Foundation

Alluvion Health

Foundation

Not long ago, we witnessed the birth of an organization that saw healthcare in a new light.  It saw healthcare as something that went beyond what traditional healthcare was delivering.  In fact, it went beyond visits to a clinic and looked at whether people had access to resources that impact health—such as access to food, housing, employment, financial planning, and legal assistance.

Other organizations knew about these factors but didn’t include them in their treatment process.  But this new organization did.  They started developing programs to address these issues because of a profound belief that everyone matters. In short, they cared enough to act.  Or, as they put it, they gave a damn. That inspired us to help.

The organization we are talking about is Alluvion Health, and we are the Alluvion Health Foundation. Our mission is to support their mission: to help them do healthcare differently, bring quality healthcare to the people, provide whole-person care, and fill the gaps in the communities they/we serve that no one else has the heart for.

We have found that what Alluvion Health has accomplished in its short life is compelling—Alluvion Health is changing the way we think about and deliver healthcare.  And now that they have demonstrated there is a better way – others are starting to follow.

We think that’s something worth investing in. 
We hope you do, too

Ways of Giving

Cash Support

This is the simplest form of charitable giving, and any amount is appreciated! Your tax deduction is equal to the amount you have donated with a record of receipt. We will provide proof of return with our pledge form and a prompt thank you for your generous gift of improving our overall community’s health!

Securities/Stock

This is one of the most tax-efficient ways to contribute to your charity over the long term, and there are several advantages to this method of giving. Call Teresa Schreiner today to discuss the benefits of donated giving through stocks. To facilitate a gift of securities the donor (or transferring broker) should contact the foundation directly prior to transfer at (406) 231-6521.

Planned Giving

A wonderful way to support the future of Alluvion Health is to provide for a future gift. There are two types of charitable gifts in a life income gift - a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, or through a charitable lead trust. Contact the Foundation for questions about charitable trusts at (406) 231-6521.

Bequests

The most common form of deferred giving is a bequest in a person’s will or revocable (“living”) trust. Bequests are a wonderful way to have an impact beyond your lifetime and to leave a meaningful legacy that will make a difference in our community for many years to come.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts benefit both the foundation and the donor. Donors may receive tax and financial benefits by creating a life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust through which you can receive fixed payments.

Pooled Income Fund

These are creative ways for individuals to generate income while also giving smaller portions to charity. Through a fund, donors can “pool” together different securities and/or combine them with cash to create a larger amount of money to distribute to charity. Money is paid out to the donor and any other beneficiaries that have pooled together assets to the fund.

In-kind Goods and Services

Donated goods, services, time/labor, use of facilities, and equipment are valuable gifts for our Foundation. We record the fair market value of each in-kind good and service as revenue, and, as such, the donor can take a tax deduction for it. If you are looking to partner and contribute goods and services to our projects, events, and community projects, contact our Foundation at (406) 231-6521.

Alluvion Health Foundation is a Montana non-profit public charity with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status from the IRS. Our EIN is 84-5066330. Pledges are conditional promises to give on behalf of the donor. The donor is not bound to this pledge until the payment is made. Thank you!

Checks can be made payable to Alluvion Health Foundation, and delivered to 111 5th Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401

To discuss current funding projects and how you can get involved, contact Teresa Schreiner at 406-231-6521 or TSchreiner@www.alluvionhealth.org.

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leadership

Executive Director, Alluvion Health Foundation

Teresa Schreiner​

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Director of Operations, NeighborWorks Montana      

Katie Biggs

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Owner, cappis consulting and tax, llc

Mark Cappis

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Lead nurse, great falls public schools

Erica Harp​

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Manager of Community Relations, Northwestern Energy

Heidi Hockett

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Director, Clinical Care Delivery and Population Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana

Apryle Pickering​

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Trista Besich, MBA​

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Casey Schreiner

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Teresa Schreiner

Executive Director, Alluvion Health Foundation

Education

BA in Philosophy
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

BA in Criminology 
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Graduate in Health and Human Development, Addiction’s Counseling Emphasis
MSU Bozeman

Introduction

Teresa Schreiner joined Alluvion Health in April 2021 as a Program Development Director and in October of 2021, she was promoted to the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation Board. In March of 2022, Teresa was appointed to the permanent Executive Director position by the Board of Directors. With experience in community development and fundraising, and a passion for this community, Teresa is eager to bring out the philanthropic and coordinating efforts with Alluvion Health to meet the needs ofour most vulnerable.

Prior to joining Alluvion, Teresa worked in economic development as the region’s Development Director for the Great falls Development Authority. She also worked for the Department of Labor in Great Falls at the Job Service Operations Bureau.

Teresa has served on many nonprofit and public boards and local committees, current commitments include Great Falls Kiwanis, United Way Graduation Matters and Education Initiative Steering Committees , Kid’s Education Yes, and the Continuum of Care. Of her past commitments, Teresa is most proud of her elected service as a school board trustee during 2017 – 2020 for Great Falls Public Schools.

