Board of Directors

High Plains is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The majority of board members are also users of the health center. Basic responsibilities of the board include:

Define and preserve the mission of the organization
Approve policy
Safeguard the assets of the center
Select, evaluate and support the Executive Director
Monitor and evaluate center and board performance
Plan for the long-term future of the center

To become a board member, please call Eric Niemeyer at 719-336-0261 and fill out an application.

Board Members


Cecilia Dowell, Chairperson
Director since 2011

Barbara Taylor, Vice Chair
Director since 2017

Blake Carere, Treasurer
Director since 2011

Judy Turpin, Secretary
Director since 2008

Jim Farmer
Director since 1997

Helen Sallaway
Director since 1999

Jean Lunt
Director since 2003

Kevin Ridder
Director Since 2016

John Paul Unruh
Director Since 2017

Rose Ann Yates
Director Since 2018

Vik Kodavatikanti
Director Since 2019

Barbara White
Director Since 2019

Myrna DuVall
Director Since 2020