Our Leadership Team
- Megan Brand - Executive Director
- Debi Althoff – CFO/Controller
- Emily Brager – Chief Operating Officer
- Kathleen Kellams – Director of Beneficiary Services
- Sarah Crownover - Director of Private Services
- Arnie Swenson - Director of Essential Life Services
- CFPD Organizational Chart
Megan graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in Social Work and following work experience with people with disabilities in Minnesota, began working with CFPD as a case manager in 2003. After various roles at CFPD, she became the executive director in 2010. In addition to leading the staff, Megan serves on the board for the National Planned Lifetime Assistance Network, Community Living Alternatives and is a frequent presenter in the community on Special Needs Trusts. email@example.com 303-476-6315
Debi earned a MBA from Regis University in Denver and a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University. She joined CFPD in 2013 with over 30 years of accounting experience, with the last 5 years being in nonprofit. As the CFO/Controller, Debi oversees all aspects of the accounting department. firstname.lastname@example.org Direct: 303-476-6325
Emily received her B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and after having spent two years as an AmeriCorps member and over six years working with people with disabilities, she joined CFPD in 2010. Emily’s favorite part of working for CFPD is being an advocate for beneficiaries while connecting them with the resources and services that improve their quality of life.
email@example.com Direct: 303-476-6314
Kathleen joined CFPD in 2004 and has over 20 years experience working with people with special needs and has a degree in Rehabilitation Services from New York University. Her favorite part of working for CFPD is interacting with the beneficiaries. firstname.lastname@example.org Direct: 303-476-6312
Sarah received a master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University in 2014, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Colorado State University-Pueblo. After nearly 5 years of working in Residential Treatment and Direct Care services, she joined CFPD in 2014 as a case manager. Her favorite part of working for CFPD is interacting with beneficiaries and assisting in navigating the complex world of public benefits. email@example.com (303) 476-6327
Arnie has worked, volunteered and advocated for people with disabilities for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in Colorado’s service delivery system for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as a working knowledge of disability benefits, nonprofit fundraising, resource coordination, and health and safety intervention. Since 2011 Arnie has taken an active role in exposing the needs of at risk adults in the Denver area who have disabilities, are homeless without a connection to benefits and services, and have lost their caregiver relatives. He appreciates CFPD’s vision and ability to protect the benefits of those with disabilities. Direct: 720-772-5724, firstname.lastname@example.org
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