Colorado Center for AgingOur Dedicated Board Members
2024 CCA Executive Committee
Jodi Waterhouse, MHA
Director, Outreach Programs, CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging
Jodi has been a CCA Board Member since 2019, and in addition to her CCA Board duties has lead two Legislative Bills, SB21-158 and SB23-31. In her role both at CCA and CU she is committed to ensuring Older Coloradans age well and have a voice at the State Capital. She also serves as Vice-Chair and Higher Education Representative on the Colorado Commission on Aging.
President and CEO, Seniors Resource Center
Chris Lynn is President and CEO of Seniors Resource Center. After serving on the Board of Directors at SRC for 6 years, Chris was appointed to the role of President and CEO in February of 2019. After a 20+ year career in real estate, Chris has had the opportunity to serve in advisory capacities on numerous Boards, as well as helping to serve older adults in his real estate practice. Chris is a 5th generation Colorado native, and enjoys time fly fishing, biking, and time with his family.
Accounting Manager, Seniors Resource Center
Allyn joined CCA’s board in July of 2023 bringing 15+ years of accounting experience. She holds a CPB license, and has worked in the accounting department for a Fortune 500 company as well as the non-profit sector. She previously served on the Saints Peter and Paul Church finance board, and she is currently the accounting manager at Seniors Resource Center. She is committed to serve as an honest, ethical, and committed member to the CCA board.
Executive Director, Innovations in Aging Collaborative
Erin is an upstreamist with over a decade of experience as a direct patient care provider in geriatrics and an Executive MBA in Health Administration. She is the Executive Director for Innovations in Aging Collaborative, where she works to build sustainable systems that serve equity at all stages of life. An AgeTech champion and Smart Cities partner, Erin advocates for cross-sector collaboration using Age-Friendly design thinking for innovation in the built environment.
2024 CCA Board Members
Claire Boozer Cruse
Senior Director, NEHI – The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Website: Claire Cruse has been a health services researcher for more than a decade. Her research has focused on issues pertaining to aging and older adults, Medicare and Medicare Advantage, health care, and health policy. She has a master’s in public health and a graduate certificate in gerontology and currently serves as Senior Director at NEHI – The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a membership-based, nonprofit organization focused on advancing innovation in health care.
Co-Chair, CCA Advocacy Committee
Jeanette has been involved with CCA and formerly Colorado Senior Lobby for over 23 years. She is co-chair of CCA’s Advocacy Committee. She retired from The Colorado Department of Human Services as the Director of Aging and Adult Services, after working for 32 years for the state. When she is not at the Capitol lobbying our legislators, she is walking/hiking with her dogs, spending time with her granddaughters and refinishing furniture.
Executive Director, Chanda Center for Health
Chandra Matthews has spent her career dedicated advocate for older adults and people with disabilities to ensure they live with dignity and respect while maintaining a good quality of life and a strong connection to their community. She has over twenty-five years of leadership experience within nonprofit and philanthropic organizations focused developing private and public programs that improve the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. Chandra also serves as a Board member for the Colorado Office of Public Guardianship.
Co-Chair, CCA Advocacy Committee
Director of Legislative Affairs, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Rich Mauro is Director of Legislative Affairs for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Rich directs DRCOG policy and legislative program, which includes advocacy for older adults through DRCOG’s Area Agency on Aging. Rich joined the Colorado Senior Lobby Board in 2006. Since 2010, he has co-chaired what is now the Colorado Center for Aging’s Advocacy Committee.
State Director, AARP
Sara Schueneman is the State Director for AARP where she focuses on issues that are relevant to the 650,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older Coloradans and their families. Prior to joining AARP, Schueneman spent 20 years at the American Heart Association where she most recently served as the senior vice president of Colorado and executive director of Denver. She has an extensive background as a nonprofit executive who specializes in moving business and mission objectives forward with wide experience driving the impact of a national organization. Her career has spanned multiple states and all size markets. She has experience in advocacy, communications and community and volunteer engagement – along with passion for mission-driven work and making our communities better places to live.
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