Executive Director - Roseann McDermott
The Durango Family Center is pleased to announce the addition of Roseann Kutzleb as
Executive Director of the La Plata Family Centers Coalition. Ms. Kutzleb brings a wealth
of experience from working in the human services sector of our community for more than
"We knew our dream candidate would be someone with an intimate knowledge of our
community and its needs." says Charles Leslie, president of the LPFCC board of directors,
"But the reality for an organization such as ours, is that funding is paramount. Roseann's skills in grant writing and program management, fund raising and financial planning will be invaluable to our continuing success."
I have two incredible children in elementary school who model for me the art of being present, playful and purposeful in all adventures. I enjoy spending time with them playing "dress up" and "survivor man" as well as camping, biking, trail running, and water sports. I have lived in Durango for 22 years and I have worked and/or volunteered in the nonprofit sector during most of that time. I am very excited to be part of the team at the Family Center and look forward to what we can create together!
Program Director - Rachel Cameron
I have 2 children in middle and high school. I enjoy gardening, especially mowing; baking is
my hobby and I specialize in wedding cakes. I have B. A. in Health Science and enjoy
managing the Health programs here at the Family Center.
Office Manager - LaDonna Manore
I am the Office Manager here at the Family Center. I do a little bit of everything!
I do all of the data entry, answering and transferring multiple phone lines and keeping the
Family Center clean. I am a Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers. I am also trained in
Family Support & Bright Beginnings.
I was born and raised in Durango and I am a mother of 2 wonderful children. I love working
with children and families, and enjoy watching them grow. I enjoy the diversity of people,
and just knowing I helped someone each day in a positive way is the greatest enjoyment for me.
Health & Family Advocate - Danny Quinlan
I began working at LPFCC as a Health and Family Advocate in February of 2013. I am the very proud father of a new-born boy and step-father of a five year old girl. I enjoy outdoor activities, reading and playing the guitar and piano in my free time.
I am looking forward to using my fluency in Spanish and years of experience working with immigrant families to the benefit of the organization and the community.
Health & Family Advocate & Latino Outreach - Berenice Lozano
I am one of the Health and Family advocates, and began working here in 2011. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am bilingual and proud of my Hispanic culture. I have lived in
La Plata county area for most of my life.
Family Education Coordinator - Jenni Aguilar
I was lucky enough to bring my oldest son to the Family Center for a playgroup in 1994
when I first moved to Durango. I then got involved as a volunteer teaching parenting, breastfeeding and childbirth classes, as well as enjoying the great friendships I developed
at the Family Center.
My involvement inspired me to pursue my education and I received a BA in
Infant Development in 2005 and my MS in Health Education in 2009.
I love working with families and furthering my knowledge to bring effective programs to our community. I am married
and have 4 children (and 1 dog!), and love spending time with my family hiking, stand up paddleboarding, visiting
hot springs and being outside.
Parent Educator - Lynn Armato
I am a Parent Educator for the Parents as Teachers program. I moved to Durango in June of 2012. I have worked with children of all ages for more than 20 years. I love working in a setting that considers the whole family's well-being and is community minded.
Safe Exchange/Supervised Visitation Coordinator - Vic Blasi
I was lucky enough to find my way to Southwest Colorado in 1976 and have never considered living anywhere else. I attended Fort Lewis College, met my wife, raised two wonderful sons and have spent my working career helping and supporting others. I spend my free time in the outdoors. I enjoy camping, hiking and tend to brag about my gardening skills. I am the Safe Exchange/Supervised Visitation Coordinator with the La Plata Family Center Coalitions, a truly great organization that I am very proud to be part of.
Bayfield Director - Amy Davlin
Amy accepted the position of director of the Bayfield Family Center in October 2012. She's a new mom and lives in Durango with her husband and son. Amy has enjoyed working with children and families for ten years. Her career began in 2002 serving as a teacher's aide in a preschool classroom. In 2009, Amy earned a master of education. Amy's been active in the Durango nonprofit community since 2006, previously serving as executive director for the Children's Museum and Riverhouse Children's Center. Currently, Amy instructs education at Southwest Colorado Community College.
Fort Lewis Mesa Coordinator - Sue Ullom
I started around 17 years ago when I was part of a group writing a grant for Governor Romer’s Family Initiative grants. When we received the grant for La Plata Family Centers Coalition, I became the on-site coordinator for Fort Lewis Mesa. I love working with families – especially children.
I am responsible for setting up Love and Logic, Hunters safety, First aid –CPR, Spanish Classes, Baby Sitting Classes, Blood Drives and Flu Shot Clinics. Sponsoring activities such as Birthday Parties, Open gym night, skating two Saturdays a month, Tractor Club Meetings, County Meetings, Ditch meetings, and aerobics.
The Kindergarten teacher and I do “We are Glad You Live Here Visits” every summer to all the children (0-5years old) that we know of in our attendance area. We take them developmentally appropriate information, books, and other items such as teethers, beach balls, Playdough, crayons, puzzles, pencils, and learning activities.
Health Coverage Guide - Eileen Mathy
Hi, my name is Eileen Mathy. I am so happy to join the Family Center as the Health Coverage Guide for the Connect for Health Colorado online marketplace for enrolling in health insurance.
I have lived in Durango for 25 years.
I have 19 years of experience in eligibility, Medicaid, and CHP+ outreach, resource and referrals at SJBHD as the Healthy Communities outreach specialist. I am excited about the Health Insurance reform and very excited to join the Family Center family. I enjoy reading, boating and playing with my 7 year old grandson.
Family Advocate & Supervised Visit Monitor - Patti Parker
I started at the Family Center last summer as a monitor for court ordered supervised visits and safe exchanges for parents with shared custody. At the beginning of the year, I added the position of supervisor for the "Parents Night Out" program, working with DHS to give respite to foster and adoptive parents, while having tons of fun with the kids! Most recently, I have joined the office staff, as a half time Family Advocate.
I love living in Durango, having recently moved here from Oregon where I worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster kids. I moved here to be closer to my family who have lived here for 35 years. I have one son, still in Oregon with my two beautiful granddaughters.