As CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers, Ross Brooks is chief curator and leader of Mountain Family’s values, vision, and mission, which includes overseeing the strategic plan, workforce, operations, and more. He is driven by the simple principle that access to affordable health care is a human right, not a privilege. Ross joined Mountain Family in July 2012, after serving as Chief Operating Officer at Colorado Community Health Network and previously the Health Care Advisory Board Company in Washington DC. He earned his Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in International Business and Economics at Washington University. Ross also serves on various local, state and national boards and committees, including the National Association of Community Health Centers, Colorado Community Health Network, Colorado Community Managed Care Network, The Colorado Health Foundation, Valley Health Alliance and Reunion Health, LLC. He enjoys hiking, eating a good meal and spending time with his wife Lindsey, and their two children.
As Chief Financial Officer, Annette Franta is responsible for the fiscal management of Mountain Family Health Centers, including Patient Accounts, Outreach and Enrollment, Finance, and Facilities Departments. Annette joined the Executive Team at Mountain Family Health Centers in 2005. Previously, she was the Finance Director at Mind Springs Health, and she consulted with a national firm coordinating fiscal management for local governments in the West. Annette earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. Annette is an active member of the community, especially with the Elks Lodge in Glenwood Springs. She enjoys golfing, boating and water sports, and spending time with her grandkids.
Art joined Mountain Family in July 2007, after more than sixteen years of health care management, honing his skills in operations, leadership, administration, utilization management, and business development. Prior to joining Mountain Family, Art worked for several Southern California medical and dental organizations, as well as in banking operations management with Bank of America. Art received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Los Angeles. When not working Art enjoys biking, hiking, gardening, and road trips with his wife and two children.
With Mountain Family since 2013, Scott is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and in the Society for Human Resources Managers (SHRM-CP). He also brings extensive experience in management and sales, as well as years in the hospitality industry. A Michigan native, Scott received his degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Central Michigan University. Off the job, Scott enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, and the abundance of activities the mountains offer.
Our Rifle Clinic Medical Director, Dr. Percy enjoys the broad spectrum of challenges that family medicine offers, although he has particular interests in pediatrics and preventative medicine. Although he grew up in Cortez, Colorado and completed his medical residency in Salt Lake City, it was a rotation at Mountain Family that opened his eyes to the attractions of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Valleys, and he’s been here ever since. He received his MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, after earning a Bachelor of Science in biology, with honors, from Stanford University. He speaks moderate Spanish and is working on getting better. When not at work, you can find him with his wife (a pediatrician herself) and three kids, exploring the outdoors on foot, bike or skis, or traveling the world.
Dr. Heckert joined Mountain Family in 2014 after completing her residency. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Delaware. As an osteopathic physician, she is trained in manipulation to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and internal conditions–a discipline that fit with her long interest in exercise science and nutrition. After hours, Dr. Heckert enjoys skiing, running, rock climbing, and learning Spanish.
Dr. Glass’s interest in dentistry for underserved areas began when he saw the value that a nonprofit clinic brought to remote populations in his home state of Virginia. Ever since, he has been passionate about dentistry and community service. Dr. Glass and his wife came west after he completed dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Along with their dog Oso, they enjoy being in the mountains, climbing, skiing, and biking.
Dr. Schreiner brings three decades of experience in private practice and institutional settings, including extensive experience with adolescents and the U.S. military, counseling servicemen and their families around the world. Previously he was also a school counselor and football and baseball coach. Dr. Schreiner holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. A native Coloradan from Boulder, he chose life on the Western Slope for its slower pace and outdoor opportunities. Dr. Schreiner and his wife enjoy skiing, golf, scuba and travel.
Deb joined Mountain Family in 2020. She practiced for nearly a decade with the Poudre Valley Family Medicine Residency program in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 2007, she has been engaged in primary care practice transformation activities and subsequent population health and value-based payment innovation efforts at the state and national levels. She’s held a variety of clinical, quality, and administrative leadership roles with both commercial and government payers and managed care organizations. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member with Colorado Christian University’s Health Care Administration program and participates in sub-committee work of Colorado HCPF’s Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Program Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC). As the Director of Interdisciplinary Care, she oversees many steps and systems Mountain Family has in place to ensure we provide excellent, high quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care for our patients. Deb earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, in 1990. She holds a Master’s in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner-Rural Health track) from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY, and an MBA with a focus on Health Care Administration, from Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO. She enjoys reading, puttering in the kitchen, entertaining with her spouse and son, and anything outdoors in the Colorado mountains when she’s not at work.
Jan Jennings joined the Executive Team at Mountain Family in 2020. As Development Director, Jan is responsible for all aspects of development, fundraising, public communications, and public relations. After graduating with a BA in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, she spent 10 years working in leadership planned giving positions for national environmental groups in Washington, DC such as National Audubon Society, The Ocean Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund. Afterwards she worked in Boston for the Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center before starting her own consulting company, Viking Consulting Services. Her clients included the American Air Museum in Britain in Duxford, Ecole Centrale in Paris, and the Friends of the Louvre when she was based in Paris. Returning to her roots in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley where she was raised, she worked for The Aspen Institute and consulted for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Jan enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband and daughter, writing sonnets, and copper enameling.
Steve Leazer joined Mountain Family in 2019 after 6 years with HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division where he oversaw financial decision support functions. Prior to HCA Healthcare Steve worked for University Physicians, Inc. and Huron Consulting Group. As Director of Finance, Steve leads financial record keeping, reporting and budgeting for Mountain Family. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is currently working on a Master of Finance degree. Outside of work Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons as they hike, camp, fish and ski their way through Colorado.
Dr. Kent joined Mountain Family in 2019. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the Air Force, where he taught for nine years. Upon completion of residency training in 2009, Dr. Kent completed additional fellowship training in obstetrics and then began teaching at the University of Nebraska – Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine program. Four years later, Dr. Kent then joined the faculty of the Travis Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency program near Fairfield, California, where he completed the remaining five years of his Air Force service. Dr. Kent has interests in women’s health and obstetrics, in-office procedures, as well as family and community health. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians and is excited to be a part of the Mountain Family team.
Marija joined Mountain Family in 2019 after 5.5 years with the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN), where she led the organization’s work on value-based payment and new FQHC payment models. Prior to CCHN, Marija worked at the National Network for Oral Health Access and United Way of Larimer County. Marija earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2003 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver in 2008. When she’s not at work, Marija can be found knitting, biking and baking.
Wendy started with Mountain Family Health Centers in 2003 – back in Nederland when it was Columbine Health Centers and Glenwood Springs was a little clinic, producing a lot of “fee tickets” and the billing department needed someone to help for 20 hours a week, at $9/ hour.
Before her billing data entry job, Wendy helped launch a non-profit after-school program for kids, worked customer service at the local bank and played with preschoolers during hot summer afternoons.
Working for Mountain Family over the years, Wendy has found that the Revenue Cycle world has ongoing challenges – Front desk collections and customer service; Billing teams that are efficient and stream-lined; mentoring young men and women and staying positive through any and all changes.
When not at her desk, Wendy loves to run, bike, swim, backpack and plein air paint in this beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.