2016 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets once a month to conduct the majority of business for the Center. If your interested in attending the board meeting, please contact the board and we will be more than happy to give you the date and time of the next meeting!
All board members have Gaymontana.org email addresses which can be used by clicking on their names. If you wish to send an email to the entire board this can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Hall – Born and raised on the Flathead Reservation, Eric is happy to call Montana his home. He graduated from the University of Montana with an Associates in Electronic Technologies, then went back and gained his Bachelors in Applied Sciences. These days he works for one of the many company’s owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenia Tribes in Pablo Montana. He has volunteered over the years to many of the local LGBT organizations such as the Gay Men’s Task force, Montana Two Spirit Society, and Big Sky Pride. He is honored to serve the LGBT community by committing his time and energy to making the WMCC a cornerstone of the LGBT community here in Western Montana.
Bree Sutherland – Bree is a Montana native who attended the University of Montana for a degree in Social Work and Psychology, with an emphasis in LGBT studies and gender variance. She is heavily involved in working with the transgender community throughout the State, is the executive director of the Gender Expansion Project, co-chair of the Western Montana Community Center, serves as a trans* services consultant for Blue Mountain Clinic Family Practice, as well as facilitating the Montana Gender Alliance in Missoula, all in an effort toward a better tomorrow for the entire LGBTQQI Community.
David Herrera – David Herrera, director of FDH & Associates, the Montana Gay Men’s Task Force, and as co-chair of the Western Montana Community Center, has been heavily involved with HIV prevention, testing and counseling throughout Montana since 1986. He has served on the planning committee of the National Men’s Health Summit, as well as currently serving on the Montana Two Spirit Society board of directors.
Kim Spurzem – Kim Spurzem, Youth Development Specialist at NCBI Missoula, originally hails from Helena, MT. Her work for queer justice began in high school when she worked as part of a coalition in adopting Montana’s first enumerated school anti-bullying policy to protect LGBTQ youth. She has been involved in the development of many programs to protect LGBTQ youth and now serves as the coordinator for the Montana Safe Schools Coalition and the Montana Gay Straight Alliance Network. Locally in Missoula she co-facilitates Missoula’s city-wide LGBTQ youth group Youth Forward. She strives to create a community where all individuals feel seen, heard and valued – especially youth.