MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Monica Perez Rhodes, Chair

Joined board in 2013

Occupation: Controller, Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Monica is honored to serve on the Mountain Family board and uphold the organization’s mission. She joined the board in December 2013 and was appointed treasurer in 2014. Monica is the controller at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. She previously was an advocate for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault with Advocate Safehouse Project. Monica is proud to call the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley her home for over 25 years, and is equally as proud of her dual citizenship, being born and raised in Mexico.  Monica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix. She lives in Garfield County, and her pride and joy are her two amazing daughters. When she is not at work or volunteering, Monica enjoys playing golf and softball, the Broncos, and traveling to Mexico to see her family.

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Rob Stein, PhD, Secretary

Joined board in 2013

Occupation: Superintendent, Roaring Fork Schools

Rob Stein joined the Mountain Family board in 2013. He is a Mountain Family patient and is a resident of Garfield County. Rob is superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District, and has worked on the front lines of education reform for over 30 years, as a teacher, administrator, university professor and educational consultant. Previously, Rob led a high-profile turnaround of Manual High School, served as head of school at Graland Country Day School and was executive director at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning. He has taught courses in educational leadership and school reform at University of Colorado, Denver University, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Rob earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Middlebury College, his Master of Arts at Stanford University and his Doctor of Education at Harvard University. When he is not working, Rob enjoys running, skiing, cycling, reading and service activities.

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 Jon Fox-Rubin, Treasurer

Joined board in 2014

Occupation: Community volunteer, formerly with Valley Settlement

Jon Fox-Rubin joined the Mountain Family Health Centers Board of Directors in 2014, and was appointed Chair in 2017. He is a Mountain Family patient and a resident of Pitkin County. Jon is the executive director of Valley Settlement. Previously, he served as executive director of the Manaus Fund, and he co-founded and led two advanced technology companies: Fiberforge Corporation and Hyper-car, Inc., both spin-offs of Rocky Mountain Institute. Jon also serves on the board of Energetics Education and he served as a town councilor for Basalt, where he spearheaded a resolution welcoming immigrants to the community and co-founded “Misión: Comunidad” a non-profit newspaper dedicated to building bridges between the Anglo and Latino communities. Jon holds an interdisciplinary PhD and a Master of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the University of Colorado. He lives in Pitkin County with his wife Julie and their son.

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Karyn ReNae Anderson

Joined board in 2014

Occupation: Enrichment Leader, Vail Valley

Karyn ReNae Anderson joined the Mountain Family board in 2014 and she is a Mountain Family patient. Karen is an Enrichment Leader at Youth Power 365, an arm of the Vail Valley Foundation. She holds leadership positions in the local, state and national chapters of the National Federation for the Blind, and serves on the boards of Rocky Mountain Health Plan’s Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, the Eagle Valley Youth Coalition, the Special Education Advisory Council and the Department of Human Services Quality Improvement Initiative. In her spare time, Karyn enjoys making and selling jewelry and spending time with her family in Eagle County.

Betty Lucas

Betty Lucas

Joined board in 2020

Occupation: Family Liaison at Sopris Elementary

Betty Lucas joined the Mountain Family Board February 2020 and is an active community member and local Glenwood Springs resident. Betty has been a Family Liaison at Sopris Elementary School for the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School district for seven years. She assists families and students by removing nonacademic barriers and provides advocacy during unexpected hardships by collaborating with the Roaring Fork Valleys array of resources. She considers herself very lucky to have been able to grow up in the Roaring Fork Valley and share the beauties with her family and loved ones. Betty earned her Associates Degree in Elementary Education Education at Colorado Mountain College, then later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services at Ashford University. When Betty is not working, she spends her time on the river, camping, hiking, skiing, playing volleyball, adventuring, and creating long lasting memories with her family and loved ones.

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Sydney Schalit

Joined board in 2020

Occupation: Executive Director, Manaus

Sydney Schalit joined the Mountain Family Board of Directors in October 2020. She is a patient of Mountain Family Health Centers and a resident of Garfield County. Sydney is an elected official, serving as a Director at the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District. Sydney is the Executive Director of Manaus, a nonprofit specializing in solving social justice issues. As a longtime advocate of language equity and ease of access to mental health services, Sydney first became interested in Mountain Family’s whole-person approach to medical care, integrating dental, mental and physical health, in a bilingual setting. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her two geriatric dogs, cycling and skiing with her husband and friends, experimenting in the kitchen or diving into another novel. Sydney is humbled and honored to be serving the Mountain Family community.
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Victor Mamlin

Joined board in 2019

Occupation: Financial Advisor, New York Life

Victor Mamlin became a Mountain Family patient and board member in 2019. He’s thrilled to give back to his community and continue serving those in need. Victor is a Financial Advisor with New York Life, with offices in Carbondale and Eagle. He specializes in assisting families with building a healthy financial future, with the belief that those who need his services most shouldn’t have to pay for them. Previously Victor spent six years in the venture capital field. He is also a founder and board member for Parker Secret Closet, a nonprofit that helps young ladies and gentlemen access formal wear for special occasions. Victor is an immigrant from Russia and moved to the United States when he was five years old. He currently resides near Redstone with his wife, Kseniya, with their two dogs and a cat.

Marisol Palamo

Marisol Palomo

Joined board in 2020

Occupation: Lead Community Organizer, Valley Settlement

Marisol was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. Her experiences as an undocumented youth and her journey to citizenship are the motivating factors in the work she leads. Thus, Marisol is excited to have returned to her home state of Colorado and continue her commitment in serving the Latinx community. She earned her Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and is currently completing her Master’s of Public Administration from Colorado Christian University.

A public policy internship with the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families in Manhattan, NY was Marisol’s introduction to administration, advocacy, and public service. Afterwards, Marisol joined Teach For America in Memphis, TN where she taught K-12 English as a Second Language. During her time in Memphis, Marisol and fellow educators founded 9-0-O.N.E. (Organizing Network for Equity), a community organizing network seeking to empower community members to organize for equitable solutions aligned to their vision for change.

As she joins the Board of Directors with Mountain Family, Marisol is enthused to serve families in the Valley in yet another capacity.
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Trish Kramer

Joined board in 2017

Occupation: Nurse Home Visitor, Family Visitor Program

Trish Kramer joined the Mountain Family board in 2017. She lives in Garfield County and is passionate about women, youth and children’s access to affordable health in the region. Trish is currently a nurse home visitor for the Nurse Family Partnership at Family Visitor Programs. Previously, she was the practice administrator of Women’s Health Associates, the assistant administrator and chief operating officer for nursing and clinical services at Valley View Hospital. Trish earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Health Administration degrees at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In her free time, Trish and her husband enjoy Tenth Mountain Hut trips and camping with dear friends.

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Paz Escobar

Joined board in 2020

Occupation: HR Generalist, Colorado Mountain College

Paz is a Mountain Family patient. She is part of the Human Resources Department at Colorado Mountain College. Previously she was HR Coordinator at Aspen Skiing Company. She has been part of the Roaring Fork Valley community for over 10 years and she lives with her family in Pitkin County. She has the privilege of having a dual citizenship. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, located in Santiago, where she was born and raised. When she is not working you can find her playing with her toddler son, reading, working-out, or talking with her family in Chile through video-calls. Paz is honored to serve on the Mountain Family board.
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