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
Ryan Jackson, MD - CEO, Wyoming Business Coalition on Health
Dr. Ryan Jackson is joining as the second CEO of Wyoming Business Coalition on Health. He is also president of International Medical Consulting. He was previously the Dean of Caribbean Medical University in Curacao. He is currently on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including the Brain Injury Alliance of Wyoming, Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation, the Triple Nine Society Foundation, and others.
Dr. Jackson has been involved in healthcare around the world and met with government officials and hospital directors to improve the quality of the care provided. His humanitarian work has taken him to many countries, including spending most of 2010 in Haiti supervising medical volunteers, coordinating donations from the UN, aiding in preventive education, and helping to establish community support groups after the devastating earthquake there. Each year he takes medical students and physicians to Guatemala and other countries to provide medical care to those in greatest need.
Dr. Jackson was born and raised in Casper and has returned after many years of working abroad in order to help his family after the passing of his brother in Amman, Jordan.
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.
Anne Ladd – Founder, Wyoming Business Coalition on Health
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.