Photos: Cheerful Heart Board of Directors top photo from left Valerie Lindstrom, Teri Warford, Barbara Morin, Sarah Teaff and Landon Godfrey. Bottom from left Jeanne Doepke and Leah Emerson.
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Landon Godfrey joined the Cheerful Heart Board of Directors in June of 2022. Landon says, “I decided to join the Cheerful Heart board as I am inspired by the commitment provided to our patients through the humble service of our volunteers. Like many others, cancer has affected my family greatly and I appreciate how much we can heal others through something as simple as holding a hand to something more complicated such as arranging transportation for an appointment.”
Landon grew up in Roundup, Montana. This upbringing inspired him to seek out small town living where “humility and kindness overpowers the prestige and speed of city life.” He lived with his grandparents, even though in their mid-80’s, they remained active. He met their friends as they gathered to enjoy the dance floor in their home. Landon’s grandfather was a drummer with the dance band.
He attended college at Montana State University pursuing a Computer Science degree, but after a year decided he needed more interaction with people. He switched to Doctor of Pharmacy to help people like his grandparents.
Pharmacy provided him with an opportunity to better understand health care. His plan changed when he was approached about the Director of Operations position at St. Joseph Medical Center, a position he has held for 10 years.