Staff 2018-02-14T10:13:02+00:00


Debbi Haynie
Debbi HaynieExecutive Director
Employed since 5-4-2010

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

Tina Whitby
Tina WhitbyTransportation / Office Manager
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 Asbridge
Juli AsbridgeVolunteer Coordinator
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 Fry
Mary Jo FryProject / Event 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 Rutt
Shannon RuttActivities Coordinator / Newsletter Editor
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”

Michele Bellue
Michele BellueFront Desk Coordinator / Admin Assistant
Employed since 2-6-18

Background: Michele has worked in communications for nonprofits as well as an editor for newspapers in Georgia and Florida.

Words Michele lives by: “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart”. Eleanor Roosevelt

Susan Santamaria-Fenton
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, CPA
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.
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, Attorney
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