About Sheri Boelter

Executive Leader in Non-profit Organizations


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

Senior Executive

20 years successful experience providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations.

Dynamic, results oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in turn around and high-paced organizations. Utilize keen analysis and insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance.

Core Competencies 

  • Strategic Planning
  • Fiscal
  • Grant Writing
  • Business Consulting
  • Fundraising
  • Research
  • Public Relations
  • Servant Leadership
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Policy Development
  • Training

Leadership Experience 

Executive Director- 9 Years

Young Families, Billings, MT

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, Billings, MT

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. 

Great Beginnings, Bozeman, MT

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,  Bozeman, MT

 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. 

  Program Director- 15 Years

VOA, Billings, MT

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. 

HRDC Community Action Agency, Billings MT

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.

Friends of Youth,  Seattle, WA

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,  Santa Fe, NM

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. 

Consultant- 3 years

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. 


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

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming Bachelor of Social Work 


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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