Our Board of Directors

Driven by the opportunity to make a difference beyond their day-to-day roles, the Montana Pediatrics board is comprised of healthcare leaders and innovators who are dedicated to improving the access and experience of healthcare for children and their families across the state.

Super Heros
William Gibson

William Gibson

Chief Legal Officer, Billings Clinic – Logan Health

Board Position: Chair

William Gibson came to Logan Health (formerly Kalispell Regional Healthcare) from Dallas, Texas in March 2017. William grew up in Amarillo, Texas, attended West Texas A&M University to study music, and attended law school at the University of Texas. William clerked for the U.S. District Judge in Amarillo before joining a law firm there and starting a multi-disciplinary practice that included representing health systems, physicians, large employers, and local farmers. He later joined the Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright where he had the opportunity to work with Kalispell Regional Healthcare. William has served as General Counsel for Logan Health since 2017 and in 2023 was named Chief Legal Officer for the newly combined Billings Clinic – Logan Health.

Courtney Paterson

Courtney Paterson MD

Physician Executive & Pediatric Hospitalist, Logan Children’s

Board Position: Elect

Courtney Paterson, MD, joined Logan Health in May 2016. Dr. Paterson is a pediatric hospitalist who extends the depth of the pediatric care programs at Logan Health Children’s and is part of its team of more than 40 pediatric specialists. Dr. Paterson earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences program, where she also served as pediatric chief resident. She began professional practice as a pediatric hospitalist with Colorado Permanente Medical Group in Denver, which provides pediatric hospitalist services ranging from small community hospitals to large quaternary pediatric hospitals. In 2013 Dr. Paterson accepted a pediatric hospitalist position with Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, where she guided the development of their first inpatient pediatric unit. At Logan Health Children’s, she continues to care for patients from infancy through 18 years of age in the hospital setting. Dr. Paterson’s professional interests include enhancing the family-centered care model during hospital admissions, optimizing transitions between inpatient and outpatient medical care, and caring for the medically complex child. In her time away from the hospital, she enjoys skiing, fly fishing, and spending time with her family in the great outdoors of Montana.

Craig Aasved

Craig Aasved MBA

CEO, Shodair Children’s

Board Position: Treasurer

Craig Aasved serves as Chief Executive Officer for Shodair Children’s Hospital. Aasved has shown his dedication to pediatrics through his focus on future growth, creation of collaborative environments, and by keeping the patient’s needs as the top priority. Knowing the growing need of children suffering from mental illness, Aasved firmly believes in cultivating donors to support missions to heal, help and inspire hope. Aasved has been leading healthcare organizations for 39 years, and strongly believes in establishing and nurturing relationships with internal/external stakeholders. Aasved and his wife Kathy have 5 children who are constantly teaching them life lessons and humility. During his free-time he enjoys golfing, boating, fishing, weight-lifting, high school sports and spending time with his family.

Chelsea Bodnar

Chelsea Bodnar MD, MPhil, FAAP

Founder/CEO, Montana Pediatrics

Board Position: Director at Large

Chelsea is a Montanan, a mom, a wife, and a board-certified clinical pediatrician and informaticist. Her career has been fueled by a belief that in service to the youngest members of our community, we can and must always strive to do better. She is a relentless optimist and unrelenting advocate for the power of collaboration. The rest of her time is spent in her hometown of Missoula with her husband and three kiddos.