Meet Our Team

Gary Drews

Cheif Executive Officer

Appointed by the Board of Trustees, Drews brings tremendous leadership experience in the healthcare, education, non-profit and media sectors, always striving to maximize both mission and sustainability of the organization.

During his 365 Health tenure (formerly 9Health Fair), Gary has led its extension and re-branding of community services to include health education & literacy, access to care, and enhanced preventive screening services for Colorado’s underserved populations.

Previously, Drews served as the interim Executive Director of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s ACA health insurance marketplace. During his appointment, Drews led the organization through a complex strategic planning process while enrolling over 150,000 Coloradans in previously unavailable health insurance. Drews was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance, Investments & Graduate Medical Education for the Colorado Health Foundation from 2006-2013. His leadership responsibilities included overseeing a $100M philanthropy budget; investment management ($2.3B); and HealthONE hospital system joint venture management and eventual sale of seven Colorado hospitals. Additional positions held included, Chief Operating Officer at Regis University, CFO of the Colorado Outward Bound School, and Network TV Producer and Executive for Disney Studios, HBO, Fox Studios, and the broadcast networks.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder he earned a Master of Arts at the University of Southern California.

When Drews isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son, as well as songwriting and landscape photography (

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Adele Work

Vice President of Operations

A results-driven executive leader with over 25 years of experience, Adele brings a deep understanding of the healthcare landscape to the 365 Health staff from Connect for Health where she was instrumental in standing up the marketplace and responsible for managing key operations of the organization. In addition, Adele has held a variety of leadership positions in healthcare and technology where she has excelled at building and managing teams and systems.

Prior to Connect for Health Colorado, Adele was a principal at the North Highland Company, partner and managing director at the Bergeron Consulting Group and vice president at American Management Systems (now CGI-AMS). Throughout her career, Adele has been a passionate advocate for customers and demonstrated a proven ability to turn ideas into results by seeing clearly how to build and execute plans and work collaboratively across all aspects of an enterprise.

Adele earned a bachelor’s degree in Geophysical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. She and her partner, Jennifer, have two grown sons and two granddaughters. They live and work on a small farm in Berthoud, Colorado where they sell produce, herbs and flowers under the name The Farmer and Adele.

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Leigh Hierholzer

Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Leigh is taking on a new challenge in both the non-profit and health industry worlds, determined to support the vision of 365 Health and make a difference to help all individuals take control of their health. She leads the marketing and communications efforts for the organization, working to tell the stories and the benefits of the new 365 Health brand. Previously, Leigh worked in the tourism industry encouraging individuals to experience the great outdoors and enjoy the inspiring adventures that Colorado has to offer. She is married with two sons. She enjoys traveling and golfs, road bikes and walks her dog along the foothills of Golden, not too far from the city or the mountains. Leigh received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Miami University, Ohio and her MBA from Loyola University, Chicago.

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Melanie Zeitler

Vice President of Philanthropy

Melanie has worked in the non-profit sector for 25- years in various roles from program development to Executive Director. She has a breadth of experience in non-profit management and resource development across several sectors: including Jewish Community, Art, Education, and environmental conservation organizations. Her most recent years were spent at the Plains Conservation Center; a non-profit which focuses on education around and the restoration of endangered grasslands in Colorado. Melanie’s interest in environmental issues and stewardship has continued in her freelance consulting work and volunteerism, where she has happily donated her services to several organizations bringing the importance of environmental stewardship to the forefront. She is an advisor to a nonprofit H20 Radio and sits on the Board of Directors of the Trailhead Institute.

Melanie grew up in a medical family. Her dad was an orthopedic trauma surgeon and mom was a surgical nurse. She was raised watching her father volunteer his medical services, helping those who were underserved. The example he set, opened her eyes to the difference organizations like 365 Health makes in the health of people’s lives and it is the biggest reason why her fit with this organization was so obvious. She feels very privileged to help generate resources and connections in support of the important mission of 365 Health. Health and wellness continue to be a fundamental part of her life. She is a yoga enthusiast and spin cycling nut and adores spending time with her loving daughter every chance she gets!

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Alexandra Andrews

Director of In-Person Programs

Before joining 365 Health, Alex Andrews developed a passion for serving others. She was the Health Care Program Coordinator for five years at AdvocacyDenver; an organization that services people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). She wrote sensitivity trainings and designed Diabetes Education Programs for those with I/DD. Alex was a Social Worker for Adams County and performed abuse and neglect investigations when children were suspected to be living in at-risk environments. She volunteered in settings where supervision was needed between parents and children, helped with reading programs at libraries and schools and joined Behavioral Health Advisory boards to broaden mental health resources in Colorado. As you can tell, it is ingrained in Alex to serve her community, so she decided to volunteer for Health Fair in the Spring of 2015 by planning a health fair in the Denver area.

