Excerpted from our Fall Newsletter – Click here to join our email list
Dear Partners, Friends, and Supporters,
We have had a summer of change and transition here at Family Voices Colorado. The biggest change, which most of you already know about, is that Christy Blakely retired as Executive Director at the end of May, after 12 years of dedicated service and passionate advocacy on behalf of children with special health care needs. The Board appointed me to be the new Executive Director, effective June 28.
I am deeply committed to the mission of Family Voices, and I believe my background leading health and human services agencies has prepared me well for the particular opportunities and challenges we face right now. Over the past three months, I have met with dozens of partner agencies and professionals across the health care and disability fields to deepen my understanding of the landscape of the field, and to develop a vision for Family Voices’ unique niche in the rapidly changing health care arena in our state. I look forward to sharing that vision with you in the coming months.
In addition to the executive transition, we have had several staff change roles or move on to other opportunities in the past few months. A complete listing of current staff is below for your reference, and you can find contact information for our new office space here.
As always, we remain absolutely committed to our mission of improving access to and quality of health care systems for children and youth with special health care needs. We are thankful for your interest in our work and for your support, in whatever form that takes, and we look forward to continuing to work with you.
|Tom Rose||Executive Directoremail@example.com||303-577-0338|
|Dina Castro||Family-to-Family Project Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-577-0328|
|Susan Cassell||Health Care Transitions Navigatoremail@example.com||303-577-0331|
|Suzette Elledge||Medical Home Project Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-577-0337|
|Ileana Perez||Provider Recruitment Coordinatoremail@example.com||720-940-6969|
|Colleen Roahrig||Western Slope Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||720-319-6102|
|Sam Murillo||Family Navigator at Children’s Hospitalemail@example.com||720-301-7705|
|Susana Herrera||Medical Home Navigatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-577-0336|
|Anne Patton||Operations Manageremail@example.com||303-577-0318|
|Kerry Greenhill||Communications Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-577-0329|
|Chrystal Ferber||Development Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA)||email@example.com||303-577-0319|
Family Voices Colorado believes that parents of children with special health care needs should not be alone when they face the scary and confusing task of securing care for their children. Every day we give parents the information and strength they need to navigate complex health care systems in order to get things like wheelchairs, oxygen, or surgery for their children. With our help, parents are able to be the heroes their children are counting on.