Missoula Invest Health


The city of Missoula is proud to have been chosen to participate in the national Invest Health project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Reinvestment Fund.

Missoula is one of 50 mid-size cities selected from across the nation for this opportunity. Invest Health brings together partners from health and community development to create innovative ways to support health and wellbeing in Missoula neighborhoods.


Invest Health Team

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The Missoula Invest Health team represents community leaders with diverse relationships and wide influence within the community.


Apryle Pickering, Providence Health & Services Western Montana, Interim Director of Primary Care.

Apryle has managed primary care practices for the past five years and has assisted in leading population health efforts, implementing initiatives such as patient-centered medical home, Medicare Advantage, and population health outreach.

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Kaia Peterson, Neighbor Works Montana, Assistant Director.

Kaia has worked in nonprofit administration for more than 15 years, with the past eight in the CDFI industry. She has been a CDFI business lender and portfolio manager, and now works to develop creative financial solutions to meet community needs.

Laval Means, City of Missoula Development Services, Planning Services Manager.

Laval oversees the long-range planning division, which includes working with the community and governing bodies to develop policy and regulations for the built environment that also enhance the character, quality, and wellbeing of Missoula. She most recently managed the community process behind the city’s new growth policy (Our Missoula), which emphasizes holistic planning.

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Lisa Beczkiewicz, Missoula City-County Health Department, Senior Community Health Specialist.

Lisa has worked in community organizing and community health in Bozeman and Missoula, including collaborations around health care, education, and obesity, with a focus on low-income families. Lisa and the health department as a whole frequently act as facilitators for community collaborations. The anchor agency is a PHAB-accredited local health department that contains the community's FQHC.


Susan Hay Patrick, United Way of Missoula County, CEO.

Susan has been in her position since 2006 and has led nonprofits for 35 years. Her experience includes operating an independent consulting business, executive director of a national foundation, and deputy director of Feeding America.

Missoula Invest Health Team Ready to Work Together to Build a Healthier Missoula Community



    Reinvestment Fund

    Reinvestment Fund is a catalyst for change in low-income communities. They integrate data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. Using analytical and financial tools, they bring high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools and health centers to the communities that need better access—creating anchors that attract investment over the long term and help families lead healthier, more productive lives.
    Learn more at Reinvestment Fund.

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    has worked for more than 40 years to improve health and health care. They strive to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.
    For more information visit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Facebook page.