Our Board of Directors
CFPD Volunteer Board of Directors 2013-2014
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
- Gregory Seal - Treasurer
- Linda Chism Andre - Director
- Dr. Tom Bost - Director
- Nancy Susan Germany - Director
- Gary Hamilton - Director
- Lynn Mason – Director
- Daniel A. Rich - Director
- Frank Baysore - Director
- Chanda Hinton Leichtle - 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.
Gregory Seal - Treasurer
Gregory, CFP®, MBA, CIMC®, CIMA®, is President of Seal Financial Services, Inc., and C-Hall Corporation (both established in 1985.) He earned his MBA from Regis College in Denver and his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Seal Financial Services, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisor with the Federal Securities Exchange Commission. He is the past President of the Financial Planning Association of Colorado, author of the book "The Guide for Heirs and Survivors" and co-author of "Making the Money Last."
Linda Chism Andre - Director
Linda received her B.S. in Education with Honors, with a minor in Rehabilitation Services from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1979. She also has her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver with a major in Psychotherapy. She also holds a Certificate of Gerontology in Social Services for the Elderly. was one of the original staff members of the Atlantis Community, Inc. where she was actively involved with county, state, and Federal programs that served the needs of the disabled community. In 1979, her participation as one of the “Gang of Nineteen,” that blocked RTD buses at the corner of Broadway & Colfax in downtown Denver eventually lead to full wheelchair accessibility of all RTD fixed route buses in the Denver Metro area. For this she received the 2012 Mayor’s Diversity Award from the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities and Mayor Michael Hancock. She has served as a board member of the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado since 1992 and serves as Chair of the CFPD’s Pooled Trust Committee. Semi-retired since 1992, she is now a Peer Trainer for the Consumer Directed Attendant Services (CDASS) and is on the Medical Services Board of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Dr. Tom Bost - Director
Tom is a parent of a child who has cerebral palsy, seizures and cortical visual impairment. He has been practicing medicine in Colorado since 1983 and grew up in Michigan. He and his wife have been active in the disability community as well as health care reform.
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 - Director
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.
Daniel A. Rich - Director
Dan has worked more than 31 years in the Trust business and is the Executive Vice President and Trust Department Manager of Steele Street Bank & Trust. Dan and his associates established the Trust Department at Steele Street Bank & Trust in 2007. He previously established and managed another Trust business in Denver beginning in 1992. He is a licensed attorney with a law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law, and an MBA in finance from the University of Colorado. He also completed a number of post-graduate courses in the LLM tax program at the University of Denver.
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.
Chanda Hinton Leichtle - Director
Chanda is the Executive Director of The Chanda Plan Foundation, which provides Complementary & Integrative Health care programs to individuals with physical disabilities. In 2009, she led the movement to pass Colorado House Bill 1047, which is a pilot program offering acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care through Medicaid to evaluate cost-effectiveness and improve quality of life for persons with spinal cord injuries. She lead that movement again and renew the pilot program under Senate Bill 011 in the 2015 legislative session. In addition to her work with The Chanda Plan, Chanda presents extensively to diverse audiences about wellness and disability. Her previous honors include the Unsung Hero Award from Mayor Hickenlooper in honor of Denver’s 150th anniversary, Health & Wellness Award from the Commission for People with Disabilities, Pam Dale Award from Ms. Wheelchair Colorado, Kathy Vincent award from the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition and Diversity Award from Mayor Hancock. In addition the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities, she serves on many committees with organizations that support persons with disabilities, which includes the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition’s development committee. Previous committees included the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities and the Denver Foundation Health Committee Chanda has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Denver and recently earned a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University.