Chief Executive Officer
A graduate of both RIHEL and the Colorado School of Public Health, Sarah has worked in the public health field for over 10 years, including conducting research and evaluation in community development; leading processes for coalition development; developing and implementing medical education assessment and evaluation; and managing, directing and carrying out research on school health, built environment, and health public health systems. She has demonstrated a persistent passion for eliminating health inequities and building community collaborations to achieve positive public health outcomes. She has worked for Trailhead for the last five years in varying roles.
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Chief Operating Officer
Lisa directs overall operations at Trailhead as well as the strategic leadership, organizational development, internal infrastructure and new business development of the organization. In this role, Lisa supports the mission through maximizing the best assets of the organization – its employees and partnerships. She was the executive director at Colorado Youth Matter from 2013-2016 and prior to that, led the Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance. In addition to her work with Trailhead, Lisa is a leadership consultant and trainer working in the public and nonprofit sectors.
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Chief Financial Officer
Patricia is responsible for the financial stewardship of Trailhead Institute while continuing to build out system infrastructure created by her predecessors. Before she joined Trailhead, Patricia served as the CFO for the Voqal group of companies, which use FCC-granted educational broadband service spectra to create an educated, empowered, and engaged public. She earned her MS in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver and holds CPA and AICPA Not-for-Profit certifications.
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In addition to maintaining the day-to-day operations of Trailhead’s office, Nikki works in Human Resources, participating in the onboarding process of new employees, reviewing policies and procedures, and assisting employees with their various employment needs. She collaborates on external communications and assists on projects and programs as needed. Prior to joining Trailhead, Nikki worked as the general manager of a Denver-based dog-walking company. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Holly leads the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) program that supports schools in order to prepare our nation’s youth for life-long health and well being. She works directly with school staff to create a sustainable, sexuality education program that meets the local needs of the school and the students they serve. She has worked in the field of youth sexual health for over four years. Holly earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.
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Senior Development Advisor
Megan directs Trailhead’s fundraising efforts, including building relationships with foundations, governments, individuals and corporate funders. Megan brings over a decade of fundraising experience to her work, most recently with ZIM Consulting. She is also a Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Colorado Chapter. Megan has a Master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is also a proud alumna of the Institute for Leaders in Development at University of Denver.
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Kyla manages and provides technical assistance to the organization’s community engagement programs, with a primary focus on cross-sector workforce collaboration. She also supports other programmatic work and program development. Kyla comes to us from working in management consulting where she managed and lead cross functional teams, specifically in health care. Prior to diving into the consulting world, Kyla worked for Connect for Health Colorado through its start-up phase and into its sustainability phase. She has a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy.
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Ruthie lends their training expertise to Trailhead as our Training Manager and focuses on curriculum development and engagement in Partnership Development, Sustainability, Grant Administration, Sexual Health and more! Additionally, they support the development of the sexual health educator’s training cadre. Ruthie has a background in reproductive health and education across the lifespan. They are passionate about creating learning-centered educational experiences that help create change in communities.
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Dillon works as the Finance Manager for Trailhead Institute. He previously worked as the Finance Coordinator at Trailhead and with other companies prior. He helps our various programs and administrative partners adhere to the best financial practices and assists in collecting & reporting financial information. In order to help Trailhead and its partners grow and succeed Dillon also creates and implements new processes to bolster the efficacy and efficiency of all Trailhead’s public health initiatives.
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Ben provides support and technical assistance in PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposals Awards program and EvidenceNOW Southwest’s Regional Health Connector program. Prior to joining Trailhead Institute, Ben worked with various nonprofits in Denver as a grant writer and development associate.
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Tyler coordinates with our Administrative Partners and our Programmatic team members to ensure their expenses are properly documented and paid in a timely manner. He also provides support in creating budgets, and generates a variety of reports for our partners and funders to ensure that their spending is on track and in line with their budgets. He studied at the Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Economics.
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WISE Program Manager
Adrienne is the Program Manager for the WISE (Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed) Program, which supports schools in order to prepare our nation’s youth for life-long health and well being. She partners with school staff to help implement and coordinate a sustainable sexual health education plan that is specific to the needs of their student population. Prior to joining Trailhead, Adrienne worked as a Health Educator at Denver Health in two of their School-Based Health Centers (SBHC).
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Kevin assists awardees with the PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Awards partnership. Prior to joining Trailhead Institute, he worked as a claims specialist with the Social Security Administration in Denver where he helped the public navigate the process of applying for retirement, disability, and survivor insurance claims. Kevin is a native of South Dakota and earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and Spanish Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
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Program Director, Mountain Roots Healthy Futures Program
Lyndie Bradshaw is responsible for the implementation of program site management, community engagement, and administration compliant with the National AmeriCorps requirements. Lyndie served as a consultant for the program’s planning grant in 2017 – 2018. Prior to joining Trailhead Institute and the Healthy Futures Program, she was part of a team to open a new science and nature center in Monticello, Utah as the Marketing Manager. Lyndie is born and raised in Colorado and holds a BA in Psychology from University of Wyoming.
Executive Director, Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative
Jaime leads efforts to grow the newly transformed CPCQC organization to advance the mission of improving the health and well-being of women and infants throughout our state. She develops infrastructure and funding that is necessary to expand the reach of the organization and also fosters relationships with local, state and federal organizations, clinicians, hospitals, elected officials and families. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, resource management, operations and finance. Jaime earned a Masters of Public Health from UCLA with a focus on management & policy and a Bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Executive Director, North Central Regional Healthcare Coalition
Michelle is an affiliate employee who works directly with the North Central Regional Healthcare Coalition as their Regional Planner. In her role, she coordinates all-hazards emergency preparedness planning and projects. Prior to joining our team, Michelle was the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for the state’s largest substance use disorder treatment provider, focusing primarily on the development of a comprehensive safety program. Michelle earned her Master’s in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver.
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