Roman Krafczyk’s relationship with Easterseals Colorado dates back to 1982 beginning as a volunteer and eventually Camp Director of Rocky Mountain Village, Easterseals Colorado’s camp. He has since led The Seed Foundation and Boulder Volunteers. Roman has a degree in Sociology and Human Services from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Roman has three children and believes deeply in being part of an organization that promotes independence for individuals with disabilities. In 2018, Roman was promoted to President & CEO. Previously, Roman was Chief Operating Officer, in which he supervised all program operations and directed business development.
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Melissa Angel is from Sioux City, Iowa and attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology. Melissa has lives in Colorado since 1995 and loves to hike and see scary movies. She joined the Easterseals Colorado team as Director of Human Resources in 2019 and is passionate about our mission and all we do to serve people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers across the state. Melissa loves Duke basketball, hiking, scary movies, and has two kittens, a daughter and husband.
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Sharon oversees Easterseals Colorado's major gifts, planned giving, and annual campaigns, ensuring a robust pipeline of individual philanthropic support. Sharon has over 20 years of experience in fundraising having previously held development positions with Camp Fire National, PetAid Colorado, University of Denver, and The Cable Center. Sharon earned status as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2015, and is a graduate of Metropolitan State University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable. Sharon has lived in Colorado since she was nine and currently resides in Lakewood with her daughter. Sharon enjoys running, reading, and classical music.
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Katie Dockery has worked for Easterseals Colorado for 7 years, but in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field for over 14 years. Katie has worked as a job coach, day program assistant, auditor, and program director at Easterseals Colorado. Katie graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors in Social Work and Bachelors in International Relations, minoring in Spanish. In her free time she loves to hike, travel, and practice yoga.
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Lisa Dokter has a heart for people with disabilities. Having grown up with two family members with cerebral palsy and developmental delays as well as spending most summers as a camp counselor for weekend camps in Southern California, it was natural that Lisa would work for Easterseals, the leading provider of disability services. Lisa began her tenure with Easterseals Southern California in 1999 in the afterschool programs for kids with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities. After leaving Southern California for college in the Aloha state, she returned, with a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies to Easterseals Southern California as Regional Coordinator of East Los Angeles and Orange County. Through this experience, Lisa became a skillful fundraiser eventually moving from the program side to the Development Department. Nine years ago, Lisa moved to Colorado and has continued fundraising for Easterseals Colorado as Development Director and eventually Vice President of Development. Just recently, Lisa transitioned to Special Projects. She currently holds an MA in gerontology from California State University Fullerton.
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Tony Garcia started working at Easterseals Colorado's Rocky Mountain Village Camp (RMV) in 2010 as a summer Camp Counselor. Tony grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts and attended college in Worcester. After three summers as a Camp Counselor at RMV, Tony was presented with the opportunity to become the intern RMV, which quickly transitioned into a full time Maintenance Manager in the fall of 2012. Tony was in that position for six years with a brief stint as the Assistant Camp Director before taking the reigns as the Camp Director in 2018. He loves the ability this position has given him to work more directly with campers, and can’t describe how lucky he feels to be able to live and work at RMV year round.
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Ross Howell became involved with Easterseals Colorado (ESC) in 1992 as a volunteer, playing in ESC softball and bowling tournaments, and working the phones for the Easterseals telethon. In 1993, Ross co-founded the Iron Pony Express (IPE), a group of bikers who raise funds for Rocky Mountain Village Camp through their annual motorcycle runs and a variety of other events. In 2015, Ross retired from Charles Schwab Investment Advisory after working there for more than 20 years as a Registered Broker Dealer and Investment Advisor Representative. While at Schwab, he earned his FINRA Series 7, 9-10, 63 and 66 securities licenses. He also earned an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation, and was an Associate Portfolio Consultant for Schwab private clients. He served on the ESC Board of Directors, and during his 2nd term in 2017, stepped down from the Board, and started full-time with ESC as the Vice President of Corporate Relations and Facilities Management.
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Meghan Kluth is passionate about supporting families facing the challenges of caregiving. Meghan has led the Colorado Respite Coalition since 2013, which focuses on building supports and resources for Colorado families. Meghan came to Easterseals Colorado after being diagnosed with a chronic disease herself, and seeing its impact first hand. Meghan has worked in the nonprofit sector for eight years and is committed to developing programs that promote collaboration to solve community problems. Meghan has a BA in Organizational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration.
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Krasimir Koev is from Bulgaria and has a Bachelor of Arts in Electronics and a Masters of Arts in Economics. Krasimir served in the Bulgarian military specializing in communications. Krasimir's tenure at Easterseals Colorado started at Rocky Mountain Village Camp, where he was responsible for marketing and facility oversight, and then as Camp Director. In 2018, Krasimir changed roles to oversee and manage all programs as the VP of Programs.
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Kris Lindsey has been an integral member of the Development Team for over 25 years raising funds through events, corporately and for the past 14 years, via grants. Kris has successfully obtained private, state and federal frant funds. As VP of Grants Administration, her responsibilities cover the entire grant process including evalutation and reporting. Kris has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from the University of Colorado, Denver.
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Damon McLeese is the Executive Director at our partner, Access Gallery, an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts.
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Kelsey Ness is the VP of Adult Day Programs at the main office in Lakewood. Kelsey's been with Easterseals Colroado for over five years and feels very fortunate to do what she loves each day! Watching participants achieve something that they never thought was possible is one of her favorite things about her job. She started her tenure in the Explorers Adult Day Program and now oversees Explorers and our new Older Adult Day Program (OASIS). Kelsey is originally from Iowa and has lived in Denver for 6 years or so, but her love for the Iowa Hawkeyes came along with her! In her free time, she loves to spend time in the mountains, go to concerts, and be surrounded by her loved ones.
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Alexis Perlmutter joined Easterseals Colorado at the end of 2018. Born and raised in Golden, Colorado, Alexis moved to the East Coast for college and Washington D.C. shortly after graduation. She previously served as Special Assistant in the Office of Special Education at the U.S. Department of Education and was a member of Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” team. Alexis was introduced to Easterseals by a friend where she joined Easterseals DC/MD/VA Youth Council. She is a big Broadway musical nerd and Disney Fanatic, and is always happy to talk about either.
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Jessica Richardson was born in Denver and raised here until she was about 13 years old. Jessica moved back in 2012, received her degree from Pima Medical Institute in 2016, and got married in 2017. Jessica started her career at Easterseals Colorado as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for two years at the Neurological Rehabilitation Adult Day Program. In 2019, she started her new role as the Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Adult Day Program.
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Lizzie Voss started her career at Easterseals Colorado in early 2017 as a Development Coordinator and started her role as Marketing Director in 2018. Lizzie has a passion for serving others through nonprofit work, graphic design and all things marketing. Lizzie is originally from Houston, Texas, graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Advertising in 2011 from the University of Texas at Austin, and started her life in Denver in 2017. Lizzie has two pups who she loves to go on adventures with in the mountains and is getting married in June 2020!