Executive Staff

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Jessica Dunbar, MSPH, Executive Director

Jessica began serving as the Executive Director of RMYC in June 2014 and is responsible for the overall management, leadership and direction of the organization. She is committed to expanding health care access across the state and delivering high quality, integrated services so kids and families can lead healthy lives. Before coming to RMYC, she worked as the Director of Eligibility for Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s health insurance exchange, where she was part of the leadership team that directed the design, development and implementation of the new service that provides health insurance and federal financial support to eligible Coloradans. Prior to that, Jessica worked as a senior research analyst at the Colorado Health Institute (CHI), a non-profit health policy research organization. In this position, she worked collaboratively with providers and researchers to build a Safety Net Indicators and Monitoring System for Colorado. She also worked on various research and evaluation projects to support health foundations and communities working to respond to the health care needs of their residents. During her tenure at CHI, she also was instrumental in the early development of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) that supports the health care delivery system through the sharing of secure electronic medical record information across clinics and hospitals. Earlier in her career, Jessica worked on an integrated care team to support pregnant teens at the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program and she spent several years at the Mental Health Center of Denver serving as a clinical case manager. She holds bachelor degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and a Master of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys exercising in the outdoors, cooking, painting, reading and having fun with her family. Contact Jessica at 303.565.5260 or jdunbar@rmyclinics.org.

 

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Lori Cohn, Director of Care Management

Lori has served as Director of Social Services at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics since 2006. Lori provides direct services to children and families, develops and implements programs and collaborates with community organizations to advocate for change. These efforts support the overall wellness and long-term success of children and families. She has 20 years of experience in social work, holds degrees in education and social work with specialized training in healthcare advocacy, education and leadership development. She previously served as an Early Intervention Coordinator at a Denver preschool and as a preschool teacher and medical social worker in New Jersey. When not at work, Lori enjoys cooking, traveling, photography and spending time with friends and family. Contact Lori at 303.450.3690 x1124 or lcohn@rmyclinics.org.

 

 IMG_3533Paul Eschen, Director of Finance and Operations

Paul joined Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics as the Director of Finance in 2015.  Paul is responsible for managing the financial operations of the organization.  Over the past 24 years, he served in a variety of financial and operational roles at Real Radiology, Olathe Community Clinic, Radiology Imaging Associates, PRO Behavioral Health, Eye Health Network and Qual-Med Plans for Health.  Outside of work, Paul enjoys skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Contact Paul at peschen@rmyclinics.org

 

Rocky Mountain youth ClinicSophia Meharena, DO, Pediatrician/Medical Director

Sophia joined RMYC as a pediatrician in 2011, and became Medical Director in June 2015. In her role as Medical Director, Sophia is responsible for managing all aspects of the delivery of clinical services, ranging from general primary care pediatrics to integrated behavioral health services, dental care and nutritional services. She also continues to see patients at the Aurora clinic. She is dedicated to the mission of RMYC, and believes every child should have access to a medical home and high quality healthcare services, regardless of their insurance or socio-economic status. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Meharena worked in health care revenue cycle reengineering, gaining insight into the nuances of our complex health care system. Dr. Meharena came to Colorado to do her residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado and now, along with her husband and children, considers this home! For non-patient related questions, you can contact Dr. Meharena at smeharena@rmyclinics.org

 

Hans H.Mueller, Director of Information Technology

Hans joined Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics in January of 2014 working at Centennial High School’s School Based Health Center, and in July 2015 transitioned to become RMYC’s Director of Information Technology. Hans is responsible for information technology strategy, operations, projects and services that enable RMYC’s mission of connecting kids to healthy lives. Hans comes from a consultancy background, previously serving healthcare, financial and media companies, defining technical and operational strategy as well as building and delivering complex mission critical information systems. Hans has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Telecommunications, and a Master of Science in Business Administration: Information Systems. In his spare time, Hans is involved in the Colorado music scene as a business advisor and trains perpetually for the next ski season. Contact Hans at  Hmueller@rmyclinics.org

 

 

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Myung Oak Kim, Director of Communications and Community Partnerships

Myung joined Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics in January 2017, leading the organization’s communications, marketing and community partnership initiatives. She previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at Connect for Health Colorado, directing all branding, communications and marketing efforts during the organization’s critical early years of planning and operation. Prior to that, Ms. Kim served as Communications Manager for former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. She also operated a communications consulting business, providing services to a variety of health care organizations, companies and government agencies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kim worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter in Denver and Philadelphia. Myung serves on the Board of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, a statewide health care advocacy organization. Contact Myung at 720.360.4325 or mkim@rmyclinics.org.