MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Monica Perez Rhodes, Chair

Joined board in 2013

Occupation: Controller, Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Monica is honored to serve on the Mountain Family board and uphold the organization’s mission. She joined the board in December 2013 and was appointed treasurer in 2014. Monica is the controller at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. She previously was an advocate for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault with Advocate Safehouse Project. Monica is proud to call the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley her home for over 25 years, and is equally as proud of her dual citizenship, being born and raised in Mexico.  Monica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix. She lives in Garfield County, and her pride and joy are her two amazing daughters. When she is not at work or volunteering, Monica enjoys playing golf and softball, the Broncos, and traveling to Mexico to see her family.

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Richard Gonzales, Vice Chair

Joined board in 2016

Occupation: General Counsel, Colorado Mountain College

Richard Gonzalez joined the Mountain Family board in 2016, and he is a Mountain Family patient. Richard is general counsel for Colorado Mountain College. Previously, he was a Denver attorney with a practice specializing in public finance, nonprofit/government matters and business/real estate transactions. Richard also served as general counsel for Stapleton Development Corporation and the University of Denver, and held partner status with the several Denver law firms. Dedicated to community service, he has worked on the governing boards of numerous community organizations, which currently include Valley Settlement. Richard holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He lives in Garfield County with his wife Lisa.

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Rob Stein, PhD, Secretary

Joined board in 2013

Occupation: Superintendent, Roaring Fork Schools

Rob Stein joined the Mountain Family board in 2013. He is a Mountain Family patient and is a resident of Garfield County. Rob is superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District, and has worked on the front lines of education reform for over 30 years, as a teacher, administrator, university professor and educational consultant. Previously, Rob led a high-profile turnaround of Manual High School, served as head of school at Graland Country Day School and was executive director at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning. He has taught courses in educational leadership and school reform at University of Colorado, Denver University, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Rob earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Middlebury College, his Master of Arts at Stanford University and his Doctor of Education at Harvard University. When he is not working, Rob enjoys running, skiing, cycling, reading and service activities.

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Jon Fox-Rubin, Treasurer

Joined board in 2014

Occupation: Community volunteer, formerly with Valley Settlement

Jon Fox-Rubin joined the Mountain Family Health Centers Board of Directors in 2014, and was appointed Chair in 2017. He is a Mountain Family patient and a resident of Pitkin County. Jon is the executive director of Valley Settlement. Previously, he served as executive director of the Manaus Fund, and he co-founded and led two advanced technology companies: Fiberforge Corporation and Hyper-car, Inc., both spin-offs of Rocky Mountain Institute. Jon also serves on the board of Energetics Education and he served as a town councilor for Basalt, where he spearheaded a resolution welcoming immigrants to the community and co-founded “Misión: Comunidad” a non-profit newspaper dedicated to building bridges between the Anglo and Latino communities. Jon holds an interdisciplinary PhD and a Master of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the University of Colorado. He lives in Pitkin County with his wife Julie and their son.

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Samuel Bernal

Joined board in 2017

Occupation: Radio Journalist & Vice-President, Entravision Integrated Marketing Solutions

Samuel Bernal joined the Mountain Family board in 2017. He is currently a vice president for Entravision Communications Corporation. Samuel loves storytelling, and that is why he became a journalist. He also serves on the boards of English in Action, the Law Enforcement Immigration Council and Club Rotario. In 2017 he received an award from the Colorado Broadcasters Association for his news shows and community event sponsorships, and received a Humanitarian Service Award from Garfield County for his work with the Anglo and Latino communities. Samuel earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the Carlos Septien Journalism school in Mexico City, located in the country of his birth. He is a Mountain Family patient, lives in Garfield County, and loves spending time with his wife, two kids, and pets. They like to read, write, draw and create.

