leadership


Directors


Ms. SherryLynn Boyles

Executive Director

With almost 20 years of executive, fundraising, communications, and program experience, Ms. Boyles’s background includes serving as Executive Director of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault as well as a consultant for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Teen Dating Abuse Helpline and local shelters in Texas. Boyles also oversaw a $54 million capital campaign to build a new performing arts center in San Antonio, Texas, and was founder and president of SLB Consulting that offered a range of services to assist with strategic planning, managing complex projects, raising funds, and public relations. Boyles, a native Texan, is a lawyer with juris doctor and bachelor of science degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Joseph Sanchez

Clinical Director

Mr. Sanchez is the Program 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. Danielle Scott

Business Manager

Ms. Scott has over 20 years accounting and finance experience. After receiving her BS in Accounting from Prairie View A&M University she was an auditor for a Big Four public accounting firm and a joint venture auditor for an Oil and Gas company. Prior to joining TESSA, Ms. Scott was the Airport Accounting Manager for the City of Colorado Springs for eight years. During her tenure at TESSA, Ms. Scott has worked as a Confidential Victims Advocate, PREA Confidential Victims Advocate, Court Advocate, Hospital On-Call Advocate and Accounting. Most recently she was promoted to Business Manager and now oversees financial strategy, operations and planning for the agency.

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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.

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Ms. Cynthia Negrete

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.

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Ms. Courtney Sutton

Advocacy 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.

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Ms. Molly Oppenheim

Housing First Coordinator

Molly Oppenheim was born and raised in her small hometown of Quincy, Illinois, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from Western Illinois University. Upon graduation Ms. Oppenheim moved to Chicago and explored her career field pursing different positions including being a teaching assistant for three years. Life brought her back to her hometown and once there she was hired on as the Administrative Assistant at her local Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center, Quanada in 2010, and thus her passion for helping survivors began. She quickly became the Legal/Medical Advocate, doing hospital calls, court advocacy, and leading life skills groups. Ready for something new and exciting Ms. Oppenheim moved to Colorado Springs in August 2016 and began her career at TESSA as the Outreach Coordinator. Missing direct service, she applied and was offered the position of Housing Mobile Advocate, and now Housing Coordinator. Ms. Oppenheim continues to be passionate about the work she does, and truly enjoys helping survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

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TESSA BOARD MEMBERS


  • Anne Markley, President
  • Howard Black, Immediate Past President
  • Tyrone Johnson, Treasurer
  • Dr. David McCone, Secretary
  • Reagan Anderson, MD
  • Cheryl Lewis
  • Bob McDonald
  • Tara Loo
  • Dr. Jeff Oram-Smith
  • Jenny Schell
  • Jan Webber