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Partners Staff

Curtis Hearst, Executive Director

Curtis joined Partners in 2013 as a case manager. In 2015 he accepted the role of Executive Director. Along with his administrative duties, Curtis assists with monthly activities and leads the Partners' Teen Advisory Board. Curtis has mentored two youth in the program including is current mentee Marky. Outside of the office Curtis is passionate about the outdoors including fly fishing, hunting, camping, rafting and biking. Curtis and his wife Leah have a son and two energetic dogs. - 249-1116


Betsy Shepherd, Program Director & Delta County Case Manager

 Betsy has worked for Partners since 1996 in all positions, except accounting. She is now Program Director and supervises all the case managers in the organization. She is also the case manager in Delta County. She has mentored 10 young woman in the program. Betsy and her husband, Kurt enjoy the outdoors; rafting and horse ownership take up their recreational hours when not working. - 864-4661

Lissette Riviere, Art Partners Case Manager

What I like best about my job is knowing I have a hand in making a positive change in the lives of our youth. It is rewarding to provide them with opportunities they might not otherwise get to experience and seeing their smiling faces when they succeed. I also like helping mentors navigate through relationships with their mentees and seeing the joy they receive from being a mentor. Outside of work I love to play with the grand babies, golf (look for my golf balls), read and hang with my friends. I am always trying to find time for my stained glass art. - 249-1116


Board of Directors

Steve Kelley, KelliCo. Supply, Co-Chair
Wendy Crank, Ouray and San Miguel Juvenile Diversion Services, Co-Chair

Sally Johnson, Montrose County Historical Museum
Sheena Yehling, Community Banks of Colorado
Brad Switzer, Attorney at Law
Laura Byard, The Center for Mental Health
Bob Page, Hamilton and Page Builders
Ron Nichols, Montrose Printing
Danielle Angotti, The Arc West Central Colorado & Parent