Champions Board for Montana Girls STEM Collaborative

Champions Board members are selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts.

Board members were selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts. The Board meets at least twice yearly in person, via teleconference, or webinars. Current Champions Board members are:

  • Jessi Smith (National Champions Board), Professor of Psychology
    Montana State University
  • Nikki Andersen, Director
    Exploration Works (Helena)
  • Annie Beaver, Associate Financial Consultant
    D.A. Davidson (Livingston)
  • Heather Bilden, Freelance educator / Ranch co-owner
    Coulee Creek Ranch (Lavina)
  • Lisa Bullock, First Lady
    State of Montana
  • Waded Cruzado, President
    Montana State University System (Bozeman)
  • Jan Lombardi, Consultant
    JML Strategy (Helena)
  • Sandi Luckey, Labor Representative
    Montana Nurses Association (Helena)
  • Martha Peters, Director of Administration
    MSU College of Nursing (Bozeman)
  • Nancy Schweitzer, Former First Lady
    State of Montana
  • Holly Truitt, Director
    University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area (Missoula)
  • Wendy Wigert, Director of Operations
    Montana Conservation Corps (Bozeman)