BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Families Plus Board Members’ Bios
Dennis Bollig—Dennis is one of our longest serving board members. His background and expertise in management and internal auditing has been a valuable asset when reviewing the financial health of Families Plus. For many years, Dennis has also been a mentor to one of the children enrolled in our program. His commitment to this child has remained strong through many of the joys and challenges this work entails. Dennis is retired and enjoys fishing, racquetball, and gardening.
Dave Armlovich—Dave is a retired forest service resource manager who began working with Families Plus as its webmaster in 2008. He has volunteered for Big Brothers, Meals on Wheels. Dave firmly believes that volunteering for agencies that promote community well-being is an important aspect of everyone’s life. He adds, “ I have come to understand the importance of having an organization like Families Plus that promotes the mentoring of families and children that need extra help.” He enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, and rafting. He is also learning to play the guitar.
Al Hale—With a mechanical engineering degree and extensive skills in strategic planning, Al brings a wealth of experience to the Families Plus board of directors. After retiring as director of operations at Chaco, Inc., he now serves as treasurer for a large HOA. He has also served as a firefighter, fire truck mechanic, and has engineered a lake aeration system. As a father and grandfather, he can empathize with families in Delta County communities who are struggling to raise their children amid difficult economic and emotional situations. He adds, “I feel my business background would be useful for helping the Families Plus organization to continue to grow.” Al enjoys traveling to new places, camping, hiking, and ATVing.
Dr. Brenda Holland—As the founding member of Families Plus, Brenda is very enthusiastic about using her particular set of skills and experiences to help Delta communities support parents and their children who are struggling in challenging economic circumstances. She believes strongly that healthy children make healthy adults, which in turn creates a healthier community. Brenda’s commitment to assuring a healthy community is evidenced by her involvement with the Uncompahgre Healthy Community Project, the U.S. Forest Service, various church groups, and Women on the Move. As a practicing clinical psychologist, Brenda has been a constant force behind the development of wrap-around mentoring services for at-risk children so that the cycle of poverty can be broken.
Dr. John VanDenBerg—Dr. VanDenBerg is a volunteer consultant to the Families Plus Board of Directors. He is a pioneer in the development and improvement of the wrap-around process (obtainable and continued medical, dental, and mental health resources for at-risk children living in poverty). Programs using this concept now reach over a half-million people worldwide. He has consulted with federal, state, and local governmental agencies for child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health education, and developmental disabilities. Dr. VanDenBerg’s focus is to help Families Plus assist communities in Delta County to develop and to use more informal resources and strengths-based planning methods when developing integrated individualized service and support plans.
Jo Lance- While we await her personal story, it's important to know that she's amazing!