Board of Directors
RMHBDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose board of directors are dedicated, hard working volunteers who receive no compensation for their time and effort. They pursue best practices of nonprofit governance in their work with RMHBDA.
Jane Robertson, President, 2015–18
“I was born and raised in Cody, WY where I still live. I majored at BYU in Youth Leadership and several years ago continued my education by obtaining my Master Herbalist degree. I have 6 children and 12 grandchildren. I love to garden, ride horses, camp (real camping), help others be healthier. In our little group, 12 have VWD. We love the support of this community of people. This chapter is amazing!”
Chris Graham, Vice President, 2015–18
“RMHBDA is a wonderful organization that helped my family significantly when my son was born with hemophilia. I am trained and work in the medical profession and thought that medicine was medicine no matter who I was treating. When my son was born, I quickly found out that all the training in the world does not equip you to handle the daily logistics and concerns a parent faces with a child who has a bleeding disorder. A group such as RMHBDA provides a support system that is invaluable and I am extremely grateful to be a part of it. My entire family is truly enriched because of this association.”
Van Savage Secretary, 2016–19
Van Savage was born and raised in the Yellowstone County area of Montana. In 2005, he met and married Christy (who has VWD), through whom he was introduced to the bleeding community. He has since completed an Associate’s degree in Animal Science from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, and a Bachelors of Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Spanish and Business from Montana State University in Billings. He has an energetic three year old that also has VWD, and their newest addition was born in July 2014. He enjoys camping, fishing, and anything with horses and cattle. Van hopes to be able to help expand the support of the RMHBDA as an educational resource for learning how to care for loved ones, how to navigate the medical offices and providers which do not always understand our unique circumstances.
Travis Bruyere Treasurer, 2016–19
“I am a proud graduate of the University of Wyoming and have a background in business management. My wife Emily and I, have four children and have lived in Montana for over a decade. My hobbies include golfing, backpacking and following all types of sports, both professional and collegiate. As the Vice President of Sales for Avitus Group Companies, I work directly with a sales force and organizations that want to focus on why they got into business. Although I am not directly affected by hemophilia, the need for advocacy and awareness regarding the disease in the Rocky Mountain region has been my reason to be involved in this organization.”
Jason Dugan, 2016–19
Andrew Lindley, 2017–18
Jodi Rudell, 2016–19
Jodi is a mother of two beautiful and smart teenage girls and a wife to her wonderful husband. Three of her family have Von Willebrand‘s Disease and it is now a life passion of hers to advocate and help similar families and those yet to be diagnosed. “I am proud to serve this chapter as a member of the advocacy and women's program committees and welcome any questions or comments you may have of me and/or for the chapter.”
Andrea Stafford, 2017–18