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Dorothy Dorman has over 26 years of experience at Harmony, most recently as the CEO. Prior to this she served as the CFO/Assistant Director. Dot has been an Estes Park resident since 1981 and has been involved in many community organizations including serving on the Board of the Fine Arts Guild, and Board Member and President of Habitat for Humanity of the Estes Valley. She has represented Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church on Estes Park Church of the Air and serves on the Church Finance Council and Fundraising Committee. She and her husband, Scott, have six children. Scott is employed by the Town of Estes Park as Fire Chief.
Donna has lived in northern Colorado since 1971 and is a graduate of Colorado State University’s Business/Accounting program. She feels her position at Harmony is the culmination of a long and varied career in public, corporate, not-for-profit accounting and management advisory services. She finds it very rewarding to utilize her skills and experience to be a part of Harmony’s mission.
Donna has had many family members and friends who struggled with chemical dependency, and has seen other facilities first hand. Donna states, “Harmony is unique because we have a gender separate program, licensed for medically assisted detoxification in a facility in the majestic Estes Valley at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park. The quality of the program, professionalism of the staff, and the focus on the mission in this magnificent setting is ideal for recovery.”
Kay Rosenthal has over thirty years of nursing experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) in critical care nursing, rural nursing. She has held nursing management positions ranging from Nurse Supervisor to Director of Nursing/Assistant Administrator. She has had numerous teaching positions at hospitals, college and at the university level. She is also currently Director of Options for Healthy Living Inc, Estes Park Community Based Wellness Program offering Community Health Education, Therapeutic Riding (horseback riding for persons with disabilities) and Parish Nursing.
As a RN she has seen patients with alcohol and substance abuse issues treated poorly in the Emergency Department, and on the Medical Surgical Nursing Departments. One of her goals has been to educate the nursing profession and the public that this is a disease and that it can be successfully treated.
As a critical care nurse she modeled professional and compassionate care at the bedside.
As Director of Options for Healthy Living she offers alcohol and mental health screenings at Health Fairs and on National Alcohol Screening Days and online to help persons in need find appropriate resources.
As Director of Nursing at Harmony Foundation Inc. she is working in the community to educate about the disease of alcohol and substance abuse. The goal of the Nursing Department at Harmony Foundation Inc is to provide safety during the detoxification program and to offer respectful, compassionate care as needed throughout the client’s stay. Kay hopes you will trust Harmony with the care for yourself, or with the care of a family member or friend.
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. Master of Nursing (MN), University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN), Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska.
Sheilah has over 25 years work experience in the accounting, budgeting and customer service areas with experience in several accounting software systems. Sheilah joined Harmony’s accounting department initially and has since accepted the Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement. Her goals are to leverage her experience with computers and software to get Harmony’s electronic medical records program fully implemented, ensure excellent customer service throughout Harmony and overall quality improvement.
Sheilah stumbled upon Harmony when applying for a position, and fell in love with its mission. She believes we provide a quality of care in an absolute unique environment that makes it possible for people to be healed, allowing them to move forward in their lives.
Kristi Faraguna’s education is extensive. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources from Colorado State University; a Master’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University; and a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification from the Society of Human Resources Management. She currently has over 15 years experience in Human Resources Management.
Kristi is married, a Colorado native and can be found biking, hiking, snowshoeing and traveling in her free time. She believes Harmony is an incredible place with a very caring staff and a spectacular setting, and that it is a great place for someone to start the journey of healing from addiction.
Dale is a native New Yorker who is not a Yankees fan, holds B.A. and M.A. in Art. She has pursued a career as a jack-of-all-trades; museum curator, park ranger and dental assistant/office manager, where she became an enthusiastic student of health insurance. She began working at Harmony in 2001 in Accounts Receivable, left briefly in 2007 for an opportunity to gain managerial experience, and then returned as Director of Admissions. Her passions are: baseball, working with insurance and helping the suffering addict and their families find help.
Denise came to Harmony 11 years ago and has attained her Certified Addictions Counselor III in the state of Colorado. Before becoming Treatment Coordinator for Harmony, she had been a family counselor, family continuing care counselor and a primary counselor for the female clients at Harmony. Before working at Harmony, Denise had management and bookkeeping in her background, as well as having owned a DUI treatment facility in Estes Park, thus bringing a vast knowledge of recovery and business skills to her role at Harmony.
Denise believes Harmony understands addiction and alcoholism as a disease, and Harmony’s use of the 12 step program as a model for recovery is in line with how she lives her life. Denise has been surrounded by the disease all of her life, and living the 12 step program daily is how she has accomplished over 28 years sobriety. Her passion is to be able to work at Harmony and to help others find the solution as she has.
Chris Desizlets became the Treatment Coordinator for Harmony’s Men’s Program in March 2010. She has worked extensively in the field of addiction and human services for over 8 years. She began her career as an addiction counselor at the Addiction Recovery Center in Boulder, Colorado and has continued to grow into supervisory positions of more responsibility; some of these include case management and liaison work with the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Housing First Program, Longmont United Hospital Chaplaincy program, the OUR Center Day Shelter and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. Chris’ strengths include organizational management and program development. These skills are key for Chris in providing comprehensive treatment to cover the multiple aspects of addiction and the recovery process for Harmony’s clients. Chris is active in the recovery community and believes that “living your program” is the best example to those still seeking a clean and sober life. Chris is a Certified Addiction Counselor III, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services.
Gail joined the Harmony staff in September of 2007, after thirty three years working in the construction field. Twenty nine of those years were in Estes Park and twenty of those years were spent as the owner/operator of his own construction business. Gail began his association with Harmony in 1978 when he moved to Estes Park. Through the years, Gail has contracted many building projects at Harmony; including the construction of the Swickard Building, which houses the Women’s Program and the Family Program, and the Barnes Building, where Harmony ‘s Admissions Department is located. At one point or another Gail has constructed, added onto, or remodeled virtually every structure on the Harmony property. This was in addition to the other building projects he was involved in throughout the Estes Valley.
Gail believes Harmony is a very special place and being a Colorado native, he has a great appreciation for our location in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, next to Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s with a great sense of pride and gratitude for having the opportunity to contribute to the growth of Harmony and providing the facility for all those who come to us seeking a new beginning.
Marvin Ventrell is the Director of Harmony’s Community & Alumni Relations Office (CARO). CARO’s function is to help fulfill Harmony’s mission to provide a foundation for lifelong recovery by developing and maintaining meaningful connections with the public, recovery providers, the 12-step community, and Harmony Alumni. Marvin believes that Harmony not only sets clients on the road to recovery but also that Harmony can be a valuable lifelong recovery partner through accessing community resources, participating in community education, and creating opportunities for alumni to come and stay together.
Marvin believes his work at Harmony is the culmination of a lifelong journey of professional service to others. During Marvin Ventrell’s 27-year career, he has been an attorney, a public interest association director, and a teacher. He is an author, a legal commentator, and sought-after lecturer. His career has been dedicated to advocating for children and families in crisis and developing institutional systems to address community needs. He previously served as CEO of the National Association of Counsel for Children and Executive Director of the Juvenile Law Society. He is a recipient of the University of Colorado Kempe Award and the American Bar Association Child Advocacy Award, and is a Bar Fellow Emeritus of the Colorado Bar Foundation.