CAHEC Staff

CAHEC is staffed by a number of professionals specializing in everything from nursing education to housing. 
We all combine our skill sets to accomplish amazing feats

such as hosting the annual NEC Conference.

Monica Daniels-Mika, Executive Director

 

 Monica is a fourth generation Coloradoan with a familiarity and love for the rural areas of the state. Monica has a Master of Science and a Master of Regional Community Planning from Kansas State University. She loves to travel. Her favorite place that she has seen thus far in her travels is Estonia, but her favorite city is Boston. She also likes to bake and is certificated in the Lambeth cake design.

 

Monica's desire is to grow CAHEC into a regional resource center, to help rural areas and citizens with workforce and career development, and to bring health education and resources to rural areas.

 

She is very proud of the accomplishments CAHEC has achieved. The partnership and leadership CAHEC has exercised in order to get the Preceptor Bill off and running has been an amazing success.  You may contact Monica at mmika@cahec.org.

 

Monica's favorite motto is: "What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"

  

Nancy Schumacher, Student Liaison and Educator

 

 Nancy grew up and went to school in Greeley.  While she has served in a variety of positions, she is an entrepreneur at heart who has spent years working in the health and human service sector.   She is a CNA on a mission to provide training and education to underserved areas.  Nancy’s passion for education is supreme and she enjoys working and engaging with students.  In her free time she is the mother to two college aged children.  Nancy can be reached by calling 970 330-3608 or by email at nschumacher@cahec.org.

Carissa Schumacher, Administrative & Housing Assistant

 

 Carissa graduated from University High School in Greeley. She is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Human Services at the University of Northern Colorado and working on applying to nursing school. Carissa is also a Certified Nursing Assistant. She hopes to help CAHEC continue to improve the housing system, as well as bring further organization to other systems within CAHEC. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family. Carissa can be reached at by calling 970-330-3608 or by email at cschumacher@cahec.org

David Cessna, Program Coordinator

 

 David completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and subsequently taught biology for three years.  He then entered Colorado State University and received his Master of Education degree.  He remained in higher education in the career development field working at CSU, DU, CU and UNC.  He left higher education for several years to work within the state workforce system before moving on to Goodwill Industries of Denver.  While at Goodwill he developed programs that served the employment needs of struggling individuals and families.  He then (mistakenly) thought it time to retire, but soon discovered his passion for creating positive outcomes with individuals and communities was still burning.  He now focuses his energy toward providing health education opportunities to the 10 county area served by CAHEC.  You may contact David at dcessna@cahec.org

Evelyn Rincon, Office Assistant

Evelyn graduated from Eaton High School in Eaton, CO on May 21, 2017. She enjoys working with kids and has always aspired to be in the medical field; therefore, hopes to become a pediatrician one day. Evelyn’s goal is to help accomplish CAHEC’s dream to grow within the state. In her free time Evelyn loves to explore, shop, bake and spend time with her family. Evelyn can be contacted by calling (970) 330-3608 or by email at erincon@cahec.org.

Kim Fairley, Regional Health Connector 


Kim has worked the past 7 years to address poverty and the social determinants of health. After working her career in IT management, she left to become the Executive Director of RISE, a non-profit that offers self-sufficiency programs for the under resourced population in the community. Kim is a certified trainer and facilitator for Bridges Out of Poverty and Bridges to Health and Healthcare. She was the Local Improvement Advisor for The Alliance under the IHI SCALE grant project. She was also the Care Management Supervisor for 8 RCCO staff in Loveland. She currently serves as the board president for North Range Behavioral Health. Kim has a passion and commitment to healthcare improvement. You may contact Kim at kfairley@cahec.org.

Erika Greenberg MSN, RN, Health Educator


Erika has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado. Erika has worked directly with patients in various settings including trauma/cardiac ICU, bone marrow transplant, and outpatient surgery. She has always had a passion for education and spent many years working as a nurse educator teaching nursing students to become extraordinary professional nurses. Erika is now using her nursing experience to promote health education in our rural communities to both current health focused students and professionals. Erika can be reached at egreenberg@cahec.org.

Lynnette Leiker, Office Coordinator

Lynnette is an Iowa girl who went to college in Greeley and made it her home.  With a bachelor’s degree in business, she spent the bulk of her professional career in higher education libraries.  Her final role, before retiring, was in the teaching and learning unit, where she scheduled and taught classes on how to use the online databases to conduct research.  Finding retirement a little too quiet, Lynnette is thrilled to join CAHEC in her part-time role as the Office Coordinator.  She’s looking forward to becoming more familiar with the people and projects that make CAHEC such and exciting organization.  You can reach Lynnette at lleiker@cahec.org.

 

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