Dr. Aaron Wernham is the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer and a family physician. He brings his experience in public health and medical practice to provide strategic direction for the Foundation. Aaron works with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees to develop and implement strategic priorities, programming, and partnerships.

Before beginning his position at the Foundation in 2014, Aaron spent over a decade in clinical practice working in underserved communities in California’s urban and Alaska’s rural areas. He also served as a policy advisor for the Alaska Native tribes. In his work on health policy at the national level, Aaron developed and led the Health Impact Project, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative to improve the environmental, social, and economic factors that shape health. He has also served on several National Academy of Sciences committees and authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and public health reports.

Aaron received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Network for Public Health Law and is a member of the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society. Aaron and his family live in Bozeman, where they spend much of their free time exploring the amazing public lands of the Mountain West.