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United Way - Community Partner

Zonta Club of Billings

Montana Nonprofit Association

Angelwith

Billings, Montana
2906 1st Avenue
N. Suite 200, 59101
406-245-2029
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Office Hours
Mon - Thur 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Staff

Morgan Ditto

Executive Director of the Yellowstone AIDS Project

In April of 2013, Morgan left her position as Prevention Coordinator here at YAP to become the Executive Director. Born in Lousiana, Morgan is a Southern girl at heart, but has lived the majority of her life here in Billings, Montana. She has eleven years of experience in public relations & customer service and has a genuine compassion for others. Morgan joined the YAP team in December of 2010 and upon completing her testing training, Morgan knew that this job is her calling in life. She is a firm believer that knowledge is power and we all deserve to be empowered. Her favorite quote is "A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."-Thomas Carlyle.

Melissa Maurisak

Program Associate

Melissa worked in the for-profit sector for the majority of her life. Growing up, her family owned and operated several restaurants in several different states , where Melissa gained a lot of experience in every aspect of the restaurant business. In 1989 she moved to Montana and did a variety of odd jobs before attending school to become a Paralegal in 1991. Finding little demand for Paralegals in Billings, Melissa used the computer knowledge she gained in school to take a position at Sutton's Sportswear where she worked as the Accounts Recievable/Collections person for 15 years. Laid off in 1998 from Sutton's, Melissa pursued Massage Therapy, for which she is now certified & licensed. When a short-term, part-time position opened at the Yellowstone AIDS Project (YAP), Melissa took the job and was sad when it ended. Thus, when a long-term opportunity arose, she jumped at the chance. Melissa works on the Client Services side of YAP and is very happy to work with such wonderful staff and clients.

Steven Hrubes

Community Outreach Coordinator

Originally from Eastern Montana, Steven is happy to call Billings his home. Having grown up on a farm, he was brought up to understand the benefit of work and the ethic it builds.  Since moving to Billings for higher education, he has become a staple within the artistic community as an actor, singer, and dancer. He donates as much time to the performing arts as possible whether on stage or behind the scenes.  Having studied media and public relations, Steven has previously worked in customer service and helped to manage Billings’ downtown Starbucks before he joined the Yellowstone AIDS Project. His personal connection to this organization is strong as he watched his brother live with HIV for many years.  Not just live, but thrive.  He hopes to spread this idea to everyone he can, and stand as an advocate that those living with HIV are the same as anyone else.  Steven is ecstatic to be a part of the YAP family and is looking forward to what the future has in store.

Becky Taylor

Client Service Coordinator

Becky Taylor believes that we each have the power to be the change we want to see in the world and that belief has led to her involvement in PFLAG, Montana Pride Network, Seeker’s Harbor Faith Community, AIDSpirit, and Not in Our Town.  She is thrilled to be part of the team at YAP and looking forward to getting to know all of the clients.  Part of her role is to connect clients with resources at YAP and in the community.

Clint Fausett

Prevention Coordinator

Originally a volunteer for the agency, YAP was excited to bring Clint on first as our MORE Program Specialist in October of 2012, and now as our Prevention Coordinator as of April of 2013. Clint is very passionate about the work that we do here at YAP and it shows! You may also see his four-legged best friend, Ivan, a Borzoi, roaming the YAP offices as our kind, quiet, and gentle mascot!

About YAPMT

Board Members

Skip Godfrey - President
Community Volunteer

Dr. Ron Smith - Vice President
Retired Physician

Lana Rae - Treasurer
CFO - Planned Parenthood of Montana

Mark Hilaro - Secretary
Attorney - Harper & Hilario, PLLP

Debbie Brown - Member
Case Manager - RiverStone Health

Jace Dyckman - Member
Health Specialist - RiverStone Health

Julie Burton- Member
Public Relations Specialist - Billings Clinic

Allison Corbyn- Member
Business Recruitment Specialist - Big Sky Economic Development