Board of Directors

Ric Drake, Chairman

2022
Retired Marketing Executive/Partner, Q7 Group
Montrose, CO
NMDR Shelter Volunteer, 2022

Tammy Robel, Vice-Chair

2022
USAF Retired
USAA Manager, Claims Operations
Colorado Springs, CO
NMDR Shelter Volunteer and Photographer, 2014

Robbin Richards, Treasurer

2023
Part- time Accounting & Finance Consultant
Highlands Ranch, CO
NMDR Shelter Volunteer & Foster since 2022

Kim Lehmann, Secretary

2023
Retired Director of Operations, NMDR
Occupational Therapist
Colorado Springs, CO
NMDR Volunteer 2007, Employee 2015 – 2023

Bryan Canaan, Member

2022
The Aerospace Corporation, Project Engineer
Monument, CO
NMDR Volunteer and Rescue Team 2008

Karen Lavee-Myers, Member

2022
Retired Software Engineer, Verizon
U.S. Army veteran
Colorado Springs, CO
NMDR Shelter Volunteer, 2011

Kristin Wattz, Member

2023
Retired Hospital Administrator
Monument, CO
NMDR Shelter Volunteer since 2022

Staff Leadership

Theresa Strader

2007
Executive Director 
Founder
Colorado Springs, CO 

Sarah Thompson

2023
Director of Shelter Operations
Calhan, CO

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