Tahverlee Anglen, a seasoned and focused leader with more than 10 years’ experience in the non-profit sector including, President & CEO of NAATA, Executive Director of Aurora Sister Cities and Denver Sister Cities International, and Executive Director of New Foundations Nonviolence Center.
She has participated in several trade missions and projects in Africa and Europe, as well as reverse trade mission and delegation hosting from more than 10 different countries. Tahverlee focuses her knowledge and passion on helping organizations reach their full potential.
Tahverlee attended the University of Western Ontario, after playing on a volleyball scholarship at Colby College of Kansas, majoring in Psychology at both schools. She has trained with Geodesic Ltd and received certification in Non-Profit Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tahverlee is passionate about community programs that provide opportunities for individual growth, education and development, and greater understanding of ways we can each make the world a better place.
Tahverlee has significant, multi-faceted experience that includes a strong understanding of the importance of the “big picture” philosophy that is needed for any organizations to develop sustainability and increase program capacity. Tahverlee, and her two children, reside in Aurora, Colorado. In her spare time, Tahverlee can be found hiking in the Rocky Mountains, running trails, training and advancing her skills in Krav Maga, and most recently has begun teaching Cage Fitness in the Denver area.
Heather graduated from Concordia University with her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. She went on to earn her Masters degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Heather holds her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as her certification in Biomedical Human Research. She holds two leadership roles in the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP); she is a National Representative for the Student-Resident Committee and serves as a Scientific Liaison for AAOP's Gait Society. Heather's work history includes a decade of administrative, clinical and patient-oriented experience in the fields of customer service, quality assurance, physical therapy, prosthetics, orthotics, sports medicine and adaptive rehabilitation. Her passions include horseback riding, mountain sports, Boise State football, running, kickboxing and volunteering, especially within her church and the adaptive sports community.
Jessie graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Minor: Gerontology. Jessie has an enormous passion and enthusiasm for supporting, assisting, serving, and advocating for all human beings and is passionate about positively impacting and improving the lives of others and placing a smile on faces every single day. During her internship at Pets Forever, a Fort Collins, CO. non-profit that passion grew to include a specialty in ensuring the well being of our senior citizens and special needs population. Jessie holds nearly 20 years of successful customer oriented experiences creating personal professional relationships, observing others to assess situations and individual needs to provide the best client-centered services possible.
Colorado State University
B.A Health and Exercise Science
Justin is a graduate from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. He grew up in the Colorado outdoors in constant pursuit of the next challenge that would yield to his mission of a healthy and active lifestyle. Justin started at SCI Recovery Project as an intern in July 2013 before joining the team as an Adaptive Exercise Specialist.
“My goal is to facilitate the restoration of independent neuromuscular function through progressive resistive and adaptive exercise.”
University of North Texas
Alex MacNabb is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer currently completing his Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. Alex is a lifelong athlete with experience in a variety of sports and training modalities including soccer, track and field, cross country, bodybuilding and powerlifting. He takes great satisfaction in seeing clients progress day to day and looks forward to the continued success and growth of the organization.
University of Colorado
Brian has been working as a trainer at SCI since the summer of 2015. After completing his degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado, Brian began his career working as a personal trainer and coaching high school athletes. In his spare time, Brian competes in powerlifting and watches an unhealthy amount of hockey.
Central Connecticut State University
Matt is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Born and raised in Connecticut, Matt relocated to Colorado to pursue a career in the health and wellness field as well as expand his passion for the great outdoors. It was the unique nature of SCI Recovery Project’s team and the clients-alike that motivated Matt to further develop his experience within the realm of Adaptive Exercise. Matt is an avid fisherman, explorer, and an aspiring musician.
Aimee Godin loves using Thai massage to help clients make long lasting changes to their bodies including increased flexibility and range of motion. She trained at Denver Integrative Massage School where she learned Western and Thai massage. Aimee is also a level 2 Reiki practitioner. She adds in herbal medicine, heated compresses and homemade salves to increase health and healing.
