Team Profiles


Lynn Borup
Executive Director
As Executive Director, Lynn provides overall leadership to TCHNetwork. Prior to this calling, she held executive positions in the health insurance and multi-specialty medical group fields. Lynn and five peers created a successful start-up Medicaid managed care plan, which currently serves over one million people. Yet her proudest and most challenging role to-date is raising three boys to be responsible, engaged, and independent. Lynn's dedication and devotion to rural healthcare is grounded in the belief that rural communities should have the same rights as their urban counterparts. Lynn believes that through collaboration the Tri-County region can be a model for systems of improved access, outcomes, and patient experiences for all health related services. When work gets too serious Lynn decompress by skiing, playing hockey, and enjoying Colorado’s beautiful outdoors with her hubby and kids as well as watching her favorite Pittsburgh sports teams – the Steelers and Penguins!
Robert Garcia
Director of Advocacy and Outreach
As Director of Advocacy and Outreach, Robert oversees programs that empower, engage, educate, organize, and advocate on behalf of Tri-County Health Network’s diverse communities. He works to build coalitions, advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda, and ensure program sustainability. Robert earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He also holds an M.A. in Social Ecology (the science of studying society like an ecosystem) and a B.S. in Cognitive Science (the science of how humans, animals, and machines think). Robert is passionate about social justice, public health, environmentalism, animal welfare, and the ways social science can inform advocacy. Robert’s previous experience with nonprofit organizations includes a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Environmental Defense Fund, sustainability consulting with SeedLA and SeedOC, and grassroots organizing with the Commission on Voluntary Service and Action and the Eastern Service Workers Association. In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing classical piano, weightlifting, and exploring museums
Allison McClain
Director of Ancillary Services
Allison's background in clinic, hospital, and health plan administration makes her uniquely positioned to oversee Tri-County Health Network's programming as the Director of Ancillary Services. She grew up in Waco, Texas, and graduated with an MBA from Texas Tech University. With her team, she will help assure our community has access to health services, as well as the knowledge and power to take charge of their own health! Her team will help community members access critical programs, deliver services that fill in gaps in rural healthcare, and educate people on how to make a lasting impact on their health. She and her family moved to Telluride in the spring of 2020 after years of planning and dreaming. She and her husband made the move for their children because they wanted them to grow up with the joys and freedoms afforded by a safe and supportive community. Her free time is mainly about her family, and she helps with the Girl Scouts and the girls' lacrosse team. She attends Alpine Chapel and loves to spend Sunday afternoons at Woods Lake.
Amy Rowan
Director of Care Coordination
Amy is the Director of Care Coordination overseeing the Medicaid Care Coordination, Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC), Palliative, and Accountable Health Communities Model Programs. She has a passion for helping community members access support and services to increase their health and wellness. Amy has worked in an array of fields geared around older adults and adults with disabilities for the past 26 years. Starting as a Certified Nursing Assistant, transitioning to recreation coordination and now care coordination, outreach and resource development. Amy enjoys researching and developing programs to reduce health disparities and empower people to improve their health and independence. She is certified as a REACH (Resources Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health) Interventionist and certified to teach Healthier Living Colorado classes, she currently is participant in the Colorado Trust Health Equity Leadership Learning Series. Amy says, “Every day I learn something new, if I can take a little bit of what I learn to help someone else the day is complete.” Ask Amy about how to access resources on long-term care supports, services, and benefits. Amy’s favorite thing about our community is the San Juan Mountains and enjoys photographing their beauty.
Rasa Kaunelis
Grants & Evaluation Administrator
As Director of Strategic Initiatives with TCHNetwork, Rasa oversees program evaluation, grants, and marketing for TCHNetwork. She also provides direction to several of our programs designed to address the social determinants of health and improve health and wellbeing for residents in our rural region. Rasa received her B.A. from Michigan State University and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Involved in the non for profit sector since 2007, her past experience includes program evaluator at the Center for Policy Research and Director of Program Support at Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. A perk to Rasa's job is showing program staff, who can sometimes get caught up in the day-to-day, how their work is making a difference in people's lives using findings from our program evaluations. Rasa is obsessed with the Michigan State Spartans and loves hiking, road biking, and backpacking.
Matt Schroeder
Data Analyst
Leveraging health data to improve patient care and to provide actionable insights for our network members is the core of Matt’s role at TCHNetwork as Data Analyst. He also acts as the point person for all IT related matters for the organization. Originally trained in economics, Matt has a strong background in data modeling, forecasting, and statistical analysis, as well as extensive experience in data visualization. He has a passion for the power of good data analytics to inform decision making and improve people’s lives. Matt has a Master’s in applied economics from John’s Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s in economics from the University of Colorado – Boulder. When he’s not wrangling data in the office Matt can be found outside hiking, camping, fishing, or snowboarding with his wife and daughter - enjoying all the beauty and adventure that our region has to offer.