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Megan Burch

Joined board in 2019

Occupation: Director, Eagle County Human Services

Megan Burch joined the Mountain Family board in 2019. A resident of Avon, she is Director of Human Services for Eagle County. Megan believes Mountain Family provides critical care to the most vulnerable in our community and enjoys contributing her leadership skills to such a vital health care organization to ensure Mountain Family services continue to be accessible and available. Megan previously served as a Town of Avon council member; she was also part of a team that opened and managed Eagle County’s domestic violence shelter. Megan earned her Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Megan is a member of the Colorado Human Services Directors Association and the American Public Human Services Association.

Disclosure: Eagle County Human Services has a current contract (2019) with MFHC for the provision of “health services” as required through the federal Early Head Start contract.

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Victor Mamlin

Joined board in 2019

Occupation: Financial Advisor, New York Life

Victor Mamlin became a Mountain Family patient and board member in 2019. He’s thrilled to give back to his community and continue serving those in need. Victor is a Financial Advisor with New York Life, with offices in Carbondale and Eagle. He specializes in assisting families with building a healthy financial future, with the belief that those who need his services most shouldn’t have to pay for them. Previously Victor spent six years in the venture capital field. He is also a founder and board member for Parker Secret Closet, a nonprofit that helps young ladies and gentlemen access formal wear for special occasions. Victor is an immigrant from Russia and moved to the United States when he was five years old. He currently resides near Redstone with his wife, Kseniya, with their two dogs and a cat.

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Karyn ReNae Anderson

Joined board in 2014

Occupation: Enrichment Leader, Vail Valley

Karyn ReNae Anderson joined the Mountain Family board in 2014 and she is a Mountain Family patient. Karen is an Enrichment Leader at Youth Power 365, an arm of the Vail Valley Foundation. She holds leadership positions in the local, state and national chapters of the National Federation for the Blind, and serves on the boards of Rocky Mountain Health Plan’s Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, the Eagle Valley Youth Coalition, the Special Education Advisory Council and the Department of Human Services Quality Improvement Initiative. In her spare time, Karyn enjoys making and selling jewelry and spending time with her family in Eagle County.

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Trish Kramer

Joined board in 2017

Occupation: Nurse Home Visitor, Family Visitor Program

Trish Kramer joined the Mountain Family board in 2017. She lives in Garfield County and is a Mountain Family patient. She is passionate about women, youth and children’s access to affordable health in the region. Trish is currently a nurse home visitor for the Nurse Family Partnership at Family Visitor Programs. Previously, she was the practice administrator of Women’s Health Associates, the assistant administrator and chief operating officer for nursing and clinical services at Valley View Hospital. Trish earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Health Administration degrees at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In her free time, Trish and her husband enjoy Tenth Mountain Hut trips and camping with dear friends.

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Betty Lucas

Joined board in 2020

Occupation: Family Liaison at Sopris Elementary

Betty Lucas joined the Mountain Family Board February 2020 and is an active community member and local Glenwood Springs resident. Betty has been a Family Liaison at Sopris Elementary School for the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School district for seven years. She assists families and students by removing nonacademic barriers and provides advocacy during unexpected hardships by collaborating with the Roaring Fork Valleys array of resources. She considers herself very lucky to have been able to grow up in the Roaring Fork Valley and share the beauties with her family and loved ones. Betty earned her Associates Degree in Elementary Education Education at Colorado Mountain College, then later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services at Ashford University. When Betty is not working, she spends her time on the river, camping, hiking, skiing, playing volleyball, adventuring, and creating long lasting memories with her family and loved ones.

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Namrata Bhoomi Shrestha, Ex Officio Member

Joined board in 2017

Occupation: Regional Health Connector, West Mountain Regional Health Alliance

Namrata Bhoomi Shrestha joined the Mountain Family board in 2017, and is now an ex-officio member. She is a Mountain Family patient who lives in Garfield County. Namrata is currently the Regional Health Connector for the West Mountain Regional Health Alliance. She grew up in Nepal, where her family worked with the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Namrata earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wichita State in Kansas in 2011, and returned to Nepal to work in health education programs before relocating to the Roaring Fork Valley. She is passionate about health care and social change, and is glad to share her immigrant perspective with the board. In her spare time, Namrata enjoys exploring the west with her husband Ben.

Mountain Family Health Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center

OUR MISSION

To provide high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.


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