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Independent Living Staff


Maniesha Buck

IL Specialist – Employment [email protected] (970) 903-8339
Cheri Valle IL Specialist – Projects [email protected] (970) 903-4637
Dave Nelson IL Lead – Cortez [email protected] (970) 903-5859
Michelle Liemandt IL Specialist – Intake & Quality Assurance [email protected]
Phyllis Kilgore IL Specialist – Housing Voucher Administrator [email protected] (970)-903-5974
Carli Hallis IL- Program Manager [email protected] (970)-903-4918
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Southwest Rides Staff

Atira Tracy Dispatcher [email protected] (970) 946-0232
Patrick Davis Transportation Manager [email protected]
Dave Horton Driver
Joe Motsch Driver
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Executive & admin Staff


Kelsey Bell Executive Director [email protected] (970) 903-2360
Kerrie Lorenzini Human Resources & Operations Manager [email protected] (970) 903-5865
Angel Squires Administrative IL [email protected] (970) 903-5740
Thomas Korte Administrative Assistant [email protected] (970) 259-1672
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Board of Directors


Taylor Irwin


Chair Events & Development Coordinator at Adaptive Sports Association 01/2020 – 12/2023
Miriam Gillow-Wiles (she/her) Vice Chair Executive Director at Southwest Colorado Council of Governments 03/2020 – 02/2023

Robyn Kellogg


Member Director of Technology Integration, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Occupational Therapist, Google Certified Trainer at San Juan Board of Cooperative Education Services 03/2021 – 02/2024

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