María Albañil-Rangel
Policy & Advocacy Manager
As Policy & Advocacy Manager, Maria leads the development and administration of TCHNetworks’s immigration legal services program and other multicultural advocacy initiatives. Maria will represent TCHNetwrok on statewide coalitions seeking to advance racial and health equity in Colorado. Before beginning this position, Maria served as TCHNetwork's Immigrant Advocacy Coordinator, and prior to joining the organization, Maria worked for the public school system in North Carolina, where she contributed to the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs which sought to better serve the Latinx population. Maria holds an M.S. in Social Work with a concentration in community and organizational practice, from Appalachian State University. Outside of the office, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys being outdoors.
Darcy Johnson
Care Coordination Manager
I have lived in Montrose for over 20 years, and I love the cohesive and supportive community. I have a teenage son who keeps me busy with various activities: we enjoy spending time in the mountains, participating in church activities, and being with our extended family. I have a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Healthcare Administration along with an extensive work history in Long Term Care, where I have developed and supervised memory care units and been a Social Services Director. I am honored to have been a part of a team that provided care during the difficult years of the COVID pandemic, and I continue to hold the residents in the Long-Term Care facilities close to my heart. I am excited to provide support to community members of the Western Slope, helping them live their best lives.
Bethany Maher
Social Services Manager
As Tri-County Health Network’s Social Services Manager, Bethany works closely with her enrollment and outreach team as well as local partners to improve client services in accessing health equity programs and defining client growth. Bethany grew up in Vermont and graduated with a B.A. in Social Science. In her early career she worked in the legal field, primarily in family law. Shorty after finishing college she moved to Colorado with her husband. She continued her career in the legal field until starting her family. She now has 3 children and had spent much of her “free” time volunteering on many boards and committees before transitioning into local government. She has extensive experience in local government and nonprofits. Being a true community champion and advocate is her passion. She believes in building relationships and building community to improve health equity for all. She spends her free time running, hiking, backpacking, gardening and spending time with her family.
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Corinne Cavender
Behavioral Health Solutions Executive Assistant
After serving as Tri-County Health Network’s Public Health Marketing Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA and Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator, Corinne transitioned into her current role as the Behavioral Health Solutions Executive Assistant. Through her time at TCHNetwork, Corinne has coordinated and taught Mental Health First Aid (Youth, Adult and Teen) trainings and safeTALK suicide prevention trainings, and provided behavioral health outreach and education opportunities across TCHNetwork's coverage area. She will now focus on assisting in the facilitation of the San Miguel Behavioral Health Solutions Panel and the San Miguel Behavioral Health Collaborative. Corinne graduated from Grand Valley State University in her home state of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.She will be attending the University of Denver's MSW online program in 2023 with an emphasis in mental health and trauma. In college, she was fortunate enough to spend a semester studying abroad in Sydney, Australia and surfed breaks from Melbourne to Perth before venturing over to the South Island of New Zealand. Outside the office, Corinne loves shredding the gnar, eating Tacos del Gnar, and sending gnarly mountain bike rides.
Laura Baker
Lead Equity Advocate
Laura grew up in Southern California as part of a bicultural Mexican American family. Her parents, a firefighter and school administrator, modelled service above self and impressed the values of kindness, generosity, and community upon her. For over a decade, Laura has worked or volunteered with non-profit organizations in various capacities. She is most passionate about advancing womxn and people of color. Learning about world cultures and communications became a fascination for Laura when she moved abroad for her first time to Italy. There, she began to understand our shared humanity and made her decision to study Psychology and Social Behavior, and Cultural Studies. During her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine, she travelled to Israel-Palestine as a student diplomat. This opportunity afforded Laura a broader perspective on conflict resolution and analysis, the complexities of intergovernmental relations, and reinforced her views on humanism. Since that time, Laura has travelled to other regions of the world to expand and cultivate her worldview. While backpacking in Tanzania, she met her partner, who swept her away to New Zealand for several years before returning to the states. Laura is excited and grateful to join the Multicultural Advocacy Team and looks forward advancing equity for the underserved populations in the Tri County region.
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Cecilia Castro
Delta and Montrose Cultural Navigator
