WHO WE ARE

Stephanie Monahan

Stephanie Monahan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bio

Stephanie provides leadership for our team members, creating connections across projects and partners to ensure people in Northwest Colorado live longer, healthier lives. She brings expertise in cross-sector partnership building, program development and working with diverse community stakeholders. She spearheaded the regional Community Health Needs assessment and provides leadership and oversight for the Yampa Valley Well-Being Consortium. She enjoys spending time with her family, practicing hot yoga, fly-fishing, and being creative in the kitchen.

Shelly Gainsley

Shelly Gainsley

OPERATIONS 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.” 

John Hendrikse

John Hendrikse

Compliance Specialist

Bio

John supports The Health Partnership’s Care Coordination and Health Coverage Guide efforts in Northwest Colorado. He has held various positions with Rocky Mountain Health Plans, from working on Colorado’s high-risk pools to supporting the sales director, account managers and executives in large and small group sales. John is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a BA in literature and Southwest studies. In his spare time, he enjoys bread-baking and reading.

Laurel Pierce

Laurel Pierce

Administrative Assistant

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.”

Maryanna Younger, Moffat County

Maryanna Younger, Moffat County

Care Team Supervisor

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.

Marissa Jaime, Routt County

Marissa Jaime, Routt County

Integrated Community 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.

Michelle Peed, Moffat County

Michelle Peed, Moffat County

Integrated Community Care Coordinator

Bio

Michelle connects people with resources to assist in overcoming health barriers and needs for daily living. She explains, “I have always had a passion for helping people and enjoy the challenges that come with daily living, whether it be health and well-being, overcoming a financial crisis or mental health.” Michelle is a Level 2 CNA. In her spare time, you will catch her in the kitchen baking, working on her diamond art or outside camping and fishing.

Sabrina Fichter, Rio Blanco County

Sabrina Fichter, Rio Blanco County

Integrated Community Care Coordinator

Bio

Sabrina works with clients in Rio Blanco County to connect them with local and statewide resources to help them overcome challenges they might be facing in their daily lives. She has always had a passion for helping others and is excited to be able to give back to her community and make it better for all Rio Blanco County Residents. In her spare time, when she’s not at work, she loves being outdoors with her family doing anything, especially hiking and skiing. They just love all the beauty Colorado has to offer!

Kim Fox

Kim Fox

Health Coverage Guide

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. 

Erik Plate

Erik Plate

Recovery Team Supervisor

Bio

Erik provides support, coordination, and direction to The Recovery Support Coordinators and Peer Recovery Specialists in Routt and Moffat Counties. Erik is also working to help strengthen the recovery communities in both Routt and Moffat counties through various activities and programs. “Those who help others, often help themselves” is a motto he lives by and helping others is a deep passion of his. Erik moved to Craig, Co from the Chicago area when I was 14 in 2000 and have been here ever since. He have a personal love for the communities he serves and this drives him to better help them heal from substance abuse, while also working against the stigma that often accompanies active addiction. Erik has worked in health care, addiction treatment, and mental health for the last 9 years and has firsthand knowledge of the various stages people go through in recovery. Erik also has a personal background with mental health, trauma, and PTSD having lived through them. While not in the office or helping others, you can find me spending time with my girlfriend and our two dogs, JuJu and Murphy, playing various online games, snowboarding, hunting, hiking, traveling, Olympic lifting, and doing CrossFit at the local gyms.

 

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.

Kate Del Toro, Moffat County

Kate Del Toro, Moffat County

Recovery Support Coordinator

Bio

Kate works in collaboration with the Recovery Team, Care Coordinators and other regional organizations to support members of the Moffat County community in their recovery from substance opioid use disorders. She has always had a passion for helping others and when she encountered firsthand what it was like to try to seek help for loved ones in recovery, she decided to dedicate her life to being an advocae for those struggling with addiction. Kate is an Army veteran and has the perspective of someone who has seen how addiction disproportionately impacts veterans, she want to provide support to them, as well. She has a degree in Biology from Mayville State University and has worked as a Behavioral Health Technician, in a drug treatment program for four years. Currently, she’s working on her CAC certification, which will further develop her recovery support role with the Health Partnership. Outside of work, she loves to take photos of landscapes and wildlife, particularly sandhill cranes, when they are in migration. 

Netanya Lessner

Netanya Lessner

Recovery Support 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.

Meghan Barrett

Meghan Barrett

Community Impact Manager

Bio

Meghan supports the Health Equity Coordinator, the Regional Health Connector and the Health Educator who are working to improve collaborative efforts and connect partners and people with health and well-being resources throughout the region. She is incredibly passionate about health equity and social justice and joined The Health Partnership team to have an opportunity to create positive change in our community. Meghan has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and is currently studying for her Master’s in Social Work. In her free time, she loves cooking while listening to podcasts, going camping, playing board games with friends and spending time in or around all forms of water! 

Krystal Baker

Krystal Baker

Regional Health Connector

Bio

Krystal builds and strengthens coordination between primary care, public health, human services, and community organizations. She has worked throughout the region building relationships for several years. Outside of work, Krystal loves to go camping and spend time with her friends and family.

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.

Keely Pemberton

Keely Pemberton

Communications Coordinator

Bio

Keely supports the communication needs of the organization that over time will ensure people living in the Yampa Valley are valued, healthy and thriving. “Health and wellness has always been a priority for me, and I want to help others find the support they need to thrive in those areas as well,” she says. Keely has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Technical Communication. In her free time, she enjoys being outside trail running, camping, skiing and spending time with her friends and family.

Our Board Members

  • Steve Muntean, President/Founder of Muntean Leadership Group — Board Chair
  • Tom Gangel, Regional Director of Mind Springs Health — Board Vice-Chair
  • Kelly Keith, Director, Routt County Department of Human Services — Secretary
  • Jennifer Fanning, Executive Director, Grand County Rural Health Network
  • Soniya Fidler, President of Yampa Valley Medical Center
  • Marie Timlin, RN