Providing free services for veterans and families in Boulder County, CO
Judy Nogg, Co-Executive Director
Judy has been in the nonprofit sector for most of her adult life, except for a stint as a story analyst for the movie studios. She has an undergrad degree from CU in Distributive Education (Sociology, Psychology, Political Science) and a Masters from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Married to a Vietnam veteran, She is very committed to participating in this great grass-roots organization.
Mary Ann Wilner, Co-Executive Director
Mary Ann Wilner has worked with non-profit organizations for three decades. She has been a staff and board member and consultant to community-based and national non-profits. She has engaged in program development and evaluation, fund development and policy advocacy to enhance the lives of older individuals, those living with disabilities and the workers who support them. She especially enjoys working collaboratively to grow flexible, stable organizations. Mary Ann has a doctorate in social welfare policy and a master's in human service management from Brandeis University, and is certified in mediation.
Trisha Dittrick, Program Director
Trisha Dittrick joined VHVnow as Program Director in January 2012. She is a licensed professional counselor and has been in the mental health field for 15 years. She received her B.A. in psychology from CU, Boulder and her M.A. from Naropa University. She has worked with veterans and their family members since 2006 and has been facilitating therapy groups for VHNow since its inception. She is passionate about her work with veterans and providing helpful resources that promote healing and education to the veteran community.
Dave D., VISTA
Dave served with the Marine Corps as a 0311 Infantry Rifleman from '96 to '00. Since then, he has earned his Associates in Outdoor Education from Colorado Mountain College and a Bachelors in Psychology from CU Boulder. He most recently worked with Outward Bound as an outdoor instructor and guide, facilitating activities such as rock and ice climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering. Currently, Dave is pursuing his Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University in Denver.
Kate S., VISTA
Kate received her B.A. in communication from Angelo State University in West Texas, and has since worked in a wide variety of fields, including environmental conservation, organic farming, freelance writing, and wilderness guiding. As an Emergency Medical Technician and medical coordinator for the 9Health Fair, she is an advocate for public health and is passionate about helping extend needed services to the veteran community.