Board of Directors
Marilyn Bouldin, Director of Community Volunteers
Marilyn Bouldin has a master's degree in Community Health Nursing and has lived in Salida since 2007. Since retirement from a long career in the health care field she has worked as a volunteer and advocate for various public health and healthy aging issues. She is a past director of Chaffee County Public Health, past member of the board of directors for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, and cofounder of Ark Valley Helping Hands. She currently leads Chaffee County Women Who Care, is a member of the Age Strong Chaffee Coalition and is an avid walker.
Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, Director of Partnerships
Cheryl is a 20-year resident of Salida and has served on the County Heritage Board, the County Roundtable, League of Women Voters, Salida Parks, Open Space and Trails (SPOT), and Salida Planning & Zoning, and well as City Treasurer and a City Council member. Aging in Place is a critical need in our community and the Board of Directors is on track to make this happen.
Andi Ohmart Bruno Young, Co-Chair
Andi is a Colorado native. In her professional career, she was Director of Business Planning for a Silicon Valley company that grew from $15M to $7.5B. There she managed an extended international team of more than 200 people. She left that company to help start a software company that raised $6M in funding and subsequently sold for $40M after 18 months. Andi then went on to build a local business which she managed for 14 years with 40 employees. She successfully sold that business in 2014. Andi has first-hand experience in managing rapid growth and building a team. Andi happily returned to Colorado in 2015 and loves being home.
Dee Dubin, Co-Chair
Dee has a varied background from BA in Economics from Vassar College to work in construction management, to film/video production to sailing around the world on a 40-foot sailboat with her husband. She established a base here in Chaffee County in 2011 and became a co-founder of Ark Valley Helping Hands. She continues her commitment to making Chaffee a diverse, welcoming, and affordable community for all who choose to make this home.
Jeff Eaton, Director of Development
Jeff and his wife relocated to Buena Vista in 2021 from Pennsylvania to be closer to their sons and enjoy the extensive outdoor activities Colorado offers. Jeff enjoyed a 45+ year career in both the public and private sectors, primarily in social services/housing program development and delivery. During the last 21 years of his career as CEO/President of a regional New York 501(c)(3) Corporation, his primary focus was on affordable housing development and management, including family/senior multi-family Low Income Housing Tax Credit development. Jeff currently does some consulting work and is on the Board of Directors for the Chaffee Housing Authority.
Judy Staby Hoch, Director of Finance
Judy has been Senior engineer at IBM managing software and hardware development and Advisory engineer at Storage technology managing large scale testing for new hardware. She founded a communications software company, obtained venture financing, sold product to large communications companies and was acquired by same. Also was Director at US West for development and acquisitions. Education includes University of Colorado, B.A mathematics and special studies in mergers and acquisitions at Northwestern University. Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America. Salida resident since 2008.
Wendell Pryor, Capital Campaign’s Co-Chair
Wendell is a semi-retired social entrepreneur interested in senior living. He taught at University of Colorado Public Affairs for over 20 years, served many years in government at the state, city and local levels and recently retired after 12 years as the Director of Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation. He has a law degree and masters in Public Administration and served as Board Chair for InnovAge Foundation which evolved to Next 50. He brings valuable experience as trainer, consultant, mediator and facilitator to Places to Age.
Lydia Segal, Capital Campaign’s Co-Chair
Lydia is a retired family physician with a masters in public health. She currently sits on the board of directors of HRRMC and volunteers to teach wellness classes at the hospital. As a former print journalist she often contributes articles on medical issues for the local press. She is committed to the goal to establish an assisted living and memory care facility in Chaffee County.