365 Health Announces Closure After 40 Years of Dedicated Service
Will transition assets to support underrepresented Coloradans
After four decades of unwavering commitment to the health and wellbeing of the Colorado community, the Board of Directors for 365 Health (previously 9Health Fair) has announced its decision to cease operations. The organization’s Board of Directors made this difficult decision after careful consideration of evolving community needs, financial challenges, and the broader healthcare landscape. The Board is exploring transitioning its remaining assets to another community-focused organization.
Since its inception as 9Health Fair in 1980, 365 Health has played an integral role in promoting better health and providing vital medical services like free and low-cost health screenings, prevention tips and educational programs to countless individuals. 365 Health has been a steadfast advocate for accessible and equitable healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 365 Health shifted its focus from health screenings to providing hundreds of vaccine clinics throughout the state. The organization also launched Health in Hand, a telehealth service. To reflect its broadened mission, the organization changed its name to 365 Health in 2022.
“It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closure of 365 Health,” said John Kelley, Vice Chair of the 365 Health Board. “We are incredibly proud of the positive changes we have brought to countless lives in our community. However, the decision to close was reached after thorough evaluation of the challenges we face in continuing to meet evolving needs in a sustainable manner.”
Kelley commended the 365 Health team for their commitment to delivering preventive healthcare to those who have needed it the most. “Their dedication, compassion and energy has been unwavering and countless lives have been saved over the years,” he said.
The dissolution of 365 Health is effective Sept. 1, 2023. The Board of Directors will spend the month of September implementing a transition plan that will include meeting 365 Health’s financial obligations, finalizing existing grant requirements and seeking vendor partners to carry out existing services, such as vaccination clinics.
For more information, contact [email protected] or call 303-698-4455.
365 Health anuncia su cierre tras 40 años de servicio comprometido con las comunidades a las que sirvio.
Los activos se destinarán a apoyar a los habitantes de Colorado menos privilegiados
Tras cuatro décadas de compromiso inquebrantable con la salud y el bienestar de la comunidad de Colorado, el Consejo de Administración de 365 Health (anteriormente 9Health Fair) ha anunciado su decisión de cesar sus operaciones. El Consejo de Administración de la organización ha tomado esta difícil decisión tras considerar detenidamente la evolución de las necesidades de la comunidad, los retos financieros y el panorama de la salud en general. La Junta está estudiando la posibilidad de transferir los activos que le quedan a otra organización centrada en la comunidad.
Desde su creación como 9Health Fair en 1980, 365 Health ha desempeñado un papel integral en la promoción de una mejor salud y la prestación de servicios médicos esenciales como revisiones médicas gratuitas y de bajo costo, consejos de prevención y programas educativos a innumerables personas. 365 Health ha sido un firme defensor de una asistencia sanitaria accesible y equitativa. Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, 365 Health pasó de centrarse en los reconocimientos médicos a ofrecer cientos de clínicas de vacunación en todo el estado. La organización también puso en marcha Health in Hand, un servicio de telesalud. Para reflejar la ampliación de su misión, la organización cambió su nombre por el de 365 Health en el año 2022.
“Con sentimientos encontrados anunciamos el cierre de 365 Health”, ha declarado John Kelley, vicepresidente del Consejo de Administración de 365 Health. “Estamos increíblemente orgullosos de los cambios positivos que hemos aportado a innumerables vidas de nuestra comunidad. Sin embargo, la decisión de cerrar se tomó tras una evaluación exhaustiva de los retos a los que nos enfrentamos para seguir satisfaciendo las necesidades cambiantes de manera sostenible.”
Kelley elogió al equipo de 365 Health por su compromiso con la prestación de asistencia sanitaria preventiva a quienes más la necesitan. “Su dedicación, compasión y energía han sido inquebrantables, y a lo largo de los años se han salvado innumerables vidas”, afirmó.
La Junta expresó su profundo agradecimiento a la comunidad, a los socios, a los voluntarios, a los donantes y a todos los que han apoyado a 365 Health.
