CAHEC Board of Directors

Brenda Tousley, DNP, CNS, ACCNS-AG, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, CLNC, RN, Board President

Don Enninga, BS, EMT-I, Board Vice-President

Bruce Cooper, MD, MSPH, Board Treasurer

Lola Fehr, MS, RN, Board Secretary

Shauna Richardson, Board Member

David Cessna, B.A., M.Ed., Board Member

Brian Lewton, Board Member

Pamela Howes, MSN, MBA, CFRN, CCRN-N, CEN, Board Member

Mark Johnson, BS, EMT-P, Board Member

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Brenda Tousley, DNP, CNS, ACCNS-AG, AGNS-BC, CCRN, CLNC, CLNC, RN, Board President

 

Brenda Tousley is a legal nurse consultant who brings over 30 years of nursing experience. She currently works as the program manager for stroke and sepsis at the three Banner Health facilities in northern Colorado and teaches clinicals for Front Range Community College. 

  

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Don Enninga, BS, EMT-I, Board Vice President

Don Enninga started his career in EMS after taking an EMT class in Byers, Colorado. Since then, he has served in a variety of EMS capacities. He instructs on-campus EMT, Emergency Medical Responder, IV, ITLS, CPR, First Aid, and other EMS courses at MCC and coordinates similar off-campus courses. He is a member of ABATE of Colorado, a motorcycle rights and training non-profit organization. Don has been a member of the CAHEC board since 2004.

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Bruce Cooper, MD, MSPH, Board Treasurer

Bruce Cooper is a family physician who is passionate about the health of his community. He graduated as an MD from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine and received an MSPH from the University of Colorado. He has worked for many years as a Primary Care Physician and Medical Director in Northeast Colorado. He has also worked as an educator at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

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Lola Fehr, MS, RN, Board Secretary

Lola Fehr is a decorated nurse who has worked in a variety of clinical, administrative, parliamentary, and educator roles. She earned her BSN at the University of Denver and MS at the University of Colorado. She is passionate about continuing education for nurses and has been a supportive ally of CAHEC's NEC conference for many years. 

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Shauna Richardson, Board Member

Shauna Richardson is dedicated to rural healthcare with 29 years of experience within the Medical-Surgical and Administrative setting at KCCHSD. She is often credited for the successful surgery program she built within the organization and has held numerous managerial roles. She restructured the facilities purchasing program, was involved in improving healthcare and health outcomes through community engagement and education, and took part in a restructure of overall facility operations. Richardson is highly certified with: AORN's Surgery Administrator Certificate, CRCST, Advanced Gastroenterology Technician Specialist, and Seton Hall GRaduate in Health and Hospital Law. She is a loyal leader with unwavering commitment to providing quality care and preventive medicine advocacy for rural healthcare.

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David Cessna B.A., M.Ed., Board Member

 

David Cessna has devoted his career to managing programs and assisting
individuals with workforce and career development in higher education,
secondary education, non-profit organizations and counties. Groups with which
he has worked include college students, high school students, the unemployed,
not workforce ready individuals on public assistance, people over 50 years old,
disabled farmers and ranchers and those exiting the criminal justice system. As a
former CAHEC staff member he has worked with youth pipeline programs
throughout the region.

   

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Brian Lewton, Board Member

 

Brian Lewton is an associate professor of business and economics at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. He is passionate about helping members of rural communities throughout Northeastern Colorado develop the same access to high-quality, affordable healthcare that communities on the Front Range enjoy. As an educator, Brian recognizes the importance that quality education for healthcare professionals in rural areas starts at the community level in high schools and community colleges. Brian is a native rural Coloradoan, and enjoys spending time working in the local agricultural industry and helping students from all walks of life achieve their professional goals.

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Pamela Howes, MSN, MBA, CFRN, CCRN-N, CEN, Board Member

 

Pamela Howes is an RN Paramedic, currently working in a Local Emergency Department as an educator and as needed in the local ICU. She grew up in Littleton and has lived most of her life in Colorado with her husband of 26 years and two children. Her daughter is an EMT currently and is headed to nursing school in May. Her son graduates this year and is headed to play hockey in Montana. Outside of work, she enjoys all things outside: cycling, hiking, and running. She is also an avid ice hockey player and skier.

   

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Mark Johnson, BS, EMT-P, Board Member

 

   

The Centennial Area Health Education Center is seeking Board Members.

Please download the application here, review the Bylaws
and Job Description.

Email the completed application to melissa@cahec.org.  

Join our Board of Directors!