Rosie is a Health Coverage Program Co-Supervisor with Larimer Health Connect. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida and moved to Colorado in 1998. Rosie has 2 teenagers, a spouse and 2 furry friends that could not be more different (a yellow Labrador Retriever named Duke and a Maltese named Bandit - yes, the name says it all). Rosie received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Technical Communications from Colorado State University and has been working at the Health District since '98. She has been working with Medicaid and CHP+ for 17 years, and the marketplace since its inception in 2014. "I am passionate about what I do and most importantly, I enjoy the families and individuals we serve, knowing that I am truly helping them in a way that makes a huge difference in their lives." In her free time, Rosie enjoys spending time with family, reading and biking.
Rosie's superpower: Being in 2 places at once
Mylinh is originally from El Monte, California, but has lived in the Fort Collins/Loveland area since she was 3-years-old. She has an A.A.S. from Aims Community College, her credentials are R.T.(R)(ARRT), is a certified Health Coverage Guide, and she is fluent in Spanish. Mylinh loves being able to teach clients something new and helping them to understand what assistance is available to them, and to empower individuals to maximize their health and preventive benefits. She also enjoys the ability to extend herself with all of the problem-solving that is involved and helping to trouble-shoot complex issues. In her free time, Mylinh enjoys reading and watching period films.
Mylinh's superpower: Research (good at sniffing out facts on most any subject)
Trudy grew up in New Jersey but Fort Collins has been home for 25 non-consecutive years, with a 4-year stint in Barcelona, Spain. As a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Nutrition, Trudy volunteered for 10 years to help the American Diabetes Association with the “Safe At School” program for type I diabetics. Through her combined experience helping people navigate medical and community-based services for diabetes management, and her time in Spain, Trudy feels these experiences have helped her to be a more sensitive Health Coverage Guide. Trudy enjoys meeting with clients to help navigate the complexities of getting correct eligibility for their health coverage and then diving into the plans to explain how to narrow the choices depending on their medical priorities and needs. Now that we are into our 6th open enrollment, "clients are like friends." Trudy loves being a grandma of 3 kids. Her interests are Mah Jongg, traveling, cooking, and playing hide and seek in parks with her grandkids.
Trudy's superpower: Energizer bunny
Ermalinda has been working with the Health District since 2010, and started out in the Dental office before she moved over to the Prescription Assistance program. With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, Ermalinda transitioned over to her current role as a Health Coverage Specialist with Larimer Health Connect, where she provides bilingual assistance to help connect individuals with the best health coverage option to suit their financial and health needs. Ermalinda is a native Fort Collins resident with deep family roots in Northern Colorado. She has a loyal client following and enjoys helping people to navigate the maze of health insurance and prescription assistance options. In her free time, Ermalinda stays busy as a mom of 3 kids, keeping up with all their activities.
Ermalinda's superpower: Positivity
Devin is a Health Coverage Program Co-Supervisor at Larimer Health Connect. He has been actively involved in doing Medicaid outreach, enrollment and care management since 2010. He understands that health coverage is a personal decision but enjoys coaching people to make informed choices about their options. Selecting a plan and figuring out how to use its benefits is not always straightforward, but Devin feels that healthcare access is a critical component of the Affordable Care Act and wants to help ensure people can understand how to seek care when they need it. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Devin received his Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Washington. He met his wife in Oregon and they moved to Northern Colorado in 2013 to start a family. He enjoys the Colorado blue skies, spending time with his family, soccer, dogs, live music, big words, and re-watching his favorite episodes of "Star Trek."
Devin's superpower: Juggling many things at once
Ann was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Go Vols!) She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. For the past 30 years, she has proudly called Northern Colorado “home." Ann thoroughly enjoys giving back to this community by helping the underserved successfully access resources. She has spent the last 19 years here at the Health District assisting individuals in the Prescription Assistance Program. And with the advent of the Affordable Care Act, her duties expanded to include assisting individuals with Health First Colorado (Medicaid) enrollment.
Ann's superpower: Persistence
Originally from California, Devinne attended California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and earned a B.A. in Collaborative Health and Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Public Administration. Devinne moved to Fort Collins in 2018 and is loving it so far.
As the Program Support Specialist for Larimer Health Connect, she is the friendly face at the front desk. Devinne enjoys that we're truly making a difference in peoples lives, and says "Health insurance can be overwhelming and I'm excited to gain the knowledge to help others learn more about their benefits as well." In her free time, Devinne enjoys reading, cooking, catching up with friends, and re-watching episodes of Friends.
Devinne's superpower: Mad skills in the kitchen!
Roy has a B.A. in Psychology/Criminal Justice from the University of Texas Pan America, and over 11 years of experience in public service; mostly in employment services and case management. Roy was born and raised in south Texas and relocated to Colorado in 2017. Roy enjoys being able to directly impact the quality of life for his clients. "I have personally experienced many of the issues associated with lack of access to healthcare and I know first hand how that can affect quality of life. The look of relief on the faces of most of my clients when they leave my office is a tremendous motivating factor for me." Roy enjoys watching movies, reading, birding, playing RPG video games, kettleball training and spending time with his wife and dog. He is also preparing for his first child - a baby girl expected to arrive in March, 2019.
Roy's superpower: Humor
Amanda is the Outreach and Education Specialist for Larimer Health Connect and is also the newest member of our team. She has her Master's of Public Health and is passionate about helping people live their best lives. Amanda has lived in Fort Collins since she was 6 years old and no matter how many times she moves away, she always finds her way back. She is excited to be in this new role where she can build community relationships to better serve Larimer County. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing outside, spending time with her family and friends, cooking and reading.
Amanda's superpower: Resilience