MTCC Steering Committee


The MTCC Steering Committee is the governing body of the Montana Cancer Coalition. This group is made up of driven, energetic, and passionate individuals committed to leading the coalition towards the achievement of the priority objectives outlined in the Montana Statewide Cancer Control Plan.



Co-Chair: Nancy Lee – Susan G. Komen Idaho

Co-Chair: Emily Coyle – American Cancer Society

Vice-Chair: Courtney Buys – Montana Primary Care Association

Immediate Past Co-Chair: Becky Franks – Cancer Support Community Montana

MTCC Manager / MT DPHHS Representative: Nikki Campbell – Montana Cancer Control Programs

Provider Advisory Group Liaison: Dr. Jeffrey Rentz – Billings Clinic


Prevention – Sun Safety

Co-Chair: Lori Christenson – Gallatin City-County Health Department

Co-Chair: Karl Vanderwood – Gallatin City-County Health Department

Prevention – Nutrition and Physical Activity

Co-Chair: Donna Bosch – RN Retiree

Co-Chair: Currently Recruiting

Early Detection

Co-Chair: Jean Raw – CNP Retiree

Co-Chair: Melissa Baker – Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department

Early Detection – Lung Screening

Co-Chair: Janice Ostermiller – Billings Clinic Lung Screening

Co-Chair: Jamie Wilcox – St. Peter’s Health

Treatment and Research

Co-Chair: Pam Sasser – St. Peter’s Health

Co-Chair: Alona Jarmin – Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation

Quality of Life and Survivorship

Co-Chair: Sheryll Stewart – American Cancer Society

Co-Chair: Jennifer Schaffner – Kalispell Regional Medical Center

Pediatric Cancer

Co-Chair: Meadow Niles – American Cancer Society Billings Clinic

Co-Chair: Currently Recruiting


Co-Chair: Currently Recruiting

Co-Chair: Currently Recruiting


Member Representative: Currently Recruiting

Survivor Representative: Chelsia Rice – Montana Book Company

American Indian Representative: Sonya Bigleggins – Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

American Cancer Society Representative: Emily Coyle

Disability Consumer Representative: Kathie Bach – U of M Rural Institute of Disability and Health

Policy and Advocacy Representative: Lois Fitzgerald – American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network

Montana American Indian Women’s Health Coalition (MAIWHC) Rep: Savannah Sinquah – American Indian Cancer Foundation

Indian Health Service Representative: Currently Recruiting