Fred Garcia - Chair

Fred Garcia


Fred W. Garcia has more than 38 years of experience in chemical dependency and mental health treatment and prevention. He has served as chief programs officer for the state alcohol and drug authorities in both Colorado and Washington state. Mr. Garcia was appointed by President Bill Clinton and approved by the U.S. Senate to serve as Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He also served under Attorney General Janet Reno as a liaison between the drug treatment system and law enforcement. In 2006 Fred and wife Nancy initiated Garcia Consulting offering grant writing and consultation in systems development for addictions treatment, media literacy and cultural competency. Both he and Nancy are recently retired. He holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. He joined the SummitStone Health Partners board of directors in 2013 and is a founding member of Larimer Latinos. He and Nancy live in Loveland, Colorado.

Karen Morgan - Vice Chair



Karen is a marketing and management consultant with more than 30 years experience in marketing and communications, strategic business planning, sales, product development, and human resources as an executive in both the credit union and health care industries. She also serves as a board member for The Success Foundation, secretary of the board for Fort Collins Foothills Rotary, and serves as a consumer advocate member of the steering committee for the Mental Health Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County. Karen is passionate about changing the dialogue and educating communities about the importance of a comprehensive, and integrated approach to providing behavioral health treatment. She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts with concentrations in public relations and broadcasting. Karen has served on the SummitStone board since 2016.

Debra Kahn - Secretary



Debra is a professional communicator and program manager with many years of experience in high tech. She currently works as a technical communicator at a Fort Collins-based business. A long-time resident of Larimer county, Debra holds degrees in English from Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. She has been the past recipient of technical writing awards from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. She is also a certified project management professional (PMP). Debra has served on the SummitStone board since 2013.

Janice Mierzwa



Janice is the Senior Director of Emergency Services for UCHealth Northern Region. She oversees four Emergency Departments along with Mountain Crest Behavioral Health. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for SummitStone Health Partners, she is also a board member for Outreach Fort Collins. Janice holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. With more than 20 years of progressive management responsibility in various health care organizations, she has proven accomplishments in cost reduction, process improvement, outcome management nursing education and community development resulting in an increase in market share and profitability of service area. Janice has served on the SummitStone board since 2016.

Chris Otto



Chris is a partner in the audit service area of EKS&H. He has been involved in public accounting since 1990. He has extensive experience providing auditing, accounting and business advisory services to closely-held businesses and public companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, high-tech and software, manufacturing, distribution, construction and professional services. Chris also has extensive experience in forensic accounting and fraud prevention and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Chris works closely with many non-profit organizations as well. He has worked out of the Fort Collins office since its 2005 inception and is a certified human capital coach.

Janet K. Seeley, M.D., Ph.D.

Janet Seeley


Dr. Seeley is an allergy and respiratory disease specialist with a focus on “putting patients in the driver’s seat” in managing their medical conditions. She started her professional career in immunology research, then turned from the lab bench to 20 years of a busy medical practice in Northern Colorado. Now retired, she volunteers on the Sharing the Care Campaign and the boards of the Northern Colorado Medical Society and Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Care Hospital. She completed her PhD in Immunology from UCLA, MD from University of Connecticut and Allergy fellowship at National Jewish Hospital. Janet has served on the SummitStone board since 2012.

Nancy Tellez



Nancy, a 45-year resident of Fort Collins, taught in Poudre School District at the junior high level for 31 years, then at CSU in the teacher licensing program for the next four years. At that time she became a member of the Poudre School District Board of Education, on which she served for 10 years until November 2015. Nancy has also volunteered in other ways for the benefit of her community, including eight years of service on the board of the Homelessness Prevention Initiative and serving on committees and in the bell choir at her church. She is currently a member of the Human Relations Commission of the City of Fort Collins, and a member of the board of the Fort Collins Montessori School, a district charter school. She is proud to serve on the SummitStone Board, supporting the highly valuable work done by this organization. Nancy has served on the SummitStone board since 2016.

Joyce G. DeVaney



Joyce is retired from a career in public health, beginning with home visiting and preventive services in the hills of Kentucky, pediatric nursing with the Indian Health Service, followed by rural public health in Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona, & New Mexico. After completing her Master’s in Public Health at the University of North Carolina, she assumed primarily administrative positions to have greater influence on policy and programs. Her last position was with the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing public health and primary care projects in the six states of federal Region 8. She joined the SummitStone Board in August, 2015.