DDRC News & Events
Beverly Winters Selected New Executive Director of DDRC –Developmental Disabilities Resource Center - April 30, 2014
Press Release: For immediate release - Contact Ron Marquez, Director of Community Relations cell 303-419-4841 firstname.lastname@example.org
The DDRC Board of Directors has selected Beverly Winters, MSW, DDRC’s Associate Executive Director to step in as Executive Director starting May 1, 2014. Former Executive Director, Dr. Hogling wrote to staff….”Having had the privilege of working with Beverly for many years, I know that our Board of Directors has made an outstanding choice. Beverly received a unanimous vote from the Board upon the conclusion of an exhaustive and comprehensive search. She is highly thought of in state DD circles and is very well prepared to take DDRC to the next levels of caring and quality. Beverly listens, is thoughtful and able to make the difficult decisions that will help DDRC, our staff and the people we serve thrive for decades to come.”
Beverly Winters has moved up through the ranks. She has worked for DDRC for many years at DDRC in positions including Residential Counselor, Medicaid waiver coordinator, case manager, Director of Resource Coordination, Assistant Executive Director, Associate Executive Director and now Executive Director. She has assisted in strategic planning and directing programs and operations of the large non-profit organization serving over 3000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and management of over 500 employees. Some of the highlights thus far in Beverly’s career have been developing DDRC case management services, the first Family Support Council, the highly successful DDRC behavior health services program and shaping the self-determination initiative. Her leadership in residential, vocational, supported living and recreation services has been exemplary. She is currently leading the transition to person centered thinking and implementation of family care giver options. Beverly has served on numerous councils and committees including the Jefferson County Infant/Toddler Interagency Council and chairing a Jefferson County non-profit collaboration task force. She has also been a champion for prevention of abuse and neglect and has served on various county, state and legislative work groups. More recently she served on the HCPF Mental Health Advisory Committee and is currently serving on the state-wide conflict-free case-management work group. She has been a recipient of the MACK award from the Arc in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties.
Prior to DDRC she was the Administrator of a residential care facility and a Clinical Services Coordinator for a mental health clinic. She has a Master's of Social Work degree with a concentration in Social Planning and Administration from the University of Denver. Beverly lives in Golden with her long time husband John. They have two wonderful children Luke and Kyla and a Labrador named Max.
Beverly is committed to building a community of services and supports that are responsive to the needs of individuals and families. DDRC is fortunate to have such a knowledgeable, caring and well respected leader take on the task of moving DDRC forward into the future! Congratulations, Beverly!
A Big Thank You
To Our Community
A big thank you to all who contributed to the people we serve at DDRC during Giving First Day! We would also like to thank 1STBank and Community First Foundation for all their continued support helping to make this the best Giving Day ever. In an incredible demonstration of support for Colorado nonprofits, donors contributed approximately $15 million on Community First Foundation's Colorado Gives Day 2012 - an increase of 20 percent compared to Colorado Gives Day 2011, which raised $12.4 million. As soon as we have the final numbers for DDRC we will be happy to share them with you.
PEAK Outreach Project
DDRC is part of the PEAK Outreach Project funded through Health Care Policy and Financing. The goal is to increase community awareness of the new Colorado PEAK website. Colorado PEAK is the state's website where you can learn about food, medical coverage, and cash assistance. PEAK is accessible from any computer with internet access.
How you and others can use PEAK:
- Screen yourself for potential eligibility
- Apply for food assistance, medical coverage, and cash assistance
- Learn what documents you may need to submit to finalize your application
- Report your changes (easily keep your information current)
- Check your benefits (track when your renewal is due, access a copy of your online application)
DDRC received a grant from the PEAK Outreach Project to purchase a computer for use by anyone interested in accessing the Colorado PEAK website. The DDRC PEAK computer is located on the 4th floor of the DDRC building. Individuals and families may use the PEAK computer anytime during regular business hours.
The Family Caregiver Model and
Comprehensives Services in the Family Home
Individuals and their families now have more choice about where their services are delivered and more control over who can deliver those services. The intent of the Family Caregiver Model is to provide greater service flexibility and expand provider choice and living options.
Comprehensives Services in the Family Home is another choice option for participants enrolled in Comprehensive (HCBS-DD) Services. It allows for residential services to be provided in the family home by a traditional (non-family member) service provider. This may be desirable for individuals not yet ready to leave home or who may have difficulty finding another suitable setting.