KATIE BIGGS

Director of Operations, NeighborWorks Montana

Education

BS in Communications and Business
University of Utah

Introduction

Katie Biggs joined the Alluvion Health Foundation board in March of 2021. She joined the Alluvion Health Foundation Board because she believes deeply in helping reduce barriers to accessing quality, affordable physical and mental health services. In addition to serving as the President of the Alluvion Health Foundation Board, Katie also sits on the Dandelion Foundation Board.

ERICA HARP, BSN, RN, NCSN

LEAD NURSE, GREAT FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Education

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Whitworth University/Washington State University

 

Introduction

Erica Harp grew up in Great Falls and returned to her hometown in 2009. Erica has worked as an Emergency Department Nurse in Atlanta, GA, Spokane, WA and locally at Benefis and Great Glass Clinic. In 2011 Erica took a position with Great Falls Public Schools as the Lead School Nurse and developed a strong passion for school nursing. Erica raises her two children in Great Falls with her husband, Travis. She has been involved in the Great Falls community through organizations such as Young Life, Get Fit Great Falls, Action for Healthy Kids, Uptown Optimist, and serving her local church. Erica is a past President for the Montana Association of School Nurses and currently serves as a Director for the state of MT to the National Association of School Nurses.

Erica joined the Alluvion Health Foundation Board because of her long-held passion for community health. This passion started in nursing school and Erica is happy to be a part of serving her local community through the foundation. Erica has also been a partner in working with Alluvion Health through school-based health centers within Great Falls a Public Schools

HEIDI HOCKETT

Manager of Community Relations, Northwestern Energy

Education

Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Weber State University

Master of Rehabilitation and Counseling
Montana State University

Master of Business Administration
University of Mary

Introduction

Heidi Hockett joined the Alluvion Foundation Board in April 2022 and feels that it is an honor to represent Alluvion Health as they are one of the most important healthcare organizations in Great Falls. Alluvion Health goes beyond clinic visits-they get to the heart of the individual and family needs with wraparound services which are a safety net to those in need. She has been in the energy sector many years and is currently the manager of Community Relations for NorthWestern Energy. She completed her undergraduate studies at Weber State University receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She furthered her education with two Master’s degrees, the first from Montana State University in Rehabilitation and Counseling and the second in Business Administration from the University of Mary. Heidi proudly serves on the following boards: Rotary of Great Falls, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Military Affairs Committee, Great Falls Public School Advisory Council, Great Falls Development Authority and is privileged to serve as an Honorary Command Chief for the Global Strike Command Unit of the United States Air Force.

Apryle Pickering

Director, Clinical Care Delivery and Population Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana

Education

BA in Anthropology
Union College, New York

Master In Applied Medical Anthropology
University of Montana

Master in Public Health
University of Montana

Doctorate in Anthropology ABD
University of Montana

Introduction

Apryle Pickering joined the board of the Alluvion Health Foundation in June 2022. As the Director of Clinical Care and Population Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana she oversees healthcare management teams in utilization management, case management and wellness, as well as developing a comprehensive population health strategy for the MT plan. Apryle has over 20 years of healthcare experience leading medical groups in Western Montana. Apryle has led efforts supporting population health including home-based primary care, remote patient monitoring, care team development, and integrated behavioral health. Apryle received her Master’s in Medical Anthropology and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Montana in Missoula and in 2018 was named one of Missoula’s Top 20 leaders under 40 for her work with population health and healthcare delivery transformation.

Trista Besich, MBA​

FAMILY PRACTICE

Education

Master of Business Administration 
University of Phoenix  

B.S. Criminal Justice 
University of Providence  

B.S. Social Science 
University of Providence  

Introduction

Trista Besich joined Alluvion Health, formerly the Community Health Care Center, in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer and transitioned to become Chief Executive Officer in January of 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies with the University of Providence in 2002, receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Social Science. She continued to receive her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in 2012.   

Trista has 17 years of management experience and a diverse background in accounting, finance and operations. Trista transitioned to healthcare management with the Great Falls Clinic Medical Center, where she spent five years as the Accounting Supervisor and Revenue Cycle Manager for a 20-bed acute care hospital, ambulatory surgery center and independent Radiology Practice.  Alluvion Health now operates 13 service sites, which include three school-based health centers, 8 school-based mental health sites, and a medical clinic co-located with an outpatient substance use treatment center.  Alluvion will be adding three additional school-based locations this year, mobile dental and expanding Medication Assisted Treatment and Crisis Responses services as well. 

Casey Schreiner

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION

Education

Master of Education 
Montana State University  

B.S. Cell Biology and Neuroscience 
Montana State University 

Introduction

Casey Schreiner joined Alluvion Health in 2021 as the Chief Strategic Officer after serving eight years in the Montana State House of Representatives, where he held leadership roles as House Minority Whip and most recently House Minority Leader. After reorganization within Alluvion Health, he was named the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation. Additionally, Mr. Schreiner served Montana as the Executive Director of the Montana State Workforce Innovation Board and Director of Work-Based Learning for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. He completed his undergraduate degree at Montana State University in 2005, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. He continued to receive his Masters’ Degree in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction. 

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