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We want to take the time and introduce you to our Colorado Center for Aging (CCA) Executive Committee Officers and Board Members. Aside from attending board meetings, our board members are directly involved with running CCA. If you have any questions about CCA send us an email and we will direct it to the appropriate board member.

 

President – Kelly Roberts
Community Resource Specialist – Area Agency on Aging
Website: https://drcog.org/
I have been working as a Community Resource Specialist for DRCOG’s Area Agency on Aging since 2008. The programs and services we provide to older Coloradans are funded by federal and state dollars. Legislators are critical to keeping the funding for these services flowing. Colorado Center for Aging (formerly Colorado Senior Lobby) makes the case for this by informing legislators about the issues and contributions of older Coloradans.

Vice President and Director-Chair Operations Committee – Kris Geerken, MHA
Program Manager – Executive Producer
Changing the Narrative
Website: https://changingthenarrativeco.org/
Kris is Program Manager for Changing the Narrative , a strategic communications campaign to increase understanding of ageism and to shift how we think about aging. All of her work centers on increasing intergenerational collaborations, and public health issues involving ageism, equity, and well-being. Kris is a dedicated advocate for improving policies that impact older adults.

 

Treasurer – Ann Witherspoon, MBA
Compliance Officer
Society of Certified Senior Advisors
Website: https://www.csa.us/
Ann is the Compliance Officer for the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), a national organization based in Denver that educates and certifies professionals across all disciplines who work with older adults in their professional practices. As a Colorado native, she is honored to be a part of the Colorado Center for Aging board. Ann looks forward to working in collaboration with other CCA members, volunteers, and groups all across Colorado to expand the reach of CCA’s initiatives and our efforts in education and advocacy across the state.

 

Secretary – Jodi Waterhouse, MHA
Director, Outreach Programs – The Multidisciplinary Center on Aging
Office of Vice-Chancellor of Health Affairs
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Website: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/center-on-aging
Welcome to CCA! I’m Jodi Waterhouse, Secretary, CCA Executive Board, and Director, Outreach Programs, CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging. In my role both at CCA and CU is ensure Older Coloradans age well! I’m thrilled to have been involved, this year, in the creation of SB21-158, and getting it passed and signed by the Governor, July 2021. I’m looking forward to working with many of you this next year!

Board Member – Phil Cernanec
Member and Past Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Aging (ACA) for the eight Metro Denver Counties, Co-founder of the Aging Well Resource Center, Littleton, CO, Member of Littleton Rotary Club (Foundation Chair, Cycling Fellowship, Woohoomanity Challenge Captain), President of the Board for the Littleton Village Metro District D2 (LVMD), Board member and President for the Ridgecrest Home Owners Association, Steamboat Springs, Co-founder and Advisory Group Member of the Cycling Without Age Littleton Affiliate (providing seniors with wind-through-their-hair), cwalittleton.com – along with many other affiliations and interests.

Board Member – Matt Isola
Executive Director & Co-founder Generation Exchange
Owner – Matt Isola’s Tech Support and Consulting

Website: https://generationexchange.org/
“I am a Co-founder of Generation Exchange, an organization providing free tech help to those in Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins (and everywhere, virtually). I am an advocate of intergenerational programming because I see our aging community as a massive untapped resource providing desperately needed perspective, knowledge and experience especially to younger generations. There is an age-gap and technology contributes it, but I believe that technology can also be used as a tool to bridge that gap and connect us all.”

Board Member – Rich Mauro
Co-Chair of CCA Advocacy Committee and Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Website: https://drcog.org/
Rich Mauro is the Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst 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.