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Leadership Team

Ben Wiederholt

Ben Wiederholt

President and CEO

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乐动体育官方网站Ben started at STRIDE in 2017 and is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill our mission and deliver on our promises to our consumers and the community. With twelve years of executive healthcare experience, he has witnessed numerous examples of effective and ineffective approaches to health care delivery. His approach to optimal health outcomes is through ensuring the consumer is at the center of every decision an organization makes and maximizing their activation and engagement. Ben fosters innovation and actively seeks new solutions in care delivery that honors the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of consumers by leveraging local assets and community partnerships. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. In his previous roles, Ben served as the Vice President of Mission Integration in the Kentucky and Colorado markets and as the Director of Ambulatory Operations at Centura Health. Ben is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, WI with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Philosophy.  He also earned a Masters Degree in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Ben’s joy is found through his wife, Jess, and their seven children: Joz, Lillian, Samuel, Luke, Abiti, Joseph, and Abe.  In addition to spending time with his family, he is a sports enthusiast, both as an observer and practitioner.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

乐动体育官方网站Vice President of Strategy & Growth

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乐动体育官方网站Lisa Brown believes every single person deserves to thrive and we all need support and community to be our best selves. Her commitment to health, education and arts is inspired by individuals and organizations working to make our world more equitable and enjoyable. With a solid commitment to learning from and applying best practices from many diverse fields she focuses on changing the odds over simply beating them.

Lisa was CEO of Northwest Colorado Health for the past 7 years commencing as Director of Development in 2009 and transitioning to CEO in 2011. A graduate of the University of Colorado (1991/American Studies), Lisa led Northwest Colorado Health through significant financial and operational growth. Lisa brings diverse public service, nonprofit and advocacy experience to her leadership role. She is committed to learning from and applying best practices from diverse fields.

Lisa guided Northwest Colorado Health’s position as a major promoter and facilitator of health and wellness for all residents of Northwest Colorado. In her tenure, Northwest Colorado Health increasingly expanded and diversified to meet community identified needs. This included expanding their FQHC sites and services, increasing access to home based services and joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Pursuing Equity Initiative. Other major initiatives included developing a youth resiliency program as a mechanism for positive mental health outcomes and creating agency policies and practices designed to create an opportunity full organization for all employees.

Lisa is currently on the Board of the Colorado Association of Nonprofits and advises metro area safety net organizations on organizational impact and sustainability. She has received a Bonfils Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellowship and two IDEO U Fellowships.

A lifelong resident of Colorado she also gets to enjoy our vast region with her two teenage children.

Savita Ginde

Savita Ginde

乐动体育官方网站Chief Healthcare Officer

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Dr. Savita Ginde joined STRIDE’s leadership team in July 2017. Prior to coming on board with STRIDE, she served as the Chief Medical Officer for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) for almost 14 years, where she established a clinical training program, a clinical research program, strategically expanded the breadth of services to meet patient needs, and worked alongside clinic staff to develop clinic efficiencies amidst a culture of teamwork and shared success.

乐动体育官方网站She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania followed by medical school in the British West Indies. She then went on to complete residency training in Family Medicine at Dartmouth followed by specialty training by completing the Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.

乐动体育官方网站After Fellowship, Savita moved to Colorado and has ever since played a key role in providing healthcare services to the men, women, and children across Colorado. Savita has been providing comprehensive family planning care for over 15 years. She is passionate about healthcare equity and access to healthcare services and to accurate and sound medical information.

Kellie Hodgson

Kellie Hodgson

Vice President of Finance

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乐动体育官方网站Kellie has been in the healthcare field since 2002. She came to STRIDE from Centura Health, where she spent 16 years learning the healthcare industry and how to build a high-performing team. Building relationships is something that is vital to Kellie and something she values deeply. She enjoys being able to use her skills to ensure that the financial health of the organization is optimum. Kellie values being able to serve others in this capacity. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and a MBA from Regis University in Denver. She is also a member of the Healthcare Finance Management Association.

When not at work, Kellie enjoys time with her husband and two sons. They enjoy being outside, watching the kids play sports & are also foster parents.

Laura Larson

Laura Larson

Vice President of Development

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Laura’s spirit of service began as a young child, when she dreamt of becoming a pediatrician. Although her journey into healthcare didn’t follow the exact path she envisioned, her passion for serving others has never waivered. Laura has an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology and has worked with many underserved populations including infants and young children, individuals and families impacted by HIV, low-income seniors, active duty and military veterans, homeless individuals with chronic mental illness, and the incredible patients at STRIDE.

乐动体育官方网站Laura’s career in fundraising, philanthropy, and nonprofits began 15 years ago, when she began her work with Volunteers of America. She spent 7 years there before moving on to work in state government at the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. Since arriving at STRIDE in 2013, Laura has secured millions of dollars in new grant funding and has tripled the net revenue of STRIDE’s two annual fundraising events. She is a passionate servant leader and is dedicated to STRIDE’s mission, our patients, and the community we serve. Her ability to develop strong relationships with donors, community partners, elected officials, board members, and staff will ensure that we will continue to diversify our revenue sources and deepen our impact on the health of our communities.

乐动体育官方网站In her spare time, Laura sits on the Board of Wish of a Lifetime and regularly volunteers at her church and with Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

Dennis Wilken

Dennis Wilken

乐动体育官方网站Vice President of Operations

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Dennis Wilken is assigned as the Vice President of Operations. He has over 35 years of experience in the health care field with 17 years experience in executive leadership. He retired from the U.S Army, after 30 years, as a Command Sergeant Major and has spent the last 7 years working as a consultant and executive in corporate and non-profit health care settings.

乐动体育官方网站He is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College. He is also a graduate from Touro University with a MS degree in Health Care Management.  He has proven expertise in program development, strategic initiatives, operational concepts, and regulatory compliance.  It is these skills that provide Mr. Wilken with the expertise to analyze, realign, create and grow organizations to increase efficiencies and profit margins.  Dennis is an avid outdoorsman and currently resides with his wife in Aurora.

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