Cecilia has been a Colorado resident all her life, and moved from Mexico to Delta, CO when she was only 5 months old. Cecilia grew up in Montrose and began her career as a CNA, which was when she realized her passion is to help others. As a Cultural Navigator at TCHNetwork, Cecilia's goal is to reach those who are in need of help but are afraid to reach out. She looks forward to building relationships and partnerships and to educating her community on the importance of health and wellbeing. Cecilia has four amazing children who she is very proud of, and outside of work, Cecilia's life is soccer- she manages and coaches her son’s soccer team.
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Mary Burt
Regional Health Connector
As a Regional Health Connector, Mary works with the communities of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Delta, Ouray and San Miguel. She supports local community health improvement efforts by building linkages among the various components of the healthcare system, including primary care, behavioral health, governmental agencies, and organizations that address the social determinants of health. Before taking this position, Mary helped organizations in Western Colorado develop and sustain programming for food security, behavioral health, immigrant integration, adult and family literacy, health policy, transportation, early childhood education and access to health care. Originally from the San Luis Valley, Mary was raised in Gunnison and went on to get her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Colorado University. For Mary, Gunnison never lost it's allure and it is where she currently resides with her husband and teenage son. Outside of work, you will find Mary enjoying the outdoors by bike, foot, ski or paddle board.
Tammi Ragan
Communities that Care Administrator
Tammi recently joined the Tri County team as the Communities that Care Administrator. Her passion for working with mission driven organizations and seeing the need and power of prevention education in a community led her to Tri County. Tammi was born and raised overseas, traveling the world with her mom and kitty. She headed to Arkansas for college and California for graduate school. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration. After finishing the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, she moved to Telluride to learn to ski. Unintentionally, Tammi came for the Winter but stayed for the Summer. Tammi believes that health does not just happen in hospitals and doctors’ offices- but that health also happens in the places where people live, work, learn, and PLAY. Young people are agents of change for healthier communities and can be catalysts and prolific communicators in social movements. She is excited to start working with the Telluride youth and community to identify health risks and work collectively toward solutions.
Ariana Sites
Behavioral Health Services Coordinator
After serving as the Volunteer Coordinator VISTA for a year, Ariana continues her work at Tri-County Health Network as Behavioral Health Services Coordinator. Through this position, she will help our community members access critical mental health services and become resources to friends and family dealing with behavioral health challenges. She is originally from Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Bachelors in Social Work, a Minor in Nonprofit Management, and a Certificate in Global Education. She has lived in Colorado for two years and is excited to continue to explore. Her passions (aside from public health) include traveling, mountaineering, cooking, crafting, and spending time with her dog Meester Snuggles.
Julia Millan
CTC Latinx Parent Advisor
Julia joins Tri-County Health Network as the Communities That Care Latinx Parent Advisor. Julia immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 2010 and has lived in the Telluride area ever since. She is a mother of four young children, and she has worked for the Telluride school district as a paraprofessional and a substitute Spanish teacher. She is currently taking classes to earn a license in Education Science. Julia is passionate about serving Telluride’s Latinx community, and in her new role, she will work to engage Latinx parents in initiatives to promote a healthy lifestyle for Telluride’s youth and advocate for their interests in the school system and the Communities That Care Coalition. Julia enjoys attending morning classes at Telluride CrossFit in her free time.
Amber Kanicilia
Care Coordinator
Amber has a goal of advocating and empowering the community in understanding what supports are available to help them achieve wellness. She will be working as the Rocky Mountain Health Plans Medicaid Care Coordination in the City of Montrose and in Ouray County and is the Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado ADRC Options Counselor for Ouray County. Amber completed her Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration through the University of Phoenix. She have been in Colorado her most of her life and traveled when I was younger all over the states, she also lived in Oregon and Washington for two years and then moved back to Colorado. Amber says “I love to help people any way I can and provide any information for help I can. I have a passion for helping and have always wanted to have a career in a way I can give back to others.” Amber enjoys spending time with her two kids and love the outdoors and the beautiful mountains she lives by.
Amy Efurd
Care Coordinator
Originally from Southern California, Amy moved to the West End in 1997. She graduated from Nucla High School and raised her three children in the West End. She recently met the love of her life, Toby Efurd, and married in September 2020. Amy has always had a passion for helping people in the community, and has taken on roles helping with free meals and state assistance programs throughout the area. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband, five children, and three grandchildren.
Laura Hoover
Care Coordinator
