Staff Bios

Ana Etler

Ana Etler
Care Coordinator
aetler@gcruralhealth.org

Ana brings a local face to our office as a fourth-generation resident of the area. She has grown up surrounded by the family and community that Grand County brings. Throughout her lifetime she has worked for the community in customer service and tourism, in addition to her five-year volunteer committee membership through the High-Country Stampede Rodeo. She joined our team as a care coordinator in June 2022 allowing her to help achieve her goals in supporting those local.

She is excited to be working with our members throughout their healthcare journey, providing both support and advocacy along the way. Ana feels that her local experience will help connect with our members on a more personal level while working with them. She hopes that through her employment with the GCRHN she can help our members be both happier and healthier.

Ana’s coworkers note her resourcefulness and problem-solving skills, sometimes thinking outside of the box and seemingly having answers in her “back pocket”. In her free time, you can find Ana in the saddle along side her husband and three dogs. They regularly take horseback rides throughout the national park to experience the beautiful scenery the Rockies has to offer. She makes sure to prioritize de-stressing activities away from work to ensure wellness in her own personal life and feels that her horses provide that for herself and family.

Jen Fanning

Jen Fanning, MS
Executive Director
jfanning@gcruralhealth.org

Jen Fanning, hired by the Network in July 2007 as the Community Health Program Coordinator, assumed the Executive Director’s role in 2008. Her training and experience as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention agent in West Africa during her Peace Corps service gives Jen a worldview that is important each day in her work. Additional experience and training include health and racial equity, social determinants of health, inclusion, case management, marketing, environmental health, and teaching developmentally delayed children.  

Jen earned a bachelor’s in arts from Hamilton College, with a concentration in Psychology, and a Master of Science from the University of Denver in Healthcare Management, with a concentration in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations. Jen volunteered for the National Sports Center for the Disabled for seven years and the American Cancer Society for three years. She was a 2009 fellow of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership Advanced Leadership Training Program, a 2011 fellow in the Community Resource Center’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management Training Program, and a 2013 fellow of El Pomar’s Emerging Leaders Development Program.  

Jen has served as co-chair of the Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days (NWCO RPD) planning committee in 2012-2013 and co-chair of the marketing committee in 2016-2017.  In 2019, she was appointed to Governor Polis’s Behavioral Health Task Force to evaluate and set the roadmap to improve the current behavioral health system in the state. She is also a trained Second Circle facilitator to build trusting relations and work toward real meaningful change. She is very passionate about standing for others and empowering others to stand for themselves.

In her free time, Jen loves spending time with her family and dogs enjoying skiing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, camping and the hot springs. She recently decided that she will greet her family like she greets her dogs, showing joy and love at every opportunity. Jen’s teammates appreciate her leadership, authenticity, transparency, and endless supply of drive for the community.

Pamela Flor-Stout
Promotora and Health Coverage Guide
pfstout@gcruralhealth.org

Tri-lingual, Pam is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese which makes her an important asset to the Network that she joined in September 2021. An immigrant from Paraguay, she has been in the county for 15 years, working with the lodging and tourism industry throughout that time. She graduated from Colorado Mountain College with an Associate Degree in Resort Management in 2012.  

Pam has lived through the joys and obstacles that being an immigrant might carry. She began traveling at the age of 17, living in New Zealand as an exchange student for one year.  Half of her life has been spent in the southern hemisphere with the other half in the northern hemisphere. Very grateful to be part of this Grand Community, she loves residing in this side of the world, which she calls “our little piece of Heaven”.  

She is motivated to help our organization reduce stigma and other social determinants for health equity, to provide peer support, and to learn what the needs and issues are surrounding Grand and Jackson County residents—especially the Hispanic and Latin X population.

Pam’s coworkers recognize her eagerness to participate in discussion, offer unique insights, take initiative in projects, and, since Spanish is her first language, find her invaluable as an interpreter and health liaison.  She loves being outdoors, especially snowboarding or skiing with her family, cooking dinners with different flavors, and challenging her 5-year-old to enjoy different outdoor activities.

