Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS)

The Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court established the Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) on June 20, 2019, pursuant to Montana Code Annotated (MCA) sections 3-1-710 and 3-1-711. The WINGS group, consisting of nine appointed members, serves to provide ongoing evaluation of Montana laws, services, and practices related to adult guardianship and conservatorship.

Members

1. Judge Daniel Wilson, representing the Montana District Courts and appointed as Presiding Officer of WINGS;
2. Michael Hagenlock, representing the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Adult Protective Services;
3. Theresa Baldry, representing an advocacy group for individuals with developmental disabilities;
4. Susan Bailey, representing an advocacy group for senior citizens;
5. Cindy Nickol, representing professional guardians or conservators;
6. Dawn Larimer, representing unpaid guardians or conservators;
7. Jennifer Crowley, representing a volunteer guardianship council;
8. Erin MacLean, representing as a member of the Montana State Bar Association; and
9. Dr. Roman Hendrickson, MD, representing as a health care provider with experience in working with patients in need of a guardianship.