Cassandra is a graduate of Bastyr University, Kenmore WA with her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her education at Bastyr included completion of a rigorous 3.5 year program consisting of 24 clinical internships and over 1,300 hours of clinical training. In this time she treated over 400 patients at four medical facilities and completed a preceptorship specializing in Pediatrics. She is currently NCCAOM board certified and licensed in the state of Colorado. Cassandra is also an alumni of the University of Colorado where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Integrative Physiology and Psychology. In practice she uses acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine, cupping, tui na, qi gong, gua sha, nutrition counseling and reiki.
Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, recognized as the best chiropractic education in the world. He received his Doctorate in 1984, opened North Metro Chiropractic Center in 1986, and has been practicing along 120th Avenue within a mile of I-25 for the past 30 years.
Dr. Meyer has been married to his wife, Patti, for over twenty-six years and has three high school and college-aged children: Madison, Payton, and Jackson.
In 1994, Dr. Meyer became one of only four chiropractors in the state of Colorado to receive Post-Graduate Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics, having a desire to treat not only adults, but children as well, without unnecessary medications.
He has been a proud member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association for over twenty-five years, and attends numerous Association educational programs to keep on top of the professions most recent developments and research.
Two or three times a week, Dr. Meyer spends time at the Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Project, where he works on a multi-disciplinary team including personal trainers, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, to help people that have suffered spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
My interest in good health started thirty years ago through the study and practice of yoga. The positive impact of yoga on my life led me to explore the other ancient healing arts. I chose to specialize in Five Element Acupuncture, a style of acupuncture that focuses on the health of the whole person on all levels, including the spiritual, rather than just the symptoms of ill health.
I grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated in 2002 from the Institute of Education and Acupuncture, a preeminent teaching institution for Five Element Acupuncture, where I had the privilege of studying with master acupuncturist J. R. Worsley. I also have an Advanced Certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Allergy Elimination. My nearly three decades of yoga practice and over twelve years in the practice of acupuncture give me depth and breadth of experience and understanding of the needs of the whole person, assisting in the integration of life’s lessons and challenges and producing greater joy, grace, ease and vitality for my patients.
Former Tax Manager for Local and National public accounting firms in Colorado, Arizona & Montana
I first became involved with SCI Recovery Project in 2008 when my husband, Mark, a high level quadriplegic, began working out at the facility. While our primary reason for coming to SCI Recovery Project was Mark's health and recovery, I soon learned it was a place where I could find support, too. SCI Recovery Project benefits the entire SCI community and we are lucky to have such a wonderful program in our area. As I watched the organization grow,ﾠ I volunteered to help manage the financial piece of the organization, and became involved in the fund raising activities surrounding our Hops for Hope event. My role was expanded and formalized when I became the Treasurer of the Board in 2010, and was honored to be voted Chairman in January 2014.ﾠ I look forward to helping the organization continue on its mission to improve the lives of people suffering with paralysis in our community, and beyond.
Freelance photographer, community outreach/social media consultant.
Philosophy – University of Northern Colorado
City of Residence – Denver, CO
“After being injured in a mountain bike accident in 1997 and participating in several different rehabilitation programs around the country I realized I needed a way to stay active and healthy while keeping a busy schedule. I became involved with the SCI Recovery Project in 2007 as one of their first clients.
I look forward to helping the organization continue to grow and provide an invaluable service to the SCI community.” – Joe White
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M.D. at LAW: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
City of Residence – Conifer, CO
“My medical practice in endocrinology and integrative medicine, spanning three decades, embodies the true meaning of integral medicine – an optimal synthesis of conventional and alternative medicine practiced with a whole person approach delivered with reverence and humanism.” – Dr. Len Wisneski
Plant Manager – Ardagh Metal Packaging Group
Director of Manufacturing – Ball Corporation POC Colorado 2002-2013
Leadership – Duquesne University
City of Residence – Westminster, CO
Phone: (303) 286-0918
Address: 866 East 78th Ave Denver, CO 80229
In order to inspire hope, independence, and recovery, SCI Recovery Project strives to optimize the level of physical and emotional wellness for those impacted by spinal cord injury through progressive, evidence-based adaptive exercise techniques, alternative health and wellness programs, and the cultivation of creative community partnerships.