WHO WE ARE

Brittney Wilburn

Brittney Wilburn

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bio

Brittney works with the team and board to set the vision for the organization so that we can turn the vision into reality, ensuring community and client needs are met. She also strengthens collaboration with partners in the community working to improve the health and well-being across our 5 counties.

“I am thrilled to return to the safety net space and excited to support our team and communities in addressing thorny challenges with curiosity, fun,  and design thinking.”

Brittney’s diverse background spans both clinical and operations, leadership, human centered design, issue advocacy, and grassroots organizing. She is guided by a strong sense of social justice, loves to raft rivers with her husband and three kids, read good books, and eat chocolate.

Shelly Gainsley

Shelly Gainsley

HR/Finance Director

Bio

Shelly supports the internal operations of the organization and helps create and oversee the budget and expenses. She also works with leadership to support staff development and agency culture. “Living in Steamboat for over 20 years and raising my family here, our community is very important to us,” she says. “I now get the opportunity to help give back to the community we love!” Shelly has over 15 years’ experience in business management and customer relations. She enjoys hiking with her family, snowboarding, camping and traveling.” 

Laurel Pierce

Laurel Pierce

Operations Manager

Bio

Laurel supports the executive director, operations director and other staff as needed. “Having struggled with health care connections in the past, I felt The Health Partnership provides a valued and much-needed service,” she says. Laurel attended Northern Arizona University and has over 30 years of office management experience. When she’s not working, she spends time with her husband and connecting with her four children and one granddaughter, serves in her church, and writes, paints, and plays the piano.”

Charity Craig, Moffat County

Charity Craig, Moffat County

Care Coordinator Supervisor

Bio

I grew up in Hayden and have spent my adult life in Moffat County. I am passionate about helping our community. I have a bachelor’s degree in health care administration and have worked with the community in previous roles. In my spare time I love being outdoors and enjoying time with my family.

Marissa Jaime, Routt County

Marissa Jaime, Routt County

Care Coordinator

Bio

Marissa works with members to develop their care plans, provide education and connect them to resources. She credits her previous work with Department of Human Services for preparing her to help people from all walks of life be self-sufficient, elevate their social standings, and lead them to live better and healthier lives. Marissa graduated from St. Paul College in Manila, Philippines, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration. In her spare time, she loves gardening and home decorating.

Maryanna Younger, Moffat County

Maryanna Younger, Moffat County

Care Coordinator

Bio

Maryanna works with our care team to offer an outstanding experience for clients as they go through care coordination services and are connected with local and statewide resources. “I grew up in Moffat County, using our community resources, and am now committed to helping others utilize these resources to better their lives,” she says. Maryanna brings a decade of care coordination experience. In her spare time, you will find her taking her old dog Lucy for car rides on dirt roads, watching cooking shows and experimenting in the kitchen with her family.

Ryan Rowley, Rio Blanco County

Ryan Rowley, Rio Blanco County

Care Coordinator

Bio

Ryan works with clients in Moffat County to help them find resources to meet their needs and goals for a healthier lifestyle. He moved to Craig in 2006 and has volunteered with different organizations. Ryan deeply cares about the community. He enjoys watching football in his spare time, from high school to NFL.

Kevin Kohlbrenner, Moffat County

Kevin Kohlbrenner, Moffat County

Care Coordinator

Bio

I work with clients in Moffat County to identify barriers to care, develop a comprehensive goal-oriented care plan, and connect them to appropriate resources.
I am passionate about helping underserved communities because I grew up in an underserved community in Philadelphia. I am a year from having my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. I have two years of experience working as a child welfare and adult protection caseworker for MCDHS. I have also worked in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Outside of work, I am a full-time college student, a new dad to a beautiful baby girl named Pepper, and if there is any time left over, I like to spend time with my wife, play the drums, and make art.

Jeanette Causey, Routt County

Jeanette Causey, Routt County

Care Coordinator

Bio

Jeanette works with clients in Routt County to assist in developing their care plans and to help provide the necessary wrap around services that promote their health and well-being.  Jeanette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University and she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as, seeking adventure in the outdoors and traveling.  Jeanette is excited to be a part of The Health Partnership and is looking forward to meeting the needs and goals of her clients.

Saxon Wagner, Routt County

Saxon Wagner, Routt County

Family Support Partner

Bio

I work directly with families in Routt County and surrounding areas to ensure they are set up for success and feel empowered, no matter their circumstances.
I am certified in Trauma Based Relational Intervention and have many years of lived experience pertaining directly to my role as FSP. I can usually be found jamming out with my two teenage sons, cracking jokes, and making memories.

