ABOUT US

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MISSION

Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with, or at risk of, developmental disabilities.

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PURPOSE 

Our purpose is to enhance the lives of those we help by empowering them to achieve rewarding lives full of new possibilities. 

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CORE VALUES 

We believe in:

  • The paramount importance of health and safety.
  • A never ending quest for creative solutions.
  • Fostering growth and independence.
  • The power of Early Intervention to change lives.
  • Compassion and respect for every person and in everything we do.

History

In

Brief

Horizons was created in 1975 as a community based alternative to institutionalized care.

We provide person centered services in the least restrictive environment. Throughout our programs for children and adults across northwest Colorado, we ensure that people with developmental delays and cognitive disabilities are treated with dignity and care. We help people overcome obstacles, develop skill sets, and achieve goals in order to live lives of their own choosing.

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Horizons’ existence was never guaranteed. It started as a grassroots initiative only serving a handful of people. After becoming a Medicaid Provider, Horizons was able to overcome substantial financial obstacles to become the only Community Centered Board serving Northwestern Colorado. Over the years with connections, collaborations, and positive energy, Horizons has established itself as a reputable nonprofit with Residential, Recreational, Day, and Vocational Programs as well as Case Management.

Meet the Leadership Team

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Tatum Heath, Executive Director

Tatum became a Rout County Case Manager with Horizons in 2002. Having an older brother with autism, this move resonated with past experience and quickly became an opportunity to better understand the world of people with cognitive disabilities. In 2008, he became the Adult Program Director and in 2019, Tatum was offered the position of Executive Director beginning January 1st, 2020.

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Madeline Landgren, Adult Program Director

In June 2019, Madeline accepted the Adult Program Director position after working at Horizons for 4 years. Madeline runs the programs, manages the staff, and ensures that what we do aligns with state regulations and person centered philosophy. She oversees all adult programming across the five counties in our service area.

Meet the Leadership Team

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Matt Morrill, Chief Financial Officer

In 2011 Matt set out to start one of the first craft breweries in the city of Huaraz, Peru. He and his business partner opened the doors of Sierra Andina Brewing Company nine months later. Working as the Brewmaster and CFO, Matt oversaw the growth and expansion of the brewery for three years before returning to Steamboat Springs. In October 2015, he became the CFO at Horizons.

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Meghan McNamara, Director of Administration

Born and raised in Steamboat, Meghan’s passion for serving those with disabilities started when she was volunteering as a high schooler. After spending two summers as a paraprofessional she began her career at Horizons in 2007. With experience as a DSP, House Coordinator, Residential Team Coordinator, Case Manager, and Residential Coordinator she was perfectly equipped to start her newest role as Director of Administration in December 2021.

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Lindsey Garey, Director of Service Coordination

Lindsey started her career as a Case Manager at the Women’s AIDS project in Denver. After moving to Grand Junction she became an Adult Case Manager and then the Child Find Coordinator at Mesa Developmental Services (now STRiVE). In 2017, after 9 years of living in Steamboat and raising her two young daughters, Lindsey became the Early Intervention Coordinator for Horizons. She began her role as Director of Service Coordination in 2019.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Terry N. Jost, President, Routt County

Dennis Kuntz, Vice President, Routt County

Julie Pearce, Treasurer, Rio Blanco County

Beth Davison, Secretary, Routt County

Susan Baird, Grand County

Leslie Bjorgum, Routt County

Annette Dellacroce, Routt County

Jeff Dockstader, Routt County

Ron Schaeffer, Moffat County