Board of Directors

LIFTT Board Members

Sandra Meehan


Paula McMahon


Dr. Paula McMahon is an Assistant Professor of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Montana State University Billings. She teaches courses for students in rehabilitation and mental health counseling related to medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, individual and family response to disability, ethics, and human growth and development. She is an E-Learning fellow, working with faculty to develop and refine their online teaching methods. She has presented numerous times at the national, state, and local level on topics related to rehabilitation counseling and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her research interests include transition services for students with disabilities, social justice and advocacy, professional development and identity, community accessibility, and integrated employment practices.

Chad Hooker

MBA, LPL Financial Advisor, Montana Financial Group

Chad provides financial planning for Individuals and Small Businesses to help them reach their goals based on their time horizons through a variety of financial instruments such as investments and insurance.  Chad’s goal for individual clients is to help them save for specific goals and facilitate the distribution of their accumulated assets to meet their income needs.  Chad’s goal for small businesses is to help them offer retirement plans as an incentive to employees to encourage saving for retirement.

Chad’s educational and licensing background consists of a Bachelor of Agricultural Business, a Master of Business Administration, Series 7 Securities License, Series 66 License, Health, life, and Disability Insurance Licenses.  These degrees, licenses, and tenure in the financial advising space lend the experience and knowledge needed to help facilitate clients with their accumulation, distribution, and protection goals.

On a personal note, Chad enjoys studying different markets whether it be the stock market, bond market, commodity markets, or real estate market.  Chad is lucky to have a supportive wife and kids.  His personal goal is to help his kids develop their abilities to be successful in whatever they choose to do in life.

Katie Day

Karen Anderson

Shelly Noel

Maloree Murphy

Maloree Murphy currently serves as the Development Director for the Billings Christian School Education Foundation. Maloree’s work supports and expands BCSEF initiatives to ensure the sustainability of Billings Christian School. She is responsible for BCSEF communication strategies and implementation, fund development activities, and acts as the liaison for the foundation board.

Before joining BCSEF, Maloree worked as the Communication and Development Manager for Elevate USA, a national nonprofit. At Elevate, she was responsible for building new branding, marketing, communication, and development strategies in eleven cities. In addition, she has done work as a business development consultant for architecture and design firms throughout Denver. Maloree desires to support and serve the community while engaging others to give of themselves in a meaningful way.

Maloree has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication that she received from the University of Montana. When she isn’t working, she is usually reading, hiking, fishing, or spending time with her husband Jason and their dog Dexter Michael.

Past Board Chairs


Former LIFTT Board Chair Andy Fox

Andy Fox (2020-2022)

Andy Fox served as the chair of  LIFTT’s Board of Directors from October 2020 until September 2022.  Andy brought a plethora of experience and knowledge to LIFTT having  successfully navigated a career in the United States Department of Interior with the National Parks Service and Bureau of Reclamation. Handling everything from grants and agreements of various sizes and complexities. In his downtime, Andy tries to spend as much time with his family as possible and be active in his retirement. He strives to help LIFTT reach its potential and continue LIFTT’s goal of providing needed services to the local handicapped community.

Upcoming Meetings of the LIFTT Board of Directors

All meetings are open to the public and are held via Zoom unless otherwise noted. All times Mountain Time (MT). This schedule is subject to change. Meeting Agendas will be posted when available.

    • Thursday, January 12, 2023, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 9, 2023, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 4, 2023, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 6, 2023, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 7, 2023, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 9, 2023, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, January 11, 2024, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 9, 2024, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 11, 2024, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 12, 2024, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 14, 2024, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, January 16, 2025, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 20, 2025, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 15, 2025, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 17, 2025, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 18, 2025, 4 p.m.

Man and Child hiking in the mountains