Striving to live by the words of John Wesley, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can". Gina is a mother of 4 and former Therapeutic Foster Parent. She has a heart for kids and the community. Originally from the Northeast she has made Ignacio her home since 2000. With a BA in Communications and background in public relations, marketing, and business management as well as organizational development and behavioral science she remains an active member of the community working with and serving on Boards and Commissions in the education, municipal, and non-profit sectors. "It's both a privilege and an honor to serve the community as ELHI Board Chair. I believe in the mission and look forward to bringing my skills and energy to the Board.
Margaret (Peggy) Iberg
Margaret (Peggy) Iberg grew up in Durango, Co and graduated from Fort Lewis College. Peggy spent her professional career as a middle teacher where she taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts, and Social Studies for 22 years. She holds a Master’s degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado and has worked with the after-school program, Curiosity, at the Ignacio Middle School for the past five years. Peggy’s hobbies include hiking, pottery, jewelry making, playing guitar and reading.
Member At Large, Founding Board Member
Kasey Corriea was born and raised in the east bay of California. With the help of her highschool art teacher, she discovered a healthy way to express herself through art. She started creating pottery at Memorial High School where she graduated early with art honors.
After highschool she traveled the world both in a band and as a manager. She got a degree in music business and then later moved to Alaska to continue school at the University. While there, she studied as a electrical apprentice, got her pilots license and ended up joining an art group that lead to her becoming the owner of Tundra Arts, a co-op style artist's gallery.
Through the many amazing opportunities and occurences in her life, she developed a great love for community and the under-dogs and a desire to empower people. And when she moved to Ignacio Colorado and became one of the four founding members of Dancing Spirit Community Art Center, she was able to use the talent and knowledge she had gained to develop programs that focus on healing through the arts.
Kasey loves flying small planes in Alaska, camping and her animals, and desires to help others discover the power of healing through art.
"I love community and the underdogs, and want to empower people!"
Ramona has worked for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe for several years, served as a Tribal Council Member, the Executive Officer and other positions within the government as well as serving on the Native American JOM Committee, the So. Ute Montessori Advisory Board, the previous SUCAP Board and participating in the Big Brothers & Big Sisters program in Colorado Springs. She is currently a board member on the Regional Advisory Council on Aging and serve on the Senior Citizen Center committee. She enjoys being with family and her grandchildren and attending their activities, bead working, sewing, reading, story telling, meeting people, and talking and learning from elders. She has joined the ElHI Association Board of Directors to help make a difference and expand service opportunities to our community through a positive and safe environment.
Member At Large
Marcia Vining grew up in northern Wisconsin, received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation in Texas and moved to Ignacio after a stint working in Queens, NY. She and her family moved to Pagosa Springs, where they were business owners, foster parents and part of the local home school community. Three of their four children now live and work in the Ignacio area. Marcia trained foster parents throughout the state before moving back to Ignacio in 2005. She began working at the library in 2010, obtained her Master's degree in Library Science in 2013 and in 2016 she became director of the Ignacio Community Library. Her hobbies are camping, hiking, kayaking, sewing, and of course, reading.
Our deepest gratitude is extended to our Founding Board and our Past Board Members. Thank you for your service. Without your help, we would not be where we are today.
FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS
Raymond Dunton, Board Chair
Angela Simmons, Board Secretary
Kasey Correia, Board Treasurer
Natalie Howard, Member at Large
Amos Lee, Member at Large
PAST BOARD MEMBERS
GW (Blake) Blakesley
Teresa (Cox) Bagdol
Interested in becoming a part of the ELHI Board of Directors?
Please download the Board Member Application here, fill it out and return to the ELHI Site Assistant via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at 115 Ute Street or by mailing it to the address below.
ELHI Community Center
PO Box 2084
Ignacio, CO. 81137
"The ELHI Association shall have a Board of Directors, each of whom shall serve without compensation for his or her service.
A five member board will make up the governing body, with one vote per member. The governing body is comprised of members from
the Tenant Association or other communtiy members with elections held bi-annually. As a group, the member organizations nominate
and establish the Board members. Each member organization will have one vote for each vacant board seat."
ELHI Association, inc.Organizational By-laws Article 1;Section 1.4