BOARD OF DIRECTORS


RMHBDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose board of directors are dedicated, hard working volunteers who receive no compensation for their time and effort. They pursue best practices of nonprofit governance in their work with RMHBDA.

Randen Schoppe

President, 2020-23

Randen Schoppe is new to the hemophilia community. His son, Amos, was born with hemophilia in 2018. Randen has previously served on numerous community boards both in his hometown of Hardin and across Montana. Randen works as a Deputy County Attorney for the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office.

Travis Bruyere

Treasurer, 2019-22

Travis is a proud graduate of the University of Wyoming with a background in business management. With his wife, Emily, they have four children and have lived in Montana for over a decade. His hobbies include golfing, backpacking, and following all types of sports, both professional and collegiate. As the Vice President of Sales for Avitus Group Companies, he work's directly with a sales force and organizations that want to focus on why they got into business. Although not directly affected by hemophilia, the need for advocacy and awareness regarding the disease in the Rocky Mountain region has been the reason Travis chose to be involved in this organization.

Jodi Rudell

Secretary, 2019-22

A life-long resident of Wyoming, Jodi enjoys the outdoors and traveling to new places. She is a mother of two beautiful, smart girls and a wife to her wonderful husband Jim. She and their two daughters have Von Willebrand’s Disease and Jim is a non-symptomatic carrier. Since their diagnoses, she has made it her life passion to advocate and help similar families and those yet to be diagnosed. “I am proud to serve this chapter as a member of the advocacy and women’s program committees and welcome any questions or comments for me and/or our chapter.”

Nicohl Fowler

2020-23

Nicohl is a wife and mother of three children, and the four of them have von Willebrands disease. As she shares, “Since moving to Montana, a little over three years ago, RMHBDA welcomed my family and I into the community with open arms. To say it felt like home would be an understatement, and I can’t thank everyone enough for that! We love being a part of this chapter’s wonderful community of people. I want and hope to give as much back to RMHBDA, and the community it serves, as they have given and continue to give to us. I am truly honored to serve on the board of directors!”

Holly Rainey

2020-22


Chris Graham

2021-22

RMHBDA is a wonderful organization that helped my family significantly when my son was born with hemophilia. I am trained and work in the medical profession and thought that medicine was medicine no matter who I was treating. When my son was born, I quickly found out that all the training in the world does not equip you to handle the daily logistics and concerns a parent faces with a child who has a bleeding disorder. A group such as RMHBDA provides a support system that is invaluable and I am extremely grateful to be a part of it. My entire family is truly enriched because of this association.

Laura Poitra

2021-24

Laura, her husband and 2 children have been active members of RMBDHA since 2012. In 2011 Laura’s son was unexpectedly diagnosed with Severe Hemophilia A. He was 9 months old at the time and bleeding disorders were unknown to her and her family.Through connection with an HTC, engagement in educational opportunities and support from the RMBDHA community, they were able to find a new normal. Because of this experience and the tremendous benefit the association has been to both her family and the friends she’s met along the way, Laura is honored to volunteer as an RMBDA board member. Laura and her family live in Kalispell Montana where she is a primary care clinic manager for Logan Health Medical Center, formally known as Kalispell Regional Medical Center. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, biking and gardening with her family and friends. Laura is thrilled to bring both her professional and personal knowledge to the board and honored to give back to RMHBDA and the bleeding disorders community.