Mr. Darryl Glenn

General Counsel and Chief Strategies Officer

Mr. Glenn joins TESSA after serving in public office as an El Paso County Commissioner and Colorado Springs City Councilmember for over 15 years. Mr. Glenn brings his background as an attorney with a focus on family law and protection orders. Mr. Glenn is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 21 years of combined active and reserve service. Mr. Glenn 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. Mr. Glenn has also been a resident of Colorado Springs since early childhood.

Ms. Angie Hackett-Larson

Program Director

Ms. Hackett-Larson has extensive experience working within the nonprofit sector in Colorado, primarily around homelessness, and domestic and sexual violence issues. Prior to her return to TESSA, she spent more than two years assisting another nonprofit in the role of grant writer. Ms. Hackett-Larson has a rich history with TESSA dating back ten years. Through her time with TESSA she has served on the board of the Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence, and traveled throughout the state providing presentations on domestic violence and sexual assault related topics. Ms. Hackett-Larson holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, Denver.

Mr. Joseph Sanchez

Clinical Director

Mr. Sanchez is the Clinical Director for TESSA and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado with a focus on relationships and trauma. He brings to TESSA 13 years of direct experience with severe mental health, correctional, and child welfare agencies and multiple years of professional court experience from caseworker, family worker, counselor, and clinician positions. Additionally, he has been administrator of clinical programs and clinical internship programs at several different agencies. Mr. Sanchez is an alumnus of University of Colorado with a Bachelor degree in Sociology as well as an alumnus of University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.

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Ms. Cynthia Negrete

Youth & Children’s Program Manager

Cynthia Negrete has been working with adult and child survivors for over 10 years. Prior to joining TESSA, Cynthia served with the YWCA in Oklahoma City as a child advocate and as the Director of Domestic Violence Advocacy. Cynthia also worked as a CASA volunteer in Oklahoma County, volunteered as a group facilitator for Inside Out Youth Services, and gained certification through the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as a Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional (CDSVRP). Since joining TESSA, Cynthia has had several roles including bilingual residential case manager, group facilitator for children and adult psycho-educational groups, and is currently TESSA’s Children’s Program Manager. Cynthia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Colorado State University-Global Campus.

Ms. Courtney Sutton

Safety and Support Manager

Ms. Sutton holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a Trauma focus from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. A native Tennessean, Ms. Sutton is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee where she studied Psychology. Ms. Sutton interned with TESSA while in her Master’s program and quickly realized this was the field that she was meant to do, rather than Neuropsychology as she previously planned. After her internship, Ms. Sutton continued working with TESSA as a Confidential Victim Advocate, Hospital On-Call Advocate, Safehouse Advocate, and Lead Court Advocate. She is passionate about her work assisting survivors and supporting clients within the community.



  • Tyrone Johnson, President
  • Reagan Anderson, MD
  • Ron Fitch
  • Cheryl Lewis
  • Tara Loo
  • Bob McDonald
  • Dr. Jeff Oram-Smith
  • Kristen Solo
  • Jan Webber
  • Howard Black