The Board of Directors (the "Board") has overall responsibility for the Hospital's operation and patient care. The Board consists of nine members and all Board members serve for four year terms.
Dr. Michael Brezinsky Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Michael Brezinsky is a board certified Internal Medicine physician originally from Chicago, Illinois who was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2015. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and went on to attend medical school at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, where he also served as a Chief Resident from 1996-1997. He and his wife, Christine, have 5 children and have lived in Montrose since 1997. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, doing medical mission work in impoverished countries throughout the world and fly fishing.
Casey Corrigan Reichmann Public Relations Consultant
Casey Corrigan Reichmann was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2014. Casey started her career in television news as a producer and news writer. She segued that work into a public relations profession, working with brands such as Walmart and Dunkin Donuts. Much of that time she telecommuted from her home office in Montrose. Casey currently consults, she is a BodyCOMBAT instructor, and is active in the Montrose community. Casey and her husband Chris Reichmann escaped from New York City in 2008. (Big change but worth it!) They now have a toddler daughter named McKinley.
Ron Courtney Private Industry Consultant
Ron Courtney was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2013 and has made his home in Montrose for the last 28 years. His great grandmother's family homesteaded on Wilson Mesa in the late 1800s and he has spent his life in Colorado. His two children attended Montrose schools and now make their home on the western slope of Colorado. Ron left a career in banking and moved to Montrose to begin his career in public accounting with Dalby Wendland and Co. working in both the auditing and tax divisions of the firm. He now makes his career in private industry serving in various senior leadership positions.
Dr. Kiersten Davis Equine Veterinarian
Dr. Kjersten Davis is an equine veterinarian originally from San Francisco, California who was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2014. With an undergraduate degree from Cal Poly she obtained her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis. After working in Pennsylvania and California, she settled in Montrose. She and her husband, Kevin, have two grown sons. Kjersten is interested in community service and serves, or has served, on different boards, including the Montrose and Olathe School Board, Center for Mental Health and the Montrose Community Foundation. In her free time, she rides horses and loves to run our local trails.
Bert Hatter Retired Director of Quality Management
Bert Hatter, BSN was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2015. Bert came to work at MMH in August of 1969 and retired July 2013. In the 44 years she was employed at the hospital she worked as a staff nurse, nurse director of the Med/Surg unit, house supervisor and spent eight months as the interim director of nursing. She spent the last 20 years as the Director of Quality Management which encompassed risk management, infection prevention, and compliance. She obtained certifications in both Infection Control and Quality Management. She and her husband Shelby have 3 grown children, 5 grandchildren and enjoy golfing and spending time with their family.
Lance Lehigh CFO - Center for Mental Health
Lance Lehigh was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2013. A native of Montrose, Lance is passionate for this area. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Mesa State College (Colorado Mesa University), and his Masters degree from Colorado State University. Lance's background in non-profit and governmental accounting lends itself to the fiduciary responsibilities critical to being a member of the Board. He is the CFO at the Center for Mental Health, and sees the need in healthcare for the whole person, mentally and physically. Lance is married to Teresa and enjoys his children and our great outdoors.
Dr. Mary Vader Pediatric Associates
Dr. Mary Vader is number seven out of 11 children born and raised on a ranch in Gunnison and was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2013. She studied medicine at North Texas State University and Pediatrics at St Joseph's Medical Center in Phoenix. The western slope called her back and she joined Pediatric Associates in 1990. She specializes in child abuse and neglect and provides forensic exams and consultation for the 7th Judicial District. A passion has been to take vacation time to participate in medical missions all over the world which she has done for 26 years. Mary is active in local community service and started a foundation called the Helping Hand Fund, part of the Montrose Community Foundation.
Roy Ryan was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2016. He obtained his undergraduate and masters degree from Loma Linda University and a PhD from the University of Northern Colorado. Roy has worked in educational administration at the undergraduate, graduate, and board levels as well as at the board level for health care institutions and hospital groups around the world. After living in Asia for twenty-three years, he returned to the States where he continued his work with education and health care organizations at the board level as well as managing investment portfolios. Roy and his wife, Carol, moved to Montrose in 2015 where they enjoy 4x4 off road exploring, golf, photography, and the great outdoors. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Seth Ryan was elected to the MMHI Board of Directors in 2016. Seth is a Deputy District Attorney for the District Attorney’s Office in the 7th Judicial District which serves Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, San Miguel, and Ouray counties. He has a juris doctorate and masters of business administration from the University of Denver. Seth is a Colorado native and has lived in Montrose for the past ten years. Before moving to the Western Slope, he worked as a stock broker at Charles Schwab, Inc. doing technical and fundamental analysis of publicly traded companies. In his spare time, Seth enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife Stacey, and playing blues guitar.