Staff & Board

Our Staff
Kristen Morgan, MSW                       
Program Director
Kristen joined BIAMT in August 2005 while completing her Master of Social Work program at the University of Montana. Kristen has been with the BIAMT during our period of growth and accepted the role of Program Director in 2008. Kristen maintains her certification with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists and seeks out continuing education opportunities.  Kristen manages the operations and programs of BIAMT including our Brain Injury Help Line. Kristen enjoys living in Montana with her family and two dogs where they take pleasure in the beautiful scenery that surrounds them.
Charney L. Gonnerman                         
Fund Developer                                                
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Charney joined BIAMT in July 2014. Her most recent work experience was as an Employment Specialist with Experience Works and as a Visitor Service Associate with the Missoula Art Museum. Her previous work included serving as the Executive Director of the YWCA of Sioux Falls, SD, the YWCA of Billings, MT, the Network Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (Bozeman, MT) the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park County (Livingston, MT) and the Volunteer and Information Center (Sioux Falls, SD). Her direct service positions included Placement Director at Billings Business College; Belgrade School to Work Coordinator and Certified Workforce Development Specialist through Career Transitions, Inc. (Belgrade, MT), South Dakota Assistant State Director of Green Thumb (Sioux Falls, SD), Aging Services Manager (Sioux Falls, SD), and as the Community Resource Developer for Refugee & Immigration Services,  Lutheran Social Services (Sioux Falls, SD).  Charney served two terms on the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (two years as Chair), and two terms on the Montana Non-Profit Association (two years as Secretary). Her community volunteer participation includes serving on non-profit agency Board of Directors, municipal Planning Boards, and statewide advocacy Boards.  She was recognized as the 2005 Woman of Achievement by the Bozeman Business and Professional Women and the Montana Business and Professional Women.

Sahra Susman
Outreach Coordinator

Sahra joined the BIAMT in the spring of 2015. As a communications professional her background includes journalism, writing, editing, public relations and photography. With many years experience in media, her work has appeared in both print publications and online. Public relations and reporting work include general and to the trade publications, advertising, press releases, print collateral, direct mail and more. As a marketing campaign strategist, her skills have helped clients market their business for local, regional and online channels including social media. Experience in retail management and customer service round out her communications practice.


   Our Board of Directors

Leif Griffin

Leif Griffin, President
TBI Survivor
Ann Geiger (2)Ann Geiger, Vice President
Liberty Place Inc.,
Executive Director

Bob Snizek (2)Robert Snizek, Secretary
Headway Program,
Case Manager

Elisabeth Stoeckel

Elisabeth Davies, Treasurer
CMC Bridges,
Social Worker,
Behavioral Specialist

Ian Elliot

Ian Elliot, Support Group Leader
TBI Survivor

Don Johnston
   Donald Johnston,
TBI Survivor

Not yet pictured:
Ms. Jamie Schultz, Missoula, MT
Mr. Andrew Cole, M.D., Whitefish, MT
Interested in joining our Board?
Please contact the BIAMT office at: (406) 541-6442.