Montana Veterans' Home
Nursing Facilities Services Bureau Chief
Rick Norine was named Nursing Facilities Bureau Chief for the DPHHS SLTCD in June 2004. He is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Medicaid nursing facility program including policy, reimbursement and program development. The Bureau Chief acts as the supervisor for the following positions: Institutional Superintendent of Montana Veterans' Home, two Human Services Specialists, and an Administrative Officer at Eastern Montana Veterans' Home.
Rick was previously employed as an auditor with the Montana Department of Revenue, as the admission and continuing medical education coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program at Rocky Mountain College, and as an administrator of a private technical college including a nursing assistant program.
A graduate from the University of Montana with Bachelor’s degrees in political science and accounting, Rick recently completed his Master’s degree in organizational management.
Montana Veterans' Home - Columbia Falls:
Fax: (406) 892-0256
Joren Underdahl was hired as Superintendent at MVH in November 2009. Prior to his selection, he had been serving as the Director of Nursing of MVH since June 2006. Mr. Underdahl is a US Army Veteran of over 20 years, serving as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer in the Army Nurse Corps. He has over 10 years of management experience in long term care facilities in Montana. Joren is also a Registered Nurse in the State of MT, and is a Montana State University graduate with a degree in nursing.
Eastern Montana Veterans' Home Glendive
(855) 887-3685 (toll-free)
Fax: (406) 345-8121
Nancy Lane was named the state liaison/administrative officer at the Eastern Montana Veterans’ Home effective November 14, 2011.
Nancy has worked for Sodexo as a food service director for 4 years, and prior to that she worked for DPHHS at Eastmont for 9 years as the food services manager. Nancy is very familiar with the EMVH facility.