Interim Chief Executive Officer
Sarah oversees all aspects of the organization, including administration, finance and programmatic work. Prior to joining Trailhead, Sarah served as the Project Manager with the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO) where she managed Public Health Services and Systems Research projects and evaluated work of the Public Health Alliance of Colorado.
Interim 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.
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. Learn more about Patricia
As Office Coordinator Nikki assists with welcoming new employees and runs the day-to-day operations in the office. Prior to her work with Trailhead, she ran a successful dog walking business in a general manager capacity, interfacing with clients and walkers. She has also worked in the dean’s office at the Colorado School of Public Health. Nikki earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in her hometown of Baltimore. Learn more about Nikki
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. Learn more about Holly
Courtney manages and provides technical assistance to awardees from PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal program. She also manages awardees from the University of Colorado’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s community engagement pilot grants program. Prior to joining Trailhead Institute, Courtney worked as a project coordinator for a health communication and research company where she managed federally funded research projects examining various health behaviors. Learn more about Courtney
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. Learn more about Kyla
Ruthie lends her 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, she supports the development of the sexual health educator’s training cadre. Ruthie has a background in reproductive health and education across the lifespan. She is passionate about creating learning-centered educational experiences that help create change in communities. Learn more about Ruthie
Nancy manages and provides technical assistance to awardees from PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal program. She also manages the Community Research Liaison program from the University of Colorado’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s community engagement program. Nancy began her professional career as a certified nurse assistant working with geriatric, telemetry and trauma patient populations. Learn more about Nancy
Dillon works as the Finance Coordinator for Trailhead Institute. He previously worked as the Accounts Payable Clerk at Trailhead and with other companies prior. He helps implement finance strategies and coordinates payments for Trailhead and our various partners. He is also involved in the financial support of the programs at Trailhead Institute. Learn more about Dillon
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. Learn more about Ben
Accounts Payable Clerk
Tyler communicates with PCORI P2P awardees to gather appropriate backup documentation, enter invoices, schedule payments, and track actual spending versus budgeted spending. Prior to joining Trailhead, he worked for a real estate management company that spanned the east coast, entering and vouchering invoices. Tyler has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the Ohio State University. Learn more about Tyler
Melanie brings a diverse skill set of problem solving and communication across various mediums to her role as program assistant for the PCORI Pipeline to Proposal and EvidenceNOW Southwest projects. Prior to joining Trailhead Institute team, she worked as a contractor with our organization, assisting with financial and programmatic tasks for the foundation. Melanie has a Master’s degree in Digital Media from the University of Denver. Learn more about Melanie
Teri is Program Director of our Administrative Partnership Program, managing and providing support to community organizations and projects who partner with Trailhead for fiscal and administrative support. Her expertise includes program development, public awareness and community outreach, case management, training, and education and development of health education and promotional materials. She has more than 20 years of experience in public health and nonprofit health organizations in cancer prevention and early detection programs. Learn more about Teri
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). Learn more about Adrienne
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. Learn more about Kevin
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. Learn more about Jaime
North Central Regional Healthcare Coalition Regional Planner
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. Learn more about Michelle
Quality Improvement Specialist, Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collective
Nancy provides consultation, education, and guidance to healthcare professionals for CPCQC-led quality initiatives. She also provides project management for CPCQC-led projects and uses her extensive experience in quality improvement in healthcare to succesfully execute quality improvement projects. Prior to joining Trailhead, Nancy was the Director of Quality Improvement for the Colorado Hospital Association. Learn more about Nancy
Affiliate employees are employees of Trailhead Institute who work in the field with partner organizations or for partners who are part of our Administrative Partnerships Program.
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