Summit County Community Care Clinic 

Leadership     Managers     Board


Helen Q. Royal, MA, LPC

Chief Executive Officer

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Team Member Since 2006

Helen joined the Care Clinic in 2006 as a Grant Coordinator and she implemented the Integrated Care program. She subsequently served as the Behavioral Health Director, Quality Assurance Director and Chief Operating Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Helen has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of California and a master’s degree in Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. She has lived in Summit County since 1988.

Erin Major

Chief Dental Officer

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Team Member Since 2007

Erin joined the Care Clinic as the Dental Coordinator when the Care Clinic first implemented dental services in 2007.  She subsequently spent 10 years as the School Based Health Director before returning to the Dental Department as the Chief Dental Officer in 2018.  In her 35+ years in Summit County, Erin has served in various leadership positions including on the boards of Summit School District, Early Childhood Options, and the Colorado Association of School Based Health Centers.  Erin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa.  She loves all that Summit County has to offer for recreation and spends her weekends skiing at Arapahoe Basin.

Dr. Kathleen Cowie, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Additional Languages: Spanish

Dr. Kathleen Cowie is a family physician with a special interest in women and children’s health.  She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for providing compassionate medical care at home and abroad, having volunteered on outreach trips in Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Dr. Cowie graduated from Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2006 but fell in love with the Colorado Rockies while completing her family medicine residency at St. Anthony Central/North Hospitals in Denver. Prior to joining the Care Clinic in 2012, she provided full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics and newborn care at Salud Family Health Centers in Commerce City and Platte Valley Hospital in Brighton.  Dr. Cowie became Chief Medical Officer in 2017. In her free time, she loves doing all things outdoors and spending time with her family.

Dave Byrd

Chief Financial Officer

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Team Member Since 2019

Prior to joining the Care Clinic, Dave held senior financial positions in Diebold, Inc., Bethany Home Health and most recently at CaptureRx in San Antonio.  Dave brings a background of both financial and operational leadership with the past eight years focused on patient self service and home health solutions.  While serving as CFO of CaptureRx, Dave supported over 300 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across the country.  During this time Dave was introduced to the mission of FQHC’s which is what lead him to join SCCC.  Dave has a B.S. in Accounting and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems. In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors and caring for his three basset hound dogs (Bo, Shorty and Bentley).

Tracey Lambert

Chief Operating Officer

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Team Member Since 2019

Tracey was born and educated in London, England.  Since moving to Midwest, U.S. in 1995, Tracey transitioned from treasury/banking into finance/accounting, then found her niche in process improvement, business and cash/finance operations.  Once the siren call of the mountains beckoned Tracey, she left corporate America of a large healthcare organization to join SCCC.  Tracey spends her spare time with her family, which includes fur babies too.  She loves to ski and spending time outdoors.

Cassandra Anton

Chief Quality and Risk Officer
Compliance Officer

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Team Member Since 2015

Cassandra Anton has been with the Care Clinic since 2015 with experience as a quality professional in multiple industries. Cassandra holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is a Colorado native who loves hiking, camping, skiing, and exploring the Colorado backcountry.


Patty Price

Human Resources Director

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Team Member Since 2020


Jenna Worthen

SBHC Director

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Team Member Since 2018

Jenna joined the Care Clinic in 2018 after prior work in nutrition education and care management. She has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science form the University of Montana and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Colorado State University. Jenna is passionate about continuing the success of the School-Based Health Centers and working with the talented Care Clinic team. She loves all the great outdoor activities Summit County has to offer including running, skiing and camping.

Amy Perchick

Revenue Manager

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Team Member Since 2019

Amy Perchick joined the Care Clinic in 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in Health Administration from Temple University. Amy has worked in healthcare administration for over 20 years and still works some weekends as an Occupational Therapist. Amy has lived in Summit County since 2004 and enjoys time with her daughter, the outdoors in all seasons, knitting, cooking, and a good book. 

Misty Shell

Clinic Manager

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Team Member Since 2020

Misty joined the Care Clinic in 2020 after prior work managing dermatology clinics across Western Colorado. She also has experience in home health and hospice care with a collective 20 years experience in healthcare. Misty holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Health Services/ Healthcare Management from Missouri State University and has been licensed in Practical Nursing since February 2000. She is passionate about serving the Colorado mountain communities and creating avenues for patients to access healthcare. In her free time, Misty loves spending time with her husband, 3 human children and 3 fur babies. She enjoys all that living in Colorado has to offer and won’t turn down a chance to travel. If you do not find her out exploring or working on a home project, you can usually find her in her hammock with a good book.

Megan Jackson

Director of Dental Hygiene

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Team Member Since 2015

Megan joined the Care Clinic in 2015 as a Dental Hygienist and she helped to implement the SMILES and COMDI programs in the School Based Health Centers. Megan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado and an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pueblo Community College. She is a Colorado native.

Maria Alvarado

Dental Clinic Manager

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Team Member Since 2017

Maria joined the Care Clinic in 2017 after prior work with a nonprofit that helped injured military men and women thru adaptive sports, where the beginning of Warrior Games and Invictus Games was implemented. She was the first Dental Health Navigator here at SCCC. She has a bachelor’s degree of science in Kinesiology with the emphasis in Exercise Science from California State University of San Bernardino and an associates degree from Riverside Community College in Humanities and Performing Arts. Maria is also a professional Peruvian Dancer who still competes internationally. Outside the Care Clinic, she is also a mountain bike coach for The Cycle Effect.

Cheli Ngyuen

Dental Assistant Manager

Board of Directors

David Nicoli, Esq.

Board President

President of the Nicoli Consulting Group, LLC

Wilson Blake

Board Vice President

CEO, Blake Solutions, Inc.

Braden McMillan

Board Treasurer

Senior Vice President, First Bank

Marge Gavenda

Board Secretary

Retired Banking Professional

Graeme Bilenduke

Director of Development, Copper Mountain

Deb Crook, RN

Retired Director, Summit County Department of Public Health


Jane Hyeon

Human Resources Director, Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Judi LaPoint

Retired Executive Director, Summit Chamber of Commerce


Cesar Munoz 

Retired Professor, Colorado Mountain College

Rick O'Brien, MD

Retired Clinical Researcher & Physician, Centers for Disease Control


Don Parsons, MD

Retired Surgeon


Tony Pestello

Owner, iFurnish

Norm Stoller, DMD

Retired Dentist, Professor Emeritus, CU

Julie Thebeau, LCSW

Social Worker

Amy Wineland

Director, Summit County Government Public Department of Health 

Maryjo Zweig

Founder, Owner at Zweig Law


Dana Cottrell

Advisory Board Member

Real Estate Broker, Summit Resort Group


Pat Kopystianskyj

Advisory Board Member

Retired Director of Nursing


John Warner, DMD

Advisory Board Member

Retired Dentist

Karina Zuniga

Advisory Board Member

Family Support Coordinator, Family and Intercultural Resource Center



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