is drawn to the mission and values of HMFC and the need to reduce the barriers to health and mental health care.
Tiffany Gerhardt, RN
Tiffany graduated from Northwest College in Powell, WY with a degree in Nursing and Allied Health and Science. Tiffany has worked as a RN in Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Psychiatry. Tiffany’s interest in HMFC is to help ensure quality healthcare and mental health care for those in our community that could not afford it otherwise. Tiffany’s other interests include: horseback riding, fly fishing, swimming, camping, snowboarding, and many other outdoor actives.
Randy Feusner is a husband, father of four and grandfather of eight, three of which are triplets. He grew up in Powell, Wyoming. After college, he lived in Billings and Missoula before returning to Wyoming and has now lived in Cody for 18 years. He is an independent financial advisor with offices in Cody and downtown Billings. He enjoys sports, waterskiing on Big Horn Lake and flying for business and pleasure. He spends most of his spare time with his children and grandkids, who are spread out across the country between Wyoming and Florida.