Our Mission

We support 18 communities in 6 counties in western Colorado

Region 10 leverages resources to help build strong communities. We do that by providing senior services, small business services, and regional development support to Delta, Montrose, Hinsdale, Gunnison, Ouray, and San Miguel counties.

Since 1972, Region 10 has operated as a 501(C)3 nonprofit that is supported by local and county governments. The organization’s programs are supported by several State and Federal programs and funding sources.


Board Officers

Roger Rash

Montrose County


Ben Tisdel

Ouray County

Past Chair

Roy Anderson

City of Montrose


Roland Mason

Gunnison County

Vice Chair

Executive Committee

Ben Tisdel, Past Chair
Ouray County

Gunnison County

Don Suppes, County BOCC
Delta County

Roy Anderson, Treasurer
City of Montrose

Dick Allison, County Appointed
Ouray County

Mike Bordogna, County Appointed
San Miguel County

Chris Ryan, Municipal
City of Delta

Roger Rash, Chairman
Montrose County

Susan Thompson, County BOCC
Hinsdale County

Roland Mason, Vice Chair
Gunnison County

Board Members

Janet Farmer, Council
Mt. Crested Butte

Al Smith, Council
Town of Cedaredge

Les Mergelman, County Appointed
Delta County

Dan Marshall, County Appointed
Gunnison County

Vincent Rogalski, County Appointed
Gunnison County

Dave Roberts, County Appointed
Hinsdale County

Duayne Thomas, County Appointed
Hinsdale County

Mary Hockenberry, Council
Town of Hotchkiss

Alan Rae, Trustee
Town of Lake City

Linda Riba, County Appointed
Montrose County

Kent Cowherd, Council
Town of Crested Butte

Sandy Head, County Appointed

Patti Graffmeyer, Lieu of Council
Town of Norwood

Rob Smith, Council
Town of Olathe

Charles Stewart, Mayor
Town of Paonia

Greg Nelson, Council
City of Ouray

John Clark, Council
Town of Ridgway

Ann Brady, Council
Town of Telluride

Kris Holstrom, County BOCC
Town of Telluride

Zoe Dohnal, Lieu of Council
Mountain Village

Tracy Davis, Lieu of Council
Town of Nucla

Kat Papenbrock, County Appointed
Ouray Chamber Resort Association

Meet Michelle Haynes

Region 10’s Executive Director

Empowering communities and enriching the lives of families and individuals are what inspire vision and action for Michelle. With a heart for the sense of purpose and community impact nonprofit organizations provide, she has spent her career in the nonprofit management of health care, mental health, and regional services organizations across Colorado. In 2013, Michelle became Region 10’s executive director, overseeing regional projects including transportation planning, business development and support, services for aging adults, community development strategies, and broadband service planning and implementation. Michelle holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Susan Bony
Small Business Resource Center
(970) 765-3134

Anne Britton
Certified Medicare Counselor
Direct: 970-765-3129 Toll free: 888-696-7213

John Broadbooks
Certified Medicare Counselor
Direct: 970-765-3129 Toll Free: 888-696-7213

Judy Dietrich
Certified Medicare Counselor
Direct: 970-765-3129 Toll Free: 888-696-7213

Nichole Glaser
Economic Recovery Coordinator
(970) 765-3141

Michelle Haynes
Executive Director
(970) 765-3122

Jo Lance
(970) 765-3124

Susan Lander
Certified Medicare Counselor
Direct: 970-765-3129, Toll free: 888-696-7213

Nancy Murphy
Small Business Development Director
(970) 765-3130

Meg Nagel
Senior Companion Coordinator

Claudette Nicolas
Options Counselor
(970) 765-3121

Dan Scinto
Business Loan Fund Director
(970) 765-3126

Trish Thibodo
Community Development Director
(970) 765-3133

Virgil Turner
Regional Broadband Director
(970) 765-3139

Eva Veitch
Community Living Services Director
(970) 765-3127

Sandy Walker
Lead Ombudsman
(970) 765-3131