Board And Staff
Kim Devore – Jonah Bank/McMurry Companies – Chair
DelAnn Dowling – Arch Coal/Thunder Basin Coal
Steve Loftin – 71 Construction – Treasurer
Glenn Neilson – Y-Tex Corporation
Debbie Noonan – Buckskin Mining
Terry Sterling – Wyoming School Board Association Benefit Trust
Sheri Stinson – Devils Tower Forest Products
Anne Ladd – CEO, Wyoming Business Coalition on Health
Anne is the CEO of the Wyoming Business Coalition on Health and the President and Founder of Propel Product Management Inc., a product strategy and development firm specializing in high-tech, healthcare and public policy. She has assisted organizations in developing new products in response to the Medicare Modernization Act and designed web-based tools to help physicians, pharmacists and patients access medical information.
In 2005 she served as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Healthcare Commission that delivered 18 recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding cost containment and quality improvement. During her tenure, the Commission developed a plan to expand coverage to the uninsured population while containing costs, as well as assisting in the launch of a statewide electronic medical records initiative.
From 1999 to 2003, Anne was Product Manager for Thomson-Micromedex where she had profit/loss responsibility for several clinical information databases sold to hospitals and health plans for use by physicians, nurses and pharmacists.From 1998 to 1999 she was Director of Strategic Planning for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado/Nevada where her responsibilities included identifying trends in the healthcare marketplace, researching and developing new products, product enhancements and modifications. She has also served as the Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente in Sonoma County California. Before entering the healthcare arena Anne spent six years as a reporter and writer for both broadcast and print media. Her last journalism assignment was covering San Francisco city hall for The Chronicle. She also worked in Wyoming, Washington , Utah and Washington DC, covering politics, natural resource and business issues.
Born and raised in Wyoming, Anne has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
As a Peace Corp Volunteer in the early 1980’s Ms. Ladd taught vegetable gardening and small animal husbandry in a remote region of Guatemala. Fluent in Spanish, she has traveled throughout Central and South America. Also a bit of an adventurer, Ms. Ladd helped organize and execute an expedition to Mt. Everest through China and Tibet in 1988. The “Cowboys on Everest” team was turned back at 25,000 feet, so they did not summit, but every climber came home healthy and able to climb again.
Her current civic activities include serving on the board of the National Alliance of Health Purchaser Organizations, the Child Development Center of Natrona County Foundation and the Natrona County Library Foundation.
Linda Witko - Project Director
Linda joined the staff of Wyoming Business Coalition on Health after her retirement from the City of Casper where she served as Assistant City Manager for 25 years. She has a total of 45 years of experience in local government and has served on innumerable community boards throughout her career.
While at the City of Casper, Linda was an active board member for the Wyoming Business Coalition on Health. She understands how employers, both public and private, struggle to provide benefits to their employees and she became so devoted to the mission and vision of the Coalition that she came to work for us.
Since her retirement Linda has also consulted with Community Builders, Inc.
She has a Master of Public Administration and is a Public Technology Institute Fellow. She is also a graduate of Leadership Wyoming.