“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
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
∙ 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
∙ 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
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