• Chris McDowell, (Chair) Executive Director, Valley Health Alliance
  • Sherri Corey, (Vice Chair) Senior Clinical Account Manager, Quality Health Network
  • Sharon Longhurst-Pritt, Department of Human Services, Director, Garfield County
  • Stacey Gavrell, Chief Community Relations Officer, Valley View Hospital
  • Elaine Gerson,General Counsel, Chief Transformation Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital
  • Annette Franta, CFO, Mountain Family Health Centers
  • Nico Brown, Chief Strategy Officer, Vail Health


Staff Bios









Cristina Gair
Executive Director

Cristina joined WMRHA as the Alliance's first Executive Director in 2017 with a focus on developing organizational leadership, strategy, innovation and sustainability. Cristina brings more than 17 years of leadership experience working with health and human service non-profit organizations in the West Mountain region. Cristina served as the Executive Director of Aspen to Parachute Dental Health Alliance, Program Officer of Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, and Executive Director of The Eagle River Youth Coalition, now called Mountain Youth. Cristina has also worked with a variety of nonprofits to provide fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning and board retreats. Cristina has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Change Management from Colorado State University and a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Missouri. Cristina is passionate about creating a community integrated health system that serves all people, and believes that this requires a focus on health equity and social determinants of health.

Namrata Shrestha
Assistant Director

Namrata joined WMRHA as the Regional Health Connector for Region 12 (Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Summit counties) in 2017 to identify the priority physical and behavioral issues facing the region, create connections with healthcare providers and other community organizations, and finally develop projects to address these issues and the region’s social determinants of health. Namrata has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wichita State in Kansas. Namrata is a native of Nepal, and she worked with Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in the international platform with a variety of partners including Governments, INGO ( UNICEF, World bank, WSSCC), NGO ( Red Cross Nepal, CODEF) and foreign aid program like USAID around WASH.

Namuna Shrestha
Data Management Coordinator

Namuna joined WMRHA as a Data Management Coordinator since April 2022 to manage and review data designed for Built for Zero Project and Homeless Management Information System among regional partners to reduce homelessness in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties. Namuna holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Development Goals from LUMSA University, Italy and a Bachelors of Social Science major in Sociology and minor in Psychology from Wichita State University, USA. Namuna has 5 years of experience working on Gender, Energy, Water and Sanitation Sectors in Nepal with NGO’s, INGO’s and United Nations. Her career began with an Internship in UN-Habitat. Prior to taking WMRHA role, Namuna was a Program Coordinator at Center for Rural Technology, Nepal leading Gender, Energy and Water Network Forum. Moreover, Namuna has worked at WaterAid Nepal as a Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning Officer and Nepal Red Cross Society as a Communication and Monitoring Officer in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene department. Namuna has also worked with various international organizations such as WSSCC, UNICEF, UN-WOMEN, WHO, International Red Cross dedicated to serve people equally everywhere.

Carly Foy
AmeriCorps Vista 

My name is Carly Foy, I am an AmeriCorps VISTA. I am working with WMRHA as the 211/Community Resource Network Coordinator. I update community resources for Pitkin, Garfield, and Eagle counties of Colorado in the 211 system and I am implementing the workflow to update these resources regularly in the 211 system. I am building upon the region’s health system and support public health and equity system efforts by working with the Community Resource Network to ensure all SDoH resources and guides are accessible, accurate, and updated.

Mike Barbee
Acting Data Manager

Mike joined WMRHA in 2022 as a fractional support consultant to establish key performance metrics, track the strategic work of the Alliance and provide tools to systematically enhance their impact. Currently he is the acting Data Manager and helps to document and improve systems and processes that are core to WMRHA’s work. Mike has worked for over 15 years with domestic and international non-profits to clarify their purpose, define their core offerings, and track their progress. With success in cross-cultural, multi-sector change management support, he works as a project manager, coach, trusted advisor, and implementer. His focus is on helping foundations, non-profits, and social enterprises achieve their desired change while improving their value to funders and those they serve. Mike excels in designing performance metrics, reducing costs, and boosting productivity and quality. His exceptional communication and organizational skills help him create a collaborative environment among team members, stakeholders, and senior management.

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