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Dan Tuteur, Board Chair

Dan Tuteur, Board Chair

Dan is a health care consultant who has over 35 years of health care experience across a broad spectrum including community health, finance, managed care, health care technology, hospital administration and health insurance. From 2012 until 2015, Dan served as Chief Strategy Officer at Colorado HealthOP, a nonprofit, member-governed health plan. Prior to that, Dan held leadership positions at Colorado Community Managed Care Network and Colorado Access. Dan has a degree in Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dan is from Hamden, Connecticut and lives in Evergreen with his wife, Kathy. They have three daughters; Emily, Natalie and Kayla. He enjoys bicycling, hiking, skiing and reading.

Brian Himmelman, Past Chair

Brian Himmelman, Past Chair

Brian is self employed in insurance for State Farm. He has lived in Colorado for 33 years. He and his wife Sandie have two children, A.J and Tyler. Brian graduated with a business BA from Fort Lewis College. He enjoys baseball and fly fishing. He is a member of Blue Spruce Kiwanis, Conifer Kiwanis and the Key Club.

Marvin Geisness, Chair-Elect and Treasurer

Marvin Geisness, Chair-Elect and Treasurer

Marvin is retired from the financial industry. Born in Springfield, Illinois and raised in Minnesota's Twin Cities, he started living in Colorado part-time in 1986 and because a full-time resident in 2008. Marvin received his M.S. in Finance from the University of Minnesota and is a Charted Financial Analyst. He and his wife, Delene, live in Georgetown with their “three-legged mutt,” Chloe. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. Marvin enjoys hiking, recreational bicycling, cooking, Jeeping and camping. He is particularly interested in economic development in Clear Creek County, and is a member of Clear Creek Rotary and chair of the Georgetown Business Promotions Commission.

Barbara Scripps, CPA, Secretary

Barbara Scripps, CPA, Secretary

Barb is a shareholder in Scripps, Taylor & Associates, P.C., an accounting firm located in Bergen Park. She is a graduate of CU Boulder with a BS in accounting and the graduate tax program at DU. She is married to Tom Scripps and they have three grown children: Jason, William, and Ellie. Barb was born in Freeport, Illinois and has lived in Colorado since 1972; Evergreen since 1982. She also sits on the boards of Center for the Arts Evergreen and Evergreen Country Day School. She is active in Evergreen Rotary and sings (at least one concert a year) with the Evergreen Chorale.

Andy Ades

Andy Ades

Andy Ades, owner of Ades Design Builders, Inc., has served several terms on the Mt. Evans board over the last three decades. He and his wife Ginny live in Evergreen and have two grown children. Andy enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, reading, work and friends.

Gray Behrhorst

Gray Behrhorst

Gray is currently the COO of Critical Care, Pulmonary & Sleep Associates, Colorado’s largest intensivist medical practice. He is a fifth generation Coloradan and has lived in Evergreen with his wife Nicole Moore Behrhorst and their three boys since 2004. Gray has a BA from Colgate University and MBA from the University of Michigan. He was previously the President and CEO of Air Lift, an international medical device manufacturer which was headquartered in Evergreen prior to its sale. Gray has served on the boards of the Montessori School of Evergreen, Mountain Lacrosse League and World Trade Center Denver. He and his gang enjoy skiing, biking, hiking and sailing.

Logan Boone

Logan Boone

I am a native to evergreen and at the present owner and operator of Evergreen’s Boone Mountain Sports and Evergreen Brewery. I was born to Jennifer and Casey Boone in 1985. I attended Ft Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Forensic Anthropology. I bounced around the state for couple of years after college and then found myself back in my home town shortly after the passing of my grandfather, who was a patient of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. Just two years ago my grandmother was also given care from Mount Evans, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of the love and support this organization gives to the families and to their patients. I am honored to be considered to a part of this board.

Jim Chiddix

Jim Chiddix

Jim Chiddix is a veteran of the cable television and broadband industries and led the development of a number of fundamental technologies in those fields.

Jim spent eighteen years as Chief Technology Officer and in other senior posts at Time Warner Cable. He and his team pioneered cable’s use of fiber optics as well as the delivery of streaming video and broadband services. Jim accepted a
Technical Emmy Award in 1994 and was inducted into both the Cable Television Pioneers and the Cable Hall of Fame.

Earlier in his career, Jim held a variety of engineering and operating positions with cable companies in Hawaii, where he lived for fifteen years. While there he cofounded CRC Electronics, a start-up that manufactured videotape automation
systems. Career-related travels have taken him all over the world, including to Japan and Hong Kong where he served on the boards of two cable companies. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Jim served as Chairman and CEO at OpenTV, a
San Francisco-based software company.

