“The whole hospice team does a great job working together. 
If there were walls, how would you do it?  It is an incredible group of people. 
We get along and help each other.  The focus is on the patient. 
It is a caring staff in a great work environment.  That reflects on the work we do.”
Kathy, Hospice Nurse



Cathy Holmes, DO

BS Biology U. of Scranton
MA Biochemistry Bryn Mawr College
DO ( Doctor of Osteopathy)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Med. 1985-1986
Board Certified Family Practice 1997
Worked for Fort Peck HIS as staff physician 1986 – 1990
Private Practice Lewistown Family Wellness Center 1991 to present
Medical Director of Hospice since 1998

Cathy grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and is married to Bil Holmes, DO.  They have three grown daughters, and have practiced medicine together since 1986.  Cathy feels that working with the Hospice team has been one of the most rewarding parts of her career.


Eileen V. Stahl
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator & Fundraising

Eileen was born and raised in Circle, Montana.  She earned her B.S. in Exercise Science at Montana State University.  She worked as a Recreation Specialist for over ten years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and coordinated the Family Fitness Center Program as well as fitness volunteers.  She volunteered at her church in Lacey, Washington for six years.  The last year, as Director of Christian Education, she supervised other volunteers.  She earned an M. A. in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Christian Counseling from Faith Evangelical Seminary of Tacoma, Washington.  Eileen likes to travel, visit family and friends, dance, sing, read, shop, and exercise.  In July 2011,Eileen, and her husband, Arnie, live in Lewistown and enjoy children and grandchildren close to home.


Susan Menge, Chaplain/Office Coordinator

Sue has been with the Home Care Services since 2003.  Sue was born and raised in Montana, calling Conrad home.  She feels honored to be involved with Hospice and has been so rewarded from the start up of the Spiritual Support portion in 2006.  Sue has four married children and seven grandchildren.  They enjoy gathering together for family functions.    Sue and her husband enjoy living in the Judith Mountains.  She likes to garden in the summer and bead and sew in the winter months.


Carrie Belsted, Department Assistant

Carrie was born at the old St. Joseph's Hospital in Lewistwon.  She attended school in Lewistown until her junior year when she moved to Great Falls, graduating from CMR High School.  She has worked at CMMC off and on since 20000, and has worked for Home Care Services since 2014.  She is a jack of all trades, wearing many hats in our office.   She has two children, Kyle and Nicholas.  She is challenged by her son, Kyle, as he keeps her updated on computer technology and she and her younger son, Nicholas, enjoy fishing.   She loves to relax by any large body of Water, likes going to movies and other activities with her close circle of friends, and looks forward to traveling whenever possible.


 Jennifer Granot, Social Worker

Jennifer was born and raised in Montana, and graduated from Fergus High School.  She has a B.S. in Psychology.  She has worked in Valle Vista for 2 years and then worked in teaching, disabilities and mental health at the Central Montana Head Start for 18 years.   She joined CMMC Home Care Services in July 2013.  She and her husband,Paul , have two grown boys.   Their family enjoys just about anything that combines a motor and racing, as well as traveling, camping, and boating.   Jenifer also likes to read, do crafts, and exercise.


Bobbe Donsbach Stulc, RN

Bobbe was born in Lewistown . She’s worked for CMMC for over 35 years.  She has three married children and nine grandchildren. For fun, she loves all activities involving her family.  She also likes to read, hike, camp, cook and sew.  Bobbe said she’s been involved with Hospice professionally and personally as her husband and stepfather were both on Hospice and greatly benefited from the service.


Shari Eller, RN

Shari was born in Lewistown. She and her husband Lance have 4 children, Adam, Mariah, Shelbi and Tarah.  They love to spend time with family and camp. Her hobbies are reading, drawing and visiting with her large family. Shari worked in New Hope Rehab at St. Vincent in Billings as well as at CMMC since 1999 at Skilled Nursing Care, Acute Care and ICU. She has been with Hospice since February 2008.


Julie Rooney, RN

Julie was born in Waterville, Washington.  She has worked in geriatric nursing for 25 years,  and in Home Care Services since November of 2002.  She specialized in rehabilitation and hospice.  Julie and her husband, Clive, have 2 children, Emily and Jane.  As a family they love to river raft and camp.  She has worked in Home Care Services for five years. For a hobby and fun, Julie loves to quilt.  She says hospice nursing is truly a calling.  She loves to help people at what can be the best time of their life.  She feels she gets more back than she gives…every time. 



Kathleen Stanley, RN

Kathleen was born in Helena, Montana and graduated from Northern College Nursing program in 1986. She started working full time at Harlowton hospital and in 1991 moved to the Central Montana Medical Center to work.  She’s been in Home Care Services at CMMC since 1997.  Kathleen is married to her high school sweetheart and they have three grown sons.  She says they are too far away and time between visits is too long.  For fun, Kathleen likes to hike, read, watch movies and music.  Recently she tried paragliding.


