Community Advisory Board and Steering Committee

The Center for Rural School Health & Education (CRSHE) regularly convenes community partners to guide projects and research and to ensure that CRSHE initiatives are aligned with community priorities and contexts.

San Luis Valley Community Advisory Board

The San Luis Valley (SLV) Community Advisory Board ensures that the priorities, values, and perspectives of the SLV are reflected in CRSHE research projects and initiatives.

  • Emily Brown, Public Health Advocate / Former Public Health Director, San Luis Valley
  • Ann-Marie DeHerrera, Public Health Nurse & Prevention Coalition Facilitator, Alamosa County Public Health Department
  • Virginia Drake, District Health and Wellness Coordinator & Moffat Restorative Practices Coordinator, Moffat School District
  • Celina Espinoza, Virtual Online Counselor, Center School District
  • Peggy Haslar, Counselor, Monte Vista School District
  • Stephanie Hilwig, Professor of Sociology, Adams State University
  • Helen Lester, Retired Nurse
  • Aaron Miltenberger, CAB Chair-Elect, President/CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the SLV
  • Amanda Pearson, Development Director, La Puente
  • Victoria Romero, Chief Operating Officer, SLV Behavioral Health Group
  • Theresa Rudder, Membership Chairman, General Federation of Women's Clubs Colorado
  • Antonio Sandoval, CAB Chair, Retired Teacher/Administrator
  • Teri Sisneros, Family Support Partner, Center for Restorative Programs
  • Clarissa Woodworth, Operations Director, Center for Restorative Programs

Working to Improve School Health (WISH) Steering Committee

The WISH Steering Committee ensures that the priorities, values, and perspectives of the San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado are reflected in school-based initiatives in the region (Projects: AIM-XL for Rural Schools; WISH; Make it Happen; DREAM)

  • Nikki Johnson, Superintendent, Campo School District
  • Kermit Snyder, Superintendent, Rocky Ford School District
  • Lana Gardner, Principal, Las Animas Elementary School
  • Manuel Montano, Principal, Sierra Grande Elementary School
  • Robyn Perdue, School Nurse, Wellness Coordinator, Southeastern Colorado Schools
  • Katrina Ruggles, Wellness Coordinator, Center School District
  • Kelsie Scheuerman, School Based Mental Health Specialist, Southeast Health Group
  • Lauren Sheldrake, Grant Manager, Wellness Coordinator, Creede School District
  • John Wittler, President & Lead Consultant, Vanguard Strategic
  • Lisa Casias, Case Manager, Costilla County Public Health