Meet the BCCC Team


 

Jim Rianoshek, Executive Director

Before Jim came on board with BCCC, he served 11 years as executive director for Attention Homes, a Boulder-based nonprofit. His background also includes leader, manager and supervisor positions in healthcare, youth in crisis services, restaurant, and education. His organizational development, training and executive coaching spans defense, technology, financial, government, nonprofit and other industries. Jim was inspired to work in senior services by his mother, a registered nurse during World War II who spent the last 10 years of her professional life working in hospice. “My mom made a profound impact on me because she cared deeply for elders and others. She provided the dying with hospice care late in her life,” Jim explained.

 

Contact Jim:  email  |  (303) 443-1933 ext. 405


Christopher Bellus, Program Director

ChrisBellusChristopher joined BCCC in 2016 after a recent relocation from Los Angeles where he directed a progressive nonprofit program for adults with developmental disabilities. Throughout his professional life, Christopher has been most interested in the process of program evolution and the utilization of community outreach and engagement to ensure that as services grow, they do so in a way that maximizes impact and best honors the needs of those seeking services. He is excited to join the BCCC team and sees great opportunity to address the growing needs of older adults in Boulder County. Christopher spends most of his free time making art, riding bikes, and having adventures with his wife, son, and mischievous beagle.

 

Contact Christopher:  email  |  (303) 443-1933 ext. 413


Chrysti R. Britt, Director of Community Giving

Chrysti joined BCCC after working for over 9 years in the development office at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has a passion for raising the funds necessary to serve an underserved population, whether that means giving underprivileged students the possibility of receiving an education or providing support for seniors in need. Chrysti was inspired to work in senior services after watching her mother become the primary caregiver for her grandfather. “Watching my mom drive my grandpa to appointments, make sure he had food in his refrigerator, get him lunch, take him out, or just help him get out of the house exposed me to how much time and effort that took,” she says. Chrysti, a Colorado native, enjoys spending time outdoors with her family riding dirtbikes, motorcycles, wakeboards, or “anything with less than four wheels.”

 

Contact Chrysti:  email  |  (303) 443-1933 ext. 415


Sharon Greene, Administrative Director

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Sharon is lovingly referred to as Boulder Count CareConnect’s “den mother.” She is the one who keeps things rolling every day by making sure that Boulder County CareConnect’s staff, clients and volunteers have everything they need, from paper clips to happiness. “The thing that motivates me most is knowing that I’m making a difference to anybody that interacts with me,” says Sharon. When you call Boulder County CareConnect, you will most likely speak with Sharon first. She has lived in Boulder most of her life, where she married her high school sweetheart many years ago, and began working at Boulder County CareConnect in August 2013.

 

Contact Sharon:  email  |  (303) 443-1933 ext. 401


Regis Lindsay, Medical Mobility Manager

As manager of the Medical Mobility program, Regis the life line to hundreds of elders each year who need rides to their medical appointments. He joined the BCCC team in 2014, initially as the disaster preparedness coordinator after the 2013 Boulder County floods. He took Medical Mobility program reins in 2015. Prior to coming on board with BCCC, Regis worked with United Airlines for 35 years. When you speak with Regis, it is immediately clear how much he values BCCC’s work in the community. “There’s nothing like BCCC,” Regis says. “If you go to other areas, talk to people in other parts of the country, you will find that very few programs like this exist,” he explains.

 

Contact Regis:  email  |  (303) 443-1933 ext. 406


Thalia Foster, Volunteer Manager
ThaliaFosterThalia has spent more than twenty years in various volunteer roles from helping out at her childrens’ schools to almost 12 years as a Meals on Wheels volunteer.  Most recently, she was the RSVP Volunteer Coordinator for Volunteers of America.  “I firmly believe volunteering changes lives,” Thalia says.”Both of my brothers are in law enforcement and they often see the people not behaving well; I feel grateful that I get to see people at their very best. Volunteers are the best people the community has to offer and make the community better.” Thalia lives in a solar home in the southwest foothills of Loveland with her husband and two children. They enjoying raising chickens, hiking, biking and paddling.
Contact Thalia:  email  |  (303) 443-1933 ext. 402

Tammy Bergeson, Programs Assistant

TammyBergesonTammy comes to Boulder County CareConnect after working as an occupational therapist, where she helped people reach their highest possible level of independence in their daily lives. Working with BCCC is a continuation of that passion. Before joining the BCCC staff, Tammy volunteered for our Carry-Out Caravan program, often worked directly with our senior clients – and loved it.  “The most rewarding part of my work here is the sense of relationship and connection that grows between the clients, volunteers, and staff,” she says. “I have met the most amazing people here and my life has been deeply enriched because of these relationships.”  Tammy enjoys the outdoor Colorado lifestyle, working with her husband to refurbish their old farm property and traveling around the country to visit their three adult children.

 

Contact Tammy:  email  |  (303) 443-1933


Lorna McClanahan, Programs Assistant

LornaMcClanahan_150Lorna has worked in adult education and community program facilitation for 20 years, first in France, where she lived for 25 years, then in Boulder since 2008. Prior to joining BCCC Lorna taught English as a Second Language to immigrant adults and served as a program specialist at YWCA Boulder.  She brings a passion for community efforts that provide support for its most vulnerable populations. “As a programs assistant, I’m excited to connect our amazing volunteers with the seniors and disabled adults that we serve,” she says. In her free time, Lorna loves to grow her own vegetables, prepare delicious meals, and share them with family and friends.

 

Contact Lorna:  email  |  (303) 443-1933

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