Sandi Armstrong (District 7)
William "Bill" Lundgren
Jamie Malone (Chair)
Mary Ann May (Vice Chair)
Morris Price, Sr. (District 11)
Melba Jean Richards
Sandi Armstrong (representing District 7)
Sandi, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a psychotherapy practice in Denver and also serves as a traumatologist who responds to critical incidents for businesses and organizations. Sandi has volunteered for many years and chaired the steering committee for Gay and Gray in the West. She is currently involved in working with the GLBT Center of Colorado to expand programming for GLBT Seniors. Sandi is part of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Aging Roundtable.
Michelle offers Independent Living & Assisted Living Residences and all private skilled nursing and memory support staff case management and key referral resources. Michelle's mission is creating and enhancing lifestyle opportunities for seniors that promote health, wellness and vitality which are at the forefront of her community efforts. She understands that seniors of today want to stay involved in the world around them and they seek to engage the community in social, mental and physical activities and programs according to a calendar of events.
Michelle works with all levels of care, leading activities that reflect strengths and abilities collaborating with the community on planning special events, trips and parties. Her positive energy and ability to motivate others is her key to collaboration success.
Barbra received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver and is currently performing case management and service coordinator service for seniors and disabled residents at Denver Housing Authority. For nine years, she has professionally and personally encouraged and assisted countless DHA families to improve their quality of life by providing community resources and referrals, educational events, money management workshops and health programs that will enable individuals to maintain independent living while aging in place.
She is a dedicated and committed leader who will not hesitate to advocate for the elderly or disabled. She is also devoted to providing supportive services and always looking to create opportunities for low-income seniors and families.
In addition, she volunteers her time to seniors at Aspen Place, assists with the Solomon Temple Intermediate Women Mission, attends monthly Local Resident Council meetings, Breast Cancer Awareness and annual community events throughout metro Denver.
Art is a Denver native who graduated from East High School in 1950. He is a retired Denver County Court Judge where he served for 15 years. He has been married for 54 years to a retired public school teacher. They have three adult children all residing in Denver. The oldest son is a former Denver City Attorney.
Art's major interest is encouraging independent living by senior citizens and protecting their legal rights!
Amanda has been with Volunteers of America for almost five years. She worked in the Handyman Program for 3 years and has been the Division Director of Volunteer Services for the past two years. Amanda earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and gained her Masters of Nonprofit Management at Regis University in 2008. The majority of the programs she has oversight of serve seniors including RSVP, Foster Grandparent Program and the Handyman Program
Jamie Malone (representing District 8 - Chair)
Jamie has lived in Denver District 8 for the past 15 years. She has been employed with the State of Colorado, in the Aging and Adult Services (AAS) Division since September of 2000. Jamie currently works as a Program Integrity and Accountability (PIA) Specialist for the Adult Financial programs working with the counties on the Adult Financial program reviews. Prior to the PIA Unit, Jamie was the Director's Assistant/Office Manager for the AAS Division. She is attending the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs pursuing a degree in Gerontology. She was the 2006 Recognition of Excellence award winner for Customer Service for the State and the 2007 Young Professional in Aging award winner presented by the Colorado Gerontological Society.
Mary Ann May
Mary Ann is the Development Director of HealthSet. She has over 30 years of non-profit experience including development, volunteer management, board development and grant writing. Mary Ann has an MA in Counseling, and a BA in Psychology. Mary Ann has a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of the elderly, especially those who might not otherwise be remembered.
Morris Price, Sr. (representing District 11)
Morris is a retired U. S. Air Force Veteran with over 22 years of service and a U.S. Department of Labor employee with over 15 years of service. He has been a Denver residence for 30 years and resides in Northeast Denver. Married (Joyce) with three grown children; daughter and attorney residing in Austin, Texas; daughter and Materiel Engineer residing in Seattle, Washington; son Morris Jr, residing in Denver and currently employed with the Gill Foundation. Morris is a native of Plaquemine, Louisiana where he received his early education; a BA Degree from Columbia College and MA from Webster University. Currently holds membership with the Disabled American Veterans, The Retired Enlisted Association, The NAACP, The National Black Veterans Association; The American Legion, AARP (Driver Instructor for Safe Driving Classes), a prior member of Mayor African-American Advisory Committee; Far Northeast Neighbors Association.
