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

Judi Powers, Chief Executive Officer
Judi possesses nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, with 22 years of leadership, professional speaking, and providing strategic guidance to teams in many aspects of healthcare, from acute care, IT consultation, insurance operations, and post-acute care. Today, she is responsible for the leadership, business operations, and management of Advanced Care Hospital of Montana.

“Leading people is my passion,” Judi says. “I love helping people reach their maximum potential in their career and personal lives. Being a part of growth, leadership, strategy, and celebrating the movement of a person or an organization…that is what gives me energy! I am passionate about the staff who care for our patients at ACHM and the strong outcomes we achieve.  Each and every person is inspirational!”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, 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, Montana Hospital Association Board, Big Sky Care Connect Board, Economic Development Authority Board, Career and Technical Education Advisory Board, and as an outside member on the National 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, Admissions Support Specialist
“I love working here because the people are amazing.” 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 education includes electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, HVAC&R, asbestos planner and building inspector, fall protection, telecom/fiber optics, plumbing, welding, woodworking and leadership training has equipped Chuck to manage hospital property, and supervise building and grounds maintenance, housekeeping, and contracted staff for building maintenance.

Chuck enjoys spending time with his family at home or at his cabin.

“Lead by example.”


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 34 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. Mia obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Minot State University in Minot, N.D.  “I love what we do here.  Each patient and family member become a part of our family.”

In her spare time, Mia enjoys nature, golfing, swimming, and riding bicycles. She has been married for 29 years and has a daughter who is also a nurse. She and her family enjoy the outdoors and traveling.


Amy Ross, Director of Pharmacy Services
Amy Ross received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Montana in 1992 in Missoula, Montana.

Amy brings more than 25 years of inpatient hospital experience to her role serving as a clinical pharmacist, clinical coordinator, antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist program lead, manager and director at Advanced Care Hospital of Montana. She has served as a preceptor for pharmacy students from Montana for 20+ years.

At ACHM, she is responsible for continuously expanding clinical pharmacy services to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.

In her spare time, Amy and her family like to enjoy the many outdoor activities Montana has to offer.


Kathy Satterfield, Director of Therapy Operations
Kathy has been at Advanced Care Hospital for 10 of her 31 years as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has been the Director of Therapy Operations since 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from what is now MSU-Northern and went on to obtain her Master’s in Communications, Sciences and Disorders – Speech Language Pathology from the University of Montana (Go Griz!). Being a part of the ACHM family and being a part of a super therapy team is an honor.

Kathy was born and raised in Montana and comes from a very large, close knit family. With most of her family in Montana, she very much appreciates being able to spend time with them and family gatherings are frequent. Warm weather is her friend with golf and water activities her favorite ways of enjoying Montana summers.  Other spare time is spent taking care of Maggie, Dixie and Callie-3 very special felines!


Aubrey Peterschick, Director of Nursing Operations
Aubrey joins our leadership team with a passion for providing excellent care with patient-centered focus. Aubrey possesses 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, working in critical care and nursing administration.

Aubrey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Montana State University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership graduate program from the University of Colorado-Boulder. 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.

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

“Why do I work at ACHM? I work here because the employees are passionate about what they do every day. I work here because seeing patients leave here so much better than when they came in is so fulfilling as a nurse. I work here because I believe in what we do, the services we provide, and the excellent patient outcomes we have.”


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.

“I have enjoyed working at ACHM because of the team work among our leaders and staff to reach the highest quality of patient care.”


Holly Adams, Nurse Manager

Holly possesses almost 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, working in the operating room specializing in a variety of areas including Neurosurgery, EENT, outpatient surgery, and nursing administration.  Holly has worked in correctional nursing as a staff RN and Director of Nursing.   Most recently she has worked as a staff nurse at Advanced Care Hospital of Montana for 1 year and has been the Nurse Manager for 3 years.  Her main focus as the Nurse Manager is coordinating the day-to-day clinical operations of nursing and support staff and serving as part of the Leadership Team.

Holly earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Montana State University and has also achieved Certification as a Perioperative Room Nurse (CNOR).    She achieved a personal goal of being published in a professional journal based on her work as a nurse.  In 2012, her work was published in AORN Journal on the topic of pre-operative anxiety in pediatric patients and families which was based off her own experience with her twin girls having surgery.

Holly enjoys spending time taking care of patient at the bedside but in her free time she is a devoted mom to her family and 3 girls and their passion for golf, showing cattle, shopping and occasional traveling.