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Matthew R. Shahan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

mattshahan1     Matthew R. Shahan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Graduating from Colstrip High School, Colstrip, Montana
  • Associate of Applied Science in computer information systems from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science in business administration - information systems from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana
  • Masters of Business Administration - healthcare administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota

Administration Duties:

CEO for West River Health Services Foundation, West River Health Services, and Western Horizons Living Centers.

Matt is married to Katie, a BSN-RN, and they have two daughters, Harper (four) and Rhyan (18 months). Outside of work Matt enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, as well as hunting upland and waterfowl birds. Matt is heavily involved with Ducks Unlimited, volunteering on both the state (MT & ND) and regional levels. He also enjoys supporting numerous other organizations in the region.



Catherine E. Houle, M.D., Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

DrC09Catherine E. Houle, M.D., Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Family Medicine Physician

  • A native of Beach ND, Dr. Houle received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa at Iowa City, and completed her residency at Broadlawns Family Practice in Des Moines.
  • Board-certified in Family Practice with a special interest in obstetrics and is a Diplomate of American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine (University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences)
  • Family Medicine is total health care of patients and their families, regardless of age.
  • Medical director of the Hettinger ambulance service (West River Ambulance)
  • ND Medical Assssociation
  • Hospital-based trainer for neonatal resuscitation program
  • Clinical associate faculty for the Dept. of Family Medicine at UND
  • Rural Opportunities in Medical Education Site Coordinator
  • Site Director for the UND Family Medicine Residency - Hettinger
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for West River Health Services
  • Serves Hettinger, New England, and Bowman Clinics, traveling 680 miles a month.
  • She is licensed to practice medicine in North Dakota.
  • Selected for the 2016 Dean's Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty from UND School of Medicine, Grand Forks.

Anna M. Sherlock, RN, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

                                    anna      Anna M. Sherlock, BSN-RN,  Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

  • Kathryn High School, Kathryn, North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota



Anna has three adult children Justin, Hunter & Seth.

Anthony D. Larson, Ambulatory Care Officer (ACO)

                             anthony  Anthony D. Larson, Ambulatory Care Officer (ACO)

  • Lemmon High School, Lemmon, South Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Rural Leadership North Dakota Class V 
  • Director for Slope Electric Cooperative
  • Director for Upper Missouri Power Cooperative
Anthony is a fourth generation beef cattle rancher on the family ranch that was homesteaded in 1910.  He and his wife, Jodi, own and operate Scruffy’s Drive-up in Hettinger, North Dakota.  They have two children, Madelyn and Blake.