Board of Directors

Marsh Gooding

Board Chair

Serving since 2017

Marsh was fortunate enough to grow up in Steamboat where he spent most of his time at Howelsen Hill. He has served on the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation Board since 2017,  is on the Finance & Audit Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.

When he’s not working as Director of Business Development at Zola Windows you can find him in the backcountry bowhunting elk or skiing with his lovely wife and two daughters.


Leslie Knutson

Past Chair

Serving since 2010

Leslie Knutson moved to Steamboat in 1982 and began a long career in Resort Property Management.  She is currently the co-founder and CEO of a business that has licensed patents to remediate and recycle coal combustion by-products.

Leslie enjoys traveling, water skiing, and backcountry skiing with friends and her dog Zoe. She has a very active 19-year old who attends UND and enjoys all things outdoors and hockey.

Alice Klauzer


Serving since 2007

Alice is well known from her role as vice president of business and community development at Alpine Bank from which she retired in July of 2020.  She continues to be active in the community and serves on the Foundation Board as Secretary as is a member of both Development and Executive Committees.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Randall and her dogs Emmy and Zoey.

Bere NeasBere Neas


Serving since 2013

Born and bred in Steamboat, Bere worked in banking for 30 plus years, before continuing his parents’ legacy at the hospital by serving on the board of the  Foundation since 2013 where he also currently serves as Board Treasurer. His father (Irlan) was a Trustee of the hospital for approximately 29 yrs. and his mother (Jean) was a volunteer for over 40 yrs.

He enjoys fly fishing, archery hunting and spending time with his wife Donna.

Brad Meeks

Chair Elect

Serving since 2015

Dr. Meeks has been in Steamboat Springs since 2011 when he became the superintendent of the Steamboat Springs School District Re-2. He has assumed several leadership roles in the state, including serving on the board of the Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators and previously on the Colorado High School Activities Association Advisory Committee. He has also served as the Colorado representative on the governing board of the American Association of School Administrators and was an active coach to middle and high school athletes for football, basketball, and track & field. In the local Steamboat Springs community, he currently serves on the boards of both the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation.

Steve Sehnert

Serving since 2013

Steve is a retired CFO who moved to Steamboat Springs in 2013 with his wife Carol to be with his daughter and her family here. He has been on the Foundation Board since 2013 years. He enjoys golf and skiing and has served as President of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and for the Tree Haus Homeowner’s Association.

He keeps busy living the dream here in Steamboat!

Les WoonogLes Wong

Serving since 2018

Les spent 30 years in operations roles with large corporations. Since 2017 he has been able to support our community through work in non-profit organizations. Les currently serves as the Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and is a member of the Community Health Benefit Fund Committee.

Les, Cindy, and their 2 children moved to Steamboat in 2007 from New Jersey. Les and Cindy enjoy travel and visiting their children, currently living on the East & West coasts. They also enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Yampa Valley.


Jim Moylan

Serving since 2011

After moving to Steamboat Springs from Chicago in 2003, Jim became a vital part of the community. When not practicing Securities and Commodity Futures Litigation, he serves on a variety of local Boards and Committees. He is a member of the Foundation Board where he currently serves as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Jim MoylanKathy Elliott

Serving since 2017

Kathy has been in Steamboat for 27 years and is raising 2 active kids with her husband Brian. Kathy has spent her entire career in the skiing industry with Christy Sports. She has served on the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundations board since 2017 and is Chair of the Foundations Development Committee.

When not working or with her family, look for Kathy on the running trails, on the ski slopes or cruising Routt County on her road bike.

Brett Allison

Serving since 2018

After spending 26 years in the Denver area, Brett and his wife Joanna moved to Steamboat for the quality of life it provides. They opened the Allison Agency LLC – Allstate Insurance in town in July of 2017 and Brett opened a second office, Goosehead Insurance, in December of 2020.

He is the proud father of two children, Connor and Elizabeth, who live in the Front Range. Brett currently serves on the  Development Committee. 

Kelly Latterman

Serving since 2018

Kelly Latterman is currently Strategy Program Manager with KinderCare Learning Companies. In addition to her service on Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Directors she also serves as the Chair of the YVMCF Community Health Benefit Fund Grant Committee and as a member of the Board of Trustees of UCHealth YVMC. She advocates for access to the hospital’s high-quality community health services because, without local life-saving services as a child, she would not be here to serve her community today.

In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time skiing, hiking, and exploring the mountains with family and friends.

Heidi Mendisco

Serving since 2021

Heidi is a Wyoming native who relocated to Hayden in December 2016 from Denver with her husband and three children. Heidi has a passion for working in the disabilities field. After relocating, Heidi worked with LiftUp of Routt County and then joined Yampa Valley Autism as the Operations Director, where she now serves as the Executive Director. Heidi sits on the Horizons Human Rights Committee ensuring the rights of the individuals in services are upheld. 

When she is not volunteering she enjoys spending time on their hobby farm with her husband and children.

Kara Stoller

Serving since 2021

Kara Stoller serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center.  In addition to her commitment to UCHealth, Kara also serves as a member of Ski Town USA Rotary, Northwest Colorado Broadband board member, First Impression Council member, Steamboat Mountain Village board member, and Women United member.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from West Virginia University.

Karen Schneider

Executive Director

Serving since 2011

Karen moved to Steamboat from Manhattan in early 2000 to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in a ski resort. She is a perfect example of the Yampa Valley Curse as she visited here several times throughout her life and loved not only the mountain, but the community. She worked for Ski Corp in various roles for 16 years with her most recent position as the Director of Sales for Resort and Hotel. She has been on several local boards and served on the Foundation Board for four years prior to accepting the position as Executive Director in November of 2016.

Karen is married to Jim and they have a daughter, Emily. The family loves to ski, sail, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Soniya Fidler

YVMC President

Serving since 2019

A native of Pittsburgh, Fidler has lived in Steamboat Springs since 2000 and has been with YVMC since 2005. Prior to being named as President, she served as chief operating officer as well as the chief human resources and compliance officer. Fidler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance from West Virginia University and master’s degree in organizational leadership-human resources management from Regis University.

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