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Kathleen Wasserman practiced law in Maryland.  She was a partner in the Litigation Department at Piper & Marbury (now known as DLA Piper) in Baltimore, Maryland, and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. Since moving to Steamboat Springs with her husband Craig, she has been involved with various non-profit organizations and is currently on the board of Friends of Perry-Mansfield.

Adrienne Southworth was an advertising executive at Grey Advertising in New York. After her retirement and move to Connecticut she became involved in non-profit work as a founding board member of an arts organization. Her volunteer work also included education and senior services groups. Adrienne moved to Steamboat with her husband, Steven, and two daughters in 2004. She continued her interests by serving on the board of the Lowell Whiteman School and volunteering for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Yampatika.

Suki Kaplan was an investor and public relations professional for over 20 years in industries such as home healthcare, retail, plastics and pharmaceuticals. She retired from the Allergan, Inc. as the Director of Investor and Public Relations in 2003. Since moving to Steamboat Colorado, with her husband in 2004, she has served as board member for six years and executive committee member for four years of the Strings Music Festival.  In addition, she served on the Women’s Foundation of Colorado steering committee for two years.

Patti Asbury has been a Steamboat Springs resident for 35 years. She was an adjunct faculty instructor of Communication at Colorado Mountain College for 25 years and presented seminars in communication for educators and business professionals for 7 years. She currently works as an independent contractor with businesses in Steamboat.  Patti was on the board of Advocates Building Peaceful Communities (formerly AABA) for 5 years, is on the Steamboat Tennis Committee (STC), and was a volunteer for 10 years with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club when her daughter, Heidi, was an alpine racer.

Peggy Kamins was a Systems Engineer for ROLM phone systems and then IBM. In 1990 she retired to raise her two children and that's when she moved to full-time "volunteer" worker. Until now, her volunteer work has been with various organizations in Westport, CT where she used to call home. Peggy has taken a leadership role in many of the organizations and has brought her knowledge of technology, non-profits, and the community to each of them. Peggy and her husband have had a presence in Steamboat since 2003. In 2016 they officially became residents of Colorado.

Michelle Osterman is a Colorado native who spent her earlier professional years as an educator/therapist of children with special needs. Upon moving to Ohio with her two sons and husband Michael, she spent the next many years working as a volunteer coordinator and educator with Planned Parenthood in Ohio, teaching sexual abuse preventative education to youngsters in the Toledo public schools, working with the Jewish Federation, and developing and running sibling groups of youngsters with special needs at the Medical College of Ohio. Upon moving back to Boulder, Colorado with her family in 1999, Michelle served on the boards of the Rose Community Foundation, the Community Food Share (the largest Food Bank in the Rockies) and Serving on boards and committees at her sons’ schools. An avid lover of Nature and fun, Michelle is on a trail daily with her dogs, snowshoeing/XC skiing or hiking. She most recently completed her term on the Perry Mansfield Board she is now Delighted, Humbled and Honored to be a Founding Member of Focus on Women.

Joanie Shubin has been coming to Steamboat since 1979 but her and her husband have been living in Steamboat part time for the past 5 years. While living in Atlanta she was very involved in many community organizations, her interest focusing mainly on women and children's issues. She was the State Public Affairs Chair for the National Council of Jewish Women, served on the board of Planned Parenthood SE, Chaired the Million Mom March in Georgia and served Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta as a board member and Chair of the Annual Campaign.

Leslie Steen taught high school social studies for 24 years in Evergreen Colorado. Following her family’s move to Steamboat in 2005, she  served on the board of Strings Music Festival for 8 years, and is currently on the boards of Yampa River Botanic Park, and Yampatika. She has also volunteered for the Steamboat Art Museum and the Tread of Pioneers Museum. She and her husband enjoy traveling, biking, hiking, skiing, and visiting children and grandchildren.

Barbara Bronner is a licensed clinical social worker focusing on issues of aging.  After retiring from hospital work and then private practice in 2001, she and her husband spend considerable time in Steamboat.   Here she was the social work consultant for the Doak Walker Care Center for ten years, served on the Board of the Routt County Council on Aging and organized programs for seniors for eight years, has spoken on issues of aging, and currently facilitates caregiver support groups for the Alzheimer's Association.

Laura Cusenbary is a professional Financial Advisor for the Northwest Colorado resort region with Wells Fargo Advisors. Laura moved to Steamboat Springs 15 years ago, after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in business management and marketing. Laura is passionate about the Yampa Valley. She has held a variety of roles on several boards and local fundraisers, including the Yampa Valley Community Foundation Board of Trustees, Steamboat Springs Rodeo Board, Ski Town USA Rotary, Impact 100, and the Sunshine Kids Foundation. Outside of the office, Laura is enjoying life with her husband, Brad, and two year-old daughter, Austin.

Susi Rowe is Vice President of Sustainability for Green Courte Partners, a real estate, private-equity firm based in Chicago.  She has a background in computer science, though somewhat outdated (think punch cards). She raised three daughters, and served on numerous non-profit boards in suburban Chicago, mostly focused on children and families.  Susi has been a Colorado resident for four years and would have come sooner if she had it to do all over again. Her two Labradoodles would agree.

Amy Dickson is the Chief Operating Officer for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM). Amy’s passion for protecting family planning and reproductive rights through advocacy, education, and the delivery of health care services led her to a career with PPRM in 1996. In her role as the COO, Amy oversees the operations of 29 health centers in four states. Prior to becoming the COO, she was the Sr VP of Clinical Operations at PPRM where she expanded access to care and guided the strategic planning and vision for PPRM’s health centers. Amy has been a leader in the successful efforts to expand PPRM’s clinical services and increase access to reproductive health care in the communities PPRM serves.   In her free time, she serves on the board for Partners in Routt County, as well as Population Connection, an organization based in Washington, DC.

Jeanne Weintraub is the manager of the Steamboat Planned Parenthood heath center.   She began working for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in July of 2014.  Previously she worked for the Routt county Department of Human services and managed the SOS Outreach program, a youth development non profit that engages local youth in service learning projects and snowboarding with an emphasis on core values curriculum.  She is committed to serving the steamboat community and continues to work and volunteer with other local organizations such as Mind Springs Health and Advocate’s  Building Peaceful communities.