Jim serves, or has served, on a number of public and private technology company boards including ARRIS, STARRY, VOBILE, VIRGIN MEDIA, SYMMETRICOM, MAGNUM SEMICONDUCTOR and DYCOM. Most recently he joined the board of Mt. Evans Home Healthcare and Hospice.

Jim lives in Evergreen, Colorado, and San Francisco, with his wife Trudy, an artist who works in ceramics and glass. His interests include woodland trail construction, biking, hiking, travel and model trains. He’s currently building a
model of the Oahu Railway based on information gathered during his years in Hawaii. He co-authored and published a history of that railroad, “Next Stop Honolulu.”

Jim and Trudy have owned an historic home in Evergreen for 26 years. Now in retirement they are enjoying the opportunity to become more involved in this special community.

Valerie Gluth, PT

Valerie Gluth, PT

Valerie is the owner of Mountain View Physical Therapy in Evergreen. She graduated with a certificate and degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Health Sciences of Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University). She completed a post-professional fellowship program in orthopedic manual physical therapy at the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in Northern California. Valerie was born and raised in Lombard, Illinois and has made Colorado her home since 1992. Valerie enjoys fly fishing, hiking and gardening. She is a member of Women of Evergreen Business (WEB) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Allyson Gottsman

Allyson Gottsman

Allyson has worked in health care for more than 40 years; currently at HealthTeamWorks, a non-profit, mission-driven organization working to transform how care is delivered and paid for to get a better result: improved health, reduced cost and a better experience of care for patients, families, and the health care team. She and her husband Bob have lived in Evergreen for 37 years, they enjoy skiing, tennis, and connecting with friends.

Dr. Rodney Hock

Dr. Rodney Hock

Dr. Hock practiced Optometry in Lakewood and Evergreen for 36 years. Along with his wife, Carolyn, Dr. Hock founded Evergreen Vision clinic in 1966. Dr. Hock served as a consultant to companies developing new equipment for testing eye and vision disorders, and companies developing new contact lens products. Dr. Hock is Past President of the Colorado Optometric Association and an Active Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry - an organization of research doctors, educators, and clinician.

Dr. Hock has a long history with Mount Home Health Care & Hospice. He previously served two six-year terms as a Board Member from 1996-2012 and served as President for a one-year term.

For Dr. Hock, working towards his Eagle Scout rank as a boy scout, community service was a big part of advancing. Thus, he has always had goals for serving his community, including:

An appointment to the United States Draft Board for Jefferson County by President Nixon in the late 196Os. He helped managed the drafting process for young men from Jefferson County until the drafting process was discontinued in the 1970s.

Evergreen Park and Recreation District Board Member and Treasurer
Dr. Hock serve on the organizing committee that formed the district and served as its first board members in 1970. Dr. Hock was then reelected to the slate in 1974. There were no facilities, only a concept. The District had to let bonds and manage an election for raising the money to build the first project: the Wulf swimming pool and administration building. The trail system was also started during this time.

National Sports Center for the Disabled at the Winter Park - Volunteer Ski Instructor
The Winter Park Program is the original ski program for the disabled, and has spread throughout the World.
I taught skiing for children with developmental and acquired disabilities in the 1990s and early 2000s. Because of my profession, I specialized in working with blind and partially sighted individuals. I taught children from the Soviet Union, England and all over the United States.

Shining Stars Foundation - Volunteer Ski Instructor Late 90's to the present.
The foundation provides a ski camp in Aspen, CO for children with cancer and other life limiting conditions. Since the late 1990s, Dr. Hock has spent a week every year teaching kids to ski in spite of the manifestations from their disease. Dr. Hock has taught several children with brain cancers causing blindness and many other disabilities. For many of these children, it is the last outdoor activity of their life.

Salu'd Y Amistad - Volunteer Eye Doctor -1990 to 2008.
This is a program sponsored by the Arvada Rotary Club to bring eye care to economically disadvantaged people in Mexico and the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon area of central Mexico. Dr. Hock performed eye examinations and treatments, and opticians would fit glasses. The team brought thousands of used glasses to to fit and distribute. The program had to be canceled because of the drug wars.

Dr. Hock was also a member of the Lakewood and Evergreen Kiwanis Club for nearly two decades.

Alan C. Horowitz, Esq. R.N.

Alan C. Horowitz, Esq. R.N.

