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.” 

Haley Stewart

Haley Stewart

Community Impact Manager

Bio

Haley helps lead the community impact part of our organization, making connections between social needs and medical needs: food insecurity, health insurance, stigma reduction, community health assessment and planning, social needs screening, and partner engagement and communication. Haley, who has a master’s degree in public health from CU Denver, wants to work in public health in rural communities. She enjoys Nordic skiing and was a member of the 2010 US Biathlon Olympic Team.

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.

Beth Lavely

Beth Lavely

Care Team Supervisor

Bio

Beth provides direction and support to care coordinators and helps build and strengthen relationships between individuals, clinical providers, and community partners. “I have been involved in community building work and am deeply dedicated to social justice and human rights,” she notes. Beth has a master’s degree in both Public Health and Conflict Transformation. She enjoys “running in the hills with my pup, Filipe; climbing rocks; and occasionally painting bad murals on walls.”

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.”

Brenda J. Culler, Rio Blanco County

Brenda J. Culler, Rio Blanco County

Integrated Community Care Coordinator

Bio

Brenda helps people access services, negotiate obstacles in the current health care system and explore opportunities to live their life to the fullest. “As a disabled veteran, I have learned to ask for help, and now I am grateful to be able to give back,” she says. Brenda has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and likes to spend her free time riding her horse, hiking with her husband and four dogs, experimenting with ethnic food recipes or reading autobiographies.

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.

Maryanna Younger, Moffat County

Maryanna Younger, Moffat County

Integrated Community Care Coordinator

Bio

Maryanna works with clients to connect them 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.

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.

Kimberly Marshall

Kimberly Marshall

Integrated Community Care Coordinator

Bio

Kimberly works with clients in Routt County to compassionately connect them to health and well-being resources by helping them navigate and prioritize their needs. Her family has been in the valley for 7 generations now. She was excited to come home after traveling the world while serving in the US Army and says “I am excited to be in a position that allows me to continue to serve the community.” She graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2017 with a Bachelors in Public Health. When she has downtime, you can find her on a frozen lake, ice fishing with family.

Christopher Ray

Christopher Ray

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.

Jeni Holloway

Jeni Holloway

HEALTH COVERAGE GUIDE

Bio

Jeni assists clients with identifying health insurance options and enrollment as well as helps them apply for financial support. She has lived and worked in Northwest Colorado for 30 years and understands the barriers to acquiring health coverage in our area. She is committed to helping individuals and families find viable options for their particular circumstance. Her collected life experience has led her to being in the service of others. In her free time, she says “I will never turn down an opportunity for adventure!”

Sarah House

Sarah House

Partner Engagement Specialist

Bio

Sarah assists with strategies to improve connections between partners and community services in several Partnership programs with the aim of reducing inequity in health and well-being in the areas we serve. She is committed to community development approaches in public health and social justice. Sarah has studied and practiced public health in a variety of international settings and is excited to contribute to the health of Colorado. In her spare time, she campaigns for environmental justice for communities in East Africa and enjoys hiking, cooking, international music, Scottish Rugby and basically survives on a steady diet of comedy and goofing around with her kids and hubby.

Our Board Members

  • Steve Muntean, President/Founder of Muntean Leadership Group — Board Chair
  • Tom Gangel, Regional Director of Mind Springs Health — Board Vice-Chair
  • Stephanie Einfeld, CEO of Northwest Colorado Health — Treasurer
  • 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