Chair 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 for Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic.
Theo Riley, PhD
After graduating from Utah State University with a Ph.D. in psychology, Theo worked as a psychologist in Montana, Wyoming and the Marshall Islands. A majority of that time was spent at West Park Hospital, Park County Mental Health Center (Yellowstone Behavioral Health Center), and private practice in Cody, WY. Theo is partly retired but continues to do psychological testing for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Since the health care environment is constantly changing, she applied to become a board member for the Heart Mountain Free Clinic to gain more information about current medical needs, to find and support ways to finance the clinic, and to use her psychology background when needed. Theo is pleased to be part of a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time and share their knowledge to serve patients in the Big Horn Basin.
Randy 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.
Georgina Draur Hopkin, RN, MSN, MPA, PhD
Georgina Hopkin graduated from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing in Omaha with an RN, where she worked in Orthopedics, Neurology, and Neurosurgery and was an assistant head nurse. She received a BSN from Clarkson College of Nursing in Omaha in 1983, and while managing a busy Open Heart Critical Care Unit, earned a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate of Specialization in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1989. In 1997, she earned a PhD in Community and Human Resources with a tract in Educational Gerontology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and was an adjunct professor of Advanced Nursing and Leadership and Management at Methodist College of Nursing for a time. In 2009, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix, and took several classes toward being a Nurse Practitioner from The University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society and the Omnicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has been on several boards of directors, including Condon State Bank in Kansas, works on call at a financial brokerage firm, and owns several businesses in retail and real estate.
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.
Pastor Steve Nelson
Steve is an ordained pastor serving four churches in Wyoming and employed by the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he is the President of The Hope of Survivors and an international speaker on clergy sexual abuse. Steve holds a degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences and is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor (BCBC) through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).