Alan is a partner in the law firm of Arnall Golden & Gregory, LLP. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Evergreen. Apart from practicing law, Alan has significant health care experience having held clinical, faculty and management positions at major medical centers where he utilized his management skills as well as his background as a registered respiratory therapist and a registered nurse. Alan is a graduate of the Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, and also earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the same university. Alan enjoys hiking, biking, exploring Colorado, traveling and writing a legal column. He has a daughter, Beth who lives in Denver. Alan is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Medical Directors Association - The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA), and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

Mary Jane Loevlie

Mary Jane Loevlie

A native of Idaho Springs and a graduate of the University of Vermont, Mary Jane is the co-owner and vice president of Shotcrete Technologies, Inc., an international business in the concrete/tunneling/underground and mining industries. She is a member of many boards and commissions including the Colorado Center for Community Development, the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority and the I-70 Coalition. She enjoys music, cross-country and downhill skiing, community involvement, historic properties, hiking, swimming and scuba diving, traveling, dancing, reading and learning new things.

Kevin O'Malley

Kevin O'Malley

Kevin grew up in Chicago and moved to Colorado in 1981. He and his family have been in Evergreen since 1989. Kevin and his wife Nancy Jo are "The O'Malley Team" at RE/MAX Alliance. He also served six years on the Clear Creek School Board and eight years as County Commissioner. He's looking forward to helping continue Mount Evans' service and commitment to the mountain communities.

Gail Sharp

Gail Sharp

Gail has been living and working in the Evergreen community for more than two decades. With a productive career as owner of TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon, Gail balances her professional life with a cowgirl persona that enjoys the beauty of nature on horseback and hiking trails. It’s no surprise then that this former President of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and active Rotary Club member is also a big fan of the Evergreen Rodeo.

Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer

As owner of Spencer & Associates, Doug is involved in nonprofit organization management around the world. Born in Long Lake, Minnesota, he received his BA in history from Lewis & Clark College in 1979. Doug and his wife, Kathleen, are Evergreen residents who have lived in Colorado for almost four decades. They have two grown daughters. Doug enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, and travel.

Susan Stearns

Susan Stearns

Susan's life has been defined by sports and charity. While growing up in Ohio, each of her parents encouraged her and her siblings in their own way. "Dad was active, mom was charitable," she explains. When her mother asked her to help with a Junior League fundraiser she offered to be in the dunk tank. "I sat there for hours and it made an impression on me-that it could be fun to help."

Susan's love of skiing led her to choose Colorado State University for college. After graduating, she took a year off and moved to Vail where she worked as a dishwasher and skied. A year of skiing and dishwashing, however, motivated Susan to go to CU Law School. There, she met her husband, Frank.

After moving to Montana, Boulder, and Lakewood, Susan and Frank eventually settled in Evergreen. Susan started her own law practice in Evergreen focused on estate planning and elder law. She shared office space with other local attorneys. In 1987, one of them, Jim Robinson, got her to join the board of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. She spent 25 years on the board, including three terms as president, and saw the organization grow as a thriving community asset. Most of her time on the board was spent on fundraising events like the Freedom Run 5K and the Annual Benefit Gala.

Her time on the Mount Evans board led to many other connections such as Leadership Evergreen and Kiwanis, as well as introducing her to organizations she likes to support such as Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT), EAS+Y (Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability and YOU), Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) and Bootstraps.

When Susan turned 60, she joined the staff of Mount Evans. The organization was looking for someone to do planned giving, 15-20 hours a week. With Susan's experience in estate planning and elder law, it seemed like a perfect fit. Susan retired from her position with Mount Evans last summer after nearly five years, but she continues to give her expertise, time and attention again as a board member.

Professional Advisory Committee

Professional Advisory Committee

Janine Guillen, Chair
Susan Brace, RN, PsyD
Terri Donati, MD
Valerie Gluth, PT
Allyson Gottsman
Kathy Hassell, MD
Dan Johnson, JD, MD
Lori Joslin
Cheryl Ladd, RN
Mark Laurnen, MD
David Linn, MD
John MacArthur, MD
Marsha Manning, MD
Lorye McCleod
Keith Mullett
Ted Ning, MD
Karen Schutt, RN
Barb Scripps, CPA
Tricia Speidel, MD
Janee Weinberger
Mary White, MPT
John Witwer, MD

STAFF
Suzanne Feroldi, RPT
Sandy Moorehead, RN
Nancy Nelson, Chaplain
Charley Shimanski
Wendy Snow, MSW
Tracy Stiller, MD
Deborah Stellini, SLP