Kathy Ward, RN

Kathy was born, raised and educated in Seattle.  She worked with the Orthopedics Ortho/Neuro program in Seattle.  She married Bob Ward in Seattle, moved to Lewistown and has worked at CMMC since.  She has been a Home Care Services Nurse for 20 years. She and Bob have two girls and they camp, boat and ski together.  Kathy is an avid outdoors person and loves to run, hike, ski and bike. 


Rebecca Roche, RN

Becky was born in Plentywood, Montana and graduated from Carroll College Nursing program in 2004.  She worked in Helena at St. Peter’s Hospital on Medical Floor, followed by a position in the Intensive Care Unit.  She married Newell Roche, from Lewistown, in 2007.  Her husband took a teaching and coaching position in Glasgow, Montana where they lived for five years.  During that time, Becky worked at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in the ER, ICU, and Medical-Surgical floor.  In 2011, Newell and Becky moved to Lewistown to establish a new construction company founded by her husband.  She began part-time work at CMMC in the fall of 2011.  Becky is passionate about her patients.  Despite primary background in ER and ICU, she feels that this is one of the most rewarding positions she has ever had.  Newell and Becky have three children.


Kathleen “K.C.” Kirpach, RN

K.C. was born in Kokomo, Indiana.  She and her husband, Gary, have been married for over 30 years.  They and their two boys hunt, hike, camp, train wirehair pointers, and ride their mules.  She loves to travel, visit family, and do leather work, which especially consists of saddle-work for herself.    K.C.  also enjoys working on the landscape design of her yard.  K.C. earned her BSA in Horticulture-Landscape Management from Purdue University and ASN- Nursing from MSU- Northern.  K.C. has worked at CMMC’s Skilled Nursing Center since 2006.  In 2009, K.C. also began working for Home Health Care Services.


 Crystal Shultz, RN

Crystal was born in MaComb, Illinois and grew up in rural Fulton County.   She has lived in Montana since June 1998.  She has a degree in Ag Business in addition to her Nursing degree.  Crystal has volunteered with Hospice for several years, but has worked as a Registered Nurse in Hospice since January 2014.   She has been married to Chad Shultz for 15 years and they have three wonderful children, Dyllan, Ella, and Bryer.  Their family loves the outdoors!  On top of that, Crystal loves crafting and pottery as well as horseback, hunting, and fishing!


 Amanda Larson, RN

Amanda joined Home Care Services in 2016.  She went to nursing school at Capital Health Systems in New Jersey.  She graduated from Boise State University and worked in the ICU in Boise, Idaho for four years as a telemetry tech and nurse.   Amanda gained another five years of experience in the Acute Care, ICU, and Dr. Holmes' office at Central Montana Medical Center.  Amanda was born in Kalispell, MT and moved to Lewistown soon after.   She was away for ten years and moved back with her husband, Brian, to raise their three kids, Hunter, Ireland, and Quaid.  She enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin, camping and boating.   She also enjoys reading, photography, and anything outdoors


Rowena Kippenhan, LPN

Rowena was born in Massillon, Ohio in a football town of 50,000 people.   She then had quite a culture shock when she moved to Moore, MT in 2008 to raise her kids.   She joined Home Care Services on July 2016, but has been an LPN for 20 years.   She also has a lot of business experience.   Her and her husband, Floyd, have a combined five children and two grandchildren.   She likes sewing, pinterest, rock crawling, movies, and interior decorating.   She feels it is such a privilege to join the caring and outstanding staff of Home Health and Hospice whom she was able to get to know before she joined the team.


Elaine Gates, CNA

Elaine and her husband Dave have three grown girls and like to hike and garden.  She’s been working for Home Care Services for 15 years and said she finds her work very rewarding.


Stacey Metcalf, CNA

Stacey was born in Anaconda, Montana and graduated from Fergus High School. She graduated from MSU-N with an Associates Degree in General Studies.  Stacey has worked at Home Care Services since July 2005.  She and her husband have two children and have been married for 15 years.  As a family, they like to hunt, fish and camp.  Her hobbies are reading and remodeling their home.


Pam Belstad, CNA

Pam was born in Circle, Montana and has one grown daughter and two grandsons.  She has worked for CMMC since July 1975 as a CNA and Rehab Aide.  She joined forces with Home Care Services in September 2009 and enjoys working with her clients.  She likes to spend time with her family and enjoys movie nights, games, barbeques, fishing, and shopping.  She takes great delight in overnights stays in facilities with swimming pools!




The Therapies Staff



Jed D. Myers, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist



Chris Russell, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant


Lance Reesor, MSPT
Physical Therapist



Kathleen Thackeray, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist


Emily Stafslien, M.S./CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist


Wendy Maddux, RN
Wound Care

Danielle Affolder, COTA
Occupational Therapy Assistant 


Advisory Board

Ralph Mihlfeld  Staci Auck  Carol Campbell  William "Bill" Buck
Kelly Dengel  Diane Wickens Reverand Jean Collins  
Tom Wojtowick Dr. Cathy Holmes Dr. Bil Holmes