Meet Our Leaders

Advanced Care Hospital of Montana is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.

We invite you to learn more about us below:

Meet our Leaders

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Judi Powers, Chief Executive Officer
Judi possesses more than 25 years of experience in healthcare. Today, she is responsible for the leadership, business operations, and management of the hospital.

“Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be in healthcare,” Judi says. “I love helping people reach their maximum potential in their personal health. It’s rewarding to see individuals who are going through difficult times make it through with strength and support. I love to see a passionate healthcare team rally around an individual.”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., Judi also completed a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz. She currently is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Judi is committed to elevating the community in all its facets and so serves on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army and as an outside member on the Northern Rural Electric-Cooperative Benefits Association board of directors.

Judi enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Together, they enjoy the outdoors, traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time at their mountain ranch.

 


Jodi Worden, Chief Financial Officer
Jodi possesses 20 years’ experience in the Healthcare Administration field. After earning a degree in Medical Administrative Management she worked for a Third Party Administrator learning the insurance side of Healthcare and is excited to be a part of Advanced Care Hospital of Montana.  She leads our financial management, planning, analysis and reporting initiatives.

Born and raised in Montana, Jodi enjoys being outdoors, enjoying summer and winter sports, and spending time with her family.

 


Chuck Copeman, Director of Facilities Maintenance
Chuck has multiple years of experience in maintenance and maintenance management. He started his maintenance career at Billings Deaconess Hospital as the grounds keeper and then as an electrician. He retired from the U.S. Navy as an aircraft electrician after 21 years of service during peacetime and combat. His multiple Navy schools in maintenance, electrical, electronic, HVAC, asbestos, fall protection, telecom, plumbing, pneumatic, hydraulic and leadership has equipped Chuck to manage hospital property, and supervise building and grounds maintenance, housekeeping, and contracted staff for building maintenance.

Chuck enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hiking, fishing, and working in his wood shop.

 

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Mia Gravgaard,
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Case Management and Health Information Management
Mia leads the marketing team to bring recognition of our hospital to the communities in which we serve. Mia guides our case managers to assist the clinical team with psychosocial aspects of patient care and discharge planning. She brings practical experience in health care having spent 32 years in nursing, mostly in critical care and home care services. Mia has been with our hospital since it opened in 2008.

Mia can’t remember a time that she didn’t want to be a nurse. One of the most impactful professional experiences she’s ever had has been at our hospital. A young man had suffered sudden cardiac arrest and resuscitation efforts were delayed for more than seven minutes. He was flown to a local hospital where he wasn’t progressing neurologically. His father wanted everything possible done for his son, and he was brought to Advanced Care Hospital of Montana. Within 24 hours, he started waking up. After nearly two months here and then to an inpatient rehabilitation facility, he was able to go back to school in year. “People ask what we do differently,” Mia says. “I tell them that it’s the environment and our ability to spend more time with everyone.”

Mia obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Minot State University in Minot, N.D.

In her spare time, Mia enjoys nature, golfing, swimming, and riding bicycles. She has been married for 27 years and has a daughter who is also pursuing a nursing career. She and her family enjoy the outdoors and traveling. They also raise Labrador puppies.

 

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Amy Ross, Director of Pharmacy Services
Amy Ross received her B.S in Pharmacy from the University of Montana in 1992 and was licensed to practice pharmacy the same year. She has 15 years of critical care, ambulatory telemetry and NICU experience from a local short term acute care hospital. The last 6 years she functioned as a Level III Lead Clinician with supervisory and administrative responsibilities in addition to providing direct patient care.

In 2009 she accepted the Director of Pharmacy Operations position at Advanced Care Hospital of Montana. At ACHM, she is responsible for continuously expanding clinical pharmacy services to ensure the best possible patient outcomes. She is involved in the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and the Infectious Disease Society of America. She recently completed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate program offered by the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and is the pharmacist program lead for ACHM.

Amy and Earl, her husband of 25 years, enjoy travel, spending time in the spectacular Montana outdoors with their almost* grown children and their Australian Shepherds.

 

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Kathy Satterfield, Director of Therapy Operations
Kathy comes to us with 29 years of experience as a speech and language therapist. Kathy earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Montana State University Northern in Havre, Mont. She then attended the University of Montana where she received a master’s degree in communication, sciences and disorders — speech-language pathology.

Born and raised in Montana, Kathy comes from a large, close-knit family. Time spent with them is very important, and she feels lucky to have them close by to allow for frequent family gatherings. She loves the warm weather. Golf and water activities are her favorites, so summer months are busy. Kathy also loves animals. She has two cats at this time – and would have more in a minute if not for the possibility of being tagged the “crazy cat lady!”

 


Aubrey Peterschick, Director of Nursing Operations
Aubrey joins our leadership team with a passion for providing excellent care with a patient-centered focus. Her nursing background is working as a critical care Registered Nurse in hospital systems throughout Montana and Oregon.

One of Aubrey’s earliest memories is helping her stuffed animals stay healthy using her toy medical kit and her passion to help others has followed her into adulthood. Nursing is a family career, with Aubrey following in her grandmother’s footsteps by graduating from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Nursing Sciences degree.

When Aubrey is not following her passion for nursing, you may find her boating on the lake with her husband and son, working on a craft or sewing project, or roller skating down the street or on the flat track.

 


Terri Peterschick, RN MN CIC, Director of Compliance
Terri has been a registered nurse since 1977. She has clinical experience in medical, cardiac, cardiovascular critical care, orthopedic/neurology, Post anesthesia, and post-surgical units.   She has held management positions such as Nursing Manager, Coordinator of Employee Health and Safety, Infection Prevention and Control, DON at a surgery center/short stay surgical hospital that she helped to build in 1996.

She most recently came from role as Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner, where she earned certification in Infection Prevention and control in 2013 (CIC), through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Terri was inspired by her mother, who worked in health care.   She started as a nurse’s aide, while still in high school. Always wanting to be a nurse because “they get to spend the most time with patients and make a huge difference in their outcomes”.

She obtained her undergraduate degree from Montana State School of Nursing in 1977 and Master of Nursing from Montana State University in 1996.

Her family has eight registered nurses. She enjoys crafts and traveling.

 


Dr. Hector Stella, Medical Director
Dr. Stella joined Advanced Care Hospital in February 2016 and became the Medical Director in September of 2016. He received his medical degree at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He has been board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine & Disorders.

Dr. Stella has a passion for patient care, a dedication toward the team approach, and a strong desire to help ACHM be an integral part of the Billings Healthcare Community. In addition, he has an amazing sense of humor; just ask to see his socks! He never passes a chance to recognize the staff for their contribution to our hospital and the patients.

 


Shelly Van Buren, Human Resources Manager
Shelly comes to us with over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources.   After earning a bachelor’s degree in Business from Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, she also completed her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Montana State University, Billings, MT.   Shelly has been an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management since 2002 and has held the Certification of Professional in Human Resource since 2004.

Shelly has always enjoyed the challenges the Human Resource Professional faces, be it staffing or regulatory in nature. It is never boring!   Shelly enjoys spending time at the lake house with family and friends. Summers are best spent boating and gardening.