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.

Brianne Snow

Director of Programs

970-455-0221


Brianne oversees all of FIRC’s programs.

Peter Bakken

Director of Retail and Operations

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.

Anita Overmyer

Marketing & Events Director

970-455-0223


Anita oversees the marketing, events, volunteers and fundraising for FIRC.

Jordan Schultz, MSW

Development Director

970-455-0124


Jordan oversees donor and corporate relations.

Danielle McQueen

Data and Grants Manager

970-455-0214


Danielle oversees all grants and data at FIRC.

Kate Hudnut

Summit Thrift & Treasure Program Manager

970.423.5152


Kate oversees the Dillon and Breckenridge Summit Thrift & Treasure locations.

Martha Lancaster

Accounting Manager

970-455-0220


Martha manages finance and accounts receivable.

Melissa Ruiz

Human Resources Manager

970-455-0227


Melissa is responsible for human resources and accounts payable.

Lucero Almeida

Data Entry and Administrative Assistant

970-455-0237


Lucero heads up the front desk at the Silverthorne Office.

Paloma Sotelo

Receptionist and Lead Data Entry Assistant

970-423-5145


Paloma heads up the front desk at the Breckenridge Office.

Elise Neyerlin

Health Coverage and Enrollment Manager

970-455-0218


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

Karen Seater

Health Navigator

970-389-7090


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

Liz Burnham

Health Navigator

970-455-0230


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

Marily Garcia

Health Navigator


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

Kaden Cantania

Health Navigator


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

Michel Infante

Family Support Manager

970-455-0232


Michel oversees the Family Support Counselors and Food Bank.

Yirka Platt

Colorado Community Response Coordinator

970-423-5165


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

Karina Zuniga

Family Support Coordinator

970-455-0225


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

Kelly McGann

Family Support Coordinator

970-455-0239


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

Rachel Miller, BSW

Mental Health Navigator

Office: 970-455-0154 Cell: 970-389-0075


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

Betsy Casey

Building Hope Program Manager

Office: 970-455-0119 Cell:970-389-1151


Betsy leads the Building Hope mental health program.

Ruth Hendricks

Parent Engagment Program Coordinator

970-455-0229


Ruth manages parenting classes and staff training.

Noelle Sivon

Families United Manager

970-455-0226


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

Nubia Sanchez

Parent Educator and Mamacitas Coordinator

970-389-9786


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

Yolima Bauer

Parent Educator

970-389-9784


Yolima 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.

Medaly Fonseca

Parent Educator

970-389-2523


Medaly provides home visits to local families.

Denisse Diaz

Early Head Start Parent Educator

970-389-9797


Denisse provides home visits to local families.

Claudia Ryks

Early Head Start Parent Educator

970-389-8546


Claudia provides home visits to local families.

Jonnah Glassman

Healthy Living Program Coordinator

970-363-9275


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

Leti Diaz

Dillon Summit Thrift & Treasure Manager

970-262-2461


Leti oversees all operations at the Dillon 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
Scott Binder
Paul Finkel
Barbara Gibbs
Erin Hay, D.O.
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