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Vail Veterans Program

Since 2004, Vail Veterans Program has been transforming the lives of military injured and their families by providing innovative, outdoor therapeutic and rehabilitative programs that encourage healthy recovery, personal growth, and the building of lifelong communities of mutual support

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
2
Contract Staff:
Volunteers Annually:
62
Retention Rate:
100%

Becca Aliber, Director of Programs and Development
Start Date: 2019

Becca is thrilled to return to the Vail Veterans Program team, as the Director of Programs and Alumni Engagement, after completing her Master of Science at the University of Denver in Organizational Leadership and Strategic Innovation and Change, with a focus on nonprofit organizations. Prior to completing this degree, Becca spent two and a half years with Vail Veterans Program as a Program and Development Coordinator and Director of Programs. From her first day at Vail Veterans Program in 2016, Becca was awed by the poignant transformations taking place in wounded Veterans and their families, as they engaged in therapeutic, rehabilitative programming and embarked on a healing journey together in Vail. Becca has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Colby College, as well as experience working with other Vail Valley nonprofits, including Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.

Sarah Heredia, Development and Operations Manager
Start Date: 2019

Sarah joins the Vail Veteran's Program with an extensive background in events and client relations. She spent nearly a decade of her career at the Sonnenalp Hotel planning and executing countless weddings, corporate conferences and community gatherings. During this time, Sarah had the pleasure of planning the Vail Veterans Program welcome dinners three years in a row. She was so inspired by these impactful and memorable events and felt drawn to be part of the team. She is grateful and excited to contribute to an organization that creates life changing experiences for our Nation's Heroes. Sarah lives in Eagle with her husband and two beautiful daughters. As a family they enjoy spending time outside together, embarking on all that the mountains have to offer. She and her husband have a love for travel, and they cannot wait to continue their adventures around the world with their girls.

Nanci Northway, Treasurer
Start Date: 2006

Nanci Northway was appointed the Vice President of Internal Audit at Vail Resorts in 2006 and retired from this position in 2014. Ms. Northway joined Vail Resorts in 1998 as the Vice President and Controller. From 1996-1998 she served as the Chief Financial Officer for Booth Creek Ski Holdings. Prior to 1996 she held a variety of positions in Operations, Finance and Accounting at Northstar California. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Northway is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Nanci has served 6 Board Terms for Vail Veterans Program and became a part-time staff member in January 2016.

Cheryl Jensen, President/Founder
Start Date: 2004

Cheryl Jensen is the Founder and Board Chair of Vail Veterans Program. In April 2014, Jensen was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award by 38th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and in May 2005, she was given the Outstanding Public Service Medal from Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld for her tireless efforts.

Boards

Board Type:
Advisory
Meetings per Year:
3
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
8
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
3

Board Demographics:

Female:
1
Male:
7
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
0
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

8

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

93%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

0%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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