People on the Move – June 7, 2013

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Real Estate

Jen Gesick is the new publisher of Ready New Homes Magazine. This monthly magazine is distributed to area Realtors with information and incentives on new homes and communities in the Colorado Springs area. Gesick has owned and operated her advertising and public relations company, Jen Barry Productions, for more than 10 years.


Cynthia Bullock has been named regional representative for the Grant Professionals Association. Bullock, who has served as the GPA Colorado chapter’s inaugural president for two years, will be responsible for chapter formation in seven Western states, including Colorado, California and Hawaii. Bullock is also co-founder and executive director of Harley’s Hope Foundation and serves as affiliate faculty in Regis University’s master’s in nonprofit management program.

Special Kids Special Families has hired Dionna Lanich as program coordinator of Joey’s Place, an SKSF nonintegrated adult day program. Lanich has more than 14 years of experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She graduated from the University of Wyoming and holds a degree in social work.

Inside/Out Youth Services has announced that Christopher Robertson has joined the organization as its executive director. He is a Louisiana native who moved to Colorado Springs in 1997. He has more than 25 years of combined experience in government, business and nonprofit work. He has also volunteered with The Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs Pride, Southern Colorado AIDS Project and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention.

Human Resources

Linda Robinson has been named payroll manager for WHPacific’s Colorado Springs office. Robinson has 16 years of experience in human resources. She will be responsible for payroll administration and processing for WHPacific nationwide. Before joining WHPacific, she was a payroll and benefits administrator at Velcon Filters. WHPacific is a design company with business lines that include architecture, building engineering, energy, surveying and water resources.

Health care

The Colorado Springs-based American Academy of Forensic Sciences has named its 2013-14 officers. They include:

Barry Logan, president;

Daniel Martell, president-elect;

Dr. Stephen Billick, vice president;

Betty Layne DesPortes, vice president;

John Gerns, secretary;

Dr. Victor Weedn, treasurer; and

Robert Barsley, past president.

Directors include:

Lucy Davis, criminalistics;

Dr. Gregory Davis, pathology/biology;

David Baker, digital and multimedia sciences;

Laura Fulginiti, physical anthropology;

Laura Liptai, engineering sciences;

Dr. John Young, psychiatry and behavioral science;

Julie Howe, general;

Jane Lewis, questioned documents;

Roderick Kennedy, jurisprudence;

Jeri Ropero-Miller, toxicology; and

John Kenney, odontology.


Marija Bocovich Vader joined the staff of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. A Colorado native whose parents were born and raised in Colorado Springs, she has a degree in technical journalism with an emphasis in chemistry and English from Colorado State University. She previously worked at the Gunnison Country Times, the Montrose Morning Sun and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.