Summit County Community Care Clinic 

Leadership     Directors & 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.

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).

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.

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.

Eleanor Bruin, LCSW

Chief Behavioral Health Officer

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Team Member Since 2020

Eleanor Bruin joined the SCCC in 2020 after working as an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider with High Country Healthcare in Frisco, CO. Eleanor has worked as a behavioral health provider in an integrated medical setting for more than 10 years with previous work experience at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center and Swedish Hospital. She has held previous leadership positions with the Association of Oncology Social Workers and has supported facilitation of national conferences. Eleanor graduated with her masters in Social Work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Eleanor is a Colorado native and when she is not at the SCCC she is busy spending time with her husband and her three young children enjoying the 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.

Susan Bridges Robertson, MPH

Chief Strategy Officer

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Team Member Since 2016

Susan was first involved with the Care Clinic as a volunteer interpreter in the 1990s and rejoined the clinic as a staff member in 2016.

Susan earned her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has dedicated her career to non-profit management and development, working with multiple organizations in Summit County and statewide to support health promotion programs. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Central African Republic), has a close connection to Senegal, and dreams of her next trip to Africa. 

Patty Price

Chief Workforce Officer

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Team Member Since 2020

Patricia Price joined SCCC after working at Vail Summit Orthopaedics as their HR and IT Director for more than 12 years. Before that, she was a Team Manager for the United States Ski Team.  Patty graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics and Information Systems from SUNY at Oneonta.  Patty has been part of this community for 18 years and is an avid skier. When not at the clinic she can be found with her husband, two young girls, and dogs skiing, cross-country skiing, and enjoying the beautiful mountains of Summit County, Colorado.

Directors and Managers

Misty Shell

Vice President of Operations

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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.

Liz Campbell

Development Director

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Team Member Since 2020

Liz joined the Care Clinic in 2020. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Liz pursued her career in nonprofit management and has worked in programming and development for arts, cultural, and educational organizations in Winter Park, Boulder and Vail, Colorado. A third generation native of our bicentennial state, she has lived more than half her life on the Western Slope and spends her free time exploring the surrounding mountains on skis, bikes and in a great pair of hiking boots. Her two children are nearly grown and turning into productive members of society.

Karen Augustyn

School-Based Health Center Director

Karen Meza

Medical Clinic Manager

Amanda Kochevar

Dental Clinic Manager

Cheli Ngyuen

Dental Assistant Manager

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Team Member Since 2007

Araceli joined the Care Clinic in 2007 as a dental assistant. With almost twenty years in the dentistry field, her passion for taking care of patients has been her main focus. She enjoys taking care of people of all ages and loves seeing patients walking out with a smile on their faces after a great dental experience. As the lead dental assistant, she takes great pride in training the staff to be great dental assistants. Before Araceli’s career in the dentistry field she was a professional pastry chef making high end desserts and wedding cakes. When Araceli isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family going on hikes with the dog, camping, cooking, and watching movies.

Ashleigh Olthoff

Patient Service Manager

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Team Member Since 2020

Ashleigh joined the Care Clinic 2020 as a front desk representative after traveling the States for 3 years. Originally from South Africa, she met her husband in Colorado in 2018 while traveling and has since made this home. Although she studied PR, journalism and communication, she finds working in the health care field extremely rewarding. When Ashleigh is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors and traveling with her family, working on home renovations with her husband and having breakfast dates with her daughter.

Nicole Batway

Grant and Outreach Manager

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Team Member Since 2020

Nicole joined the Care Clinic in 2020 after working as a Public Health Educator at a local health department in Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. Nicole is passionate about helping others lead healthy lives and pursues this passion both personally and professionally. When she’s not at work, Nicole likes to spend time outside, engage in physical activity, see live music, check out art exhibits/installations, and volunteer in her community.

Myrna Fletchall

Revenue Cycle Manager

Cheryl Carlson


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

Judi LaPoint

Board Secretary

Retired Executive Director, Summit Chamber of Commerce


Graeme Bilenduke

Board Member

Director of Development, Copper Mountain

Deb Crook, RN

Board Member

Retired Director, Summit County Department of Public Health


Sarah Dayton

Board Member

Agent, New York Life

Cesar Munoz

Board Member

Retired Professor, Colorado Mountain College

Rick O'Brien, MD

Board Member

Retired Clinical Researcher & Physician, Centers for Disease Control


Don Parsons, MD

Board Member

Retired Surgeon


Tony Pestello

Board Member

Owner, iFurnish

Gloria Quintero

Board Member

Norm Stoller, DMD

Board Member

Retired Dentist, Professor Emeritus, CU

Julie Thebeau, LCSW

Board Member

Social Worker

John Warner, DMD

Board Member

Retired Dentist

Amy Wineland

Board Member

Director, Summit County Government Public Department of Health 

Maryjo Zweig

Board Member

Founder, Owner at Zweig Law


Dana Cottrell

Advisory Board Member

Real Estate Broker, Summit Resort Group

Marge Gavenda

Advisory Board Member

Retired Banking Professional

Pat Kopystianskyj

Advisory Board Member

Retired Director of Nursing


Karina Zuniga

Advisory Board Member

Family Support Coordinator, Family and Intercultural Resource Center


Jazmin Pimentel

Advisory Board Member

Housekeeping Manager at Grand Colorado on Peak 8


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