Leslie, a native of Northern California, has spent the last 32 years in Colorado, primarily as administrative support in the legal field. Leslie serves as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations of Mt. Carmel… and you know what that means… Leslie keeps the ship afloat! Leslie’s enthusiasm, charm and confident demeanor enables her to keep our leaders on track with ease! Leslie is also behind the scenes working on our Social Solutions ETO case management system to ensure we deliver the best support possible to the veterans and families that use our services.
Greet and Connect – Front Desk
Shawna is a retired U.S. Army Operations NCO with 22 years of service. Originally from Alamogordo, N.M., she joined the Army to serve as her father before her. She has served in North Carolina, Korea, Texas, and Germany with deployments to Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Her husband is also a retired Soldier and they are proud of their two girls, two boys and twin granddaughters. Today, she holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Columbia College. Away from work she enjoys exploring Colorado. She is proud to continue serving veterans, service members and their families.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Missy joins us with a robust and diverse history of management, communications and community engagement.
After moving from Texas to Colorado in 2008, Missy dedicated herself to raising her special needs children, being a military spouse and volunteer work. She also launched a successful consulting firm, Flutterby LLC, that offers brand management and marketing to nonprofit, business, community and political organizations. Missy attended Texas Tech University where she studied Mass Communications and Marketing.
Partner Relations Coordinator
Laura Marth has a passion for local nonprofits and has spent a majority of her career sharing their impact within the community as a communication and marketing professional. In her role as Partner Relations Coordinator at Mt. Carmel VSC, she helps promote Partners’ commitment to military, veterans and their families as a strong network of support is
built to empower lives. Laura received her B.A. in Public Relations from
Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She, her husband, two daughters and son are active in their church and school communities.
Randy, a former professional athlete, was raised in Champion, OH, a small northeast Ohio community. Randy credits his father, a WWII veteran and grocery store owner, for teaching him a strong work ethic and the importance of customer satisfaction. In 1974, after playing football for Legendary Coach Woody Hayes at The Ohio State University and earning a BA degree in Distributive Education, Randy was drafted by the Denver Broncos…enjoying a 10-year career, with the “Orange Crush” defense and a trip to Super Bowl XII. Following his NFL career, Randy proudly participated in 3 USO tours; visiting our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. He also frequents Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs. Apart from working alongside Jay Cimino, President & CEO of Phil Long Dealerships, Randy and his wife enjoy bicycling, bible study, and serving non-profits.
Marcia joined the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center family in April 2019. She has a M.S. degree in accounting and over 15 years’ experience working with non-profit organizations in the Colorado Springs area including health care and science education organizations. Having recently completed the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit certificate program, she is excited about working with the team to strengthen systems and processes and develop a financial model for organizational sustainability. The daughter of a career Marine and Vietnam veteran, Marcia has lived on both coasts but decided to settle in beautiful Colorado 25 years ago after visiting it in a cross-country motorcycle trek. She loves to walk her dachshund dogs, go on road trips, and tries to do something creative every day with paper and paint.
Dana Henkle joined Mt Carmel in August 2020 as the Accountant in the Finance Dept. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a certification in Human Resources from Colorado State University. Dana brings 12 plus years of Accounting Management experience, seven of these at a non-profit Senior Living Community in Longmont, Colorado. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2013 to pursue her dream of joining a non-profit team that provides assistance to others. She has one daughter and is currently very busy raising another generation of rescued puppies. Dana feels very blessed to have the opportunity to be a member of the Mt Carmel team.
Director of Fundraising and Development
Alicia Grantham joined Mt. Carmel in May 2020 as the Development and Fundraising Coordinator following three years as the Director of Donor Services at the Community Foundation in Augusta, Georgia. While in Augusta, she served as a Board Member for Leadership Augusta, Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Education Advisory Committee, and the Augusta Estate Planning Council.She has lead efforts in developing and cultivating relationships with donors and grantors, and has had a significant impact on increasing organization asset size. She has participated in numerous community collaborations and has a strong track record of building relationships with others for a positive impact.She holds a degree in economics and finance from Southern Methodist University, received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas, and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Resource Development and Events Manager
Melodie brings with her a background of working in the Resort/Hospitality business for the last 25 years. She has been involved in fundraising, sales and planning events in Breckenridge, Vail and in Colorado Springs. Most recently she was the Regional Director of Catering and Convention Services for the 365 Grand Properties, the Antlers and the Mining Exchange Hotels, previously she spent 8 years at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Melodie is the daughter of a Korea/Vietnam veteran. Her Father served in the Army for 23 years, living in the Azores and Colorado. She has served as the Honorary Commander for the 302nd Airlift Wing, 2007-2015, Board of Directors for One Nation Walking Together, volunteered and served on committees and boards for the WTU, USO, The Home Front Cares and First United Methodist Church.
Alisha Hall, MEd has been the Grants Manager with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center since its inception in 2016. Alisha began her career as a public school teacher in rural southeast Colorado. Her transition into the nonprofit world has been very rewarding. She has 15 years of grant writing experience and has worked with many nonprofits whose mission is to “serve others.” Mt. Carmel has become her primary focus as she quietly works behind the scenes to secure resources for Mt. Carmel to have a positive impact on veteran and military families in Colorado.
Our Behavioral Health services include confidential individual, group and couples therapy., no-cost therapeutic retreats, and non-traditional therapies including trauma-focused yoga, PTS-focused art and photo therapy, tai-chi and more.
Working with national and community partners, we offer a hand-up to members of the veteran community experiencing crisis. We strive to help people stabilize their lives so they can utilize the other wellness and career services they may need.
The Transition and Employment team assists transitioning service members, veterans of all eras, spouses and their family members in gaining meaningful employment.
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