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Program Directors


Luke Bainer

Director of Employment Services in Northern Colorado

Email lbainer@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 970.669.2777
Luke Bainer has been working at Easterseals Colorado for 4 years, in many different roles and capacities. Luke has his Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of North Colorado (Go Bears!). While at Easterseals Colorado, Luke became a certified Community Partner Work Incentive Coordinator or CPWIC for short. Luke is also certified in IPS and Customized Employment programs. In his free time, Luke enjoys spending time in the mountains, camping and fishing with his wife-Jenni and fur-baby-Josie. Luke also enjoys cheering on and rooting for the local pro sports teams (Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets and I guess the Rockies).

Torri Boggio

Director of Community Transit Services

Email tboggio@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 303.233.1666 x 254
Torri Boggio began her career with Easterseals Colorado in 2003 as an Employment Specialist and Travel Trainer, then moved into a Certification Specialist role, then progressed into the Director role. Torri manages the paratransit eligibility determination program, which is under contract with the transit authority (RTD), on a daily basis. She interfaces with management of RTD Access-a-Ride and does quality control on all aspects of the program. Torri loves to spend time with her fur babies and watch scary sci-fi TV in her down time.

Danny CombsDanny Combs

Founder/CEO of TACT

Email danny@buildwithtact.org
Danny is a fourth-generation woodworker and mechanical tinkerer who grew up making “stuff” with his family. Eventually he decided to follow his own path and went to Nashville to play music. His vibrant career included various platinum albums with Grammy and Oscar-winning recording artists. After 10 years in the music industry, he began to cultivate his passion for education. His love for teaching lead to teaching private lessons and running the music program at an inner-city high school. He was granted several awards in teaching – including a Grammy Enterprise Award for the program he designed in the Nashville schools – and became a published educational author, arranger, and songwriter. Danny has a Master’s Degree in Education, is a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, a Certified Autism Specialist, and a classic car junkie. He has two incredible children – Dylan and Ellie. When his son Dylan was diagnosed with autism, Danny formed TACT to help other kids like his own and their families. Additionally, he is the Board Chair/President of the Autism Society of Colorado. Most recently Danny joined the Air Force Reserve and proudly spends one weekend a month working in Space System Operations out of Buckley Air Force Base.

Katie DockeryKatie D

VP of Northern Colorado Services

Email kdockery@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 970.669.2777 x 230
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.

Tony GarciaTony

Director of Rocky Mountain Village Camp

Email tgarcia@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 303.569.2333 x 302
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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Marketing Director

Email lvoss@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 303.233.1666 x 233
Lizzie Malloy (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, TX, 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 was recently married in August 2020!

Damon McLeeseDamon Access Gallery

Executive Director of Access Gallery

Email dmcleese@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 303.777.0797
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.

Jessica RichardsonJessica Richardson

Senior Director for Day Programs

Email jrichardson@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 303.953.1377 x 343
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 role as the Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Adult Day Program and in 2020 began management of the Explorer's Adult Day Program.

Pablo SandovalPablo Sandoval

Senior Director of Employment Services

Email psandoval@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 303.233.1666 x 255
Pablo has over 30 years of experience in the disability and employment field. He is a Certified Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trainer and Fidelity Reviewer. Pablo is also a Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC), promoting employment and financial stability for Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities. Pablo provides individualized and comprehensive work-incentives counseling services to beneficiaries pursuing their career goals and seeking financial independence. Prior to his current position at Easterseals Colorado, Pablo was employed as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Supervisor with the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Tanner WhittakerTanner Whittaker

Director of Transition Services

Email twhittaker@eastersealscolorado.org  |  Phone 720.371.2940
Tanner got his start with Easterseals Colorado in 2007 as a camp counselor at Rocky Mountain Village Camp. He spent the following three summers at RMV. Following his completion of a Master's in Counselor Education from Penn State University, Tanner accepted employment with the State of Colorado as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. During the time with the State of Colorado, Tanner specialized in Supported Employment and Transition Services. After working for the state for 9 years the opportunity to join the Easterseals Colorado team presented itself. Tanner now oversees Transition Services and Special Programs for Easterseals Colorado's Employment Department. 

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