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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Jack Tarter

John R. “Jack” Tarter – President

Jack is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from Wyoming Air National Guard after 30+ years of service. He served as Superintendent of the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming in Buffalo for 34+ years. He holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming and completed course work in Health Care Administration through Weber State College. His past volunteer service included serving as Chairman of the local school board; President of the Wyoming School Boards Association; President of the National Association of State Veterans Homes. Current volunteer activities include serving as Chairman of the Sheridan College in Johnson County Advisory Board; Board of Directors of the Marna M. Kuehne Foundation; Department of Health Aging Advisory Council; Business Manager of the National Association of State Veterans Homes; President of the Johnson County Community Resource Center; and President of the Area Council of Wyoming Boys and Girls Clubs. He also continues to run the clock at Buffalo High School boys and girls basketball games and has for the last 36 years.

 

Hayden Heaphy

Hayden F. Heaphy, Jr. – Vice President

Hayden is a partner in the Sheridan office of Davis & Cannon, LLP. With careful attention to detail, Hayden makes sure that each client’s legal needs and interests are served well. Over the years Hayden has been fortunate to work with the Sheridan business and nonprofit community in meaningful ways. He was President of the Downtown Sheridan Association when it developed Sheridan’s first street-scape project. Currently, he is a director and treasurer of Sheridan’s signature community event, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Hayden is legal counsel to the Northern Wyoming Community College District (Sheridan College). Recently, Hayden was appointed by the Wyoming Supreme Court to serve as a Disciplinary Judge for the Wyoming State Bar Board of Professional Responsibility. Hayden graduated from the University of Tulsa, College of Law in 1981, after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville in 1973.

 

Tyler Crossley – Treasurer

Tyler became involved with the Green House in 2017, almost two years after moving to beautiful Sheridan. He moved to Sheridan from Tucson, Arizona, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and his Master of Business Administration.

Tyler brings over 15 years of healthcare experience to the Board. He started out as a teenager (14-year-old to be exact), scrubbing the floors of his hometown hospital in Havre, MT, as an environmental services aide after school. Training and education evolved into more direct patient care, which he was passionate about. He worked as an emergency room technician, mental health aid, and CNA in a long-term nursing facility, all while going to school. His education and experience brought him to Sheridan Memorial Hospital, where he works as the Manager of Outpatient Services. Tyler finds the administrative, operational side of healthcare to be just as rewarding and fulfilling as caring for patients directly, and he believes that this area is where he can make the most impact with his skills and knowledge.

Tyler’s other passions include anything that encircles him with family and friends: fly fishing, camping, racing cars with his father, spending time with his wife and their two dogs, Mocha and Winston, and collecting vintage cars (the latter described as purely fantasy by his wife until they get a bigger house). Tyler looks forward to serving the community and the Board, and—most importantly—safeguarding a comfortable and honorable location for our community’s elders to reside for many years to come.

 

Alyssa Wright – Secretary

Alyssa Wright, a Montana native, earned a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Nursing from Montana State University then a Master’s Degree from the University of Wyoming in 2012. Alyssa is currently part of the nursing faculty at Sheridan College and previously served as Diabetes Education Program Coordinator at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She worked as a public-school nurse in Billings, MT prior to moving to Sheridan in 2010.  Alyssa is married with two children balancing her career with family life.

Alyssa has a passion for nursing, education and advocating for others. She became a member of the Green House Living for Sheridan board of directors because she wanted to serve the Sheridan community as well as promote dignity and respect through person centered care.

 

Cathy Bealer

Cathy is a native of Sheridan Wyoming. She received her nursing degrees from Casper College in 1983, and the University of Wyoming in 1988. She received her Master’s in Health Administration from Montana State University in 2003 and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She worked in Casper, WY, until 1988 and then moved to Billings where she worked as an ER nurse for many years. For the past 13 years she has served as CEO of Frontier Cancer Center before moving back to Sheridan in 2015 to serve as Director of Professional Services at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She has been instrumental in advocating for patients to receive the quality care that they deserve while putting together programs to assure that that the staff receives proper instruction and the tools necessary to help those that they serve.

Cathy believes that everyone has a right to live in dignity and supports services that benefit the elderly in this community. She believes that it is important to give back to the community in which one lives and is an advocate for ensuring that staff are trained and engaged in patient safety by having the resources needed to adequately care for our treasured seniors. She is compassionate about providing patients the emotional support needed for them to be active participants in their well-being.

Cathy is currently a Board Member of MSU-B Health Administration Advisory Committee, and has previously served as Legislative Liaison, Treasurer, VP and President of Montana Medical Group Management Association, and as Board members of Community Oncology Alliance, Cancer Centers of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Health Network, and American Cancer Society Advisory Committee.

She is married and has one son, two daughters and a four beautiful grandchildren.

 


Jane Perkins

Jane Perkins

Jane has facilitated fun activities for those at the Sheridan Senior Center for the past 17 years and brings this experience to the Green House to assure that the elders have meaningful days in their homes. She worked for Burlington Northern for 10 years and for one season at Landon’s Greenhouse. Jane is a musician with a beautiful voice performing with the Canary Joe Band and Trippin’ for Biscuits Band, WYO Theater Gala Productions and a community choir. Jane is married to Jim and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. Her family created the Matt Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund which supports Sheridan High School and Fort McKenzie High School student international travel. She is a supporter of The Food Group of Sheridan County, Wellness Council and Compassion International. Jane shares her philosophy about elders and her commitment: “I support and defend the wisdom our elders have gathered through their lives. We are called to respect their lives they are living no matter their physical or mental limitations. We are here to serve and stand as advocates when they can no longer. I want to make sure that the Greenhouse Staff is entirely supported with the tools they need to create and maintain the atmosphere and standards that have been set.

 

Jim Fuller

Jim is one of the founding board members from the initial startup group of the Green House concept in 2008. Jim was fortunate to set together with a group of forward thinking and planning individuals that expressed concern for our growing elderly population. He is currently employed with Holly Seed company, serving as a manager for a sister company, Peltech, LLC., working with inventory and software programs. Prior to Holly Seed, Jim worked with several banks in the Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming areas as Bank Presidents. Jim has served on the Sheridan Health Center board, Forward Sheridan board, and past member of Rotary International.