Laura joins the Tri-County Health Network in the role of Care Coordinator to San Miguel and the West End. She will be responsible for assisting community members to access resources in their region capable of addressing their individualized needs. Laura graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Anthropology and the Pre-Health Program with an emphasis in medical anthropology. She plans to pursue a career in medicine, focusing on the provision of care in underserved populations. She is passionate about medicine, patient advocacy, and access to equitable, inclusive care. Laura is very excited to fulfill these passions serving an organization whose mission of “improving health for everyone” aligns with her values. She is an avid learner and an enthusiastic teacher with experience serving diverse populations across Colorado. Laura grew up in both Golden and Winter Park, Colorado. From a young age, she was able to notice the unique intersection where the ski industry and rural Colorado meet and feels impassioned to explore its complexities in our part of the state. In her free time, she enjoys backcountry skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and reading.
Lisa Thomason
High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator
Lisa Thomason is the Facilitator for the High-Fidelity Wraparound program in San Miguel and Ouray counties. HFW is a collaborative process that brings together families, professionals, and natural supports as a team, whose primary focus is to create and implement support and solutions for individualized families to be able to reach their family vision. She brings with her decades of experience in working with children, youth, and families in various capacities as an educator, facilitator, counselor, director, and behavior analyst. Having lived in both San Miguel and Ouray Counties, she has a granular understanding of the cultures that live within the region. Lisa spends her out of work time in nature, reading, dancing, or doing Tarot readings.
Maria Valadez
High Fidelity Wraparound Support Partner
Maria has recently joined Tri-County Health Network as Family Support Partner for High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) in San Miguel County and Ouray counties. She will be providing direct support to adults and youth engaged in the wraparound process utilizing an evidence-based approach that includes the theory of change model. Maria is excited and ready to dive into her role with her HFW team and help people who are experiencing challenges by focusing on personal strengths, providing peer support, and most importantly allowing “voice and choice.” Maria was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California, which gave roots to her Chicana/mestizo identity and then moved to Montrose, Colorado which has allowed her an understanding and appreciation for the community she calls home. From a young age, she has been intrigued by personal stories and the idea that it’s important to understand another’s perspective; thus, she knew she had to learn more and pursued an undergraduate degree in psychology. She attained a BA in psychology from Colorado Mesa University and has been providing case management support for people through nonprofit organizations serving in domestic violence, integrated health, and crisis services. Through her educational, professional, and personal experience, she has been amazed by the strength of the human spirit and strongly believes in personal growth despite barriers and challenges one might encounter. Outside of TCHNetwork, Maria enjoys reading, hiking, and spending her time playing with and learning from her son and daughter.
Juanita Aguilera
Adult Wraparound Care Coordinator
Juanita joins Tri-County Health Network as an Adult Wraparound Care Coordinator in Delta County. She was born and raised for most of her life in Delta County. She was raised in a double-cultural family and is proud of her background and knowledge of both cultures. She became fluent in Spanish after living in Mexico for three years with her family. It was an amazing experience to see what life was like firsthand in Mexico. She has worked with kids most of her life as an aide in Utah. However, when she moved back to Colorado in 2019, she made a shift in herlife and jumped into the medical field. This is when she further realized her passion and love for helping others in need, making them feel valued, and showing them that they are not alone. She is a proud mother of three kiddos that love sports like gymnastics, baseball, football, and basketball. She also loves spending time with her cats and her bird.
Emmaline Cochrane
Behavioral Health Care Coordinator
As the Behavioral Health Care Coordinator, Emmaline works diligently in linking the community with resources for behavioral health treatment and mental wellness programs. She assists clients in developing their personal care plan that is specifically tailored to their needs and connects them to the appropriate resources. Emmaline makes sure to be an advocate on behalf of her clients, helping them navigate the behavioral health system. Ensuring that her clients are the catalysts to their own personal growth and wellbeing by giving them the tools and resources to overcome obstacles faced in life. Her passion for helping those in her community started at a young age and flourished as she attended several different colleges as an athlete. One of her missions was to raise funds/scholarships for low-income students and student-athletes. When she attended Avila University in Missouri, she was the main speaker and catalyst for the Steer Dinner and Auction, a fundraising event that earned over $1.2 million for need-based scholarships. After Avila, she transferred to Kansas State University, where she received her Bachelors in Animal Science & Industries, emphasis in Pre. Veterinary Medicine. Emmaline has always been dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of the mind, body, and soul. It has been one of her life goals to assist in raising up the communities she has been graced to live in. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the mountain range in any way possible.
Darlene Mora
Montrose County- Bilingual Assistance
Darlene is a bi-cultural and bilingual Montrose native, with a passion for helping the people of her community. Darlene attended Colorado Mesa University where she received her Bachelors of Applied Science. Prior to working with TCHNetwork, Darlene cared for her father for many years and worked as a Deputy Sheriff at the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. As a CHW, she enjoys helping people live healthier lives by providing free health screenings and educational information. When not working, Darlene likes to spend her time with her family and seven grandchildren, and vacationing every chance she gets.
