Board of Directors

Teal Heath

Teal Heath

Board Chair

Teal Heath brings more than 25 years of clinical, operational, business, and technical expertise in health care. She is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Six Sigma Green Belt, is Program and Portfolio Management Mastery certified, and is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. Teal has a Bachelor of Science and Nursing (BSN) degree, a Master of Computer Resources and Information Management degree, and is distinguished as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). She obtained her teaching certificate from Colorado Technical University, where she translated her health care experience in the classroom as adjunct faculty instructing undergraduate and graduate level students in health care, IT, and project management. Teal leads a health care IT consulting firm, Equinox HIT. She is passionate about health care leadership and digital technology transformation.

Daniel O’Rear

Vice Chair

Dan is originally from Montana and has called Colorado Springs home since 1985. He is the executive director of the Myron Stratton Home Foundation, the oldest private foundation in Colorado. Prior to arriving at his current position, Dan spent 22 years at Goodwill Industries serving as chief financial officer and later as president of the Goodwill Industrial Services Corporation where he developed a passion for assisting employees with developmental disabilities.  Dan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, and is a certified public accountant. Dan resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and one granddaughter, all living in Colorado.

Jim Vacik


Jim is a Chicago native and lived there until the age of 16 when his family moved to Germany. At 17, he was involved in a snow tubing accident that left him with a spinal cord injury which resulted in quadriplegia. After rehabbing at Craig Hospital in Denver, he moved to the Colorado Springs area, where he has lived since 1979. Jim holds an Associate of Arts degree from Pikes Peak Community College and has also completed coursework at UCCS. Jim has been a successful corporate telecommunications manager as well as an on-air announcer for several local radio stations. He is currently the executive producer and marketing director of an internationally syndicated radio show. An avid supporter of live music in Colorado, he was part of a successful lawsuit that ensured that Red Rocks Amphitheater is accessible to people with disabilities. Jim is the proud dad of a University of Northern Colorado student studying music business and recording.

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Kevin Light


Kevin is originally from Maine but has called Colorado Springs since 1980. He is currently the chief financial officer of Diversus Health. Kevin is an accountant with 30 years of professional experience and 16 years of heath care experience. He has 23 years of not-for-profit experience in health care and Olympic sport and has a passion for serving the community and helping people. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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Bart Evans

Bart has lived in Colorado since 1981 after his father retired from the Army.  He has been married to his wife since 1993 and has two amazing boys.  Bart graduated from Pueblo County High School. He has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Pueblo Community College and both a BA and MA in Business Management/Administration from Columbus University.  He is currently an Emergency Management Specialist with the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management which he has done since 2013.  Prior to that, he worked at the Pueblo City-County Health Department for 14 years in a variety of positions, from the Accounting Department to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division as a Training and Preparedness Coordinator and a Volunteer Coordinator.

Drew Wills

Drew is a Colorado native who has lived in Colorado Springs since 1968. He earned a BS from Lewis and Clark College and a JD from The University of Colorado School of Law. He has practiced law from El Paso County for over 35 years and has served on various nonprofit boards in the Pikes Peak Region including The Resource Exchange, The El Paso County Bar Foundation and The Independence Center. Drew suffered a severe spinal cord injury in 2004 which rendered him a paraplegic and wheelchair user. Drew brings a unique perspective of living on both sides of the world of ability/disability and has spent considerable time helping the IC to engage local government and agencies to improve accessibility and build a community where all can thrive. (Read about his experience of working with the City of Colorado Springs to ensure trails are accessible by clicking here.) Drew has a strong commitment to supporting the greatest level of independence and self determination possible for everyone. In his spare time, Drew enjoys outdoor sports, especially hand cycling and skiing with his wife, family and friends.

Steve Wesselhoff

Steve is a Chicago native who moved to Colorado with his wife in 2015. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who previously practiced at Memorial Hospital Central, the only Level I trauma center in Southern Colorado. His past employment opportunities have enabled him to work with children as young as several months old with spinal cord injuries. Through volunteer and employment opportunities, Steve enjoys helping others return to recreation and nature after severe injury. To round out his health care and business acumen, Steve recently finished his Master’s of Business Administration and currently works with UCHealth Southern Region as the business manager for orthopedics, neurosciences, spine and rehabilitation service lines.

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Sharon Lane

A native of Colorado Springs, Sharon is a retired Special Education Paraprofessional from District 11 where she worked for 15 years before retiring due to loss of vision. Previously, she also worked as a teacher for preschool and kindergarten and held various directorships at several childcare centers in Colorado Springs. Sharon holds degrees in science with emphases in early childhood education and business management, and she is passionate about helping people with disabilities find resources to help with everyday living. Sharon has two children and five grandchildren, all but one of whom live in Colorado Springs. She loves the outdoors as well as walking her guide dog Flip. She also enjoys container gardening, growing her own flowers and vegetables, and large-print books of all genres.

Shawna Dusharm

Bio coming soon!

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Carl (Chip) Frazer

Chip couldn’t get back to Colorado Springs fast enough, having spent three years here in the 90s here and vowing to come back someday. He returned to the Springs in 2012 and put down roots with his family. Chip is a retired US Army Veteran, having spent time on five continents and in many countries. He served as an Intelligence and Information Operations specialist in the Army, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. Chip’s bachelor’s degree is from Middle Tennessee State University; his master’s is from Johns Hopkins University. The three teenagers that call him Papa and his awesome Golden Retriever keep him alert and active. Most weekends during the winter see him in the mountains on the slopes. He is passionate about community work and focuses on Veterans issues.