About Sheri Boelter

Sheri Boelter

“I have the unshakable belief that each of us has not only the potential to live a rewarding and purposeful life, but also the responsibility to do so. It’s an obligation we bear as human beings, but it’s also the source of our greatest potential. Owning up to that obligation not only make us more human, it also connects us to the bottomless reserves of passion, vision, conviction, and commitment that I believe are present in abundance in every human heart, and that are the fuel for genuine and deeply fulfilling success”.  Sheri Boelter

Relevant Experience 

VOA August 2020 – August 2021 Billings, Montana 

 Montana Director of Veteran Services 

Plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff, ensuring legal  compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission. 

Oversee the daily workflow of the department of Veteran Services, covering all of Montana and  an annual budget of over 12 million dollars. 

Consultant October 2018 – September 2020  Billings, Montana 


Work in partnership with non-profits, serving as a trusted advisor, unbiased facilitator, and  seasoned analyst to develop strategies on program performance, fund development, and board  consultation. 

Identify grants that best fit with organization’s needs and strategies. 

Create opportunities for new grant initiatives and innovations. 

Young Families July 2016 – October 2018  Billings, Montana 

 Executive Director 

Direct a variety of administrative processes to operate programs with excellence. Implementation and oversight of the strategic plan & annual plan. 

Design, develop, coordinate, and conduct training programs. 

Develop annual budget, write grants and donor cultivation, and represent the organization at  community activities. 

Tumbleweed Program July 2011 – January 2016  Billings, Montana 

 Executive Director 

Recruit, hire, lead, supervise, direct, coach, and motivate staff. 

Serve as connective link between governing bodies, staff, clients, community agencies, and  Administration of Children and Families and the development of annual goals and objectives,  policies, procedures and new programs. 

Act as primary liaison to other agencies and ensures agency representation on appropriate  community boards, councils, task forces and meetings. 

District 7 Human Resources Development Council December 2004 – July 2011  Billings, Montana 

 Chief of Development & Planning 

Planning and developing programs to meet needs of community and secure grants and aligning  other resources to ensure program success. 

Inspire, motivate, educate and empower the staff and volunteers to advance the agency with  innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and operations. 

Develop and measure long range and strategic planning for the organization that assures  achievement of mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress. Great Beginnings Montessori School June 2003 – December 2004  Bozeman, Montana 


Provide overall administration, management and leadership to ensure the organization’s  mission is carried out; articulate the mission for families, staff and community. 

Prepare, administer and monitor budget and prepare funding reports. 

Guide board in developing long-range strategic plans.

Community Mediation Center November 2002 – June 2003  Bozeman, Montana 

 Interim Executive Director 

Oversee all CMC mediators including recruiting, coordinating, supervising, training and  evaluating. 

Coordinate all program activities, including case intake and development; volunteer mediation  coordination; form distribution, billings and case follow-up. 


 Friends of Youth August 1997 – November 2002  Seattle, Washington 

 Director of Transitional Living Programs 

Strategic planning & policy development. 

Recruit, hire, orient, train and supervise full staff of five Transitional Living Programs for  youth. 

Obtain funding through grants and ensure compliance with United Way, HUD, HHS, and City  contracts and monitor monthly budget and program objectives. 

Provide leading edge program development, dynamic relational database systems, &  understanding of community wants/needs with accountability. 

Build community partnerships, press releases & media relations; coordinate 11 million dollar  capital campaign for program expansion. 

 Pinon Hills Hospital August 1993 – August 1997  Santa Fe, New Mexico 

 Director of Social Services 

Recruit, hire, orient, train and supervise mental health therapists and chemical dependency  counseling staffing in an acute care, psychiatric hospital setting. 

Ensure compliance with State regulations and various accrediting agencies including  Medicare, Medicaid & JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare  Organizations). 

Develop effective, culturally diverse crisis model programming; including psychosocial  assessments, evaluations & treatment modalities for mental health and chemical dependent  clientele. 

Education New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico Master of Social Work 

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Awards Inspiring Woman of the Year, 2014 Glamour Magazine Supervisor of the Year, 2013 Roche Jaune Awards for Business Excellence

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My Mom(Sheri Boelter) is the most kind, caring, and generous person to everyone. No matter who you are, she will give you respect and attention. She once told me “Something can be learned from everyone”. These words completely changed how I socialize because even if you have nothing in common with someone, there is valuable information in the words they say. Sheri has sacrificed her own time and money to help out people in need. Clearly I have a bias opinion considering I am her son however you can ask anyone who knows her and you will hear great things.  She has dedicated her life to helping others. I am very blessed to be able to call her Mom. Daniel Boelter

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