Kathy Ward, RN
Home Care Services Manager

Kathy was born, raised, and educated in Seattle.  She worked with the Orthpedic Ortho/Neuro program in Seattle.  She married Bob Ward in Seattle, moved to Lewistown, and has worked in CMMC since.  She has been a Home Care Services Nurse since July of 1994.  She and Bob have two daughters and three grandchildren.  Kathy is an avid outdoors person and loves to run, hike, ski, and bike.

Bobbe Donsbach Stulc, RN

Bobbe was born in Lewistown . She’s worked for CMMC since the 1980’s.. She has three married children and nine grandchildren. For fun, she loves all activities involving her family. She also likes to read, hike, camp, cook and sew. Bobbe said she’s been involved with Hospice professionally and personally as her husband and stepfather were both on Hospice and greatly benefited from the service.

Cathy Holmes, DO
Since 1990 - Hospice Medical Director
Hospice Medical Director

BS in Biology University of Scranton, BS in Biology University of Scranton, MA in Biochemistry Bry Mawr College

DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Med 1985-1996

Board Certified Family Practice 1997

Private Practice Lewistown Family Wellness Center 1991 – 2017

Joined CMMC Clinic 2018 – 2019

Medical Director of Hospice since 1998

Cathy grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and is married to Bil Holmes, DO.   They have three grown daughters, and have practiced medicine together since 1986.  Cathy feels that working with the Hospicie team has been one of the most rewarding parts of her career.



  • 408 Wendell Ave.
    Lewistown, MT 59457
  • 406-535-6302
Eileen V. Stahl
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator & Fundraising

Eileen was born and raised in Circle, Montana. She earned her B.S. in Exercise Science at Montana State University. She worked as a Recreation Specialist for over ten years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and coordinated the Family Fitness Center Program as well as fitness volunteers. She volunteered at her church in Lacey, Washington for six years. The last year, as Director of Christian Education, she supervised other volunteers. She earned an M. A. in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Christian Counseling from Faith Evangelical Seminary of Tacoma, Washington. Eileen likes to travel, visit family and friends, dance, sing, read, shop, and exercise .Eileen and her husband, Arnie, live in Lewistown and enjoy children and grandchildren close to home.  Eileen joined the CMMC Home Care Services team in February 2012.

Carrie Belsted
Intake Coordinator

Carrie was born at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewistown. She attended school in Lewistown until her junior year when she moved to Great Falls, graduating from CMR High School. She has worked at CMMC off and on since 2000, and has worked for Home Care Services since 2014. She is a jack of all trades, wearing many hats in our office. She has two children, Kyle and Nicholas. She is challenged by her son, Kyle, as he keeps her updated on computer technology and she and her younger son, Nicholas, enjoy fishing. She loves to relax by any large body of water, likes going to movies and other activities with her close circle of friends, and looks forward to traveling whenever possible.

Stephanie Drga, Biller

Stephanie was born and raised in Turlock, California.  When she was 17, she moved to Montana to attend a one-year Bible college in the Bob Marshal Wilderness.  Stephanie met her husband, David, while she attended Montana State University in Bozeman, earning her B.S. In Sociology in 2013.  They were married in 2015 and moved to Lewistown in 2016.  Stephanie worked various jobs until she joined CMMC as a case manager for adults with developmental disabilities in July 2017.  Due to funding cuts to that program and her previous experience with medical billing, Stephanie took over billing for CMMC Home Health and Hospice.  Stephanie and her husband have two sons.  They live on their family farm near Big Sandy, Montana.  Stephanie works remotely 4 days a week.  She spends her free time keeping the household running, assisting with the local theater group, going to church, and helping in the garden.

Christine Wichman, Departmental Assistant
Departmental Assistant

Christine joined CMMC Home Care Services in October 2019.  She has been involved in Hospice both professionally and personally as her father benefited from Hospice services.  Christine was born in Lewistown, Montana and grew up on a farm/ranch near Hilger.   She graduated from Winifred High School and attended University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.  Christine received A.A.S degrees in Office Administration, Human Resources, and has a certificate in Office Reception.  She also has experience as an Activity Coordinator/Assistant through Caslen Living Center and Valle Vista Healthcare.  Christine likes to volunteer with her church and for other community events. She also enjoys writing poetry, traveling with friends and family, flower gardening, and crafts.

