Board of Directors

About Our Board


Simulation in Motion Montana, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors who contribute ideas, expertise, and government of the organization. 

SIM-MT's board of directors is comprised of 6-9 members from a variety of sectors. Together, they provide guidance, strategic insights, and official oversight of the organization. In addition, every member of the board financially supports SIM-MT because they believe strongly in the mission of the organization. SIM-MT is lucky to have such breadth of expertise and dedication from our highly qualified board members. 


Meet our Board of Directors

Dale Pearson

Board President

Dale has an engineering degree and MBA from the University of Minnesota. He spent the first 10+ years out of college working as a project controls/project engineer on various large-scale, industrial projects around the U.S. Read More...

Darin Bell

Vice President

Dr. Darin Bell received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, Texas, and did his residency training at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program in Anchorage, Alaska. Read More...

Dave Gurchiek


During Dr. Dave Gurchiek’s time in the Montana University System, he served as dean, associate dean, department chair in a number of departments, faculty/program director, state faculty union vice president, & academic senator.  Read More...

Jay Doyle


Jay Doyle has served as President of St. James Healthcare since August 2017. Before his return to southwest Montana, Jay was located in Denver  Read More...

Drew Dawson

Past Chair

A Montana native Drew served as Montana’s EMS Training Coordinator for several years and the MT State EMS Director for over 20 years.  Read More...

Ward VanWichen

Board Member

Ward started his career in healthcare in 1988, enlisting in the Navy Reserves as a Hospital Corpsman, while attending nursing school at Montana State University (MSU).  Read More...

Hayley Blackburn

Board Member

Hayley Blackburn received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and completed her postgraduate residency training at Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT.  Read More...

Jessi Cahoon

Board Member

Jessi Cahoon is the Pharmacy Director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation, where she is an enrolled tribal member. In her current role, Jessi oversees two pharmacies and a clinical pharmacy program.  Read More...

Carolyn Radakovich

Board Member

Carolyn holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Public Administration with a minor in Classical Studies from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She is a fund development professional with nearly 20 years experience.  Read More...