When my son, Ethan was diagnosed with Autism there were little if any services related to psychiatric care in our rural area. In order for him to receive the best and appropriate care we had to travel hundreds of miles away from my home. This was very difficult on him and the doctors did not
Suzi Coleman, M.A.
Suzi Coleman – Executive Director and Co-Founder, received her Bachelor‘s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Humboldt State University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Suzi facilitates Telepsychiatry encounters and oversees the Assistive Technology, TeleBehavioral Health and the Comprehensive Diabetes Education direct service programs at Connecting to Care. In addition, she works with rural healthcare provider organizations to design and implement a full range of integrated TeleHealth services in underserved communities.
Geoffrey Barley, M.S.
Geoffrey Barley – IT/Assistive Technology Manager, received his Master’s degree from Chico State University. While at Chico State, Geoffrey developed the first fully Section 508/ADA accessibility compliant website for the Kinesiology Department’s Adapted Physical Activity Program. He is the TeleHealth IT network administrator and Assistive Technology Specialist who performs all aspects of AT assessments, recommendations, presentations and trainings for CtoC consumers. Geoffrey has been working in the field since 2004 providing services to individuals from regional centers, schools and the Department of Rehabilitation.
Marnie Yorton, CPA, M.S.
Marnie Yorton – Accountant CPA, M.S., has over 20 years of broad experience in the field of accounting. Her background in public accounting, non-profit and private sector business management, and government compliance services, ensures a sound corporate infrastructure for Connecting to Care.
Heidi Johnson – TeleHealth Coordinator, has been in the medical field since 1991. She holds a Medical Office Assisting Certificate and graduated from Simpson State University with a Bachelor’s in Business and Human Resource Management. Heidi provides coordination and administrative support for all the TeleHealth programs at Connecting to Care.
Susan Ferrier, BSN
Susan Ferrier is a pioneer in the field of TeleHealth. She was formerly Director of TeleHealth Services for 10 years at Northern Sierra Rural Health Network (NSRHN) and served 4 years as Executive Director at Connecting to Care. Susan leaves a legacy as a co-founder of CtoC and continues to support special projects and currently contributes as an adviser and interim board president.
Cher Neves, R.N.
Cher Neves - Registered Nurse, possesses an A.S. degree from Shasta College in Nursing. She is a recent graduate with a strong interest and focus in diabetes education. Cher helped establish the Comprehensive Diabetes Program at Connecting to Care and is committed to delivering the services to rural regions through the utilization of TeleHealth technologies.
Lou Castello, RN, CDE, BSN
Lou Castillo –Registered Nurse, BSN, Certified Diabetic Educator, has been a nurse for 39 yrs and has been involved in diabetes education since 1995. She has been coordinator of the Diabetes Care Center at Shasta Regional Medical Center since its opening in 2007. Prior to that she was coordinator at the Diabetes Resource Center and worked at Mercy’s Diabetes Center.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara Travis has over 30 years of experience in non-profit financial and project management. She was formerly Interim Executive Director at NSRHN. Barbara holds a Bachelors in Business Administration. Barbara leaves a legacy as a co-founder of CtoC and continues to support special projects and currently contributes as an adviser.
Fernando Alvarez, MD
Board Member and Medical Director
Internist / Hospitalist, Mercy Medical Center
Dr. Alvarez is an advocate of accessing medical specialty care remotely via telemedicine. As CtoC’s Medical Director, he provides oversight and helps increase awareness of CtoC’s TeleHealth
Gina Grecian – Secretary
CtoC Board Member
S.L.A.T.E. Program Manager
Program Manager of Autism Services, ROWELL Family Empowerment Center of Northern California (RFENC)
Kathy McKillop – Treasurer
CtoC Board Member
CEO, Medical Home Care Professionals, Inc.
CtoC Board Member
Law Offices of Darryll Alvey