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.” 

Charity Craig, Moffat County

Charity Craig, Moffat County

Care Team Director

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.

Sarah Meade

Sarah Meade

Collaborative Partnerships Manager

Bio

I work to support clinical and behavioral health providers in the community, in an effort to help individuals and families have access to the healthcare they need to thrive.

As a mom of 6 kids, I understand how important good healthcare can be, especially with so many individual needs. I have also seen how living in rural areas like ours can make this extra difficult. I hope my work with the Health Partnership helps ensure those resources aren’t so hard to find.
I have both a BSW and MSW in social work and have spent my professional career helping individuals of all walks of life, find resources they need to succeed in life.

Outside of work, I love hanging out with my husband and kids, working with the youth at church, listening to music and eating chocolate.

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. 

Ryan Rowley, Rio Blanco County

Ryan Rowley, Rio Blanco County

Care Team Supervisor

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.

Jeanette Causey, Routt County

Jeanette Causey, Routt County

Care Team Supervisor

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.

Nele Cashmore, Moffat County

Nele Cashmore, Moffat County

Recovery Program Coordinator

Bio

As a Peer Recovery Specialist in Moffat County, I provide peer support to anyone that may need assistance with substance use disorders and guide them to relevant resources within our community and beyond that may work for them in their recovery. With my own lived experience with alcoholism, I can provide empathy and encouragement to those who may need it. I am planning and hosting clean and sober events in Craig and look forward to providing a space where people in recovery or those looking for support around substance use feel supported and encouraged. By bringing likeminded individuals together I hope to bring about change to our community that so desperately needs help with substance use and help break the stigma of addiction here in Craig by moving the needle one event, one conversation, one connection at a time. My most treasured accomplishments are my 3.5 years of sobriety and spirituality, becoming a mother to my two beautiful sons, marrying my husband and my most recent is acquiring this position with The Health Partnership and being of service to my community. Prior to these roles, I spent almost 20 years in the service industry which I love. I have learned skills from those years that I believe have shaped me into being the caring, giving, hard-working and driven person that I am today. I have taken some college credits and look forward to finding a path in education that serves me best in this role today. I am currently working on my Peer Recovery Specialist training and certifications and continuing my education in this field.  In my spare time you can find me spending time with my family hiking, camping, fishing, 4x4ing, dirt-biking, skiing, practicing yoga, home projects, gardening and traveling.

Kevin Kohlbrenner, Moffat County

Kevin Kohlbrenner, Moffat County

Judicial Program 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.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Heckmann

Elizabeth Heckmann

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY CARE COORDINATOR

Bio

I work with clients in Routt County to help those living with mental and/or behavioral health issues get connected to local health and wellness resources. I was drawn to work with The Health Partnership after working with a local community mental health organization for two years allowed me to see the amazing work done by the entire THP team.

I earned my BS in Equine Science from Colorado State University, I also worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant for seven years, and I earned my Colorado Family and Peer Specialist certification in 2022. Outside of work, I love spending as much time as I can riding horses, birding, playing my flute, relaxing with my husband, and practicing Wing Chun.

Amy Wilder

Amy Wilder

CARE COORDINATOR

Bio

Amy is a Care Coordinator in Routt County. She works with members to help them surmount obstacles and connects them with helpful resources.

Amy is from Madison, Wisconsin, and is working on her associate degree in human resource management through Madison College. In her free time, she enjoys adventures with her dogs Bane and Ramona, thrifting, and investing her time in creative activities. She is excited to be a part of The Health Partnership and fully committed to the community’s well-being.

Kristina Gustafson

Kristina Gustafson

CARE COORDINATOR

Bio

I work with clients in Moffat County to reduce barriers and ensure clients receive the care they need through comprehensive goal-oriented planning.

I am from Moffat County and invested in the well-being of our community. I have a degree in psychology and experience with case management.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time at the lake or doing art with my children.

Saxon Wagner

Saxon Wagner

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.

Brittany Haddock

Brittany Haddock

Family Support Facilitator

Bio

I work with families, that include youth facing behavioral or mental health challenges, involved in multiple supportive systems in Routt, Moffat, and Rio Blanco County. I joined The Health Partnership because their values and mission statement really resonate with my lifestyle. I am so excited to start a career where my life experience with youth with behavioral and mental health struggles can be applied in a meaningful and productive way. Outside of work, when I’m not hanging out with my 4 sons, I’m reading anything from international classics to trending fantasy novels.

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!”

Dean Taylor

Dean Taylor

Peer Recovery Specialist

Bio

Dean works with a variety of individuals across different communities in Routt County to help focus on their paths to Recovery. He is very dedicated to helping others and their overall wellbeing by using empathy, compassion, and vulnerability to help connect with others. Dean’s visibility with his sobriety has helped prepare him for his role as the Peer Recovery Specialist for Routt County. 


Dean was born and raised in central Florida and moved to Colorado in December of 2018, where he left his job doing pyrotechnics at Walt Disney World Resorts. He was tired of the quality of life in Florida and wanted to see what Colorado had to offer. In his spare time, you can find him traveling, listening to music, or hanging out with his dog, Tanner. Dean has also been very passionate about creating visibility in the LGBTQ+ community and is hoping to bring more visibility to the Latinx community. He is very excited to start this new chapter with The Health Partnership and to be able to implement Recovery events and resources across the valley.

Emily Schweitzer

Emily Schweitzer

REGIONAL HEALTH CONNECTOR

Bio

Emily works with organizations to create connections so that individuals have access to the resources they need.

“I am so excited to be a part of this fantastic organization. I have heard nothing but good things about the team and the services they provide.”

Emily has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and 10+ years of experience working with individuals with special needs. This has helped her connect with the community and recognize gaps in resources. This has developed a passion for filling those gaps!

In her spare time, you can find her with her pup, Maci, skiing, mountain biking, puzzling, boating on Stagecoach Reservoir or simply spending time with friends.

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

  • Amy Peck, Chief Nursing Officer Pioneers Medical Center — Board Member
  • Skyler Place, Self-Employed/Entrepreneur — Board Member
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