Colorado Gerontological Society Board of Directors

The Colorado Gerontological Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization organized in 1980 to provide advocacy, information, and assistance to Colorado older adults as well as education and networking for aging professionals.  The Society merged with Senior Answers and Services in 2008 to provide counseling and referral services to older adults.

The Society’s major focus areas are:

  • Information, education, counseling and referral to older adults and their families
  • Information, education, technical assistance, and support for professionals who work in the field of aging.
  • Advancement of public policy and advocacy that improves the quality of life for older adults

The Society strives to:

  • To build leadership in aging for future generations
  • To promote high standards of professionalism in the field of aging
  • To expand the networks and partnerships in aging across the public, private and nonprofit sector
  • To deliver person centered, high quality services to older adults and their families
  • To embrace a “people first” organizational culture in which the board, staff, their families, and volunteers are engaged in the organization and their community
  • To embody the public trust through integrity, openness, accountability, service and charity

The Strategic Plan (2021-24 – under development) guides the work of the staff to meet the mission and deliver the highest quality services to older adults, their families, and those working with older adults.

The Society operates with a full-time staff of six and four part-time staff persons, as well as more than 300 volunteers.

Oversight of The Society is provided by an elected Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis at a formal meeting plus the annual meeting. Agendas, minutes of the previous meeting and a treasurer’s report are reviewed in detail at each regularly scheduled meeting. Budgets are approved annually and program reports are presented at each meeting by the Executive Director.

Board Members have frequent contact with program implementation in three specific projects. Board Members serve on planning committees and advisory committees to insure that grant requirements are met for the relevant program areas. They also provide technical assistance in program implementation when necessary. Board Members attend stakeholder meetings that are sponsored by The Society on relevant issues.

All board members sign a “Conflict of Interest” statement annually. The Society has an anti-discrimination policy, as well as a whistle blower policy. The Society also has a document retention and destruction policy. 

The 990 is reviewed by the Board of Directors annually. All other corporate reports are filed by the Executive Director in a timely manner.

The Society carries Directors and Officers insurance to protect the agency from any malfeasance. In addition, the agency carries insurance to protect the personal information of clients that is collected as part of grants administration and service delivery as well as financial information that is collected as part of payment processing.

Colorado Gerontological Society 2021 Board of Directors

Terms Expire 2021

  • Sara Chavez

    Regional Manager
    Optum
    Greenwood Village, CO

  • Carl Harris

    Retired, Securities Investments
    Denver CO

  • Arvella Lucas

    AAA Travel
    Littleton, CO

  • Karlene Martin

    Marketing, Shield HealthCare
    Aurora, CO

  • Carol Riggenbach

    Executive Director, Bridge at Alamosa
    Alamosa, CO 81101

Terms Expire 2022

  • Sara Froelich

    Executive Director
    Chronic Care Collaborative
    Denver CO

  • Julie Kraft

    Owner, Kraft Home
    Denver, CO

Terms Expire 2023

  • Shannon McNulty

    Government Affairs
    Vivax Pharmaceuticals
    Highlands Ranch CO

  • Shauna Broadus

    Warner Pacific
    Medicare Sales Specialist
    Greenwood Village, CO

  • Executive Committee

    President, Sara Froelich
    Past President, Ron Wright
    President Elect – Carol Riggenbach
    Secretary/Treasurer, Shauna Broadus
    Executive Director, Eileen Doherty