“Mientras la organización da este paso, confiamos en que el espíritu de compasión y dedicación que ha definido nuestro trabajo seguirá vivo a través de otras vías e iniciativas que estamos explorando ahora”, dijo Kelley. “Estamos en proceso de hablar con un socio sin fines de lucro con un papel y misión similares para hacer la transición de los activos de 365 Health, permitiendo que el legado de 365 Health y 9Health Fair deje una huella duradera en Colorado, y esperamos tener más noticias para compartir pronto,”
La disolución de 365 Health se hará efectiva el 1 de septiembre de 2023. El Consejo de Administración dedicará el mes de septiembre a poner en marcha un plan de transición que incluirá el cumplimiento de las obligaciones financieras de 365 Health, la finalización de los requisitos de subvención existentes y la búsqueda de socios proveedores para llevar a cabo los servicios existentes, como las clínicas de vacunación.
Para más información, póngase en contacto con la a [email protected] or 303-698-4455.
365 Health Board of Trustees
Tracy Huggins - Board Chair
Executive Director, DURA – Denver Urban Renewal Agency
Tracy joined the Denver Urban Renewal Authority in October 1992 as controller and oversaw the agency’s financial involvement in a number of significant redevelopment efforts. In 2000, Tracy was named Executive Director. A certified public accountant, she came to DURA from Strait-Kushinsky, a Denver public accounting firm. Ms. Huggins is on the boards of directors of 9Health, Mountain States Employers Council, Gold Crown Foundation, Downtown Colorado, Inc, and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, and is a 2001 graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
John Kelley - Vice Chair
Chairman and Executive Director, CereHealth Corp.
John is currently Chair and Executive Director of CereHealth. He served as their CEO from 2009 to 2021. CereHealth is an artificial/augmented intelligence software as a service brain analytics company. Because of its wealth of diverse real-world brain health data, the company recently launched its subscription based clinical and research SaaS model. This model is driven by its iLLUME Ai software platform, which collects, tracks and enables intelligent analysis of a patient’s multiple health records sources including brain imaging. Prior to serving in this capacity, he led McDATA Corporation (NASDAQ) in August 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in August of 2002. He added the position of Chairman in 2004 and maintained those roles until the acquisition of McDATA by Brocade Corporation in February of 2007.
Prior to joining McDATA, Mr. Kelley served as EVP of Networks at Qwest Communications (NYSE) from July 2000 to January 2001 after its acquisition of US West Communications. From 1995 to 2000 while at US West, he served as President of Wholesale and Interconnect Markets, senior vice president and General Manager of Large Business and Government Accounts and President of Federal Services.
Mr. Kelley is active in a variety of charitable boards and activities. He has been a board member of the Women’s Vision Foundation and is a mentor for women participants in their Boardbound program whose mission is to add more women to public and private boards. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Telecommunication’s Management at the University of Southern California, and he was appointed to the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology in 2004. He has served on the Board of Directors at Mount St. Vincent Home; has been a past National Vice-Chairman for INROADS, Inc.; and has been a board member of the Association of Corporate Growth and TiE Rockies of Denver, Colorado. He has actively served and chaired a variety of projects for the American Red Cross, United Way, Special Olympics, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Kelley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972 and is a native of Missouri. John currently resides in Golden, Colorado and is married with three grown children.
Chris Stengle - Treasurer
VP of Business Development, Canvas Credit Union
Chris joined the Canvas Credit Union in June 2012 as a Director that oversaw the organization’s partnerships in the community and in 2022 and was elevated to the Vice President of Business Development. Chris is a 2017 alumnus of the WCMS program at Pomona College. He is on the board of directors of 365Health, Denver Metro Fair Housing Center, and was the Board Chair for both the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau and its Foundation. A native New Yorker, Chris takes full advantage of all of the outdoors activities available only in Colorado.
Margaret Egan, MD - Secretary
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist; Lifestyle Medicine; Virta Health Consultant; Medical Writer
Dr. Eagan is a board-certified Endocrinologist and Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine. She joins the 365 Health Board with enthusiasm and passion to support and grow the mission of providing preventive care to underserved populations in Colorado. Dr. Eagan specializes in evidenced-based hormonal health treatments and lifestyle medicine services including nutrition, movement, sleep, stress reduction, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. She currently works with Virta Health in reversing Type 2 diabetes through lifestyle behaviors. For 5 years she was the associate medical director at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Dr. Eagan is the founder of the Canterbury Wellness Center in Denver, a practice that focused on delivering integrative healthcare combining Western medical practices with Eastern philosophy. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and did her endocrine fellowship at the University of Colorado.
