Founding Organizations



Livingston HealthCare is the local, full-service medical center in the greater Park County area. We are a top 20 Critical Access Hospital and Level 4 Trauma Center. Our compassionate, respected team of experienced medical professionals offers a variety of services designed for healing and customized to meet patient goals.

The primary mission of Livingston HealthCare is to provide our community with quality, patient-centered health care that accommodates their specific needs.

We keep our community healthy with a broad scope of services, provided by well-trained and highly skilled professionals. Included in those services are a 25-bed critical access hospital, a multi-specialty physician practice, rehabilitation services and home-based services. A not-for-profit organization, Livingston HealthCare is governed by a board of directors made up of community volunteers.


Jessica is a Registered Dietitian and the Community Health Coordinator at Livingston HealthCare. Jessica has a BS in both Restaurant and Resort Management and in Dietetics from Colorado State University; she graduated from Montana State University~ Bozeman with her Master’s in Health and Human Development in 2006. Jessica started her career at Livingston HealthCare in June of 2007 as the Food and Nutrition Services Manager. She serves on the Live Well 49 Coalition, The Livingston Food Resource Center Board, the Windrider Board and the Farm to School of Park County Board. She is also alumni of the Leadership 49 program.



CHP’s mission is “to enhance community health and well-being”. How could CHP not be involved with LiveWell 49? CHP offers respectful, patient-centered care in both its medical and dental clinics. CHP also offers educational and counseling services. CHP serves everyone regardless of their ability to pay. CHP looks forward to working with LiveWell 49 to enhance the lives of the people and communities of Park County.


John is proud to serve on the LiveWell 49 board both as a representative for Community Health Partners and as a community member who is passionate about exercise and team sports. John works at Community Health Partners as the Director of Learning Partners. John joined the CHP team in early 2017. He has lived in Livingston since 1997. He strives to make a difference in people’s lives every day. John earned his Bachelors of Science and Engineering from Duke University in 1993. John chases every soccer ball he sees; and he loves the “beautiful” game whether he’s playing, coaching, refereeing or spectating. John treasures time with his wife and kids, whether they are inside, outside, on a boat or wearing coats.



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Todd Wester is curriculum and federal programs director at Livingston Public Schools. Over his lifetime he has made his living as a fishing outfitter, commercial fly-tier, woodworker, and author. He is past president of the Livingston Baseball Association and the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana. He is a native of Billings, MT, and attended Stanford University (B.A. Philosophy) and Montana State University (B.A. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Educational Leadership). He enjoys fishing, hunting, old pickup restoration, cooking, sports, and music. His group, Benson's Landing String Band, performs at fundraisers and benefits. He has three children.


PFL is a proud partner of LW49. We value positive growth in the workplace, offering employees a healthy balance between work and play. We have onsite yoga, bike maintenance clinics, healthy snacks and state-of-the art humidification and water filtration systems. Our dog-friendly workplace is a great stress reliever to employees and we host a number of outdoor summer events, including a raft trip. PFL offers comprehensive benefits and an employee assistance program. 


Maddie grew up in Red Lodge and spent her childhood in the Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone Park. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s in Public Relations at Montana State University, Billings and had a career in higher education student services, prior to taking on the HR role with PFL. She and her husband, a geologist, moved to Livingston in June of 2018 and thoroughly enjoy all the activity and progressive opportunities the area has to offer. She is excited to be part of the LW49 team and to play a role in the promotion of health and wellness in the community.



The Park County Health Department promotes the health of individuals through disease surveillance, program development, and education.  Partnering with Livingston School District and Livingston HealthCare to establish a community coalition committed to creating a culture of health in Park County allows the Health Department to build on internal programs and create community-wide momentum toward a heathier community.  The Health Departments focus on collaboration, evidenced based community education and programming, and empowering residents and guests to make healthy choices align with the efforts of LiveWell49.  At the Park County Health Department we believe that our community is strongest when we are working together toward shared goals.  Partnering with LiveWell49 allows us to do just that.


Emily Wood grew up in Missoula Montana with a passion for the outdoors and wellness. After recently completing her education at MSU with a degree in Community Health and Gerontology, she also got certified as a Health Education Specialist. In the summer of 2018 she decided that the Park County Health Department would be a great place to start her career. Emily is the Health Promotion and Outreach Specialist and Tobacco Prevention Specialist for the County. She is looking forward to the many opportunities to work with and make a positive impact on health and wellness within the community.  



We're amazed all the time at how much Park County is growing in how we work together building healthy relationships and working toward a healthier community. We're committed across the board to a healthier staff and healthy community and are thinking and working outside the box to realize just that. 


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The Livingston Food Resource Center is committed to addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger in our community by developing and implementing programs that go beyond just feeding people. Providing healthful food to people in need is and will always be our primary mission. But, in addition to addressing hunger, our programs tackle the issues of, economic development, health care, and education. We must provide additional, targeted support to bring about the greatest long-term, most positive impact possible, so that all people can succeed and thrive in our community..

REPRESENTED BY: Michael McCormick

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