Maria John-Detty, BSN, RN
Patient Navigator
mdetty@gcruralhealth.org

Maria received her BSN from UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1987. Maria has worked as a nurse since then, in a variety of positions. She started at the Milwaukee County Hospital, and worked on the Telemetry, Cardiothoracic Surgery Step-Down unit, for nearly 8 years. This was Maria’s dream job, as cardiac was her passion, and this hospital also catered specifically to the needs of the indigent. Through college, and into her professional years, Maria volunteered at various homeless shelters and Day Centers for the Homeless in Milwaukee. Maria then started working in a nursing home, outside of Milwaukee, and worked mostly on any one of their three units specializing in Alzheimer’s disease. Through these years, Maria did also work in various hospitals, as a pool nurse, including a six-month period working for the VNA in the Rural Milwaukee area, in their Hospice Program.

Maria began learning about Minimum Data Set (MDS) work, while working at a nursing home in the central area of Wisconsin.  She did this with the next three nursing homes she worked in, over the next ~12 years, starting as an MDS assistant, and then became the lead. 

She relocated to Grand County in late 2015 with her husband, to their family “vacation home”, after their youngest child moved away to college. She became a Patient Navigator with Middle Park Health, in early 2016, then she became the Nurse Patient Navigator with the Grand County Rural Health Network (GCRHN) in 2019. Working with the GCRHN allows her to be able to stick with what she loves doing most, working with people that need advocacy, and are facing multiple barriers between them and being the happiest/healthiest people they can be.

Maria’s coworkers admire the tenacity and compassion she brings to her work on behalf of her clients. With her free time, she loves walking in nature, playing a bit with her cats, traveling (as they allow), playing the piano, crocheting, gardening, reading (always multiple books at any given time), and drawing/painting. You may catch her sometime simply staring out at the beauty that surrounds her.

Jeanie Johnson
Administrative Assistant
jjohnson@gcruralhealth.org

Jeanie brings an educator and librarian’s perspective to her position as Administrative Assistant at the Network. An Oregonian by birth, she treasures memories of early childhood experiences when her mom worked as a fire lookout and Jeanie and her sister spent two summers in a “glass tower” on Crane Mountain. Her family moved to Oklahoma where Jeanie grew up in the back of a little country grocery store. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, specializing in history and social studies.  Later she earned an elementary teaching certificate.  

Jeanie earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Oklahoma, slowing her to work in any type of library. She chose school librarianship, working in very small schools as well as a large high school.  She has worked at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma Christian University, has taught courses at OU and OSU, and worked at a private day school in Oklahoma City.  She served the Oklahoma Library Association as President and was selected in 2007 as a “Library Legend” for her work.

Retiring from education, Jeanie and her husband moved “to the mountains” where she began work as Public Services Director of Grand County Library District.  Working with GCLD for 3 ½ years, she learned about the strengths and needs of the community.  She sought partnerships with the Grand County Rural Health Network, particularly to broaden the work with children. After spending three years back in Oklahoma, the Johnsons returned to Grand County. It was an easy decision for Jeanie, in 2021, to answer the ad for a position as administrative assistant at GCRHN.

Jeanie loves to read, to quilt, to hike, travel, and visit with friends and family. Her teammates say that she is a great listener who looks for ways to connect with others on a personal level.  

Sudi Newcomer
Care Coordinator
snewcomer@gcruralhealth.org

Sudi joined GCRHN as a Care Coordinator in late June of 2022. Before coming to Rural Health, she worked as the Outreach Coordinator for The Advocates for a Violence-Free Community serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her mission at The Advocates was to destigmatize talking about domestic violence and to enhance awareness in order to create change. 

