Mountain Home Montana Board and Staff

Crissie McMullan

Executive Director

Crissie McMullan became Mountain Home’s Executive Director in 2015. Crissie first began supporting Missoula families more than ten years ago as an advocate for local and healthy food in schools. In that role, she co-founded a national FoodCorps, which has since improved nutrition for hundreds of thousands of children in more than fifteen states.  In 2018, Crissie was awarded a national early-childhood Fellowship with ZERO TO THREE, through which she brings back cutting edge research from across the nation, while also sharing Mountain Home’s real-world model for creating change, two generations at once.

Laura Synder

Founder

Mountain Home was created by Laura Synder, who through her work as a labor and delivery nurse became compelled to respond to the urgent need for teenage mothers to have a safe place to live with their babies. In 2000, Laura gathered together a great group of people to form Mountain Home’s first board. They then joined forces with a local philanthropist, Bonnie Hamilton, who generously donated her home to the cause — and Mountain Home was born! Laura continues to contribute her talents and passion to Mountain Home as a star volunteer and engaged advisory board member.

STAFF
Crissie McMullan
Executive Director
Alysha Jannotta
Director of Development and Planning
Alyssa Strauch
Financial Manager
Colleen Piluso
Administrative Manager
Aubrey Reed
House Manager
Heather Nutt
Resident Care Coordinator
Tia Liepins
Resident Care Coordinator
Merri Mussell
Resident Care Coordinator
Sarah Russell
Resident Care Coordinator
Bianca Palumbo
Resident Care Coordinator
Stacy Houge
Clinical Director
STAFF
Greta Jernberg
Therapist
Melissa Pickett
Case Manager
Angel Garcia
Case Manager
Shelly Scotti
Supported Employment Manager
Misty Broxterman
Supported Employment Coordinator
Mikayla Harmon
Supported Employment Coordinator
Brittany Hancock
Community Center Manager
Katie Becker
Community Support Staff
Toni Parker
Childcare Provider
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carol Beniger, President
Park Side Credit Union
Kira Huck, Vice President
Foundation for Community Health
Kelly Buckley, Secretary
Mother, HR Expert
Adam Fleck
Fleck Enterprises
Dayna Niebaum
Marketing Professional
Tracy Boehm Barrett
University of Montana Rural Institute
Carolyn Grimaldi
Missoula County Public Schools
Sami Stanley
Student Choice
Laura Snyder, Advisor
Advisory Board Member
Josh Van de Wetering, Legal Advisor
Advisory Board Member
Mountain Home Montana