Board of Directors
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The Healing Warriors Program Board of Directors serves in a Volunteer capacity. The Board of Directors meets monthly via conference call and meets in person on a quarterly basis. All prospective Board Members serve on the Council of Advisors for a recommended period of a fiscal quarter. During this time, the prospective Board member has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and commitment in the Healing Warriors Program mission. If you are interested in being considered to serve on the Healing Warriors Program Board of Directors, more information can be found here.
Board President, US Army Veteran
Ray joined the Healing Warriors Program Board in March of 2023. Ray is a retired Fort Collins police sergeant and a former three-term mayor of Fort Collins. He most recently served as City Councilmember for District 2 in Fort Collins from 2015 to 2019. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having received the Army Commendation Medal. Ray has dedicated significant time working closely with Hispanic community leaders, youth and athletes to improve the relationship between the community and law enforcement. He co-founded an organization that works directly with at-risk youth to provide them with positive educational and recreational experiences while keeping them active within their neighborhoods and communities. He was a member of the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee until 2019 and has been a member of several boards and organizations over the years, including the chair of Colorado’s Minority Business Advisory Council under governors Bill Owens and Bill Ritter, a member of the Colorado Mesa University board of trustees, and a White House appointee on the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Ray serves as Vice Chair on the Elevations CU Board elected in April 2015, also serves as chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of Audit and Risk committee. Ray lives in Fort Collins, enjoys writing and has published several books.
Nadine Trujillo-Rogers is a 6th generation Colorado native. She was born and raised in Northern Colorado. Nadine has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry and works primarily with small businesses and non-profits. She is currently the Business Lending Sales Manager for Elevations Credit Union in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nadine and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Their oldest son served in the Marine Corps. Nadine has served on many non-profit boards to include the Midtown Fort Collins Business Association and the Downtown(Fort Collins) Business Association. Nadine also has a passion for the Northern Colorado community through serving our Veterans and Service members. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Larimer County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.
Board Vice President, USN Veteran
Murphy is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems. His coursework and studies included; Enterprise Data and Content Management, Building Business Applications, Business Data Communications and Networking, Systems Strategy Architecture and Design, and Financial Modeling and Business Intelligence. Prior to pursuing his degree, Murphy served a combination of 11 years, active duty and as a reservist, in the United States Navy. During his time in the military he was entrusted with a broad array of leadership responsibilities, molding him into a driven and dynamic individual with extensive experience in working under pressure and diverse working environments while maintaining a positive, achievement-oriented attitude. Murphy exemplifies his commitment to service in the community through his extensive participation in both local and national nonprofit efforts, particularly in the veteran sector. Murphy volunteers for VFW Post 1 and other Veteran nonprofits, as well as serving as a Director on the Healing Warriors Program Executive Board.
Board Treasurer, US Army National Guard Veteran
Joel served in the Colorado Army National Guard from 2010 to 2016, deploying to Kuwait, Canada and supporting numerous domestic operations. This experience impressed the importance of developing alternative therapies to help veterans and their families. Joel has over 10 years of experience in the airline industry and currently works at American Airlines. Joel graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: Investment Securities Analysis. He completed his Masters of Business Administration with finance certificate from CSU in 2015. Joel has worked with numerous small Colorado businesses on financial matters. As lifelong Colorado resident, Joel enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, and running around the Front Range.
Board Director, Co-Founder Healing Warriors Program
Shelley Poland is a 30+ year veteran of the Semiconductor Industry. Through her experience and education Shelley has developed a keen sense of marketing and sales expertise. She has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of sales training courses, workshops and seminars that has allowed her to draw from a broad resource base on which she has successfully built her career. She is known for her ability to build and maintain relationships with her customers and manufacturers.
Passionate about supporting our Service Members, and hailing from a military family herself, Shelley is co-Founder of Healing Warriors Program submitting the original nonprofit filing and providing leadership and organization development through launch. Interested in the effectiveness she has observed with Integrative Care methods of healing, Shelley has pursued education and training as part of her personal mission towards more holistic approaches to health, acquiring a Certificate in Holistic Health from Red Rocks Community College. She continued her education and is now a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher. In addition to her corporate role, Shelley volunteers regularly, helping provide comfort and support to those in pain. She does this by using her training to promote relaxation, and encouraging the body’s ability to self-heal by using specific techniques that restore the body’s inner harmony.
Board Director, USAFA, past President
Brian is an active duty Air Force officer and pilot, stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he splits time between classroom instruction and teaching cadets to fly training airplanes. Previously, Brian served as a C-130 aircraft commander and instructor pilot, deploying several times in support of combat and humanitarian operations worldwide. Brian graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Management and from East Carolina University with a Master of Business Administration.
Brian has received several leadership awards, including recognition as a Distinguished Graduate from Air Force Squadron Officer School in 2011 and the U.S. Air Force Academy Company Grade Officer of the Year in 2013. His experience flying medical evacuation missions in Iraq and Afghanistan for U.S. military personnel made Brian aware of the needs of veterans returning from deployments and motivated him to join the Healing Warriors Program. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and children in the Colorado outdoors hiking, camping, skiing, and running.
Board Director, US Navy Veteran Retired
Marco Tiscareño is a Colorado native, born and raised in the Evans – Greeley area. Marco is a retired US Navy Veteran with 26 years of honorable service between the Active and Reserve Components. As a Navy Hospital Corpsman (Combat Medic), his deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom to Al Anbar Province in support of the Ground Combat Element, United States Marine Corps. Additional deployments were with the Naval Special Warfare community and Marine Corps Special Operations Command in support of other national security objectives. After retiring from naval service in October 2019, he has sought out opportunities to continue to serve and enjoys volunteering with Veteran Service organizations and pulling others in. Marco is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, trail running, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, camping and backpacking in his home state and beyond. He is currently the Corporate Security Manager for east coast based healthcare company.