Micah L. Jones

Medicaid Health IT Project Coordinator
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Term ends: 12-31-21

Micah serves Coloradans through his role as the Medicaid Health IT Coordinator with the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Colorado Medicaid). In this role, Micah has oversight of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and Medicaid’s health IT projects. He also serves as Colorado Medicaid’s SME on electronic health records and electronic health information exchange. Micah also works on Colorado Medicaid’s programs for the criminal justice-involved and homeless populations. Prior to moving to Colorado, Micah worked in Washington, DC as a Family Literacy Specialist with CentroNia. In that role, Micah coordinated tutoring programs for children in the Washington, DC metro area.


University of Colorado Law School, Boulder CO

Juris Doctorate, 2013

Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

Bachelor of Science, Sociology, 2006

Sarah E. Roberts

Clarity Matters Consulting LLC
Term ends: 12-31-20

Sarah Roberts retired in 2015 from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing where she held several leadership roles, culminating with the Office of Community Living Deputy Director position in 2015. Sarah is most proud of her person-centered approach and work with stakeholders on the Prescription Drug List, Accountable Care Collaborative, and governor- appointed Community Living Advisory Group.

Sarah is a 2014 graduate of the Advanced Leadership Training Program and volunteer coach and coach team lead for the ALTP and PCMAC programs. Her positive experience in the ALTP fueled her desire to coach and train others. She founded Clarity Matters Consulting LLC in 2016 combining her 15- plus years of state government leadership and management experience with her coaching, training, and facilitating skills to bring clarity to individuals and teams.

Sarah is a credentialed Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and serves on the ICF Colorado Chapter Board. She is a certified Executive Coach and professional trainer with the Center for Coaching Certification (CCC), and an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and Self-Leadership Global (SLG).

Sarah was raised in Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Michigan State University in 1984. She moved to Colorado in 1990. Sarah is happily married to a Colorado native and is the mother of two young adults, one old dog, and a whole school of fish. She later returned to school to earn her Master of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix while raising her two busy children and working full-time at HCPF.

Kathryn Roberts

Senior Associate
Longnecker and Associates, Inc.
Term ends: 12-31-20

Katie Roberts is currently a Senior Associate at Longenecker & Associates (L&A) – a small-woman owned consulting company based in Las Vegas, NV. She currently manages the company’s work on the environmental cleanup contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Prior to working at L&A, she was appointed by Governor Martinez as the Resource Protection Division Director for the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). In this role, she served as Chair of the Petroleum Storage Tank Committee for the State of NM and was the New Mexico representative to the Rocky Mountain Low Level Waste Board. Katie is an environmental scientist with 17 years of experience in environmental permitting, regulation, remediation and public outreach. She earned her BA in Environmental Geography from Colgate University in 2001 and a MS in Environmental Management from Duke University in 2011. In addition to the positions mentioned above, her experience includes nearly seven years working as an environmental scientist and supervisor at the NMED’s Hazardous Waste Bureau (HWB) and almost five years as a project manager and group leader at LANL. Katie and her husband, Tal-ee, and their dog, Diego, have lived in Santa Fe, NM for the past 15 years. They enjoy skiing, traveling, hiking and eating out in Santa Fe! Additionally, Katie was a former Division 1 soccer player, and still plays on a few teams near her home in Albuquerque.

Carlee Rosen

Program Manager
Term ends: 12-31-21

Carlee Rosen is an accomplished leader in community health with a proven talent in leading successful multi-sector collective impact initiatives. In her current position as Program Manager at HealthTeamWorks, she leads multiple teams that work on healthcare transformation projects throughout the state. Prior to joining HealthTeamWorks, Carlee served as the Director of Community Health Development at the North Colorado Health Alliance, where she provided strategic leadership for regional and statewide community health programs. Over the course of her career, Carlee has launched innovative data dashboard programs, lead the development and implementation of community health improvement plans, and established and managed a collaborative network of over 70 partner organizations. Carlee received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health, and her BA in Communication Studies from Clemson University.

Cara Lynch

Policy Advisor
Friends of EPA
Term ends: 12-31-21

Cara is currently working on environmental health and policy in New Mexico through the creation of the Environmental Public Health Network New Mexico. She recently graduated from UNM School of Law with a certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Previously she directed national programs for a non-profit that used collective impact to engage youth in poor and urban communities in identifying and designing solutions to environmental problems in their communities. Cara has extensive international travel and work experiences, including teaching in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and studying abroad in Pretoria, South Africa. She is passionate about inspiring others, fostering inclusive democracy, and protecting our natural resources.

Christine Billings

christinebillings-80x80Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator
Jefferson County Public Health
Term ends: 12-31-20

Christine Billings, MPH, is the Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for Jefferson County Public Health. She has been in that role for the past three years, and prior to that served Jefferson County as an Emergency Response Planner and an Epidemiologist. She is a 2012 graduate of the Advanced Leadership Training Program.

Christine received her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan in 2002, and prior to that completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Denver in 1999. It was at the University of Denver that Mrs. Billings found her passion for (cont’d) leadership. She served on the Student Senate for all four years of her undergraduate degree path, and then followed that up with a leadership position on the Public Health Student Association at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She has continued that passion into her active professional career through continued personal development, in addition to the development of her staff.

Christine has been married to her husband Donald for twelve years and they have three active children (Alexander, Catelyn, and Zachary). Mrs. Billings is also an active participant in her church by volunteering her time in the choral and emergency preparedness ministries. Christine also leads the emergency preparedness team at her children’s school. While not running between public health emergencies, soccer practices, and basketball games, Christine enjoys watching Broadway musicals, camping, graphic design, running, and board games with her family. The Billings family has made it a goal to visit all 50 states in the United Sates by the time their youngest child graduates from high school (9 years left and 16 States plus Washington DC done).

Alexis Avery

alexisavery-80x80Director, Training and Program Evaluation
State of New Mexico Department of Health
Term ends: 12-31-17

Alexis Avery, MPH, PhD, is the Director for Training and Program Evaluation for the Public Health Division with the New Mexico Department of Health. Before joining the director’s office, she spent seven years as the Title V Maternal and Child Health epidemiologist. While living and studying in New Orleans, she was the program evaluator for the Tulane Xavier National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (TUXCOE). She received her MPH in 1999, and her PhD in public health in 2008, both from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Alexis is the mother of two girls, and in her spare time, she and her husband facilitate a 50 hour comprehensive sexuality education course for middle school aged youth.

Erick J Aune

erickaune-80x80Transportation Coordinator
Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization
Term ends: 12-31-17

Erick J. Aune is a RIHEL alumnus, Advanced Leadership Training Program class of 2007 when he worked as the Long-Range Planner and then Planning Director for La Plata County, Colorado. Erick brought a land use planning background to the class of 2007 and recognizes the importance of the relationship between our built environment, especially transportation infrastructure and our physical and mental health. Since graduating in 2007, he has attended several “Autumn in Aspen” events, and has volunteered twice with the peer coaching program.

Erick is a 1994 M.S. graduate of Michigan State University and currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization. He enjoys working on active transportation issues in the region and the state and currently serves as Vice-President of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Planning Association.