Ruth Homan
San Miguel County
Ruth is excited to join the TCHN team and expand her passion for helping people live healthier lives. A Colorado native, Ruth, her husband and 2 children moved to Telluride in 2005. She considers it a blessing to wake up in the mountains every day and raise her children here. A graduate of Western State Colorado University, Ruth has operated FitLife Personal Training, LLC in Telluride since 2007 as a personal trainer. Working as a Community Health Worker, Ruth hopes to inspire and assist a wider scope in the community towards staying healthy. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys hiking and snowshoeing with her dog, backpacking with family, reading, and just hanging out with family.
Carol Schutter
Ouray County Enrollment Navigator
Born and raised in Gardner Massachusetts Carol moved to Telluride in 1972. She had almost every job imaginable in the small ski town from Lift operator to owning her own business. As a licensed practical nurse, Carol had the experience of working several years, at the Norwood Clinic and the Telluride Medical Center, then called Mountain Medical. Empathetic and compassionate by nature, Carol joined TCHNetwork to help the community. She is dedicated to providing the best service possible for anyone who may need her assistance. Ask Carol about: Colorado's state marketplace for health insurance, CHP+, Medicaid, San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program “Skippy”, and the Good Neighbor Fund. On a slow Friday afternoon, you can find Carol on her deck with friends and family.
Kimberly Meraz
Enrollment Specialist
Kimberly joins Tri-County Health Network as an Enrollment Specialist based in Delta. In this role, she will enroll English and Spanish-speaking clients in insurance programs and assist with other emergency program applications. Kimberly was born in Mexico and was brought to the United States as a baby. She lives in Delta, where she has resided for almost 17 years. She is a graduate of Delta High School and the Technical College of the Rockies, where she received her CNA license and started her career for HomeHealth. While working as a CNA, Kimberly discovered her passion for helping others. She is an outgoing person and enjoys spending time with family and staying active, such as playing volleyball and running.
Cyndi Wargowsky
Naturita's Basin Clinic
As a Patient Health Navigator and Diabetes Para-Professional at the Basin Medical Clinic, Cyndi provides education and support to patients by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices to improve their overall health and quality of life. She also facilitates other programs at the clinic, including the Fresh Food Rx Program, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program, Chronic Care Management and Diabetes Support. Before joining Tri-County Health Network, Cyndi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance/Management from the University of Northern Colorado and worked in the Denver corporate world for 20 years. After retiring, she lived abroad for 4 years before landing in Southwest Colorado. Cyndi’s passion for helping people live their best lives led to her current career as a Health Navigator. When she’s not at the clinic, you’ll find her teaching school, hiking, off-roading, mountain bike riding, gardening and hanging out with her husband on their Alpaca Ranch on Wright’s Mesa. They have 6 grown children and 4 grandchildren, and she treasures the times they share.
Katie Thome
Public Health Analyst
As the Public Health Analyst, Katie performs program evaluations, supports grant writing, and works to further improve existing programs. She hopes to pursue a career in public health in order to remove barriers to healthcare in under-resourced communities. Katie graduated from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia where she studied Neuroscience and Biology. She was also a member of the golf team for four years. While in Telluride, she looks forward to enjoying the outdoors and doing some hiking and skiing.
Karsen Granning
Community Specialist
Karsen joins Tri-County Health Network as the AmeriCorps Community Specialist VISTA where she will work to improve access to resources to promote healthcare equity in underserved communities. She graduated from Concordia College in Minnesota where she studied Biology and Chemistry, played soccer, and ran track and field. In the future, she hopes to continue to pursue her passion for science and public health by attending medical school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, painting, and is looking forward to exploring all there is to offer in the San Juan mountains.
Hannah Frater
Public Health Marketing Coordinator
Hannah joins Tri-County Health Network in the role of Public Health Marketing Coordinator. Originally from New York City, Hannah attended Dartmouth College where she majored in Government with a minor in Quantitative Social Science and captained the rowing team. She plans to attend law school in order to advocate for under-resourced groups. In her role at Tri-County Health Network, Hannah is excited to utilize creative methods of communication to promote Tri-County Health Network’s programs and to help advance equitable health outcomes for residents of the Western Slope of Colorado. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, trying out new sports, and listening to podcasts.
Claire Appel
Lead Dental Hygienist
Claire Appel, R.D.H. grew up in Durango, Colorado. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico in 2011. Claire worked for a private dental practice in Moab, Utah for 6 years. She started working with Tri-County Health Network's Skippy + dental program upon moving to Telluride in 2017 and is currently working on getting the Adult Medicaid Dental program up and running. Claire is also currently working at both Ridgway Family Dentistry and River Peak Dental part-time as well as a fill-in at the Uncomphadry Medical Center. Claire loves crack climbing, kayaking, running, skiing, surfing, traveling, biking, baking, and above all, her two children.


