OUR STAFF

REAL PEOPLE.
REMARKABLE
HEALTHCARE.

Lander Cooney

Chief Executive Officer

Lander Cooney, MS

Lander came to CHP after working as a program director and teacher for a high school study abroad program in South America. Living and teaching in small communities in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia often caused her to ask questions about the disparities in health, wealth, and education that exist around the world. She finds gratification being at CHP working to eliminate those same disparities. Lander holds an M.S. in science education from Montana State University and a B.A. in biology from The Colorado College. She spends her free time skiing, kayaking, and biking in the mountains with her husband, daughter and dog.

Rebecca Hale

Chief Financial Officer

Rebecca Hale, CPA

Originally from Canada, Rebecca arrived at CHP in 2008 after spending a good part of her life in Alabama and other points south. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University with a BS in business administration and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2001. Rebecca enjoys working at CHP because it allows her to have a small part in contributing to her community through her work. In her free time, she enjoys the challenge of gardening in Montana’s short growing season and exploring the local hiking trails.

Buck Taylor

Director of Community Development and Administration

Buck Taylor, MPH

Chicago-area native, Buck Taylor, moved to Montana in 1999. He joined CHP in 2001 to open a satellite clinic in Bozeman and later another site in Belgrade. A former reporter and non-profit administrator, he studied journalism at the University of Kansas and received his master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When not at work, Buck spends lots of time with his family in the outdoors and volunteers as a firefighter/emergency medical technician.

Candace Hassinger

Director of Clinic Operations

Candace Hassinger, MS, SPHR

Candace has served as CHP’s human resource director since 2011. She loves that she gets to work with smart, compassionate, enthusiastic team members towards a mission she believes in. Prior to working with CHP, Candace worked in human resources in Yellowstone National Park as well as briefly in the manufacturing industry. She holds a master’s degree in human resources from Penn State. Her undergraduate studies were in business administration and Spanish. Outside of work, Candace can generally be found in the beautiful Montana backcountry, either in the pursuit of fresh powder under her skis, peaks under her feet, or starry skies above her sleeping bag.

Amber Traxinger

Human Resources Manager

Amber Traxinger

Amber has been with CHP since 2013 in a variety of positions. She is currently the HR Manager and loves serving the mission of CHP. Prior to CHP Amber spent six years working at a community health center in Oregon. She has a Bachelors in Community Health Education. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs hiking, biking and traveling to different parts of the world.

Mark Schulein

Medical Director

Mark Schulein, MD

Mark is a board-certified family physician working at CHP half-time in clinic and as the organization’s medical director. Dr. Schulein is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and he completed his residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been providing family-centered care at CHP since 2001. In his free time, Mark loves to be outside fishing, bird hunting, camping, and running, and he loves to spend time with his wife and two sons.

Katie Madison

Bozeman Clinic Director

Katie Madison

A Cincinnati native, Katie came to CHP in 2011. She worked with the clinical teams for a year and half before moving into administration as clinic director in Livingston. She has been the director of the Bozeman clinic since 2013. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in women’s health from the University of Redlands before attending the Seattle Midwifery School receiving her license to practice as a midwife in 1997. Katie delivered hundreds of babies in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Bangalore, India before settling down to raise her own family. When she is not at the clinic, she is often wandering through the mountains with her daughters, her husband and giant dog.

Deanna Dibble

Livingston Clinic Director

Deanna Dibble

Deanna chose to work at CHP because of our commitment to help individuals with barriers to accessing healthcare. She is constantly amazed at how well CHP provides great patient care and promotes better health outcomes. Deanna grew up in Billings and studied pre-nursing at the University of Montana. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family, boating on lakes and sitting by the campfire in the summer. In the winter, she enjoys taking her 4-year-old sledding.

John Gregory

Learning Partners Director

John Gregory

John joined the CHP team in the winter of 2016. He has lived in Livingston since 1997 and is super-psyched to work at CHP. 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.

Hannah Pulaski

Nursing Director

Hannah Pulaski, MSN, RN

Hannah Pulaski is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership Program. She started at CHP in 2013 with the goal of supporting nursing practice to assist patients in reaching optimal outcomes. Outside of CHP Hannah enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Esther “Tey” Silva

Belgrade Clinic Director

Esther “Tey” Silva

Originally from Mexico, Tey spent her last 19 years exploring life in Canada, Mexico and the United States while raising her two children. Tey found her passion in the health field when she identified with CHP’s mission when she joined the staff in 2010. Working with underserved populations and trying to reduce health disparities is what gives Tey purpose. She received a bachelor’s degree in human resources and is currently enrolled in the Family and Community Health master’s program at Montana State University. She is a certified medical interpreter and greatly enjoys using her skills supporting and advocating for limited English speaking people and the most vulnerable, in the educational, health and legal setting. She spends most of her free time running, swimming and having fun with her family and dog.