Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Cathy Plush

Executive Director

Leadership bio:

Founder and Executive Director Cathy Plush understands firsthand the importance of community involvement in the recovery process. As a women in long-term recovery she has made it her work to promote recovery by educating about substance use disorder and the hope of healing.

Her passion is to make SRC’s mission understood in the community one step at a time.  She values interpersonal relationships and feels that it is important to make people feel valued, whether they are old friends or first time acquaintances, and this is especially important for interactions with those who may be in times of distress. She values loyalty, trustworthiness, and caring, and she is a firm believer that one person can be an agent of change.

Mark Kane

President

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

Mark H. Kane was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 11, 1955. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1978 and obtained his Juris Doctor from Whittier College of Law in 1981. He is licensed in Colorado, United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit and United States Supreme Court and has extensive experience in county, district and federal courts. His primary areas of practice are insurance, personal injury, automobile liability, construction, criminal, and mediation and arbitration.

Civic and Volunteer Affiliations:

• Colorado Bar Association
• El Paso County Bar Association
• Association of Trial Lawyers of America
• Colorado Southern Defense Lawyer Association
• Ask-A-Lawyer
• Call-A-Lawyer
• Catholic Community Services
• Advisory Council for St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Peg Rodarmel

Board Member

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

Peg is the Senior Vice President, NA Infor Major Accounts Asset Intensive Industries, with 30+ years of extensive experience with global sales, cloud sales, software development, recurring revenue generation, and consulting practices.  She is responsible for strategic account sales focused on Infor’s largest customers delivering true innovative value propositions that improve competitive success, improve margins, reduce cost, reduce implementation time while maximize recurring revenues. The business landscape is changing dramatically.   Her message to customers involves a roadmap for Digital Transformation, Cloud, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Peg’s business background, executive management experience, and responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets provides leadership, governance, and oversight to the Springs Recovery Connection Board.

General Craig Hackett

Board Member

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

Served 35 years in Army and retired in 2006 as a Major General.  Served in all levels of Command both in Infantry and Aviation. Extensive world travel working with US allies and other military forces and organizations to include the UN and NATO.

Qualified as a Master Aviator, Senior Parachutist, Jumpmaster and Ranger. Spent 5 years in Pentagon conducting strategic and operational planning for current and future force material requirements. Completed a Harvard Military Fellowship; a senior Fellowship with Council on Foreign Relations and as Chief of Staff of the USS Cole Commission. Served in combat as Apache Battalion Commander during Desert Storm/DesertShield.

Always have and will continue to use my position to help others to achieve their life goals to include being in recovery and free of addiction through CSRC.

Services provided for SRC

Craig is assisting with fundraising, open house and rally events along with other board duties.

Patsy Thompson

Treasurer

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

Patsy Thompson is the Vice President/Treasury Management Sales Representative for the Colorado Southern Region at Independent Bank.  Patsy has been in Colorado for over 50 years and has spent her career in the banking/mortgage business since 1977. Patsy is very active in serving her community through the Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club.  She has volunteered on several committees to include fundraising for Divine Redeemer Church, Colorado Springs Komen Race for the Cure, Springs Rescue Mission, Christmas Unlimited, and the American Heart Association.

Services provided for SRC

Patsy is assisting with fundraising, open house and rally events along with other board duties.

Jason DeBueno

Board Member

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

Jason DeaBueno, MBA, LCSW is the President and CEO of Silver Key Senior Services. He is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the nonprofit organization. His experience includes more than 20 years in leadership and managing operational requirements of social service agencies with a strong affinity for senior services.

DeaBueno was previously Vice President, Healthcare Services for AspenPointe, where he was responsible for managing and leading the strategic directions of the treatment departments of the community mental health center serving Park, Teller and El Paso Counties. Prior to his work at AspenPointe, he was Executive Director at Mosaic, Executive Director at Respite, Research for Alzheimer’s Disease, and Executive Director at the Villas in Southgate.

Jason earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA), and is currently working toward a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).

Services provided for SRC

Jason is assisting with fundraising, open house and rally events along with other board duties. He is also on the Executive Team.

Dr. Robin Johnson

Board Member

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

Robin Johnson, MD, MPH, FACEP.  Dr. Johnson has 26 years of medical practice and health care advocacy in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado. She received her doctorate of medicine from University of Colorado and completed an emergency medicine residency with Denver Affiliated Residency. She also  holds a Certificate of Medical Ethics from Catholic Health Initiatives and a Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University. She practiced Emergency Medicine at University of Colorado Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs for 24 years, served as Medical Director for one of the local safety net clinics, Mission Medical Center, and has served as Deputy Medical Director for the Colorado Springs Fire Department Community and Public Health Division (CSFD CPHD). Dr. Johnson was part of the CSFD team developing Community Assistance, Referral and Education Services (CARES), Community Response Team (CRT, a mobile mental health unit) and Community Treatment Plans for more complicated patients. Dr. Johnson currently practices as Medical Director for El Paso County Public Health and serves as adjunct faculty for UCHealth School of Medicine. Additionally, she has served on many  local boards in the Pikes Peak Region.

Services provided for SRC

Dr. Johnson is assisting with fundraising, open house and rally events along with other board duties.

Susanne Arens

Board Member

Leadership bio:

Relevant work and volunteer experience

33 years of marketing and fund raising experience.

Owner and president of Crystal Peak Design since 1986, recognized for outstanding work serving clients around the state, throughout the country, as well as internationally.

College Instructor, Computer Graphics and Marketing, and a guest speaker at local colleges and high schools for over 10 years.

Serial entrepreneur who has also started, run and sold other businesses in the Colorado Springs area.

Logistics Chair for the American Heart Association of the Pikes Peak Region and the Chair for the Graphics Committee and Co-Chair of the Raffle Committee for over 13 years.

She participated in and volunteered as the Chair of the Multi Media and Graphics Department at the Pikes Peak Community College for the past 15 years.

She has also served on several other committees for various non-profits around the Pikes Peak region.

 

Services provided for SRC

• Headed up the branding for SRC.

• Developed marketing collateral, promotional material.

• Assisted with the fundraising efforts.

• Development of SRC websites.

• Marketing Manager