In the Fall of 2015, 365 Health was looking for a Director of Volunteer Engagement, so Alex applied and came onboard with 365 Health in December of 2015. In July of 2021, Alex was offered a promotion and asked to oversee all programs that support community members with health education and screenings in a face-to-face setting. As the Director of In-Person Programs, Alex now supports with the operations across health fairs, COVID response work (vaccine clinics and testing sites) and Quest Patient Service Center offerings.

Alex received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and her Master of Arts in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University. She is a native Coloradan; she married her husband, Deric, in 2007 and they have 2 sons; Brennen and Trevor. She enjoys doing everything with her family: from skiing, hiking, and biking to decorating, reading, and gardening. Alex abides daily by a quote from Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”

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Amy Friel

Director of Digital Health Strategy and Products

An innovation leader with an Ironman’s stamina and grit, Amy joined 365 Health as the Director of Digital Health Strategy and Products in January 2020. Previously she was the VP of Marketing at Tidepool, a nonprofit provider of cloud software for people with Type 1 diabetes. In addition to owning her own consulting business, she has held product and marketing leadership roles at Fortune 50 tech giants and Silicon Valley startups including Nokia Health, Adobe, SanDisk, and Intel. A recent transplant from Silicon Valley, Amy has been a guest lecturer at Santa Clara University and multiple industry events. Passionate about harnessing the power of technology to improve health outcomes, Amy has been active in digital health communities as a startup mentor and board member for the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Chapters of Health 2.0. She received her MA and MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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Dain Linder

Director of Information Technology

Dain wants to live in a world where one’s health is realized to be the most valuable of gifts, and people invest in it as their very lives depend on it because, well… it does! As the Director of Information Technology, Dain feels his life’s work has led him to this position. His college degree is actually in exercise science, but his career in IT started with a curiosity about computers that ultimately led to multiple certifications and various positions in the IT field over the past 21 years. Dain’s passion for technology and ability to implement cost-effective technical solutions appropriately from construction companies to medical practices is a welcomed addition to the team. When he’s not speaking geek, you can find him grateful for his three sons, spending time with his wife, or lifting heavy things.

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Kristin Richmann

Volunteer Engagement Manager

Kristin is the Volunteer Engagement Manager and Communications Specialist at 365 Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and her master’s in Public Relations from University College at the University of Denver. Kristin helps recruit, coordinate, communicate with and empower volunteers to make a difference in the health of their communities. Above all, she is passionate about helping others prevent the preventable.

Before joining the 365 Health team, she was a community organizer for The Blue Bench, a local non-profit working to support survivors of sexual violence and help prevent future instances through preventive education in local schools. She also previously worked as a PR contractor for the Colorado Office of Tourism.

Kristin spent her summers as a child in Colorado Springs but officially moved out to Colorado in 2015. When she’s not volunteering or out on an adventure, you can usually find her on the couch with her husband and fur-babies watching a sci-fi show.

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Alison Hedgepath

Marketing Manager

Alison is the Marketing Manager with 365 Health. She enjoys telling the stories of those who have benefitted from 365 Health in the form of photos, video, social media posts, and other creative materials. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to working for 365 Health, she worked for CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties and, before moving to Denver, worked for a nonprofit in Kansas City, MO.

When not working, you can catch her in the mountains with her husband, cuddling her cat, or trying out a new recipe.

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Caitlin Mullenix

Marketing Coordinator

Caitlin is a Marketing Coordinator with 365 Health and joined the Marketing team in late July of 2022. She received her bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications with an emphasis on advertising while also completing Creative Technology Design minor from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is incredibly excited to join this great non-profit and show her eagerness through creating social media and blog posts, communicating with members of the community, and other creative help! When not working on the weekdays, you can find Caitlin enjoying the outdoors while camping, hiking, floating, and listening to music with her friends!

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Elizabeth Munoz

Program Manager, CDC Health Equity Alliance

Elizabeth Munoz is a mother of two Franklin and Isabella. Both of her young adults are attending college in the Denver metro area. She considers herself a progressive thinker, innovator of change and a passionate community servant. Her focus on community collaboration has led her to several volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. Elizabeth is a committed business leader with over 15+ years of management experience.

Elizabeth has always been committed to education, family empowerment, and the fostering of a strong network. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in Ethnic Studies. In 2012 Elizabeth attended a nine-month course on leadership development. In 2018 Elizabeth received the Esperanza Award from the Latina Safehouse for her commitment, volunteer work and leadership. In 2021 Elizabeth was recognized by the TV network Univision-Denver as part of Hispanic Heritage month as an influential and community leader. She is the current President and Chair for Museo de Las Americas and serves on several other boards around the Denver Metro area.

