Background: Debbi’s professional background is in marketing, special event planning and administration at various non-profits, along with a career in multi-family property management. She has a B.A. from Texas Tech University in marketing with a double minor in history and graphic art.
Words Debbi lives by: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” – Maya Angelou
Deb SantyAssistant Director
Employed since 8-22-2011
Background: Deb’s career has included roles in communications, public relations, special event planning and administration at various non-profits and churches, after many years in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a University of Wisconsin graduate with a degree in communications.
Words Deb lives by: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tina WhitbyTransportation Coordinator
Employed since 12-13-2013
Background: Tina’s diverse background includes positions in accounting, education and stage managing. She’s worked for various non-profits. She is also a former small business owner, as she opened and ran a local children’s clothing store for eight years.
Words Tina lives by: “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” – Buddha
Juli AsbridgeVolunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Employed since 1-27-2017
Background: Juli’s varied positions have been in the merchandising management, child care and healthcare fields. She has a bachelor’s in hospitality and tourism from New Mexico State University and an associate’s in applied science-diagnostic medical sonography from El Centro College in Dallas.
Words Juli lives by: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi
Mary Jo FryFront Desk Coordinator
Employed since 4-24-2017
Background: Mary Jo’s career in the social work field has been followed by positions in business management and church administration. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Briar Cliff College in Iowa.
Words Mary Jo lives by: “Be the reason someone smiles today” – unknown
Shannon RuttNewsletter Editor/Activities Coordination Support (part-time)
Employed since 10-2-2017
Background: Shannon coordinated programs for the College of Law at the University of Denver, runs her own creative “bead bus” business, and has a degree in communications from CU-Denver.
Words Shannon lives by: “Kindness matters”
Susan Santamaria-FentonKitchen Coordinator (part-time)
Employed since 2-24-2017
Background: Susan’s background is in corporate fitness and wellness. She has a B.S. in exercise physiology and an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Nebraska.
Words Susan lives by: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams
Greg Bell, CPAAccountant since 2005
Background: Greg does the books for a variety of area non-profits and received his CPA in 2007
Colleen Morton, R.N.Wellness Coordinator since 2006
Background: Colleen has over four decades of experience and thirteen years exclusively working with seniors.
Wendy Monteith, AttorneyLegal Advisor and Attorney to the Center’s Board of Directors since 2012
Background: Practicing law for 18 years and currently in private practice