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Tony Simonsen


Sheridan, MT

Tony Simonsen  co-owns Guardian Group (Home Park Assisted Living) with his wife, Emily. The Simonsen's are eager supporters of healthcare issues in the Ruby Valley. Tony has been a member of the Board since 2015 and became president in 2020.

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Les Gilman

Vice President

Alder, MT

Les Gilman was appointed to the Ruby Valley Medical Center's Board of Trustees in the fall of 2020, shortly after retiring from 12 years of service as the chairman of the Healthcare Foundation. Les is a 5th generation rancher in the Alder area and the Executive Director of the Ruby Habitat Foundation. He has also served the local community, and the State of Montana, on a wide variety of boards and committees, including local water, fire and school boards and the statewide Montana Rangeland Resource Committee. He is proud of the outstanding service provided by the Medical Center and those that staff it.


Carol Braach


Sheridan, MT

Carol Braach spent 36 years nursing at the Ruby Valley Hospital, starting back in the days when the hospital was located in a converted home on Mill Street. She retired from the Ruby Valley Hospital in 1998 and has served on the Board for since 2008.  

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Cleve Witham


Sheridan, MT

Cleve Witham is a native Montanan.  He and his wife have three children and have been Ruby Valley residents for 20 years. He is the Ruby Valley Market President / Sr. Ag. Lender for Opportunity Bank of MT.  He understands the importance of access to quality healthcare in rural communities and has served on the Board since 2022.

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Pamela Ward


Sheridan, MT

Pamela Ward was appointed to the Ruby Valley Medical Center’s Board of Trustees in the Spring of 2022, after retiring from 31 years of service with the Internal Revenue Service as a Senior Tax Analyst for the Headquarters Excise Tax Program. Pamela is a Sheridan native and has returned home after 40+ years. She also served in the US Air Force Reserves as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician. As a board member, she hopes to assist in the continuation of success for the Medical Center.

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