Our Leadership

Meet Us

We are dedicated to contributing to the well-being of others and act as a catalyst for positive change. We are not afraid to think outside the box – to innovate resolutions to the most complex social problems of our time. We are led by tenets of transparency, trust, and honesty. The Embrave team brings clarity to transformational improvement.

Our Leadership Team

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Mark Wester

Executive Director

April Tolliver

Program Support Manager

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Carrie Gavitt

Clinical Services Manager

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Dr. Sue Kuiper

Client Services Director

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Dwight Smith

Staff Development Coordinator

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Jeanie Vigil

Program Care Manager

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Jenner Behan

Quality Assurance Coordinator

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Kathy Kennedy

Director of Human Resources

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Kim Jamison

Program Care Manager

Rachel Schiller

Program Care Manager

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Marc Frazer

Maintenance Technician

Nicole Rae

Grants & Contracts Coordinator

Dining Services Supervisor

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Alicia Duren-Coleman

Business Manager

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David Hausen

Client Support Manager

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Wanda Ernst

Executive Assistant

Our Board of Directors

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Fletcher Howard


Fletcher is a highly qualified former Police Commander with over thirty-eight years of experience.

This includes thirteen years of progressively responsible positions in upper-level management. Fletcher is actively involved in the community, serving on numerous boards and committees. Fletcher received his Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix with a specialization in organizational management.

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Dr. Russell Ford


Russell Ford is a lead instructor at Colorado Technical University based in Colorado Springs, CO.

Russell has a proven record of leadership with responsibility in team management, team building, and training.  He currently oversees courses to enhance the student experience and adjunct faculty engagement through revisions in curriculum and updated material in the field of study. He is a subject matter expert for curriculum builds and program revision, using a scaffolding approach to prepare students as they move forward in their programs.

Core Expertise:

  • Leadership, Criminal Justice Operations, Training, and Development
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Investigation, Latent Fingerprints
  • Search and Seizure, Crime Scene Documentation
  • Education and Course Development, Emergency Incident Planning 
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Barbara J. Winter


Barbara joined Ent Credit Union in 2001.

She formerly had responsibility for executive oversight of Human Resources, Payroll, Training, and the Real Estate Development and Facilities divisions of Ent, as Executive VP, and coordinated community outreach and philanthropy along the Front Range, as Chief Community Officer. Barb joined Ent after a 28-year career with Colorado Interstate Gas Company, where she last held the position of Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and served on the CSU Alumni Association board, where she last held the position of President of the board. She is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership Community Leaders program.

Mary Carnell


Mary Carnell is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience.

She is currently an instructor for EdCor providing medical education and training and serves as the CHPG Urgent Care Clinic Supervisor for Woodland Park, Monument, and Colorado Springs Urgent Care sites. Mary attended Cooke County College and earned her associate degree as a Registered Nurse. Since earning her degree, Mary has acquired a variety of experience as an RN that specifically attributes to her knowledge as a ComCor Board Member. She became a Health Services Administrator for the Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center / Correctional Facility, where she gained specialized experience as a PREA Facility Compliance Manager and ADA Coordinator.

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Shannon Chase


Shannon Chase is currently the Vice President of Commercial Lending at The Eastern Colorado Bank.

Shannon is responsible for the management, growth, and performance of a commercial real estate loan portfolio, including the sourcing, underwriting, booking, and collateral perfection of client investments. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of a targeted marketing strategy that is cost and time effective for production personnel and yields a targeted Return on Equity for the Bank. Shannon brings with him, a great deal of knowledge and experience in leadership and community involvement.

Ryan Darilek

Vice Chairperson

Ryan Darilek has over 20 years of Construction Industry Experience, directing a Full Scope of Construction Projects.

These include New Build and Renovation Works of both Residential and Commercial Properties and Communities. He has a proven track record of success in achieving time, budget, and quality goals on a broad range of projects. Ryan has a strong background in construction management and is highly knowledgeable in scheduling, budgeting, costing, contract negotiations, subcontractor relationship management and all structural and architectural aspects of construction. Ryan has extensive familiarity with safety, building code, regulatory compliances, and both on and off-site management.

Cindy Johnson


Cindy Johnson has 35 years of experience as a Senior Human Resources Hospitality Executive.

This includes 35 years of strategic leadership experience in developing, mentoring, and coaching others. In her current position, Cindy is a key member of the executive leadership team responsible for leading the human resources function with over 2000 employees. Cindy has a diverse background, including International work. She has lived in The Netherlands, Germany, and multiple cities in Canada before landing in Colorado.

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Mark Wester

Executive Director

Mark holds an abundance of clinical and healthcare leadership experience. 

His early career focused on helping youth with behavioral challenges and their families. He quickly advanced into leadership positions, of which he now has over 20 years of experience. Before leading ComCor, he held the position of Director of the Office of Community Access and Independence at the Colorado Department of Human Services. He managed four state divisions and improved healthcare outcomes in Colorado’s Regional Centers, as well as enhanced Veterans Community Living Centers. Mark earned his Master of Science degree from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University.

Embrave facilitates transformational improvement in the lives of the people they serve.

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We are dedicated to the well-being of our Community, acting as a catalyst for positive change in people’s lives.