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April 2022 SRC General Membership

April 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Aspen Trails Retirement Resort
5455 New Car Drive
Colorado Springs
CO 80923

Our April General Membership Meeting will focus on Affordable Housing options for Seniors in and around the Pikes Peak Region.  We will hear from a panel of experts to include: Steve Posey, Nancy Henjum and Silver Key.

Join us to learn more about affordable and low income housing inventory in Colorado Springs, who is working to support these efforts and what we can do as SRC members to help educate and support the seniors we all serve.


Steve Posey

Steve Posey is the Community Development Manager for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prior to joining the City of Colorado Springs in 2012, Steve worked as a HUD program consultant for multiple jurisdictions in Arizona, including the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. His specialty is the financing and development of public facilities and affordable housing using Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and Private Activity Bonds. Steve is dedicated to leveraging public resources with private investment in projects that result in long-term community benefits.


Nancy Henjum

Nancy Henjum is a 30-year resident of City Council District 5. Her dad was Joe Henjum, an Air Force pilot who was an instructor at the Air Force Academy where Nancy spent several years of her childhood. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago, where she worked as a clinical therapist before moving with her husband to start a family in Colorado Springs. She and her husband, Steve Kern, a retired schoolteacher, have raised two children, now grown.

Nancy’s professional life in Colorado has included being the Chief Operations Officer for a public-private partnership that managed behavioral health services for 43 of the 63 counties in the state. She was also a faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, engaging in leadership development and executive coaching. She runs her own leadership consultancy business, working with a wide variety of organizations, both large and small, including energy companies, arts groups, non-profits, and civic entities.

Nancy has also served as a local volunteer-leader in many capacities: as board president for CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates); as facilitator with the Illumination Project promoting dialogue between law enforcement and community members; and as moderator of the council of First Congregational Church in downtown Colorado Springs.


Lee Patke

Lee has thirty years in corporate and non-profit settings that combined business operations, execution of strategic plans, workforce readiness, housing and program development, and service to clients across a variety of settings. Lee has served as Executive Director for Greccio Housing in Colorado Springs since 2010. Immediately prior to Greccio, Lee was Chief Operating Officer for Griffith Centers for Children, having served as a wilderness-based Therapist, Program Director, and COO over 12 his years there.  Lee is a long-time member of the Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club, spent 6 years on the Board of Housing Colorado, currently serves on the Board of Innovations in Aging Collaborative, and is a founding member of the Affordable Housing Collaborative in El Paso County.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University, and a Master’s of Science in Social Work for the University of Texas in Arlington.  Lee and his wife Laura live in northern El Paso County and have 4 daughters.  The family enjoys a traditional outdoor Colorado lifestyle, and has lived, worked, and volunteered in the Pikes Peak region for 25 years.

Dayton Romero

Dayton is a Colorado Native, born in Trinidad Colorado, and has lived in Colorado Springs for over 12 years. He is an alumnus of UCCS where he earned a degree in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology, and is currently a Master of Public Health candidate, concentrating on leadership and public practice at CU Anschutz Medical.  He is completing his capstone as a part of the Community Collaborative Response Task Force that is aimed toward reducing fragmentation in our state’s healthcare system through care coordination.

Dayton has served in several leadership positions at Silver Key over the past 6 ½ years, where he has had led the Health and Wellness teams including behavioral health and housing programs; designing of programs and systems flows; and developed Silver Key’s centralized phone system and data base.

Dayton currently serves as Director of Healthcare Strategy and Integration at Silver Key. He is responsible for guiding and influencing local, state, and national design of projects and efforts to ensure a pathway is made for Silver Key to maximize service delivery and resources. Additionally, he provides leadership through development of strategy, presentations, and implementation internally and externally for senior service expansion.

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