ABOUT

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Advocates’ Values:

Compassion – Empowerment – Collaboration – Boldness – Equity

Founded in 1983, Advocates began providing services for victims of domestic violence. Since then, Advocates launched a 24/7 crisis hotline, established a confidential safehouse for victims fleeing abusive situations, expanded services to victims of sexual assault, and developed a robust social change program to prevent violence before they happen.

The devastating impacts of violence on individuals and the community cannot be overstated. Beyond providing support for victims and survivors as they navigate healing, medical, and legal processes, Advocates also collaborates with schools, businesses, and organizations throughout the community. With greater awareness and developing necessary skills together, we can improve equity and make everyone safer.

Meet Our Team

Advocates of Routt County has assembled an extraordinary team of professionals with a dynamic range of experience. Beyond the immense compassion they bring to this work, their efforts also draw upon their time in government, legal, business, technology, education, juvenile justice, media, service, creative, and other sectors as well.

MARK FITZGERALD

MARK FITZGERALD

Executive Director

“Nothing endures but change” – Heraclitus

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Mark’s varied experience as a business owner, nonprofit board member, analyst, and software developer — across trades ranging from banking, healthcare, craft brewing, and the resort industry – has provided him a diversity of experience instrumental in helping Advocates improve processes, formalize procedures, and assist with a wide assortment of tasks. Approaching problems with creativity and a business perspective while guided by our mission is helping build a foundation for a stronger, more efficient organization that will endure for years to come.
Hannah Kaufmann

Hannah Kaufmann

Program Director

“We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one. There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it… if only we’re brave enough to be it.” 
– Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb
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Hannah is dedicated to helping survivors navigate the many challenges and feelings that arise after a violence experience. She is also passionate about collaborating with staff and the community to find innovative ways to reach the most underserved populations within Routt County.
Hannah‘s previous experience as an advocate includes her time as a Shelter Advocate and Art Program Coordinator at The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence, Kansas. While at The Willow, she also served as the Rural Outreach Coordinator where she worked to provide awareness about domestic violence and human trafficking to rural communities.This included providing healthy relationship support groups both in the community and the jails, facilitating trainings about trauma informed practices for community agencies working with survivors, and one-on-one support to folks who had experienced domestic violence or human trafficking. She also served as a member of The Willow’s Policy and Procedure Team where she collaborated with staff advocates to reimagine policies and procedures that were trauma-informed and survivor-centered. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid, trained in Applied Suicide Intervention, and has been a certified trainer through the Traumatic Stress Institute for their Risking Connection Curriculum.
She loves the outdoors no matter the season, and some of her favorite activities include biking, hiking and kayaking! She is very passionate about social justice, and believes Black Lives Matter.
Allison Doglio

Allison Doglio

Confidential Youth Advocate

The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho 

 

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Allison holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Sciences and has worked as a Private Investigator, Project Manager and most recently owned her own home organizing business.

As a survivor of domestic violence, Allison’s goal is to share her story, educate others about the realities of DV and work with survivors on their journey to healing. She’s proud to be part of a team that provides support and advocacy to the critical work of empowering survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence.

She also loves dancing, music, playing in the water on her kayak, paddleboard or canoe and hiking.

Cristina Camacho

Cristina Camacho

Bilingual Confidential Youth Advocate

 

“Do work that matters. Vale la pena” – Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa 

 

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Cristina was born in Texas and raised in Mexico, with a rich cultural heritage and a deep understanding of the Latinx community’s needs and challenges. Her passion for supporting, particularly Latinx and youth, has been the driving force behind her career and volunteer work.

For three years, Cristina has dedicated her time to volunteering at a women’s shelter in Texas, providing support and resources to women in need. Her commitment to empowering women and advocating for their rights has been unwavering, reflecting her belief in the importance of community support and solidarity.

In addition to her volunteer work, Cristina has been actively involved in working with youth in various capacities. From preschool programs to recreational centers and after school programs, Cristina has been a steadfast mentor and advocate for young people, helping them navigate challenges and access opportunities for growth and development. Whether in Steamboat Springs or her hometown of El Paso, Texas, Cristina’s dedication to youth empowerment has left a lasting impact on the communities she serves.

Cristina holds a bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Chicano/a Studies in Social Sciences. Her academic background has equipped her with a critical understanding of social justice issues and intersectionality, informing her approach to community engagement and advocacy.

During her academic journey, Cristina completed an internship at Las Américas Immigrant Advocacy Center, where she gained firsthand experience in supporting immigrant communities and advocating for their rights.

Driven by her values of compassion, equity, and empowerment, Cristina continues to strive for positive change in her community. Through her work with the Latinx and youth populations, she remains dedicated to creating a more inclusive and just society for all.

Board of Directors

BETTER TOMORROW BOARD

Alyssa “La La” Cartmill

Board President

Brie Neppl

Board Vice President

Justin Keys

Board Treasurer 

Jordan Beall

 

Cecilia Escobar-Ceballos

 

Jennifer Przymus

Cameron Felton 

 

 

 

ADVOCATES STEERING COMMITTEE

 

[new committee! stay tuned] 

Interested in joining our Steering Committee?

Contact hannah@advocatesrc.org

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