Faculty & Staff

At Intermountain, our staff is challenged and supported to grow professionally and personally. Our long-tenured, professional staff are advocates, mentors, teachers and friends.

Directors

Jim FitzGerald, M.P.A., M.S.W. – Chief Executive Officer

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology -University of California, Los Angeles
  • Masters in Public Administration-University of Montana
  • Masters in Social Work – University of Montana

Jim FitzGerald, Chief Executive Officer, has worked with Intermountain for over 35 years in areas of leadership, training, program development and implementation and has played a key role in developing the nationally recognized children’s mental health agency.

Intermountain employee since: 1978

Marvin Williams, M. Ed. – Director of Education Services

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Physical Education and Special Education –Eastern Montana College, Billings
  • Masters in School Administration and Special Education with endorsements as a Principal (k-12 and Supervisor in Special Education, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Supervisor Endorsement, Montana State University-Billings

Marvin Williams, Director of Education Services, worked in Public Education for over 31 years, recently retiring from the Helena School District where he served as the Special Education Administrator for 18 years. He has worked in areas of leadership, training, program development and implementation and has played a key role in developing special education and mental health services for area children. Williams is currently the co-chair MCASE (Montana Council of Administrator for Special Education).

Intermountain employee since: 2010

Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D. – Chief Clinical Officer

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education- Purdue University, Indiana
  • Master of Science in Education- Indiana University
  • Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology- Arizona State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology – University of Montana

Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has been the clinical director of Intermountain for over 24 years. She has served as adjunct faculty at Syracuse University, and has trained medical interns from Upstate New York Medical Center, and psychology, social work, and counseling interns from across Montana. Dr. Kohlstaedt has appeared on Prime Time Live, National Public Radio, and in the Los Angeles Times to discuss attachment disorders and has trained staff, parents, and professionals across Montana.Licensed Psychologist, Montana and New York

Intermountain employee since: 1990

Tina Johnson – Residential Operations Manager

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – William Smith College, New York

Tina Johnson, Residential Operations Manager has worked at Intermountain for over 32 years. She is responsible for the continual improvement of a therapeutic environment to meet the clinical, emotional and physical needs of children and families and to ensure quality treatment planning and implementation that is in line with industry best practices and Intermountain’s culture and philosophy and budget. The Residential Operations Manager maintains and promotes an understanding of the Intermountain mission and philosophy.

Intermountain employee since: 1982

Michelle McCall, M.D. – Director of Medical Services

Education:

  • Michelle McCall earned her M.D. from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1996 and completed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2000

McCall’s residency focused on children and adolescents. She is a full-time psychiatrist in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic.

Intermountain employee since: 2005

Clinical Staff:

  • Meegan Bryce, M.S.W., Therapist
  • Ashley Browne, L.C.S.W.; Therapist
  • Michael Kalous, M.A.; Therapist
  • James Maxon, Psy.D., Associate Psychologist
  • Terri Murray, M.A., L.C.P.C.; Lead Therapist
  • Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D.; Clinical Director
  • Jesse Heide, L.C.S.W.; Therapist

Health Care Staff:

  • Michelle McCall, M.D.; Director of Medical Services
  • Teresa Johnson, R.N., B.S.N.
  • Rebecca Judd, R.N.; B.A.N
  • Cheryl Sabol, R.N., B.S.N.;
  • Beth Wheeler, Health Services Coordinator

Education Staff:

  • Kathy Brandt, B.A.; Special Education Teacher
  • Kim Hustad; Special Education Technician
  • Penney Jerome; Special Education Technician
  • Allie McFarlane, Special Education Technician
  • Danette McIntosh, B.A.; Special Education Teacher
  • Jarrod Murgel, B.S.; Special Education Teacher
  • Zachary Harris, B.A.; Music Teacher
  • Zach Richards; Education Support Services
  • Katrina Salois, B.S.; Education Support Services
  • Marvin Williams, M.Ed.; Director of Education Services
  • Brennan Wilson, A.A.; Education Support Services
  • Paul Davidson; Education Support Services

Cottage Leadership:

  • Mitch Johnson, Lead Cottage Coordinator
  • Mike Dagenais, B.A.; Cottage Coordinator
  • Alex Hester, B.A.; Cottage Coordinator
  • Justin Sell, B.A.; Cottage Coordinator

Chaplain Services:

  • Chris Haughee, M.Div.; Chaplain
  • Janet Tatz, B.S., M.Ed.; Jewish Liaison & Mentor

Leaders:

  • Sky Freeman, M.A.; Case Manager
  • Sami Butler, R.N.; Professional Relations Manager
  • Jill Richards, B.A.; Case Manager
  • Meegan Bryce, M.S.W.; Residential Manager
  • Joe Merrick, B.A.; Case Manager
  • Liz Hayden, M.Ed.; Director of Admissions
  • Christina Lipetzky, M.A., P.H.R.; Director of Human Resources

Intermountain

500 S. Lamborn St.
Helena, Montana 59601
Phone: 406-442-7920
Toll Free: 1-800-200-9112