Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins is looking to expand our board! Do you or someone you know have a desire to help build community in and around Fort Collins and share the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. We are particularly interested in welcoming board members who have experience in the following:
- Real estate
- Programming for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Board of Directors
Tammy Breeding – Board President
Tammy is the proud Mom to 2 young men, both of whom are on the Autism Spectrum. The boys, Ethan 25, and Duncan 23, are “the primary motivation for everything I do”. Tammy spent 22 years in the career of Information Technology. She quit her job in 2001 to care for her children full time. In addition to her involvement in L’Arche, she is currently employed as a Parent CNA to her younger son, Duncan.
Jennifer Pfiester – Board Vice President/Secretary
Jennifer is a founding member of Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins. She worked as a Public Policy Researcher after receiving her Masters in Public Affairs, enjoyed staying home and raising four children, and has worked as a Labor and Delivery Nurse for the past 16 years.
Sarah Reichardt – Board Treasurer
Sarah is a former assistant at L’Arche Tahoma Hope in Tacoma, Washington, and has experience in therapeutic horseback riding and Special Olympics. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a background in sustainable agriculture and business finance. Sarah lives in Loveland, Colorado with her husband and two daughters.
Jocelyn Delgado — Board Secretary
Jocelyn was born and raised in Colorado. She left her home town of Brighton to attend undergrad in Hastings, NE at Hastings College where she studied Psychology and English. During the summers, Jocelyn returned to CO to be a camp counselor and eventually Program Director at Colorado Lions Camp. After graduating from Hastings, she moved to Ipswich in the UK to work in the L’Arche community there, wherein the position of House Leader, she was transformed by the L’Arche way of life. She has since returned to Colorado, where she worked first in affordable housing as an executive assistant at a housing authority and currently holds the position of Executive Assistant at a wealth management firm in Denver. Jocelyn has been involved with Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins since 2016.
Deb Fitzgibbons — Board Member at Large
Deb Fitzgibbons has worked with differently abled people since high school and received her Master’s of Social Work in 1981 from the University of Denver. She, and her husband, John, have two adult children, both having significant special needs: a son, Joshua, 34 years old, and a daughter, Rose, 28. They live on a “farmette” outside of Boulder and have homed many four-legged rescues, including therapeutic riding horses seeking a quiet place to retire. Deb is a therapist in Boulder, specializing in working with families like her own. In addition, she is a special education advocate, and has worked adjunctively with CU- Boulder, Boulder Community hospital, and the Arc of Boulder.