Jennifer Hill, Director
With a passion for making the everyday realities of past peoples come alive, Jennifer Hill holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a PhD in American Studies. Her research and writing focus on childbirth, contraception, abortion, and healthcare in the American West – an area with a compelling reproductive history.
Based on the belief that history is a powerful tool for understanding current controversies, Jennifer works to interpret women’s historical birthing challenges in ways that inform contemporary reproductive issues. Much of daily life has changed over the last several centuries, but a surprising amount remains constant – each person still enters the world through childbirth, a truly universal human experience.
Stacey Haugland, Director Emeritus
Stacey is a life-long activist, agitator, clinician and educator. She owns the Birth Place in Bozeman, MT, providing pregnancy, birth, and lactation midwifery care for women and their families.
Stacey has provided gynecological care in women’s clinics, volunteer-staffed a women’s homeless shelter, run a legislative office and fundraised for abortion access, raised money for women, choice, lesbians, and human rights, sued the State of Montana twice to advance the standing of the LGBT community, and organized countless meetings, programs, conferences, and marches.
Stacey has stepped away from active involvement with WRHA, but remains a valued member of our team.
Lauren Katz, Board Member
Lauren will always be a proud New Jersey girl but could not be more grateful to raise her children in Montana with her husband, Avi. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College in American Studies and an MSSW from Columbia School of Social Work. Lauren began her career in New York City where she focused on youth and adolescent mothers in foster care and coordinated birth doula services to provide them with emotional, therapeutic, and practical care. After moving to Bozeman, she worked in the public schools counseling students who experienced trauma. Lauren remains passionate about providing compassionate care to Gallatin County families and supporting women and children in finding their voice.
LaVonne Stucky, Board Member
LaVonne is Montana born and raised, spending most of her life in the Gallatin Valley. LaVonne is the mother of two adult children and she and her husband, Chris, farm north of Belgrade. With a focus on honoring the past by rediscovering and implementing historic practices, she runs a seasonal farmstay with two antique sheepherder’s wagons. LaVonne also owns and operates The Wool Mill, which processes wool into roving and yarn from her sheep as well as custom processing for other farmers. She and Chris grow their own protein sources including beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.
Angie Weikert, Board Member
A Michigan native and a Montanan since 2005, Angie served as a board member and treasurer for the Susan Wicklund Fund (formerly the Trust Women Fund) from 2010 to 2017. During this time, she helped the Fund grow from a local organization to a statewide resource with a 24-hour helpline. Angie is a PhD candidate in the Department of Education at Montana State University and the Director of Education & Public Programs at the Museum of the Rockies. With a commitment to supporting her community and Montana, Angie serves on a variety of local and state-wide committees to improve education for all ages.