People on the Move, Oct. 1 2010

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Christine Shapard, founding executive director of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association has been appointed chair of the Green Jobs Colorado Advisory Council by Donald J. Mares, executive director Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Mary M. Morissette is the new senior architect and deputy team operations lead for the Denver office of international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm Leo A. Daly. Morissette has 28 years of experience working with institutional clients with a primary focus in healthcare facilities, and has experience in judicial and criminal justice facilities. She has been a licensed architect since 1988.

Douglas Henning, Ph.D, a psychologist with experience working with traumatic brain injury, has been hired to treat AspenPointe’s clientele of veterans, active military and military families. Henning has more than 30 years of experience in the field of psychology in clinical, parish and university settings. He received his doctorate degree from Oregon State University and master’s from Pacific Lutheran University.

Mario Cafiero has joined Aleut Facilities Support Services as President and Chief Operating Officer. He led the inaugural pacific business development effort for a major defense firm and played a key role in “wins” of over $900M in government contracts, worldwide.

Brandon Benjegerdes has been hired as the operations manager of AspenPointe Café. Benjegerdes will direct the organization’s new culinary training program. He has 15 years of experience in the culinary business, earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and hotel and hospitality supervision from Stratford University in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Carroll has been hired as the healthcare account manager for AspenPointe. She has 25 years of healthcare and healthcare sales experience.She will work with primary care physicians, schools and employers to increase utilization of AspenPointe Lighthouse’s new dual diagnosis and psychiatric stabilization units and counseling services.

Julia Duffer has been hired as the manager of business development for AspenPointe. Duffer, who has six years of experience in the behavioral health field, will be charged with growing the organization’s telephonic wellness.

Rick Mack has been promoted to senior vice president, human resources for AspenPointe. Mack will continue to oversee all human resources as well as training and development functions while taking on increased responsibilities in executive leadership. Mack has 33 years of experience in the profession. He received a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Mark Vogtner has been promoted to vice president, information technology for AspenPointe. He will oversee the planning, operation and maintenance of all information technology-related systems. He has 25 years of experience in the profession and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University.

Kelly Hipolito has been promoted to director of contract management for AspenPointe. Hipolito, who has been with organization for 11 years, will direct, coordinate and manage all AspenPointe contracts. She has 25 years of experience in the mental health field and received her bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Regis University.

Jennifer Carroll has joined Stockman Kast Ryan + audit consultant

The El Paso County Bar Association has elected new officers to its board of trustees.

Mark H. Kane of the Kane Law Firm, P.C., has been elected president-elect and will serve as president in the 2011-2012 year.

Virjinia V. Koultchitzka of Alpern Myers Stuart, L.L.C. and Stuart D. Thomas of Thomas & Thomas have been elected to serve as Trustees for the association.

Dan D. Stuart of firm Alpern Myers Stuart, L.L.C. has been elected to serve as representative to the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors.