Anne Markley

Chief Executive Officer

Anne received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Before becoming CEO, she served for 8 years on the TESSA Board of Directors, including two years as the President of the Board. Anne is an active member of the non-profit community in Colorado Springs and has a passion for the mission of TESSA. Prior to committing herself to the work of TESSA, Anne worked in marketing and advertising, specifically focused on non-profits.

Darryl Glenn

Chief Legal Services Officer

Darryl joins TESSA after serving in public office as an El Paso County Commissioner and Colorado Springs City Councilmember for over 15 years. Darryl brings his background as an attorney with a focus on family law and protection orders. Darryl is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 21 years of combined active and reserve service. Darryl earned a law degree from New England School, an MBA from Western New England College, and a Bachelor’s in Science from the United States Air Force Academy. Darryl has also been a resident of Colorado Springs since early childhood.

Tammi Phipps

Finance and Human Services Director

Tammi received her Associates in Accounting from Pikes Peak Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. She has worked with Non-Profits, Legal Administration, Public Accounting and Government Contracting in the Colorado Springs area. Tammi brings over 20 years combined experience in Accounting and Bookkeeping. She began her time at TESSA as a Staff Accountant and moved her way up to the Director of Finance and Human Resources. Tammi has found her passion working with TESSA’s administration, supporting our staff to best serve our clients.


Megan McHugh

Youth & Children’s Program Manager

Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. After college, she served the military community as a Health Educator at the Fort Hood and Fort Carson Army Wellness Centers. Megan had volunteered with several local non-profit organizations to include Springs Rescue Mission and COSILoveYou. She brings to TESSA a passion for investing in our youth and serving the Colorado Springs community.

Yhatisse Reynolds

Safety & Support Program Manager

Yhatisse Reynolds currently is the Safety and Support Manager at TESSA who works with clients and staff alike to empower them. She served as a Confidential Victim Advocate and Hospital Advocate prior to becoming a manager. Yhatisse believes that with hard work and dedication to our mission, we can support our community to help take off the burden that domestic violence presents. Yhatisse comes to TESSA with her background in serving the community, previously working at CASA, where Yhatisse found a passion for serving survivors. She comes to TESSA with her B.A of Psychology and B.A. of Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Bailey Thiry

Human Trafficking Program Manager

Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Cincinnati. Bailey’s work history includes law enforcement and corrections, reentry, and the court system, but she found her passion in working with survivors of crime upon volunteering with a non-profit in Kentucky. As Human Trafficking Program Manager, Bailey’s goals are to bring awareness to the issue of trafficking within our community and to assist survivors in escaping and life beyond their abuse.

Brianna Dowers

Safehouse Program Manager

Bri has a background in Early Childhood Education and Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy. She served as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Lead RBT, and Center Manager. After 6 years of working with children from ages birth to 18, Bri decided she needed a change. After being a part of the Colorado Springs community for 4 years and having a personal connection to the survivors that TESSA serves, Bri made the decision to apply. She began her time at TESSA as the Safeline Advocate and found her true passion for working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. As Safehouse Manager, Bri’s goals are to keep survivors and their families safe and to help them find stability after violence.

Marissa Bovee

Development Manager

Marissa graduated from University of Colorado with a Master’s degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in Women’s and Ethnic Studies. A lifelong volunteer, Marissa brings her non-profit leadership, business development, and event planning experience to support the growth and success of TESSA’s incredibly impactful programs. She is passionate about empowering families impacted by interpersonal violence, breaking the cycle of family violence, and preventatively educating young people about healthy relationships.


  • Col. Ron Fitch (Retired), President
  • Dr. Jeff Oram-Smith, Immediate Past President
    Retired Physician
  • Cmdr. David Manzanilla, Vice President
    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jason Piet, Treasurer
    Ent Credit Union
  • Dr. Laura Pomerenke Secretary
    Retired Physician
    • Tim Cooper
      Goodwill of Colorado
    • Jamie Fabos
      Colorado Springs Mayor’s Office
    • Jrace Rider
      Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region
    • Cmdr. Hugh M. Velasquez
      Colorado Springs Police Department
    • Michelle Wolff
      Teller County Public Health and Environment