BILLINGS, Montana – Simulation in Motion Montana, the world’s only accredited mobile healthcare simulation program, announced today that it has hired Genna Southworth as its first development director.
In addition to her service in Billings, Southworth has previously been the director of member services at Rogue Community Health in Medford, Oregon, and spent three years in leadership positions at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon. She holds a master’s degree from City University in Seattle. Southworth was a founding member of the Oregon Women’s Foundation and has volunteered in Billings for “Refresh the Rims” and the 406 Race Series.
Her job responsibilities will include philanthropic support for SIM-Montana, taking the lead on development opportunities, and working with providers, learners and organizations who need high-quality simulated medical training in rural Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. She will be based in Billings.
SIM-Montana was first made possible by a $4.6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. In 2015, Helmsley funded three mobile simulation trucks that housed state-of-the-art, high-fidelity training labs and simulators. Since its inception those three mobile training units have been deployed to every corner of Montana. Teams have provided hundreds of simulation trainings to medical professionals and first responders.
In January 2020, The Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded SIM-Montana another grant totaling
more than $1.9 million to continue to build the organization, ensuring that it would continue as
a non-profit resource that delivers cutting-edge training across Montana.