Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers
Montana . Idaho . Wyoming
701.952.8180 • 506 2nd Ave. SW • Jamestown, ND 58401
About Big Sky

In 1991, the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (Big Sky AMES) was started as a way to protect the interests of independent medical equipment suppliers and promote the strictest standards of home medical care for Montana. In 1998 Big Sky AMES joined forces with the Idaho Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers, and in 2014 the state of Wyoming was inducted into the Big Sky Association.

By educating elected leaders and through legislative action, Big Sky AMES works to benefit patients and the independent medical equipment suppliers they trust for their home care equipment and services.

Our Mission

The mission of Big Sky AMES has four distinct parts:

  • Promote dependable, professional, and ethical provision of Home Medical Equipment & Services
  • Provide opportunity for discussion and lawful interchange of information regarding the HME Industry
  • Provide education through the dissemination of pertinent industry information
  • Provide members a legislative forum to work together for the benefit of the Industry, their patients and the public

Big Sky AMES members and our board of directors, help to shape our vision for the HME industry. Become a member today!


Our board members bring years of experience in the home medical equipment and health care industries. Feel free to contact them with any concerns or questions you have about Big Sky AMES.


  • President                     Alesha Rate, Norco Medical, Montana
  • Vice President             Adam Pople, Bozeman Health, Montana
  • Treasurer                     Dedra Haworth, Harrington Surgical, Montana
  • Past President             Mike Calcaterra, Norco, Medical, Idaho


  • Montana State Chair    Alesha Rate, Norco Medical, Montana
  • Idaho State Chair        Mike Calcaterra, Norco Medical, Idaho
  • Wyoming State Chair   Lori Arnold, Cody Regional Health, Wyoming


  • By-Law
  • Convention   Dedra Haworth and Alesha Rate
  • Membership  John Schroeder, ResMed
  • Nominating
  • Legislative     John Gallagher, VGM

Current Board Members


  • Adam Pople                  Bozeman Health
  • Alesha Rate                  Norco Medical, Montana
  • Matt Hill                         Partners in Home Care, Montana
  • Daryl Olschweski          Alpine Home Medical, Idaho
  • Dedra Haworth             Harrington Surgical, Montana
  • Eric Ecker                     St. Vincent Medical Supply and Mobility
  • Gary Rench                  SandCreek Medical, Idaho
  • Jennifer Morrisroe         Dillon Medical Supply, Montana
  • John Gallagher             VGM
  • John Schroeder            Venture Medical, Montana
  • Kurt Bywater                 Philips Respironics
  • Lori Arnold                    Cody Regional Health, Wyoming
  • Mike Calcaterra            Norco Medical, Idaho
  • Dan Harrington             Honorary Member