Our team

Why Do We Do What We Do?

“…What has kept me here for 20 years is the amazing families and children that I work with, and the staff gives 110% every moment of every day. Their heart is in what they do, and every single day, they amaze me. As you spend time with the families and children, you realize we have more in common than we have differences, and we have more abilities than disabilities. That’s true of all of us.” -LeAnn Massey, Executive Director

 

Meet Our Child Care Staff:

Our Child Care Specialists are the lucky ones who have the oportunity to form friendships with each individual child who comes through our door. Our Child Care Specialists complete many levels of specialized training to ensure they are always equipped to provide the utmost quality care.
Click here to apply for our Child Care Specialist position.

 

Meet Our Team:

LeAnn Massey
Executive Director
leann@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be a dolphin, my celebrity best friend would be Sean Connery, and if I could have any skill it would be surfing. Time at Respite Care: 20 years
Natalia Calhoun
Program Director
natalia@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be an otter, my celebrity best friend would be either Calvin or Hobbes, and if I could have any skill it would be calligraphy. Time at Respite Care: 7 years

Lauren Whynott
Development Director
lauren@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be an alpaca, my celebrity best friend would be Bill & Melinda Gates, and if I could have any skill it would be playing the harmonica. Time at Respite Care: 5 years
Bri Coplin
Child Care Manager
bri@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be a bird, my celebrity best friend would be the Dahli Llama, and if I could have any skill it would be playing an instrument. Time at Respite Care: 6 years

Michael Geyer
Staff Manager
michael@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be an eagle, my celebrity best friend would be either Tom Hanks or Robin Williams, and if I could have any skill it would be speaking a second language or cabinetry. Time at Respite Care: 4 months
Hannah Eichenberger-Gay
Volunteer Manager
hannah@respitecareinc.org
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Time at Respite Care: Brand New!

Abbi Lockner
Office Manager
abbi@respitecareinc.org
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Time at Respite Care: Brand New!
Hilary Hess
Program Coordinator-Pebbles
hilary@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be a cat, my celebrity best friend would be Andrew Zimmern, and if I could have any skill it would be singing. Time at Respite Care: 7 months

Quincy Bowles
Program Coordinator-Rocks
quincy@respitecareinc.org
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Time at Respite Care: 1 year
Lauren Musick
Program Coordinator-Boulders
laurenm@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be an antelope, my celebrity best friend would be all of the female ghostbusters, and if I could have any skill it would be speaking Spanish. Time at Respite Care: 1 year

John Blair
Financial Coordinator
john@respitecareinc.org
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If I could be any animal I would want to be a grizzly bear, my celebrity best friend would be Ali McGraw, and if I could have any skill it would be flying an airplane. Time at Respite Care: 2 year
Christa Bouchard
Assistant Development Director
christa@respitecareinc.org
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My hometown is Loveland although I’ve also lived in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Chile. I love traveling, trying new things, and if I could have a celebrity best friend it would be Shakira. Time at Respite Care: 6 months

Meet Our Board of Directors:

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Mission Statement:

“The Respite Care Board of Directors is a group of community volunteers committed to provide leadership, support, direction and community awareness for Respite Care, Inc. The board members are dedicated to ensuring that Respite Care, Inc. continues to provide quality care for children with special needs and respite for their families.”

  • Russell Baker, Vice President/Principal Cushman & Wakefield, 2016-2019
  • Michael Bellus, Branch President Bank of Colorado, 2016-2019
  • Grant Calhoun, Assistant Legal Counsel Office of the General Counsel, CSU, 2014-2017
  • Sara Coutts, Preconstruction Manager The Neenan Company, 2014-2017
  • Valerie Embry, Retired University of Colorado Professor, 2017-2020
  • Ann Hood, Parent and Information & Technology Services City of Ft Collins, 2015-2016, 2016-2019
  • Jen Houska, Entrepreneur Houska Automotive, 2012-2015, 2016-2019
  • Marcie Kay, Volunteer, 2015-2018
  • Mark Kenning, Retired Entrepreneur, 2015-2018
  • Jennifer Lopez, Parent and Owner Swallowtail Foods, LLC, 2014-2017
  • Terry McNeal, Retired Realtor The Group Inc, 2015-2018
    • Ryan Sahd, Senior Vice President-Northern CO FirstBank, 2016-2019
    • Annah Schnaitter, Licensed Professional Counselor Wholeness Center, 2012-2015, 2016-2019
    • Lisa Stenzel, Entrepreneur & Business Owner, 2017-2020
    • Anne Tynan, Volunteer, 2015-2018
    • Darcie Votipka, Director of Student Services Poudre School District, 2014-2017

 

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