Sudi worked at Winter Park Fraser Chamber of Commerce for more than 8 years learning much about the needs of the community and their impact upon the Valley’s businesses. Understanding community needs on many different levels has proven to be an asset in all of her work and made her a strong resource in Grand County.

Sudi moved to Fraser after completing her BA at The University of Georgia. She has lived and worked here for over thirty years, earning a Master’s Degree in Legal Science in 2012. Sudi raised two daughters in Fraser who are currently in college on both sides of the country. Travel is her favorite pastime. She served on the Board of the CASA Foundation and volunteered hundreds of hours for the Grand Foundation. An active lifestyle of skiing, teaching yoga, hiking, and biking has enhanced her deep love of nature and her desire to protect our Valley and all her residents.

Christine Smith
Strategic Initiatives Manager
cwsmith@gcruralhealth.org

Christine joined the Network in February 2015 as a Program Coordinator, being drawn to healthcare and client advocacy after experiencing support from the Network through her own health crisis 2 years prior.  She became Operations Manager in June 2017 and was promoted to Strategic Initiatives Manager in February 2021. Christine received her Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Michigan with an emphasis in marketing. She brings a variety of volunteer and work experience in client services, marketing, and event management, most recently as Group Services Manager at Winter Park Resort.  

In her current role, Christine works on special projects that align with our strategic plan to help grow and strengthen the health and wellbeing of our local community. She also oversees donor relations, marketing and fundraising, as well as the Network’s ACHES & PAINS healthcare voucher program. Her coworkers say they value her ability to express herself eloquently on behalf of the Network and its values. 

In her free time, Christine enjoys skiing fresh powder in the winter and trying to master stand-up paddle boarding on rivers in the summer. She’s looking forward to new travel adventures with her husband as they become empty nesters.

Jennifer Tibbetts
Community Engagement Specialist
jtibbetts@gcruralhealth.org

Jennifer grew up in Arvada, CO and attended college in Lancaster, England and at the University of Colorado-Boulder where she obtained her BA in 1991. Prior to moving to Grand County, Jennifer owned a manufacturers’ representative sales agency in the power utility industry for 17 years in Denver, incorporating her many years of sales and marketing experience in various tech industries. She and her husband and two sons moved full-time to Grand County in 2018, and in 2019 she started coordinating client services at the Mountain Family Center, a non-profit resource organization based in Grand County.

She joined the Network in 2022 as Community Engagement Specialist and is excited to engage with even more of her neighbors in Grand County. In this role Jennifer works to connect, educate, motivate and mobilize the local community to address specific, community-identified issues. She calls upon her combined communications experience in both the corporate world and the non-profit sector in her work to foster and build consensus amongst diverse groups.

Outside of work, Jennifer is busy with two teenagers and loves spending time with her family, attempting yoga, and hiking or cross-country skiing depending on the season.

Amanda Uehlein, MA
Associate Director
auehlein@gcruralhealth.org

With a focus on equity and social justice, Amanda has enjoyed learning from a breadth of work experience as a direct care provider for adults with developmental disabilities, a teacher’s aide in a school for children on the Autism spectrum, a meditation instructor, an emergency/crisis clinician, and an outpatient therapist for adults in community mental health. Originally from upstate New York, Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College. She moved to Colorado to pursue graduate school and completed a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. Amanda has many years’ experience in group facilitation and is a trained Second Circle facilitator to build trusting relationships across racial and cultural differences and work toward real, meaningful change. 

After relocating to Grand County, Amanda joined the Rural Health Network as a Care Coordinator in July 2018, became Program Manager in February 2019, and was promoted to Associate Director in January 2021. Amanda manages and oversees several programs for the Network. She deeply enjoys providing reflective supervision to staff in their work with clients and community members and is a passionate advocate for the health and wellbeing of her community. 

Amanda loves to go exploring with her husband and two cattle dogs. She believes in the power of art to drive change and support healing. Amanda’s teammates appreciate her support for others, her intentional use of language, and her innovative thinking.

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