RIHEL Peer Coaches

Judy Baxter

Judy Baxter

University of Colorado Denver
Associate Clinical Professor
RIHEL Faculty and Coach
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COACH BIOSKETCH

Judith (Judy) Baxter is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics-School of Medicine, Barbara Davis Center. In 2014 she retired as faculty and concentration director in the Dept. of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Judy has been part of the RIHEL team since its inception with her interest in the areas of collaboration, team leadership challenges, emotional intelligence and coaching. She continues to learn from fellows, alumni and colleagues and is so grateful for the opportunity to work in these programs.

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Friday


Joan Eden

Joan Eden

Joan Eden Coaching
Owner/Coach
ALTP 2000
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COACH BIOSKETCH

I am accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Certified Coach at the ACC Level (Associate Certified Coach). I received my training through the Center for Coaching Certification completing the Certified Professional Coach and the Certified Master Coach designations. I have been a peer coach with RIHEL ALTP for over 10 years and started my own business as a professions coach in 2018. I am a certified trainer in both Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability through VitalSmarts. I am also trained and certified to administer and coach the EQi 2.0 assessment. I have a special interest in working with individuals who want to increase and enhance their skills in communications, conflict management and Emotional Intelligence.

I mainly work with leaders and emerging leaders who want to learn and grow into more challenging work. These individuals have the potential, ideas, and energy to do great things. They are ready to look past “what is” and desire to look at what “could be”. They desire to become more self-aware, to look inward to identify current behaviors that may not be serving them well and to make changes to become more effective at work and at home.

AVAILABILITY

Most afternoons 12:00 – 5:30pm, Monday – Saturday.


Jami Gazerro

Jami Gazerro

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Operations Section Manager
ALTP 2018

COACH BIOSKETCH

Jami has over 15 years of experience in health care administration and policy development, program development and management, treatment coordination, quality assurance and improvement, population health, access and quality of care evaluation, utilization management, behavioral health, education, stakeholder engagement, and client advocacy. Jami has a B.S. in psychology with a concentration in health psychology and minors in biology and cognitive neuroscience from Clarkson University, and a M.A. in psychology from The New School. She is currently the Health Programs Operations Manager and oversees the administration of Medicaid programs at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Jami is also a Registered Psychotherapist. She is passionate about workforce development and person-centered principles. Coaching allows her to maximize her skills while supporting others to have meaningful insights and make positive change. Jami is a 2018 RIHEL ALTP graduate. Jami’s enjoys cooking, hiking, exploring Colorado, volunteering in animal rescue and advocacy, and spending time with her fur kids.

AVAILABILITY

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am – 4:30pm


Djuana Harvell, PhD

Djuana Harvell, PhD

The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
Director, Special and Innovative Projects
ALTP and LHCD 2018, Coaching Academy 2019
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COACH BIOSKETCH

Dr. Djuana Harvell is the Director of Special and Innovative Projects at the The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities within the be well Health and Wellness Initiative. Prior to working with be well, Djuana spent many years as a medical research scientist. Djuana leverages her research scientist background to think creatively, deliver project management, strategic planning, and implementation of key be well projects and programs, which includes a focus on health education and advocacy.

Djuana is a recognized leader in her community and is passionate about improving the quality of health of individuals. Djuana believes that each of us possesses the resources we need to transform ourselves, our organizations and our societies to achieve higher impact, be more sustainable and healthier. She has been coaching for two years and is good at facilitation and helping others define and move toward their goals. She sees coaching as an opportunity to support individuals and teams in realizing their full potential.

Djuana is a graduate of the Inaugural class of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) Coaching Academy. She is also a member of the Colorado Chapter of the International Federation of Coaches. Djuana is a graduate of the class of 2018 RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training Program and Healthy Community Design Program. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and earned a Ph.D. in Pathology and Microbiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Djuana enjoys cooking, art, traveling and experiencing different cultures and music. Her favorite quote is, “you are only limited by the limits of your creativity.”

AVAILABILITY

Wednesdays and Fridays.


Kelly Keenan

Kelly Keenan

Jefferson County Public Health
Epidemiology and Planning Program Manager
ALTP 2016, Coaching Academy 2019
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COACH BIOSKETCH

Kelly is a curious, direct and future-focused coach. She is new to coaching, recently graduated from the RIHEL Coaching Academy (2019) and greatly enjoys coaching within the RIHEL community. Kelly has worked in local public health for close to a decade and considers herself a professional generalist in the field. She approaches coaching with the same perspective, using her curiosity to provide unbiased support for any focus area. Kelly believes that coaching helps increase your awareness of your ability to achieve success, and her vision is that each of her clients are living fulfilling lives because they are aware of, and utilizing, their ability to achieve success.

Kelly is committed to lifelong learning, and recently became a certified change practitioner (PROSCI). She is currently working to complete the ACE Health Coaching certification program and she plans to pursue an International Coaching Federation’s coaching credential in the coming year(s). Kelly is a fourth-generation Colorado native and claims that her hobbies are fitness, hiking, skiing, reading, traveling and camping. They more accurately are visiting playgrounds (she has two young daughters), house projects, food prep (gluten free) and listening to podcasts.

AVAILABILITY

Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.


Deb Kleinman

Deb Kleinman

Lupine Collaborative, LLC
Principle & Owner
ALTP 2017
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COACH BIOSKETCH

Four years ago, I was facilitating a contentious collaborative public policy decision making process and negotiation in Wyoming. People were behaving really badly. A light bulb went off – I realized that the work needs to start upstream for people to be successful, and that I wanted to help people develop the leadership skills necessary to thrive in adaptive, collaborative, complex situations.