Robert C.
Communities That Care Youth Intern
Robert recently joined the CTC coalition, which has exposed him to some pretty awesome people who feel strongly about drug prevention amongst the youth of our community. He moved to Telluride from Anaheim, CA when he was eight years old and has been living here for 10 years now. He is graduating from Telluride High School and couldn’t be more excited. LET’S GO CLASS of 2022! After he graduates, he is going straight to Lincoln Technical Institute, where he will study automotive technology. While he is interning here at Tri-County Health Network, he hopes to accomplish a few things, one being the continuation of events with the Telluride Marshals because he believes this is a good way to further prevent drug misuse in our community. Another goal of his is to learn from professionals who know about teen behavior to further understand and connect with his classmates and friends. When he is not in school, he likes to spend time outside working on his car and walking his dog, Sophie.
Communities That Care Youth Intern
RJ joined the CTC coalition a few months ago and is super excited about its mission and goals. He is very involved in the local community and wants to do all he can to help make it a safer and healthier place for the youth of Telluride. RJ wants to go to a military academy after he graduates and is looking forward to interacting with people to help achieve a more positive environment. He has been promoting this for a while among his own peers but is happy to have been given the opportunity to spread positivity on a much wider scale with his internship. RJ has experienced many different people and social structures while living in each of the 15 places that he has called home. In his free time, RJ likes to compose music on his computer and play the piano.