Jesse Ogas - 9News Representative
Executive Director of Social Responsibility and Community Affairs, 9News
Prior to joining the non-profit sector in 2006, Jesse worked in the retail industry where he worked on Regional teams and as a GM leading several big box stores in Colorado and Utah. After a 17-year career as a GM, he decided to take his knowledge to help the non-profit industry to think about philanthropy differently and to change an antiquated way of fundraising.
Under Ogas’ 9yr leadership, Firefly Autism has grown to serve families and children with autism across Colorado and is considered one the leading agencies in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy nationally and internationally.
Ogas is a proud member of one of the nation’s prominent Latino Theater companies, Su Teatro. He is a community advocate that has served on a variety of nonprofit Boards, including Colorado Aids Project, Tepeyac Community Health Center, Kemp Foundation, Latina Safehouse, Newsed Development Corporation, Adams Camp, Latina Safehouse, and the MSU President’s Cabinet. Currently he serves on Tepeyac Community Health, Firefly Autism, Newsed and 365 Health. He is a recipient of the Eric J. Duran Community Service Award, which honors a person of Latino descent who has made a positive impact in the Denver community.
Ogas was the 2021 9NEWS Leader of the Year, which is presented by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. The award is peer nominated and selected and honors leaders in the community who have made significant contributions to the well-being and development of Colorado. Ogas also recently participated in 9NEWS’ Voices of Change initiative during Hispanic Heritage month. Voices of Change is an ongoing conversation that amplifies voices of community members who are provoking change toward building an equitable, inclusive, and flourishing Colorado. Visit 9news.com/voicesofchange to learn more
Today Ogas leads the DEI efforts with 9News as the Executive Director of Social Responsibility and Community Engagement. He just successfully relaunched the 9Listens Community Voices event, is working on the relaunch of 9Who Care and rebuilding alliances in all the communities in which 9News serves.
Martha Rubi has over 20 years working in community outreach with superior communication and networking skills, building positive relations that result in mutual growth. Ms. Rubi is the founder of Paginas Amarillas de Colorado (PAC), a resource guide and yellow page directory targeting the Front Range Hispanic market. After the sale of her business, Ms. Rubi worked as the executive director of the Circle of Latina Leadership. She consulted for Denver Public Schools – Family and Community Engagement department and has worked with Mile High United Way as a project manager for United Neighborhoods and with the 2020 Census as a Partnerships Specialist.
Ms. Rubi has served on the Board of the Kempe Foundation, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, Colorado Succeeds, and the Denver chapter of Catholic Charities USA. She has served on the Board of Mi Casa Resource Center For Women, Museo de las Americas, and the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s.
Andi Pusavat, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor & Training Clinic Director, University of Denver Counseling Psychology
Dr. Pusavat received her PhD from the University of Denver. She was formerly with the Iliff Counseling Center where she served as the Director for six years. Other career highlights include President of the Colorado Society of Psychologists in Private Practice for two years; founding member of the Colorado Psychological Association Society for the Advancement of Multiculturalism and Diversity; presenter at the American Psychological Association and National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan; and 365 Health Board Member. Dr. Pusavat’s research interests include multicultural counseling, social justice, trauma, interpersonal partner violence, and training and supervision.
Mark Olson, MD
Physician, Limon Family Practice Clinic
Mark Olson, MD is a rural family medicine physician with a CAQ in Geriatrics. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and did his family medicine residency at Mercy Medical Center in Denver. He has been in practice in Limon, Colorado for the past 37 years and chief of the medical staff for 30 plus years at Lincoln Health, a small critical access hospital in Hugo, Colorado. Mark has had the privilege of being selected as a past CAFP “Family Physician of the Year “and one of fifty “Superheroes of Colorado Family Medicine” at the CAFP fiftieth anniversary in 1998. He also received the “Rural Health Excellence” award from the Colorado Rural Health Center in 2006. Mark is strongly committed to rural medicine and access to healthcare. Mark has been a supporter of 365 Health since its inception in 1980 while he was in medical school.