I became a Newfield Certified Coach and later an ICF accredited coach in 2018, and simultaneously began volunteer coaching with RIHEL. I also have training in conflict coaching, the neuroscience of coaching, and transformative mediation. I am also certified to administer and coach around the EQi2.0 and the TESI survey (emotional and social intelligence assessments).

I love supporting people in making leaps forward in their personal and professional leadership skills – and in making a positive impact on the world in whatever ways matter to them. I have worked with nonprofit leaders, consultants, people working with public agencies at the local/state/federal level, experienced professionals contemplating career changes and leaps forward and emerging professionals just getting started.

In addition to my coaching practice, I work as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer. I am also the Director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

I live in SE Wyoming with my husband and two dogs. We are busy renovating our new house one room at a time, and have our fingers crossed for a good snow year so we don’t go crazy with the pandemic. I also love to cook, read, travel (or daydream about same), explore the mountains, and learning new things.

AVAILABILITY

Generally available and flexible weekdays into the early evening. Occassionally available on weekends.


Rich Marquez

Rich Marquez

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Primary Care Office Workforce Programs Manager
ALTP 2018

COACH BIOSKETCH

Rich Marquez is a graduate of the RIHEL, Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP) of 2018. He is currently working in the Primary Care Office in the Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Rich holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chicano Studies from the University of California Berkeley and a Master’s of Public Health Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Post RIHEL, Rich joined the Board of Directors of the Second Chance Center in Aurora, CO and was a RIHEL, ALTP fellows coach in 2019 and 2018. Rich’s coaching style is aligned with the RIHEL coaching model and allied with the leadership attributes that introverts possess. From clients thinking through long-term leadership or personal goals to clients needing a thought partner in the moment, Rich is adaptable to the coaching preferences of clients.

AVAILABILITY

Mondays and Tuesdays, 3-7pm. Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Fridays, 3-5pm. Anytime on the weekends.


Sarah Roberts, MHA, ACC

Sarah Roberts, MHA, ACC

Clarity Matters Consulting LLC
CEO
ALTP 2014
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COACH BIOSKETCH

My ICF-approved coach training is through the Center for Coaching Certification where I earned my Certified Professional Coach, Certified Master Coach, and Certified Executive Coach Specialist certifications. I have additional training and certification in Conversational Intelligence and Positive Intelligence for coaches, and am certified in Emotional Intelligence and DiSC. I am actively working toward my PCC with a mentor and coach to the ICF competencies. I also train coaches for the Center for Coaching Certification. My mission is to partner with leaders and their teams using assessments, training, and coaching to create and support culture change and increase retention of talent in the organization. I am a direct communicator and love to elicit and celebrate the aha’s you experience through coaching!

AVAILABILITY

Fridays 8am to 3pm and various times throughout the week.


Beth Roome

Beth Roome

Switchback Institute
Founder
ALTP 2008, Coaching Academy 2019

COACH BIOSKETCH

My personal mission is to champion those around me to be the person they were created to be, and to do more than they imagined possible. I have been living by that philosophy for more than 20 years and focused on that as a parent, partner, supervisor, teammate, and coach.

My style is exploratory in nature as I ask questions and challenge individuals to approach issues from a variety of perspectives. I use models, reading, assessments and exercises as tools for digging deeper.

I have been coaching on a volunteer basis for RIHEL since 2009 and as a paid professional for a year. I completed the RIHEL Coaching Academy and am pursuing certification now. My clients have included professionals in public health, medical (doctors and administration), IT , emergency management and non-profit and for profit sectors.

AVAILABILITY

Most Weekdays from 9-5.


Kory Thomas

Kory Thomas

Core Capacities LLC
Coach and Consultant
ALTP 2016
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COACH BIOSKETCH

Kory Thomas embraces the journey with coaching clients as a supportive partner and a compassionate listener as deep exploration of challenges illuminate opportunities for focused growth and accountability. Kory is a collaborative leader and takes a coaching poster in her work as a consultant facilitating dynamic group experiences across the country. She received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation.

AVAILABILITY

Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am – 4pm.


Kelly O’Keefe Voorhees, MSPH, ACC, CFLC, CFT

Kelly O’Keefe Voorhees, MSPH, ACC, CFLC, CFT

Coach Forward LLC
Owner
ALTP 2006
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COACH BIOSKETCH

I worked for over 35 years in public health and research, and have coached with the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership since 2008. I am trained in the RIHEL coaching methods and attribute RIHEL for introducing me to coaching and sparking my deep love for it. My coaching and trainings use proven strategies to enable clients to use their awareness of fear and taking risks to integrate thoughts, feelings and behaviors to achieve specific personal and career goals. I graduated from the Center for Coaching Certification in 2017 as a Certified Master Coach, and from the Fearless Living™ Institute as a Certified Fearless Living Coach & Trainer in 2018. I am an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and a member of the Colorado Chapter of ICF. My mission is to support each of us to become our best selves in body, heart and soul.

AVAILABILITY

Mondays through Thursdays, 9am to 5pm.


Janna West Kowalski

Janna West Kowalski

West Kowalski Consulting and Coaching
Leadership Coach and Trainer
ALTP 2006
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COACH BIOSKETCH

Janna has worked as a coach, trainer, and facilitator for over 20 years. Her powerful combination of coaching and teaching experience enable her to support you in lasting change. Janna is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach. She completed training with Blue Mesa Coaching, an ICF-Approved – Accredited Coach Training Program.

Janna has worked with teams and individuals across the country to strengthen their leadership skills to create positive change in their lives and communities. She takes an asset-based approach knowing we all have strengths to leverage and opportunities for growth. Janna is grateful the opportunity to partner with her clients and to support them in achieving their full potential.

AVAILABILITY

Varies from week to week. No Wednesdays through December 2020.


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