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Katie Meier

State Director

Katie Meier is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher who currently teaches...

Katie Meier is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher who currently teaches Medical Careers and dual credit EMT at the Billings Career Center. Before taking on the duties of state director, Katie served as a chapter advisor for 10 years starting with both a high school and middle school chapter in the Class C school of Augusta, MT and most recently as an advisor of Montana HOSA’s largest chapter at the Billings Career Center. Her background in teaching, along with her time working for Montana GEAR UP under the Office of the Commission for Higher Education, have made Katie a strong Career and Technical Education (CTE) advocate who is passionate about developing Montana’s healthcare pipeline by bringing real life application to the classroom and beyond with Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).


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Renee Erlandsen

Montana Health Science Specialist

Renee has been the Health Science Education Specialist for over 14 years....

Renee has been the Health Science Education Specialist for over 14 years. Her position at OPI includes establishing new health science programs, facilitating teacher professional development and training, and extensive work with the Carl D Perkins federal funding for CTE. Renee was instrumental in the affiliation of Montana HOSA in 2004 and has served on the executive board as the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Montana HOSA State Advisor since its inception. Previously, Renee was the principal investigator for the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (now SNAP), taught courses in Health & Human Development at MSU, and was the director of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank for 9 years.

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