Connect for Health Colorado’s Advisory Groups play a crucial role in using their background knowledge and expertise to provide recommendations for the Board of Directors. These groups’ contributions and collaborations have helped the organization in making valuable decisions. This Advisory Group will inform policy and operational decisions, design communication and outreach strategies and establish partnerships to achieve shared goals for improving the health of our communities from all corners of the State. Call-in and remote web are available for meeting participation.

Rural Regions Advisory Group Meeting and Materials Archive


  • Donni Cochran, Owner, Cochran Insurance
  • Adrienne Christy, Health Coverage Guide, Tri-County Health Network


  • Dick Allison, Chair, CLUB 20 Health Care Committee
  • Lynn Borup, Executive Director, Tri-County Health Network
  • Ross Brooks, CEO, Mountain Family Health Centers
  • Bill Brown, Owner, William L. Brown Insurance Services
  • Peg Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Colorado Division of Insurance
  • David Foy, Commissioner, Washington County
  • James Harris, Broker, Glenwood Insurance Agency
  • Alicia Haywood, Policy and Advocacy Manager, CO Rural Health Center
  • Matt Heimerich, Health Issues Committee Chair, Action 22
  • Michael Hornbach, Western Rockies Association of Health Underwriters (WRAHU)
  • Dr. Rebecca Lemmon, Owner, The Valley Veterinary Clinic
  • Jim Markuson, Retired Healthcare Professional
  • Donna Mills, CEO, Integrated Health Partners
  • Michelle Mills, CEO, CO Rural Health Center
  • Bernadette Navarrette, Broker, Perry Ward Agency
  • Michelle Patrino, Colorado Division of Insurance
  • Randy Pifer, Owner, Active Insurance Solutions
  • Joesph Rivera, Manager, Patient Eligibility, Outreach and Enrollment Program, Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc.
  • Bob Semro, Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center
  • Gary Shondeck, Owner, Shondeck Financial
  • Jim Sjerven, Treasurer, Western Rockies Association of Health Underwriters (WRAHU)
  • Jere Thomas, President, Sage Resources

*Advisory Group name subject to change