Raised in Denver, Dr. Paul Ramsey has over 20 years experience building organizations and promoting positive social change. As its first full-time Executive Director, Paul is passionate about "A Little Help's" mission of connecting neighbors across ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Commission on Aging and on its Advocacy Committee, on the Village to Village Network's subcommittee on Promising Practices, and as a member of the Colorado Senior Lobby and Generations United.
Paul delivered the Rocky Mountain News to several of "A Little Help's" older adults as a boy and is a proud graduate of Denver South High School. He holds a Doctorate from the Iliff School of Theology, earned his Masters of Divinity from Texas Christian University, and Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University. He is a member of the Lincoln Elementary PTA and the Denver South High School Community Board and has previously served as the President of the Baker Historic Neighborhood Association and of the former Broadway Merchants' Association.
Jean has over 40 years experience in executive management and advisory services specializing in health insurance as well as Long Term Care Certification, Disability Certification, Life Insurance and Securities Series 6 with Mass Mutual.
In 2009, Jean became a District Attorney Certified Volunteer Community Advocate on Aging.
She is active in engaging residents to participate in strategies to address public safety and quality of life issues affecting their communities to improve coordinated services for victims of crime by presenting their rights and to live in safe and secure communities.
She has received community awrds such as: Volunteer of the Year, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Glendale YMCA Rookie of the Year Strong Kids Campaign 2004, Glendale YMCA Campaign Chair, Strong Kids Campaign 2008, Glendale YMCA Volunteer of the Year 2009. Jean served on the Board of Directors for the Glendale YMCA for 8 years.
Juanita is the Division Director for the Family and Adult Division at Denver Human Services. Juanita’s background is long term care nursing and was a nursing director prior to coming to Denver Human Services 20 years ago. The Family and Adult Division provides families and adults with protective, medical, financial and nutritional supportive services.
Dr. Faye Rison
Dr. Faye Rison has a PhD in Communications from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University. She is a retired professor from Metropolitan State University and is now active in political activities, genealogy, and travel. Currently she serves as a chairman of the board, for Greater Park Hill Sertoma Club where she has received Leadership, Service, Tenure and Mentor Awards. Other recent awards include, Urban League of Metropolitan Denver-Sebastian Owens Community Service Award, Colorado Black Round Table-Champion of Higher Education Ward, Denver Libraries - Juanita Ross Gray, Community Service Award, Colorado Black Women for Political Action - Community Legend, Urban Spectrum - African American Who Makes a Difference and NOBEL Women - Pillow of Leadership Award. She is proud to have been in Denver for over 45 years.
William "Billy" Williams
William prides himself on being a team player. He spent his early years with the Negro baseball League the Cleveland Buckeyes. He also worked as a liaision under Nelson Rockfeller the then Governor of New York. He retired in California and became a part of California Horse Racing Association. He is a proud member of the Commission on Aging.
Diane has been an Aide to Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann for the past 9 years. Prior to this job, she served as the Executive Director for the League of Women Voters of Colorado for 17 years.
In her current position she has helped organize senior resource fairs with the Commission on Aging and worked with seniors in her district to help them find resources in the community. This has made her aware of the needs and concerns of seniors and a desire to connect them with right agency for assistance and services.
Other community service has included serving on the Collaborative School Committee for Bradley International School and six years as a board member of Rocky Mountain Stroke Association.
She is an active senior who enjoys tennis, bicycling and spending time with her grandchildren. They make her ever aware of the importance of healthy and active aging.