Meet the Directors of the Board and CMS Staff. All directors are volunteers and the board meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month. The board members represent different walks of life and provide oversight and direction for the organization.

CMS’ staff is committed to the organization’s mission and dedicated to its services.


Bruce Talbott, President
Fruit Grower; Board Member of Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology; Mesa County Farm Bureau; Member of First Baptist Church; Volunteer at East Orchard Mesa Fire Department.

Jeffrey Howard, Vice President
Retired; former RN at St. Mary’s Hospital, 25 years; Orchard Mesa Gun Club Board of Directors.

Jennifer Murrell, Secretary
Adult Programming Librarian, Mesa County Libraries; Two Rivers Chautauqua Board Member; Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado Board Member.

Felix Iovanni, Treasurer
Business Owner, Vistas & Vineyards B&B; Board Member of Strive;
Member of Palisade Tourism Advisory Board; Volunteer for Colorado Discover Ability.

Peter Forté
Owner of Forté Farms in Palisade.

Millie Slagle
Retired; Member of Migrant Ministry Thrift Shop Board of Directors.

Philip Andrews
Regional Banking District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank.

CMS has two openings on its board of directors and is accepting applications for membership.


Karalyn Dorn, Executive Director

Peg Martinez, Community Health Worker/Promotora de Salud

Maria Lopez, Kitchen Manager and Cook

Maria Frausto, Cook