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Montana Tech administrator hired to lead hospital foundation

by Daily Inter Lake
| January 17, 2022 7:00 AM

An administrator and former athletic director at Montana Tech in Butte is joining Logan Health as president of the hospital’s foundation.

Logan Health on Friday announced that Joseph McClafferty will join the organization in February.

McClafferty served as vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement and CEO of Montana Technological University Foundation. He held this position since 2012. Prior to 2012, he was director of athletics at the university.

McClafferty replaced Tagen Vine, who left his longtime role as president of the hospital foundation to join the Flathead Valley Community College foundation in December. Allison Meilicke, director of Logan Health’s ambassador program, has led the Logan Health foundation in the interim.

In announcing McClafferty’s hiring, Logan Health CEO Craig Lambrecht said the management team unanimously endorsed him.

“Joe’s engaging personality and energetic style will lift our foundation to new levels of donor engagement and philanthropic support, and we are excited to have his visionary leadership style as part of our management team,” Lambrecht said in a press release.

Prior to his time at Montana Tech, McClafferty spent 20 years in the financial services industry.

McClafferty was born and raised in Butte. He and his wife Therese have three grown children: Brianne, Micaul, and Gabe. 

McClafferty shared his excitement about joining the Logan Health team.

“Logan Health is uniquely positioned to positively impact health care in Montana as an aligned integrated health system,” he said. “I come from a family of nurses and providers, and I am honored to be a part of the health care team. I am looking forward to working closely with the Foundation Board. My wife and I have always loved the Flathead Valley and are excited to be calling it home.”