Updated: Mar 18, 2021
SCRC is excited to welcome Dr. Kelly Irons - a pediatrician and psychiatrist at Community Hospital of Anaconda - to our Board of Directors. Kelly is passionate about personal wellness and can’t think of a better way to give back to the community then to help SCRC’s plans come to fruition.
Prior to becoming a doctor, Dr. Irons practiced as a geological engineer which has given her unique perspective working at the intersect between land usage, mining, environmental contamination and human impact. After medical school she completed residency in Utah and subsequently took a job for a large hospital in Salt Lake City. However, it did not take long for her to realize that she wanted to settle down in a smaller community where she could truly make an impact. Her husband, a Montana native, had always wanted to move back so they made the leap just over a year ago and couldn’t be happier with their decision.
Dr. Irons has a deep appreciation for how physical fitness influences a person’s wellbeing; not only from the medical perspective but from her experiences guiding professionally for several outdoor travel companies including the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), leading ski, climbing and backpacking courses. This allowed her to witness first-hand the mind-body connection through the healing powers of the wilderness and influenced her decision to pursue a career in medicine focused on treating the body holistically. Now, she enjoys trying to keep up with her Australian Shepard and her two young boys on the mountain trails of southwest Montana.
Dr. Irons brings her commitment to wellness, her experience in leadership and her ability to get things done to the board. She has been a founding member of several successful organizations and is currently working with local stakeholders on a suicide prevention task-force. She is thrilled to be a part of SCRC’s mission and she can’t wait to share this opportunity with the community.
To view the bios of our other Board of Directors, please visit the SCRC About Page.