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Esmeralda Almodóvar

Client Services Coordinator

Esmeralda previously worked as a Medical Assistant for 6 years so healthcare was always a part of her. Her role her is our Client Services Coordinator taking on any registration or online issue our participants have. She enjoys hiking, reading and taking care of her first baby l! (currently 3 months) Esmeralda speaks Spanish and helps us translate any and everything we need to make sure we are reaching out to as much of our community as we can. She has been here less than a year and looks forward to being here for many more!

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Christine Betts

Philanthropy Support

Christine began volunteering at 365 Health after retiring from a successful career in Human Resources. She joined the Philanthropy Department because, as a volunteer, she has seen the impact that 365 Health has on so many lives and is excited to be a part of this valuable Colorado non-profit. A fifth-generation Colorado native, she graduated from Adams State University with a double major in business and psychology. Christine enjoys traveling, reading, Jazzercise, and long walks with her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

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Leslie Levine

Business Development Manager

Leslie is the Business Development Manager at 365 Health. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. Leslie will focus her efforts on Health in Hand, the new digital health product that combines text-based telehealth, a blood chemistry screening and health advice to provide an accessible, affordable preventive health care option. She will engage with the public, private and nonprofit sectors to reach the underinsured and uninsured population.

Leslie brings an extensive background in chronic disease prevention and addressing the barriers to accessing healthy food and physical activity opportunities primarily in under-resourced communities. Through her work at Cooking Matters and LiveWell Colorado, Leslie established partnerships with state and local government agencies, pre-K to higher education institutions, and community-based organizations across Colorado to engage community members and other stakeholders to identify and address challenges to living healthy and productive lives.

Leslie enjoys cooking, taking long walks on Colorado’s beautiful trails and volunteering in the community through her role as the president of her homeowners’ association.

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Sheryl Verbitski

Vaccine Clinic Coordinator

After supporting 365 Health at Covid vaccination clinics and testing sites in 2021, Sheryl joined the 365 Health team as the Vaccine Clinic Manager at the beginning of 2022.

Her early educational years were spent in Europe and the Middle East before returning to the United States for high school and University. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland before moving west to complete her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Utah. Sheryl’s work experience brings Covid logistical knowledge, decades of technical management, scientific research and development, and academic experience to the team.

While currently living in Littleton, Colorado with her two daughters, husband, and rescue hound, she and her family take full advantage of Colorado’s outdoor life. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, particularly to warm ocean destinations, animal adventures, and impactful nonfiction books.

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Nathan Mackenzie

Charitable Giving Officer

Nathan joined the 365 Health team in April 2022. He serves as the Charitable Giving Officer, working with individuals and funding partners to philanthropically support 365 Health’s impact for years to come. Nathan is passionate about connecting people’s passions and desire to make an impact with incredible organizations making a difference in their communities. He brings over a decade of experience working with nonprofits and philanthropic institutions.

Most recently, he served as Interim Executive Director and Director of Development at The GrowHaus, which cultivates community-driven food justice through food access and education in north Denver. Prior to The GrowHaus, he worked at El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs, engaging with communities across Colorado while participating in a two-year leadership and nonprofit management program. His work with nonprofits began in Nairobi, Kenya, where he lived and worked for Shining Hope for Communities, which addresses gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums.

When he’s not at 365 Health, Nathan enjoys reading, cooking, playing chess, and getting his hands dirty with the local cut flower farm he runs with his wife.

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Amelia Webster

Program Manager

After many years working in all facets of software for the Oil & Gas industry, Amelia has shifted gears to bring her project management skills to help coordinate complex programs across the various disciplines within 365 Health. Having volunteered frequently with vaccine and health clinics, she loves the company’s passionate commitment to making health services available to all Coloradans and is thrilled to be able to help behind the scenes in delivering on that promise. When not professionally “herding cats”, Amelia can be found working in her garden, playing percussion and singing in community orchestras and church ensembles, supporting her husband in his trumpet and road cycling activities, and spending time with family.

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Jennifer Marinelarena

Customer Success Specialist

Jennifer is the Customer Success Specialist with 365 Health. She enjoys providing support and education to members so they can maximize the positive impact Health in Hand can have on their health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a minor in sociology.

Prior to 365 Health, Jennifer worked to advocate for Adults with IDD, survivors of human trafficking, children in group homes, and mental health. Through this work, Jennifer saw critical gaps in access to healthcare. She plans to incorporate her passion for comprehensive healthcare in her new role at 365 Health.

When she’s not working, you can find Jennifer exploring local parks with her dogs, painting pottery with her husband or practicing self-care through yoga.

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