About Helena Industries

Dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities.

Helena Industries is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. We reach our objective by providing training, work opportunities, and case management services tailored to the individual’s interest and abilities.

We provide employment through a variety of businesses that include: textile products, wood products, janitorial services, document destruction, electronic recycling, mailing services, and a retail thrift store. More details about these services are available throughout the website.

Helena Industries provides programs which help disabled individuals train for and find jobs in their local community.

These community and facility- based services include:

  • Community Placement
  • Supported Employment
  • Faculty
  • Job Preparation

Current Board Members

Andrea Fox, Chair Utick Law Firm
Chuck Siefert, Vice Chair Montana Internet Corporation
Deanna Tierney, Treasurer Wells Fargo
Ryan Stavnes, Secretary Exit Realty
Andrew Utick, Immediate Past Chair Utick Law Firm
Lisa Perpignano Valley Bank
Al Swanson Al Swanson Gallery and Craftsman Studio
Doug Weiser Community Member
Michael Brandt Morrison Maierle, INC.
Lee Shubert Broadcast Legal Services
Jane Smilie Population Health Partners, LLC.

Management Staff

Contact Name Title Email Address
Barbara Walsh Interim CEO [email protected]
John Champagne Chief Operating Officer [email protected]
Carolyn Belling Executive Assistant & Development Director [email protected]
Katie Gallagher Marketing Director [email protected]
Matt Elsaesser E-Recycling Manager [email protected]
Deb Heerdt Director of Case Management [email protected]
Ona Lepard Director of Community Programs [email protected]
Shannon Alexander Director of Helena Industries Programs [email protected]
Lois Ciske Mailroom Manager [email protected]
Caryn Walsh Helena Industries Thrift Store Manager [email protected]
Ryan McClain Manager of Janitorial Services [email protected]
Pam Moore Benchmark Manager [email protected]
Richard Ferris Work First Manager [email protected]
Eric Reighard Wood Shop Plant Manager [email protected]

Helena Industries respects the Donor’s Bill of Rights. Helena Industries does not sell, share, or trade our donors’ personal information with any other entity.

Helena Industries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN # is 81-0305451.

2014 Audit – Please review our annual audit independently conducted by Junkermier, Clark, Campanella and Stevens P.C. (JCCS P.C.)