Board of Directors
  • LiftUp Routt County is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that represent several community entities, including faith-based organizations.
  • Our Board of Directors is responsible for the programmatic and fiscal policies of LiftUp. The Board assesses LiftUp’s programs and services annually.
  • Our Board of Directors uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure programs and services are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of the communities we serve.
  • Our Board of Directors hires and supervises an Executive Director to carry out and manage the daily aspects of the organization.
  • Our Board currently meets every other month.

Paul Rolfes, President

"I serve on the LiftUp Board in order to do my part to help those in need and to keep me grounded on what is important in life.  It is an honor to help LiftUp given it has such a significant impact on our community."

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Cheryl Trank, Vice President

"Although I knew of LiftUp, I did not realize the full scope of what this nonprofit gives back. The staff and volunteers are incredible and works diligently to make sure the needs of our community are met through food distribution, clothing, household items, financial assistance and so much more. I am humbled and honored to serve and be a part of this amazing organization."

Lucy Effinger

Lucy Effinger, Treasurer

"It's a privilege to serve on the LiftUp of Routt County Board of Directors because the services LiftUp provides to the community are of great value. This organization has done a fantastic job depicting the values of "care for your neighbor” and “share your blessings with the one who is in need”. Together we can help our neighbor with basic needs so everyone can thrive and have a joyful and fulfilling life in this wonderful place we call home."

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Bette Carlson, Secretary

"My service on the LiftUp Board is grounded in my commitment to provide charitable assistance to people in need while fostering their self-sufficiency. LiftUp's services can really be a lifeline for neighbors to provide food for their families, to stay warm and to stay in their homes. I'm honored to be part of LiftUp's growth into a full circle of giving and receiving!"

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Rev. Catie Greene, Member

"I accepted the opportunity to serve on the board for Lift Up because it felt like a good way for me to better know and learn from the community, while hopefully providing some gifts to heal and strengthen it."

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Dr. Diana Hornung, Member

"In my daily work, I refer to Lift Up regularly. I could not do what I do without Lift Ups services and partnership. The Yampa Valley is better for the work that Lift Up does."

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Kelly Kissling, Member

"LiftUp provides key services in Routt County and I am honored to be a part of the board. In my role at human services, I occasionally run into situations where the programs we have cannot meet the persons needs and I truly value that I can reach out to LiftUp and help problem solve a solution to help someone."


Susan Mizen, Member

"I believe wholeheartedly in LiftUp’s vision that everyone can thrive where they live. I hope my decades of non-profit experience can benefit LiftUp and the people it serves."

Erik Petersen, Member

"As a young professional, serving on the LiftUp Board has been a great experience. It is a pleasure to use my skills in service to this community, and to learn and create new relationships with my neighbors."

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Norma Ruth Ryan, Member

“When I moved to Steamboat, I needed LiftUp's critical services - like rent and utility assistance and the food bank - to get me through a tough time. I'm honored to serve on the board as a former client and as a year-round resident and working member of our community.”


Tim Selby, Member

“I am happy to be returning as a board member for LiftUp of Routt County. The mission and purpose of LiftUp is so important for a healthy and vibrant community. I am representing the Ministerial Association of Steamboat Springs. I know that all of our member churches support LiftUp as an extension of our Christian ministry. It is my pleasure to serve on the board in this capacity."