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Full Time Job Opportunities

Position: Marketing Communications Manager

Full Time. We are searching for a Marketing Communications Manager to join our growing team and help us tell the story of all the great work we are doing. The Marketing Communications Manager will support the continued growth and development of TCHNetwork programming by directing external and internal marketing tactics, training and supporting team members in conducting community events and outreach and overseeing internal talent and culture. The Manager develops and implements the communication and marketing strategy for TCHNetwork.

Starting salary is $48,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year based on experience. TCHNetwork offers a competitive benefits package: 80 hours vacation, 80 hours paid holiday, and 48 hours PTO. We pay 100% of your employer-sponsored medical & dental insurance premium after 90 days, offer up to 3% match IRA with immediate vesting, flexible spending account, employee referral program, mental health wellness program, & continued professional development opportunities.

For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your cover letter and resume to with “Marketing Manager” in the subject line.

Position: Human Resources Administrator

Full Time. If you are passionate about creating and maintaining a work culture that focuses on ensuring team members are valued and appreciated, then we have the job for you.  TCHNetwork is hiring our first Human Resources Administrator to help us support and develop our growing team of over 30 employees.  The Administrator is responsible for helping to create and maintain a thriving work environment and ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness and communication. The ideal candidate will lead and direct routine HR functions including talent management, benefit administration, and compliance with employment regulations. The Administrator will advise management in HR policy and program matters, including employee relations, and develop and drive creative HR initiatives and activities.

Salary range is $58,000 – $72,000 per year based on experience. Great benefits: 80 hours vacation, 80 hours paid holiday, and 48 hours PTO. 100% of your employer-sponsored medical & dental insurance premium after 90 days, offer up to 3% match. IRA with immediate vesting, flexible spending account, employee referral program, mental health wellness program, & continued professional development opportunities.

For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your cover letter and resume to with “HR Administrator” in the subject line.

Position: Cultural Navigator – San Miguel

Full Time. The Cultural Navigator will assist in empowering, engaging, organizing, and advocating on behalf of the multicultural population throughout San Miguel County. This individual will serve a key role in the development of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork’s) advocacy and outreach efforts for underserved populations, people of color, and monolingual Spanish speakers. Services will be provided in both English and Spanish. Responsibilities include outreaching to, educating, and enrolling eligible individuals and families into Medicaid/CHP+, Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, and SNAP and providing support, and linking individuals to available needed resources. This position also builds relationships with key partners in the area to advance access to public assistance and serves as a referral resource for partner organizations that provide direct services to the immigrant population. This position will provide responsive services to assist affected populations in navigating complex systems of care and local civics.

Starting wage is $21.15 – $23.79 an hour based on experience. TCHNetwork offers a competitive benefits package: 80 hours vacation, 80 hours paid holiday, and 48 hours PTO. We pay 100% of your employer-sponsored medical & dental insurance premium after 90 days, offer up to 3% match IRA with immediate vesting, flexible spending account, employee referral program, mental health wellness program, & continued professional development opportunities.

For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your cover letter and resume to with “Cultural Navigator” in the subject line.

Part Time and Contract Job Opportunities

Position: Behavioral Health Teletherapist

Contract. Tri-County Health Network is looking for behavioral health teletherapists to provide high-quality, compassionate, and ethical outpatient mental health therapy for students from several rural Colorado school districts, with the potential to expand services to adult clients. Therapists, operating as independent contractors, will treat clients via live HIPAA compliant videoconferencing, using the same techniques and approaches as traditional in-person therapy. The online solution includes high-fidelity audio and video for live interactions, scheduling tools, and will allow therapists to work with clients to solve ongoing behavioral health concerns.

Starting wage is $40 per hour.

For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Teletherapist” in the subject line.

Position: Youth Coalition Coordinator

Part Time. The Youth Coalition Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and supporting high school and middle school students to lead coalitions and workgroups, currently focused on substance misuse, increasing protective factors, and healthy youth development in the Telluride community. To engage youth, the Coordinator utilizes the Community That Cares (CTC) strength-based framework and builds partnerships with local schools, students, parents and key stakeholders. The Coordinator engages local youth to support, grow and lead initiatives to involve the overall community in generating solutions around youth substance prevention. Additional responsibilities include providing support to the CTC Administrator, action planning and implementation, and fostering youth leadership and role models.

Starting wage is $20.00 – $25.00 an hour based on experience. Benefits: 10 paid holidays, up to 48 hours PTO, individual retirement account (IRA) with up to 3% employer match, quarterly mental health paid time off, and employee referral program.

For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “CTC Youth Coordinator” in the subject line.

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