Fred Garcia - Chair
2013 - Present
Fred W. Garcia has more than 38 years of experience in chemical dependency and mental health treatment and prevention. He has served as chief programs officer for the state alcohol and drug authorities in both Colorado and Washington state. Mr. Garcia was appointed by President Bill Clinton and approved by the U.S. Senate to serve as Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He also served under Attorney General Janet Reno as a liaison between the drug treatment system and law enforcement. In 2006 Fred and wife Nancy initiated Garcia Consulting offering grant writing and consultation in systems development for addictions treatment, media literacy and cultural competency. Both he and Nancy are recently retired. He holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. He joined the SummitStone Health Partners board of directors in 2013 and is a founding member of Larimer Latinos. He and Nancy live in Loveland, Colorado.
Karen Morgan - Vice Chair
2016 - Present
Karen is a marketing and management consultant with more than 30 years experience in marketing and communications, strategic business planning, sales, product development, and human resources as an executive in both the credit union and health care industries. She also serves as a board member for The Success Foundation, secretary of the board for Fort Collins Foothills Rotary, and serves as a consumer advocate member of the steering committee for the Mental Health Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County. Karen is passionate about changing the dialogue and educating communities about the importance of a comprehensive, and integrated approach to providing behavioral health treatment. She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts with concentrations in public relations and broadcasting.
Debra Kahn - Secretary
2013 - Present
Debra is a professional communicator and program manager with many years of experience in high tech. She currently works as a technical communicator at a Fort Collins-based business. A long-time resident of Larimer county, Debra holds degrees in English from Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. She has been the past recipient of technical writing awards from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. She is also a certified project management professional (PMP). Debra has served on the SummitStone board since 2013.
Dawn Reed - Treasurer
2016 - Present
Dawn is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of experience in both public accounting as an auditor and industry. Dawn received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western New England University and her Master’s in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. In addition to her work with SummitStone, she also volunteers with Junior Achievement and is an adjunct professor teaching graduate level accounting courses. Dawn joined the board after relocating to Colorado with her family in 2011 and has served as Treasurer since 2012. She serves on the Finance Committee.
Janet K. Seeley, M.D., Ph.D.
Immediate Past Chair, 2015 - 2017 / Member since 2012
Dr. Seeley is an allergy and respiratory disease specialist with a focus on "putting patients in the driver's seat" in managing their medical conditions. She started her professional career in immunology research, then turned from the lab bench to 20 years of a busy medical practice in Northern Colorado. Now retired, she volunteers on the Sharing the Care Campaign and the boards of the Northern Colorado Medical Society and Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Care Hospital. She completed her PhD in Immunology from UCLA, MD from University of Connecticut and Allergy fellowship at National Jewish Hospital.
Sam Cannon, J.D.
2016 - Present
Sam is a partner at CannonLaw, LLC, a personal injury and civil litigation law firm based in Fort Collins. Sam mainly represents clients who have suffered injuries because of other people’s carelessness and people who have been discriminated against, harassed, or retaliated against at work. Before opening his own practice, Sam worked for a judge in Denver District Court. He graduated with a BA from Cornell University and with a law degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Sam lives in Fort Collins with his wife and their 4 dogs. Sam joined the SummitStone board in 2015. He currently serves on the Finance Committee.
Thomas P. Cossitt, Attorney and Counselor at Law
2016 - Present
Tom is an industry-recognized trial attorney who represents parents through child custody disputes. Tom’s law firm focuses on representing parents going through divorce, wanting to relocate with their children, and those parents who believe their children could be endangered by the other parent. The mental and physical health of all individuals involved in every child custody case must be considered by the Court when determining parenting time, and Tom’s passion for ensuring the best interests of the children led him to join SummitStone. Tom moved to Fort Collins in 2012 and decided to make it his home when he opened his law firm in 2014.
Joyce G. DeVaney, R.N., M.P.H.
2015 - Present
Joyce is retired from a career in public health, beginning with home visiting and preventive services in the hills of Kentucky, pediatric nursing with the Indian Health Service, followed by rural public health in Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona, & New Mexico. After completing her Master’s in Public Health at the University of North Carolina, she assumed primarily administrative positions to have greater influence on policy and programs. Her last position was with the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing public health and primary care projects in the six states of federal Region 8. She joined the SummitStone Board in August, 2015.
Edgar Dominguez
2014 - Present
Edgar Dominguez, Health Equity Coordinator for Vida Sana (part of UCHealth Northern Colorado) is a passionate leader for communities in need and building of strong, healthy foundations. Originally from California, Edgar worked for 5+ years in Mental Health at EMQ Families First, supporting children and families with strength based intervention plans. Upon moving to Colorado in April of 2012, Edgar continued providing his services to children and families in Boulder, working for Clinica Family Health Services before filling the role of Health Equity Coordinator for Vida Sana in December of 2012. Edgar also holds a seat on SummitStone’s Board of Directors, a seat on Poudre School District’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee and Co-founder of Larimer Latinos. Edgar is a graduate of San Jose State University, receiving his B.A. in Leadership and Administration-Recreation.
Susan MacQuiddy, PhD
2010 - Present
Susan has been a psychologist at Colorado State University since completing her graduate work at CSU in 1985. She’s been a member of the Counseling Services staff since that time and currently serves as the Director. Susan has been a member of the SummitStone Board of Directors since 2010. She’s passionate about providing comprehensive behavioral health services in our community and has been honored to be a part of the SummitStone team. During her tenure on the Board, she’s served as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair.
Janice Mierzwa
2016 - Present
Janice is the Senior Director of Emergency Services for UCHealth Northern Region. She oversees four Emergency Departments along with Mountain Crest Behavioral Health. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for SummitStone Health Partners, she is also a board member for Outreach Fort Collins. Janice holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. With more than 20 years of progressive management responsibility in various health care organizations, she has proven accomplishments in cost reduction, process improvement, outcome management nursing education and community development resulting in an increase in market share and profitability of service area.
Nancy Tellez
2016 - Present
Nancy, a 45-year resident of Fort Collins, taught in Poudre School District at the junior high level for 31 years, then at CSU in the teacher licensing program for the next four years. At that time she became a member of the Poudre School District Board of Education, on which she served for 10 years until November 2015. Nancy has also volunteered in other ways for the benefit of her community, including eight years of service on the board of the Homelessness Prevention Initiative and serving on committees and in the bell choir at her church. She is currently a member of the Human Relations Commission of the City of Fort Collins, and a member of the board of the Fort Collins Montessori School, a district charter school. She is proud to serve on the SummitStone Board, supporting the highly valuable work done by this organization.

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