Council Members

The Executive Officers are listed by position

Officers (2016 – 2017)

Joe Anzures, Chair
Superior
Chris Roe, Chair-Elect
Littleton 

 

 

Martha Mason, Treasurer
DurangoMartha Mason runs Southwest Center for Independence (swindependence.org) in Durango, Colorado.  She has two Bachelor’s Degrees – one in Psychology and one in Animal Behavior, and a Masters in Special Education.  Martha has about 30 years’ experience working with people with different disabilities.   She’s provided both direct services and service coordination for people with a variety of disabilities, but has aligned herself with the Disability Rights Movement and tried to focus on making supports more consumer-driven.  Her experience includes running a vocational programs in both the intellectual/ developmental disabilities and mental health systems.  She started a free-standing case management agency after she got written up for referring someone to another company’s therapist.  She has worked as an advocate with The Arc, doing grassroots community building through training and work groups. In this position she observed people taking charge of their lives with support from each other.   In addition, she was involved with the inception of New Mexico’s self-determined Waiver Program, which Tom Nerny said,  “…arguably the best Waiver in the country.”  The things she learned from people with disabilities, families and allies set her up better to deal with her own acquired disabilities.   She knows that disability rights are civil rights.  She enjoys rabble rousing and mixing things up, sharing information, and watching the community grow when people talk to each other about what’s important.Martha has 22 year old twins, a husband who is a woodworker, a step-daughter in Montana who has 3 children, various pets, and chickens.  She lives in a tiny house on 2 acres in Red Mesa (population 200), hauling water and cutting firewood.  She supports the American Civil Liberties Union and the San Juan Citizens Alliance, onhealthy.net addressing regional environmental issues.
Steve Heidenreich, Secretary
Breckenridge

 

Members
Listed alphabetically

Lana Eggers – HCPF Representative (Non-voting member)
Denver
Melissa Fishburn
Golden

 With her service dog Knox 

 

Nancy Jackson – Center Director Representative
Fort CollinsNancy Jackson has led Disabled Resource Services (DRS) as executive director for 35 years. DRS is one of nine Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Colorado that assist people with disabilities of any age and any kind of disability to live well in their community. Her Center covers the north central region of the state (Larimer and Jackson counties). Nancy is in her second 3-year term on the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) as the representative of the CILs. She’s passionate about working to ensure that people with disabilities have a strong voice as self-advocates thus enabling them to live with dignity and independence in full control of their lives.
Charlotte Morgan
Arvada
Travis Morgan – Tribal Representative
Cortez
Rick Newell
Highlands Ranch
Matthew Ruggles
Palmer Lake
Jennifer Scilacci – DSU Rep (Non-voting member)
Steamboat SpringsJennifer is most fulfilled when helping people to grow professionally. Having worked in a full variety of roles in the disability employment field since 1996, she has the vision and ability to nurture relationships with both individuals, community partners and employers to lead to long term success.Jennifer is proud to work for CO DVR where she has been employed since 2000.  Over the past years, she worked as a counselor in the Steamboat and surrounding mountain areas, a Supervisor for the Mountain District, and a Regional Manager.  She currently manages the Self-Employment, Supported Employment and the Business Outreach Programs for DVR.  She serves on the SILC and the Rural Consortium Workforce Boards. She is lucky enough to live in Steamboat Springs with her husband and dog, thoroughly enjoying this mountain environment with regular hiking, camping, paddle boarding and anything else that the day may bring.
James “Joe” Triplett
Aurora

  

 

 

Bill Wood
New Castle

Bill Wood moved to Colorado in the fall of 2015, after living in Alaska for over 40 years. While in Alaska, Bill owned a management consultant firm that provided human resource, strategic planning, and organizational development consulting and training services to clients throughout Alaska & the Pacific Northwest. Many of his clients were organizations that provided services to people with disabilities.Following a 2001 automobile accident, Bill had to close his consulting practice. Shortly thereafter he was hired as Director of Human Resources by Access Alaska, a very large Center for Independent Living based in Anchorage.“Although I had relatives with various disabilities, and a mom who for years worked with children who had developmental disabilities, until my accident I never really knew or understood the emotional, physical, and mental challenges people with disabilities had to deal with. Now I both know AND understand we must individually and collectively find the courage, patience, and commitment to deal with personal and political prejudice while trying to handle basic activities of daily living.” Bill is currently the SILC Chairman of the Youth Committee. He and his wife Kathy live in New Castle.

Calendar

June 30, 2017
  • SILC Membership Committee

    June 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Teleconference

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July 7, 2017
  • SILC - Executive Committee Meeting

    July 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Teleconference

    Meeting is not open to the public

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July 18, 2017
  • SILC General Meeting- Meet & Greet

    July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Colorado Springs CIL - Independence Center

    Colorado Springs Independence Center
    729 S Tejon
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (719) 471-8181

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July 19, 2017
  • SILC Meeting

    July 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center, 2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: (Meeting room TBD)
    (719) 576-5900

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Colorado Independent Living Centers

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