Erin Wallace

Erin Wallace

Community Impact Manager

Bio

I advocate, on behalf of Northwest Colorado, for equitable access to healthcare and recovery support services. I help to create, and deliver, trainings and events centered around the missions of the Health Partnership. I have a passion for working within systems that are ineffective, or even broken, to ensure that clients involved with those systems are always treated with fairness, empathy, and kindness. I feel that working at the Health Partnership is a great way to give back to my community and work to help improve our local healthcare and recovery support systems.

I am a licensed social worker in Colorado. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in political science from Texas Tech University. In 2019, I graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work with a focus in public policy of contemporary social issues from Columbia University.  Prior to my role with the Health Partnership, I was a probation officer and Recovery Court Coordinator for the 14th Judicial District. In that role, I worked with local treatment providers, community stakeholders, law enforcement, and the courts to provide support for justice-involved clients struggling with severe substance use and /or mental health disorders.

Outside of work, you will find me reading, doing yoga, spending time with my dogs (Chewbacca and Ginny Weasley), or listening to the Bobby Bones Show.

Cecilia Escobar-Ceballos

Cecilia Escobar-Ceballos

Health Equity Coordinator

Bio

Cecilia works to ensure people living in Northwest Colorado live longer and healthier lives by helping them access better living spaces. For the past few years, she has worked as an interpreter alongside health service organizations and realized the need to help Spanish speaking people who want to have a better quality of life. In her spare time, she loves taking long walks with her family and their dog, Cabo. When she has extra time, she promotes Mexican artists.

Christopher Ray, Routt County

Christopher Ray, Routt County

Peer Recovery Specialist

Bio

Chris works with clients in Northwest Colorado through peer support and assists them in finding resources and a new way of life. He says “The Health Partnership represents the community driven caring that I strive to be a part of. I want to do my part to help heal and build our communities.” He has lived experience in recovery and as a social services client. He is currently working on relevant certifications and continuing education. He feels grateful for his new life and opportunities. When he is out of the office he spends his time camping, biking, hiking, skiing, and enjoying the offerings of our outdoor playground. He also appreciate the arts, theater, music, dining, and any chance he can to expand his knowledge of the world we inhabit.

Netanya Lessner

Netanya Lessner

Recovery Program Coordinator

Bio

Netanya works with clients in our Routt County community to connect them with resources and organizations to support their needs in recovery. Having her own experience within the realm of recovery she says, “I know first-hand how difficult it can be to navigate and am passionate about removing stigma and giving as much assistance as possible to those attempting to find their way through this journey.” She has two colleges degrees; the first in Family and Consumer Sciences and the second in English Education, both of which led her to working with the Special Education population as well as with English Language Learners. Following that, she spent several years helping business owners support their clients to enhance their lives in the self-help and personal development industry. She currently working on building a greater knowledge base in recovery through multiple certifications and trainings in order to reach more people. In her spare time, you can find her reading a good book, playing with food in the kitchen, or finding different ways to adventure out in nature.

Kimberly Fox

Kimberly Fox

Health Coverage Supervisor

Bio

Kimberly educates clients in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt county on available health insurance options and guides them through the enrollment process with ease. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings as a Registered Dietitian and understands the frustration that comes with insurance. Kim is passionate about connecting clients with health insurance as well as essential overall health and treatment of disease needs. Outside of the office she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, camping and spending as much time as she can with friends and family. 

Elizabeth Hettinger

Elizabeth Hettinger

Health Coverage Guide

Bio
Beth works alongside clients to educate and assist with selecting and enrolling in available health insurance policies. Raised in the Yampa Valley, enduring her own mental health struggles; paying it forward and giving back in what she viewed to be a meaningful way is incredibly important to her. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children and family that live near by and being active in the great outdoors.
 

Our Board Members

  • Steve Muntean, President, Muntean Leadership Group — Board President, Executive Committee Member
  • Soniya Fidler, President, Yampa Valley Medical Center — Vice President, Executive Committee Member
  • Kyle Miller, Vice President / Chief Clinical Officer, Memorial Regional Health — Secretary, Executive Committee Member
  • Jeremy Behling, Local Small Business Owner — Treasurer, Finance Committee 
Chair, Executive Committee Member

  • Tom Gangel, Regional Director, Mind Springs Health — Board Member, Governance Committee Member

  • Kelly Kissling, Executive Director, Routt County Human Services — Board Member, Governance Committee Member

  • Jen Fanning, Executive Director, Grand County Rural Health Network — Board Member, Finance Committee Member

  • Arin Daigneau, Prevention Services Director, Northwest Colorado Health — Board Member, Finance Committee Member

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