Our Board of Directors
CFPD Volunteer Board of Directors 2018
CFPD was established by a volunteer Board of Directors in 1994. Our Board is made up of attorneys, financial planners, a Trust officer, medical and service professionals as well as parents of people with disabilities.
- M. Kent Olsen - President
- Brad Frigon – Vice President
- Stephanie Brennan - Secretary
- Nancy Susan Germany - Director
- Gary Hamilton - Treasurer
- Lynn Mason – Director
- Frank Baysore - Director
- Hal Wright - Director
- Lisa Eastin - Director
M. Kent Olsen - President
A partner in the law firm of Olsen & Traeger, LLP, Kent specializes in estate planning; administration and litigation; guardianships; conservatorships; advance medical directives; individuals with disabilities; and elder law. A member of the Trust and Estate Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, he is past chair of the section as well as the Rules and Forms Committee. Previously a column editor for the Colorado Lawyer, he co-chaired the Protective Proceedings Act subcommittee and now serves on the Statutory Revisions Committee. He was a referee of the Denver Probate Court for six years and an appointed member of the Governor's Commission on Life and the Law. His name appears in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and the Colorado Super Lawyers 2006 to 2010. He is currently the president of the Advocacy Denver and a director on the Arc Colorado board.
Brad Frigon – Vice President
After receiving his J.D. degree from Washburn University in his home state of Kansas, Brad continued his education at the University of Denver earning his Master of Laws degree in Taxation. Practicing law for over 30 years, Brad has extensive experience in estate planning, probate, elder law, Medicare Set Asides, special needs planning and tax matters. Brad serves as President-Elect of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Treasurer of the Special Needs Alliance, he is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP), the Colorado Bar Association, and a Fellow in the Kansas Bar Association. In addition to his practice, Brad is an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law, a nationally recognized speaker, author of numerous publications including co-author of Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, MSN Money and Kiplinger Retirement Report. He is recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. His areas of practice are Trust and estate matters, including probate, Trust administration and probate litigation, simple and complex wills and Trusts, financial power of attorney documents and advanced medical directives, elder law advice from protecting your assets from nursing home costs to guardian and conservator matters. We are nationally recognized for our expertise in special needs planning and tax matters. We offer consulting services to attorneys and other professionals on public benefit and tax issues related to personal injury settlements including Medicare set aside, first party special needs Trusts, Medicare claims , Medicaid liens and qualified settlement funds.
Stephanie Brennan - Secretary
Stephanie is a third-generation Coloradan who has been an associate with the firm Hurth, Yeager, Sisk & Blakemore since 2002. She received her J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1998, was an articles editor with the Land and Water Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers. She clerked for the Hon. Richard V. Thomas of the Wyoming Supreme Court and the Hon. Frank Dubofsky of Colorado's Twentieth Judicial District. She has training in trial advocacy and depositions from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. In addition, she is licensed to practice law in the Colorado State Courts and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Nancy Susan Germany - Director
Nancy (Susie) is an attorney with the Germany Law Firm, P.C., a probate and elder law firm with locations in Denver, Erie and Broomfield.,Colorado. Her practice focuses on the areas of wills, Trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, estate administration, estate planning, probate, elder law, Medicaid, guardianships and conservatorships. A native Coloradan, she received her law degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. She is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association, as well as past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is also a member of the Erie Chamber of Commerce, Alliance of Professional Women, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a team sponsor and a volunteer for Colorado Special Olympics.
Gary Hamilton - Treasurer
Gary is our newest board member, joining in May of 2013. Gary is the Co-Founder, Secretary-Treasurer at WorldWide Papa’s PLC. WorldWide Papa’s owns and operates restaurant locations in Russia and Mexico. In addition to food and beverage operations, the company provides complete marketing and branding services as well. Gary has an Investment Banking background including an in depth knowledge of the factors currently influencing valuation, debt and equity structures, and capital formation. He is a member of the University of Colorado Buff Club, Association for Corporate Growth, Cherry Hills Community Church and Colorado Uplift.
Lynn Mason – Director
Lynn Mason is a student services administrator and currently works as interim director of the Learning Resource Center in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. At the CU -Anschutz Medical Campus he has served as associate and acting dean in the Graduate School and has done research and teaching in medical anthropology, gerontology, public health, and biomedical ethics. He has served as a board member, officer, staff member and volunteer advocate in several aging services organizations, including the Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People, the Denver Community Bioethics Committee, Seniors’ Resource Center, the Colorado Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, and the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado. He earned a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. from UCLA.
Frank Baysore - Director
Frank Baysore, NCG, is President of Front Range Fiduciary Services, LLC. Frank is a member of the National Guardianship Association, the primary professional association of guardians as well as the Colorado Guardianship Association. In 2004 he passed the national credentialing examination to become a National Certified Guardian under the auspices of the Center for Guardianship Certification. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado, and also serves as a volunteer guardian for that organization. In his professional role, Frank serves as court appointed conservator for incapacitated adults. He also serves as a personal representative for estates, as agent under power of attorney, representative payee, and trustee for special needs trusts and other trusts. Frank is a member of the Arapahoe County Adult Protective Services Review Team and is a Patron (non-attorney) member of the Colorado Bar Association and its Elder Law Section. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in business administration. He and his wife Mary Jean have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.
Hal Wright - Director
Hal Wright is a retired Certified Financial Planner who specialized in advising families with a loved one with a disability. He is now a consultant helping families create comprehensive life plans for a person with special needs. He is a parent of an adult daughter with Down syndrome. He is a nationally known expert in special needs planning and is frequently invited to speak to both parent and professional audiences. His is the author of a book published in 2013, The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan: a Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial and Legal Panning. He is a registered pro bono lobbyist and currently serves on the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council by Governor’s appointment and chairs its Legislative and Public Policy Committee.
Lisa Eastin - Director
Lisa is an attorney with Buchanan & Stouffer, PC, an estate planning law firm in Lakewood, Colorado. A fifth generation Coloradan, Lisa has four sons, one with mild traumatic brain injury and the challenges of mental illness. Her practice focuses on special needs planning, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and elder law, with a special emphasis on working with families that include members with special needs. She received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and her law degree from the University of San Francisco. Lisa is a member of the Trust and Estate and Elder Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association. She is also a member of Women’s’ Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.