Our People


Jim Tangney
Facility Director
Jim is a Wyoming native. His training and experience in the U.S. Navy allowed him to obtain a position as an Electrical Engineer with Raytheon Service Company, providing technical services to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington.

Jim’s first position at NCH was Hospital Construction Liaison. In 2010 he accepted the position of Facilities Manager, and is now the Facility Director.

Heather Goddard
Human Resources Director/Compliance Manager
Heather was raised in western Wyoming and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration in 2012, from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at Capella University.

Heather moved to Lusk in 2006 and worked at Lusk State Bank; originally as a Bank Teller and then moved into compliance and working as the BSA officer.

Heather accepted the position of Human Resources Director here at NCH in June of 2012.

Terry Chapman
IT Manager
Terry is from Manitou Springs, Colorado. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder; a Masters in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio and a PHD in Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio.

Terry has been the IT Manager here at NCH since 2008. He led the successful implementation of Healthland Financials, upgraded the hospital network and workstations to meet industry standard performance and security requirements, and managed the three-year selection process for the EMR system that is currently being implemented.