Amanda Larson, RN

Amanda was born in Kalispell, then moved to Lewistown when she was only two weeks old. She graduated from Fergus High School. Amanda has been a nurse since 2005. She went to a private nursing school (Capital Health Systems) in New Jersey and graduated from Boise State University. She worked in the ICU in Boise for four years as a telemetry tech and cardiac nurse. After moving back to Lewistown in 2008, Amanda worked in Acute Care and the ICU at Central Montana Medical Center. She then worked for Drs. Bil and Cathy Holmes before taking a little time off to have her youngest child.  Amanda joined Home Care Services in 2016.
She has 3 children: Hunter, Ireland, and Quaid.  Amanda enjoys spending time with her kids, camping, and astronomy.

Shauna Halverson-Bruno, RN

Shauna is from Lewistown and graduated from MSU Northern.  She has 12 years of experience at Valle Vista as nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing.  She and her husband have been married 20 years.  They love to camp, fish, boat, and pan for gold with their four children and Labradors.  Shauna loves to design fun gifts in her new craft room.  She joined the Home Care Services team in September 2017.

Jami Sisty, RN

Jami joined Home Care Services August 2017.  She was born in Ekalaka, Montana and obtained her nurse training through MSU-Northern.  She gained experience working at Valle Vista for seven years.  Jami and her husband, Mark, have two children, Max and Hannah.  Jami enjoys playing with her kids, camping, hunting, and going back to Michigan to visit family.

Deann Blythe, RN
Clinical Analyst

Deann is married with three children. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. Deann joined CMMC Home Care Services in August 2017.

Wendy Peterson, RN

Wendy is originally from Froid, Montana.  Prior to joining CMMC Hospice in 2016, she worked at Valle Vista and as a private contractor at the rural clinic in Whitehall, Montana.  Wendy has three children.  They enjoy swimming in the creek behind their house, fishing, boating and traveling.  She also likes to bake pastries, read and refinish old windows!

Julie Rooney, RN

After several years working as a nurse in other areas of the medical field, Julie Rooney returned to Home Care Services as a Home Health/Hospice nurse in March 2021. She has nearly 40 years of nursing experience with 15 of those years at CMMC! Julie was born in Waterville, Washington, which begs the question of whether there is any connection between her love of water rafting with her family and the name of her place of birth. She also enjoys quilting and knitting.

Sharoan Eldred, RN

Sharoan was born in Los Angeles, California and has lived in Lewistown since 1999.  She gained experience in the healthcare field as a CNA, working in nursing homes and for Home Health/ Hospice.  Sharoan also worked for Dr. Jim Kolstad as a dental assistant for thirteen years.  She earned her BSN degree in nursing through the University of Providence and has worked as a registered nurse at Valle Vista Manor and the Montana Clinic.  In May 2024, she finally found her way back to Home Health/Hospice!   Sharoan enjoys road trips, cooking together, and family projects with her three children and their beloved golden doodle, Amigo.  She also enjoys gardening and reconnecting with family and friends over coffee.

Rowena Kippenhan, LPN

Rowena was born in Massillon, Ohio, a football town of 50,000 people.  She had quite a culture shock when she moved to Moore, Montana in 2006 to raise her kids.  She joined CMMC Home Care Services on July 2016, but has been an LPN since 1996.  She also has a lot of business experience.  Rowena and her husband, Floyd, have a combined five children and 7 grandchildren.  She likes spending time with her family, sewing, pinterest, rock crawling, movies, and interior decorating.  She considers it a privilege to be able to serve her community.

Janelle Painter, MSPT
Physical Therapist

Janelle Painter began working at CMMC in 2017 and joined the Home Care Services team in 2018. Janelle earned her Bachelor of Science at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Kansas. Janelle was born in eastern Washington and has lived in big and medium cities, as well as rural areas. She and her husband, Tim, have been married over 20 years. They have a son and daughter and a dog. They enjoy sporting events, playing games, thrift store shopping, and traveling. Their favorite winter sport is going to hot springs. In summer, they love to hike and fish. Janelle loves to run and has completed a marathon and over six half marathons! She and her family love Lewistown and are glad to be a part of this community.

Stacey Metcalf, CNA

Stacey was born in Anaconda, Montana and graduated from Fergus High School. She graduated from MSU-N with an Associates Degree in General Studies. Stacey has worked at Home Care Services since July 2005. She and her husband have two children and have been married for 15 years. As a family, they like to hunt, fish and camp. Her hobbies are reading and remodeling their home.

