Tamara Drangstveit

Executive Director

970-455-0224


Tamara has been the executive director at FIRC since 2007. Her goal is to continually address the changing needs of Summit County and provide services to address a variety of issues affecting families.
With the proper education and support, families can thrive.

Peter Bakken

Director of Programs

970-455-0218


Peter oversees FIRC programs and program managers. He brings over 30 years of management experience to FIRC with the goal of constantly making programs more effective for clients.
It's an honor to help families overcome enormous obstacles and come out thriving.

Anita Overmyer

Development Director

970-455-0223


Anita oversees the marketing, events, donor relations, volunteers and fundraising for FIRC.
It is amazing to see the generosity and sense of community of Summit County residents.

Leanne Hamilton

Accounting Director

970-455-0220


Leanne manages the accounting and human resources for FIRC.

Brianne Snow

Grant Manager

970-455-0221


Brianne manages all grants and reporting for FIRC.

Melissa Ruiz

Data Entry Manager

970-455-0227


Melissa is responsible for all data and program tracking.

Lucero Almeida

Receptionist and Data Entry Assistant

970-455-0237


Lucero heads up the front desk at the Silverthorne Office.

Michel Infante

Family Support Manager

970-455-0232


Michel oversees the Family Support Counselors and Food Bank.

Yirka Platt

Family Support Counselor

970-423-5165


Yirka works with families to provide budgeting, goal-setting and emergency assistance support.

Karina Zuniga

Family Support Counselor

970-455-0225


Karina works with families to provide budgeting, goal-setting and emergency assistance support.

Danielle McQueen

Health Navigator

970-455-0214


Danielle can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Corrie Janocka, BSW

Colorado Community Response Coordinator

Office: 970-455-0230 Cell: 970-389-6737


Corrie works with families in crisis and connects them to resources to improve their situation.

Gaston Feuereisen

Food Bank Coordinator and Building Maintenance

970-455-0237


Gaston manages the FIRC Food Bank and building maintenance for the FIRC Offices and Thrift Stores.

Noelle Sivon

Families United Manager

970-455-0226


Noelle oversees the Parent Educators and the Parents as Teachers home visitation program.

Ruth Hendricks

Early Childhood and Community Programs Coordinator

970-455-0229


Ruth oversees the Early Head Start home visitation program.

Nubia Sanchez

Parent Educator and Mamacitas Coordinator

970-389-9786


Nubia provides home visits and coordinates the Latina empowerment group Mamacitas.

Jessica Bristol

Parent Educator

970-389-9784


Jessica provides home visits to local families.

Melanie Winsted

Parent Educator

970-389-9707


Melanie provides home visits to local families.

Johanna Trigueros

Parent Educator

970-389-9817


Johanna provides home visits to local families.

Ana Cruz

Parent Educator

970-389-9840


Angelica provides home visits to local families.

Loreli Merino

Parent Educator

970-389-8547


Loreli provides home visits to local families.

Denisse Diaz

Early Head Start Parent Educator

970-389-9797


Denisse provides home visits to local families.

Karla Larsen

Early Head Start Parent Educator

970-389-8546


Karla provides home visits to local families.

Matthew Madsen

Healthy Families Manager

970-455-0236


Matt oversees the Cooking Matters and other nutrition programs and the parenting classes for people with school-aged children.

Jonnah Glassman

Healthy Living Program Coordinator

970-363-9275


Jonnah oversees the Cooking Matters and other nutrition programs for children and adults.

Natalia Ruiz

Parent Education Coordinator

970-455-0228


Natalia coordinates Conexiones, Dialogue Over Dinner and Life Skills classes.

Leti Diaz

Dillon Summit Thrift & Treasure Manager

970-262-2461


Leti oversees all operations at the Dillon Summit Thrift & Treasure thrift store.

Natalia Elias

Breckenridge Summit Thrift & Treasure Manager

970-423-6444


Natalia oversees all operations at the Breckenridge Summit Thrift & Treasure thrift store.

FIRC Board of Directors

Don Dankner, President
Nick Doran, Vice President
Joel Rivera, Secretary
Clare Lehman, Treasurer
Thomas Davidson, Member at Large
Paul Finkel
Erin Hay
Matt Hansen
Felice Huntley
David Preaus
Ned Walley

FIRC Advisory Committee
Linda Bateman

Finance Committee
Paul Finkel
Matt Hanson
Clare Lehman

FIRC Event Committee
Rae Anderson
Andrea Dixon
Kate Hudnut
Michelle Gempeler
Ashley Kujawski
Kim Nicolas
Phyllis Martinez
Diane Canepa
Lisa Velte