Parent & Family Association Advisory Board 2013-2014

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Co-Chairs: Lance and Teresa Lerner

Name Location E-Mail
Catherine Harley Centennial, CO
Lance Lerner Bozeman, MT
Teresa Lerner Bozeman, MT
Paul Schritter Grand Junction, CO
Neil Westesen Bozeman, MT


About your Board:

Lance and Teresa Lerner

Dr. Lance Lerner received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, his Master’s degree from Montana State University and his Dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He then joined the U.S.Naval Dental Corps where he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Following a tour as Head of the Oral Surgery Department, U.S. Naval Hospital, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and an adjunct faculty position at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry; Dr. Lerner returned to Bozeman and has been in private practice since 1996.

Dr. Lerner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral  and Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of both the American and Montana Dental Associations. He is past president of the Montana 6th District Dental Society and the Montana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is the past president of the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club, a board member of the Bridger Ski Foundation and a member of the Presidents Advisory Council for Montana State University. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board and as a consultant to Bacterin International in Belgrade, MT (a worldwide leader in coated medical devices and biologic tissue grafts). He is also on the Board of Directors for American Donor Services; a Minneapolis based tissue donor organization. Dr. Lerner has been with the MSU Parent Family Association since 2006 and currently serves as co-President with his wife Teresa.

Catherine Harley

Centennial, CO
Our student is:  Rebecca Eberlin, class of 2015.  Majoring in Art Education and Studio Art.

We came to Colorado from Florida (all three of the kids were born in Daytona Beach).  My husband John (Eberlin) spent many years in journalism, and is now an editorial project manager at Janus Financial.  After a (long) layoff from a television job, I am working in records/document control for Medical Simulation Corp.   We have three children.  Rebecca is the first in college; our two younger kids are both in high school.  We knew about MSU because one of our favorite places on Earth is Yellowstone National Park!

Paul Schritter

Graduated from Centennial High School, Pueblo, CO 1974
Attended U of Sothern Colorado and studied accounting
Married my wife, Karla, in 1978
Moved to Grand Junction, CO in 1984
Started my own business as a Snap-On Tools Franchisee in 1989
Welcomed our son, Garrett, into our little world in 1992
While with Snap-On I have set on a few local advisory boards and two national ones. While on the National Franchisee Advisory Council I was asked to help with numerous Rapid  Continuous Change (RCI) events where we developed plans and strategies to benefit both the Franchisees and the Corporation. 
I started with the MSU PFA  in the fall of 2011 and complete this journey in the spring of 2014 when our graduates.

Neil and Kristen Westesen

Neil is the managing partner of the Crowley Fleck law firm.  BSHS grad in 1984, UM grad in 1988, CU law school in 1991.  His dad, Gerald Westesen, was an engineering professor at MSU for many years and is now retired and his father in law, Lyle Andersen, was a math professor for many years, also now retired.  Kristen and Neil have been married since 1987, have three kids:  Ben, at MSU in the psychology department, Zander, soon to be a freshman at MSU in the business department, and Henry, soon to be a sophomore at BSHS.