Kris Perkins

Kris is a Lewistown native with a family of 3 boys and a grandson.  Kris worked at CMMC before and recently rejoined the team in June 2022.  She finds it very fulfilling when she is taking care of people.  Kris enjoys playing with their crazy Jack Russel, as well as fishing and playing games.  She likes to bake and enjoys making candy.   Everyone in our department loves her colorful and fun scrub tops!

Julia Valach, MSW, LCSW, MHPP
Hospice Social Worker

Julia was raised in Lewistown and is a Fergus graduate. She attended the University of Montana graduating with a degree in Social Work. She went on to get a Masters of Social Work and completed the national exam for Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW). She has worked in the mental health field for 20 years in a variety of positions including, school based therapy, child and family therapy, hospice, and private practice. After living in Denver, she decided there was no place like home and moved back to Lewistown. She began working at CMMC in June of 2023. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, spending time with local family, and her family in the Czech Republic. She has two labradoodles and is an active member of Lewistown’s Green Share Garden Project.

Michelle Vuong
Office Assistant

Michelle was born in Fremont, California and grew up in the Bay Area. She has lived in Lewistown since 2017. She has an education in International Relations and 12+ years of customer service experience. She served as an Event Solutions Coordinator in San Francisco and most recently as a Business Manager for a local restaurant. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend traveling, camping, watching documentaries, bowling, and playing cards and board games with friends. Their most favorite thing to do together in Central Montana is go to White Sulphur Springs to eat at the Jawbone Restaurant and soak! She also loves to watch movies, cook new recipes at home, and travel back to visit family and friends and eat seafood by the California coast. Michelle joined the Home Care Services team in February 2021.

Kathleen Thackeray, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Jed D. Myers, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Chris Russell, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Amanda Deangelo
Occupational Therapy
Rebeca Holmquist, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy
MacKenzie Brown, SLP
Speech Therapy

Mackenzie is originally from Klamath Falls, OR. I completed my undergraduate coursework at Pacific University in 2020, while playing Division III volleyball and lacrosse. I then graduated from the University of Montana with my Master’s in Speech Language Pathology. Currently, I am working at CMMC as an outpatient, acute care, skilled nursing rehab, and home health speech language pathologist. I am passionate about helping patients develop their communication and swallowing skills to enhance social interactions and increase their quality of life. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, and playing sports.

Education: B.A. in Education and Learning with minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pacific University; Forest Grove, OR (2020), Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology, University of Montana; Missoula, MT (2022).

Focus: Pediatrics, geriatrics, neuro rehabilitation, and dysphagia intervention

Specialties: LSVT Loud Certified, MBSiMP Certified, FEES course completed through North Carolina FEES course.

Brigette Owen, LPN

Brigette has twenty plus years of skilled nursing home and home health experience in Montana, Washington state, and Arizona state.  Brigette enjoys walking, biking, camping, gardening, and long rides in the countryside.  When traveling, she likes to explore new places and meet new people.  She grew up in Geraldine with seven brothers and seven sisters and truly feels blessed to be back in Montana.  She moved back to assist in the care of her mother who was in her nineties.  She loves to play board games with family, do outdoor activities, and catch up with her two children and their families.   She came to CMMC Hospice May 2017.

Erin Walsh, RN

Erin was born in Scranton Pennsylvania and graduated from PSU.  She has been a home health nurse since 2007.  Erin came to our state and hospital as a traveler and loved it so much that she decided to stay.  We welcomed her full-time in March 2023.  She loves to hike, cook, play board games, and do puzzling with her three children.  She also enjoys painting, drawing, golf, baking and would love to try snowshoeing.

Heather Hair, MPT
Physical Therapist

Heather is from Pennsylvania.  She attended Shippensburg University for track (400 meter) and Hahnemann University for Physical Therapy.  She is a commercial pilot and enjoys back country flying to hike and recreate.  Heather joined Home Care Services in March 2024.



Home Care Services Representatives of Patient Family Advisory Council


  • Sharon Killham
  • Reverand Jean Collins
  • William “Bill” Buck
  • Betty Wickens
  • Tom Wojtowick
  • Dr. Cathy Holmes
  • Debbie Moore
  • Brandy French
  • Dennis Newgard