Thomas Suby-Long, MD
Chief Medical Officer of Imidex Corporation
Dr. Suby-Long is a Radiologist, certified by the American Board of Radiology with additional subspecialty fellowship training in Chest/Body/Oncology imaging. Dr. Suby-Long also holds an MBA and has 30 plus years of practice and leadership experience in private, academic and hospital-based radiology practices.
Dr. Suby-Long is currently the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Imidex, an early stage artificial intelligence/computer vision company working in the imaging space. Dr. Suby-Long also advises multiple other startups in the medical device and software arena.
Dr. Suby-Long is passionate about philanthropy and volunteering and in addition to serving on the 365 Health Board of Trustees is also the chair of the 365 Health Clinical Advisory Board (CAB). In addition to 9Health, Dr. Suby-Long supports multiple other organizations including We Don’t Waste, Pura Vida, PAA Colorado and Abundant Life Schools.
Dr. Suby-Long has three amazing daughters (Rachel, Sarah and Rebecca) and one adorable granddaughter (Elizabeth).
Kaakpema "KP" Yelpaala
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, InOn Health
Formerly known as access.mobile USA, we are dedicated to improving health access, equity and outcomes. We offer a digital health solution to communicate with cultural awareness and precision focusing on diverse populations in the U.S. Leveraging our HIPAA compliant, data-driven technology and deep cross-cultural expertise, we provide accessible mobile engagement to drive health access, information and outcomes.
Cristal Cisneros, EdD
Senior Director of Evaluation and Impact – Denver Preschool Program ; Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant – Cisneros Consulting LLC
Cristal Cisneros was born and raised in NW Indiana, and is a first generation Mexican. She moved to Colorado twelve years ago after suffering a quarter-life crisis once she finished undergrad with a B.S in Biology. Cristal graduated with her doctorate in educational equity focusing on environmental racism and its impact on students of color utilizing Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as frameworks. Cristal currently works for a non-profit focusing on educational equity as the Senior Director of Evaluation and Impact. During her spare weekends, she is usually outside taking up space with her golden Ghosty and pitty rescue Canelo doing typical Colorado stuff. She has yet to climb a 14er (scandalous she knows), but plans to do that this summer (maybe). She loves coffee, gardening, hiking and taking wonderful naps in the Colorado sunshine. She feels like she’s just started a new chapter in el movimento as an advocate and activist and is excited to continue deconstructing systems of oppression especially in the health field.
Senior Director Professional Services, Bright Horizons
Daedre Malone is an experienced professional with ten years of progressive leadership under her belt. Her background includes influential roles in client implementation, product and program management, consultative client engagement, and business process improvement, to name a few. After earning her master’s degree in Organization Leadership and Development from Regis University, Daedre joined Bright Horizons where she is currently a Senior Director of Professional Services, strategically delivering Bright Horizons’ unique value proposition to a wide variety of clients. When she is not taking initiative or enabling success for her many satisfied clients or mentoring colleagues along their career path, Daedre can often be found donating her time. She is passionately involved with the Women Inspiring Leadership and Development (WILD) Council, a values-driven women’s professional networking group who gives back to aspiring leaders as well as their communities. Daedre also lends her expertise to the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado where she currently serves as a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee, focusing on Customer Experience.
Angela Kloepfer-Shapiro, MD, MBA
Physician executive with a background as Chief Medical Officer for both Medicaid and Medicare health plans with a focus on the economics of healthcare administration. Extensive experience practicing both Outpatient and Inpatient Internal Medicine. Concentrated on Social Determinants of Health as a means to maximize positive health outcomes. Skilled in Research, Medicaid and Medicare Managed Care, Acute Care Medicine, Healthcare Economics, Working with Physicians, and Internal Medicine. Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Medicine – MD from University of Colorado School of Medicine and an MBA from The Heller School at Brandeis University