Eastern Plains Regional Coordinator
Four years with Reach Out and Read Colorado
Kathy is the Eastern Plains Regional Coordinator. She has worked for Reach Out and Read Colorado for 4 years.
Lincoln, Morgan, Washington and Yuma Counties are all Book-End Counties, that means that all the physician offices, health departments, and Nurse Family Partnerships are part of Reach Out and Read Colorado and Kathy is looking to expand in all of the other 16 counties.
Kathy serves on Early Childhood Council for Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties and also on Morgan County Early Childhood Council, she also serves on Iliff Head Start Advisory Board.
Kathy’s whole career has been working with children, for 34 years she worked for the Medicaid Program, first known as EPSDT and now known as Health Communities serving children in Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma Counties.
Southern Colorado Regional Coordinator
Two years with Reach Out and Read Colorado
Reach Out and Read, Southern Colorado Regional Coordinator – May 2015-present
Coordinator of the Reach Out and Read program within the South Central region (Chaffee, Fremont, Saguache, Custer, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Huerfano, Conejos, Costilla and Las Animas.) Recruits and identifies potential Reach Out and Read sites. Assists with the volunteer programs within the Read Out and Read CO Program Director as an advocate.
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. Early Childhood Literacy Program Coordinator – 2008-present
Program Coordinator responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Bright By Three program within the San Luis Valley and the Reach Out and Read program within Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. 11 clinics in the following counties, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Saguache, Conejos, Costilla, Fremont, and the Arkansas Valley. This includes ensuring compliance with specific program components, staff education, and ongoing consultative and technical support throughout VWHS operations.
Owner of Aspen Embroidery, 2004-2007
Alamosa High School, Counselor 2001-2004
Alamosa School District, Director of Alternative Program/Counselor – 1989-2001
University of Colorado, BUENO-HEP Coordinator 1982-1989
1972-1978 Adams State University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Minor in Sociology
1979-1981 Adams State University, Master in Guidance and Counseling.
Front Range Regional Coordinator
One year with Reach Out and Read Colorado
Annie Immele is a Program Coordinator with Reach Out and Read Colorado, a position she has held since June 2016. Annie serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Front Range, conducting site visits and providing technical assistance to sites throughout the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. In addition, Annie manages the gently used books and volunteer programs at Reach Out and Read Colorado. Prior to joining Reach Out and Read Colorado, Annie served as the Project Director for the Early Intervention Colorado NICU Project, where she supported families with infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units throughout the Denver area. Annie holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. Annie has two children and has lived in Denver since 2000.
Southwest Regional Coordinator
Seven years with Reach Out and Read Colorado
Mary Vozar has a diverse background in forestry, natural resources conservation, textile arts and art education. She has worked for the US Forest Service, taught art on the Navajo Indian Reservation and had her own fiber arts business. Her work in the early literacy field began in 2002 when she became the Children’s Librarian at the Cortez Public Library. Mary was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Kiva Montessori Preschool, was a member of the original committee that helped to organize the Montelores Early Childhood Council and continues to sit on the Council. She was able to realize her dream of broadening the early literacy reach and provide books to more children when she became the Southwest Regional Coordinator for Reach Out and Read Colorado in 2010. She currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for Nurse-Family Partnership in both Montezuma and La Plata County. She lives in the beautiful Mancos Valley with her partner Paul where they have an organic vegetable farm.
Carol Wells-Federman, MS, MEd, NP
Northwest Regional Coordinator
Nine years with Reach Out and Read Colorado
Carol Wells-Federman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Boston University and graduate degrees in Health Education from Boston University and Science in Nursing from Simmons College. Before moving to Colorado and joining Reach Out and Read CO in 2008 she was the Director of the Chronic Pain Management Program at the Arnold Pain Center, Department of Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA and Scientist and Director of Clinical Training at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School.
Carol has held academic positions as Visiting Scholar at Boston College School of Nursing, Senior Lecturer at Simmons College Graduate School of Health Studies and as Associate in Medicine and Associate in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School. A few years after retiring from clinical practice and moving to Colorado in 2003 she joined the Reach Out and Read CO team as the Northwest Regional Coordinator. She currently serves on the Human Services Commission for Garfield and Pitkin Counties, the Aspen Community Foundation’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative, and the Roaring Fork School Districts Parent Academy Task Force.
Two of her most cherished childhood memories are when her grandmother read Uncle Wiggly (over and over!) to her as a toddler and then, when she was older, reading Heidi to her grandmother.