BMC Staff

  • Annie Hansen- Executive Director

    Annie Hansen

    Annie is a Missoula native and has worked at Blue Mountain Clinic for 14 years. Starting out as an abortion peer counselor one day per week, Annie worked her way into a full time position at the front desk. Annie has always felt a deep appreciation of Blue Mountain Clinic, and its mission to provide patient centered healthcare for people — not profit. Annie believes that we are ALL sentient beings that deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. At BMC Annie found an organization that parallels these views, and actually delivers this standard of health care each and every day. To say that the history of... Read More


  • Trinda Rieck – Advancement Director

    Trinda

    Trinda Rieck joined the Blue Mountain Clinic team as the Advancement Director in November of 2014. Before the clinic, she was the Sales and Events Coordinator at Big Sky Brewing Company. In addition to being a Mom, Wife, and lover of the outdoors she has been a patient and advocate for the clinic for many years. It all started with her first half marathon in 2006. “I remember running the first mile through all the protesters thinking to myself, Wow! This is powerful stuff! The camaraderie between all the runners and the supporters of the runners all banding together for a common cause. I have always felt at... Read More


  • Eric Ravitz, DO

    Eric Ravitz

    Dr. Eric Ravitz is a Board Certified Family Practitioner with 35 years of experience. In addition to general family medicine, he has special interests in preventative health care, internal medicine problems, and psychiatry. Though trained in traditional western medicine in a military hospital, Dr. Ravitz is welcoming of other complimentary approaches to health care management. Good communication is also a highly prized aspect of Dr. Ravitz’ style of practice. He always tries to make sure all questions and concerns are addressed during patient encounters. In addition, Dr. Ravitz has been honored as “Best Doctor”... Read More


  • Dr. Joey Banks, MD

    Dr. Joey Banks

    Dr. Banks is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and has been practicing for 12 years. After completing her medical training at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency, she went on to work for Alaska Native Health System, where she taught resident physicians and served as Alaska’s Planned Parenthood Director. In 2009, Joey and her family rounded out 3 years of life in Tanzania, where she had a bustling family practice. Her special interests in addition to family medicine are women’s health, newborn and pediatric care, preventative medicine, basic fertility care, tropical medical issues and reproductive... Read More


  • Kelly Polus, PA-C

    Kelly Polus

    Kelly Polus is a Physician Assistant Certified practicing in Family Medicine. She graduated from the University of Montana in 1996 with a double major in Social Work and Psychology. At UM, she specialized in women’s studies and volunteering at the Sexual Assault Recovery Services and YWCA. After graduating, she worked at the Bozeman Area Battered Women’s Network as a child advocate, volunteer coordinator and crisis line staff member. During that time, Kelly also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. It was during her time working as a paramedic that she decided to pursue her interest in... Read More


  • Alison Charman, ARNP

    Alison Charman

    Alison Charman is an Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner with over 18 years of experience. While much of her specialty lies with adult medicine, she sees many clients, from young adults on up, for their primary care needs. Born and raised in Silver Springs, MD, Alison decided after college that she had a strong desire to move out west for some mountain adventures. She’s never looked back! In 1996, she received her masters of science in nursing at the University of Washington. Congruently working at Harbor View ER, she met her husband and they have 3 wonderful children. Alison began her Nurse Practitioner journey... Read More


  • Bernie Kneefe, LCSW

    Bernie Kneefe

    Bernie Kneefe is a LCSW with specialties in the following areas: Life Transitions Mood Disorder Stress/Anxiety PTSD Domestic Violence Pre/Post Abortion Counseling LGBTIQ Bernie also provides motivation and personal potential counseling, and she believes that every individual who walks through her door wants to become a happier person. Bernie feels her job as a therapist is to help people make choices that will lead to a more fulfilling life. This means identifying key issues that may be problematic, building on strengths and working to develop a plan to live one’s life more authentically. Call Blue Mountain... Read More


  • Andrea Strizich, LCSW

    Andrea

    Andrea has been working with youth, families and adults in different capacities in the Missoula Community for 25 years. This includes supervising and providing treatment at group homes for at risk youth, training and consulting with teachers and staff within Missoula County Public Schools, and working as an adjunct instructor in the Social Work Department at the U of M. Andrea believes that everyone is in a process of self-discovery, has the right to self-determination, and has the ability to better their lives. She believes we heal when we are open to one another and recognize our strengths. Andrea employs a... Read More


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