Board of Directors

Board Members

Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioners

David Bressler, Director of Paramedic Services, Banner Health

Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente

Deirdre Pilch, Ed.D., Weld County School District 6

Ellen M. Gregg, Ph.D., Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

Gretchen McGinnis, Vice President of Public Policy and Performance Improvement, Colorado Access (Board Secretary/Treasurer)

Jeannine Truswell, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Weld County

Judy Griego, Director, Weld County Department of Human Services

Karen Thompson, Executive Director, Northeast Behavioral Health Partnership

Krista Touros, Banner Health

Larry Pottorff, Executive Director, North Range Behavioral Health (Board President)

Linda. F. Smith, RN, MSN, MHA, Executive Director, Population Care and Prevention Services, Kaiser Permanente

Liz Hickman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Centennial Mental Health Center

Marilyn Schock, MBA, OTR, UCHealth

Mark Wallace, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment

Michael Allen, SummitStone Health

Michelle Joy, Associate Administrator, North Colorado Medical Center (Banner Health)


Mitzi Moran, Chief Executive Officer, Sunrise Community Health (Board Vice-President)

Randy Ratliff, Chief Executive Officer, Touchstone Health Partners

Richard Budensiek, D.O. FAAFP, President, Weld County Medical Society


NCHA Leadership

Carlee Rosen, MPH, Director of Community Health Development

Deirdre Pearson, Director of Operations

Joanna Martinson, RN, BSN, ADS, Director of Care Coordination

Kevin Maddox, Chief Financial Officer

Lesley Brooks, MD, Assistant Medical Director