leadership


DIRECTORS


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.  She has served for the past 8 years in a volunteer capacity with TESSA, most recently serving as the President of the Board of Directors for the past two years. 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.

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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.

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Joseph Sanchez

Clinical Director

Joe 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 as a caseworker, family worker, counselor, and clinician positions. Additionally, he has been the administrator of clinical programs and clinical internship programs at several different agencies. Joe is an alumnus of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology as well as an alumnus of the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.

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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.

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MANAGERS


Rica Molet

Community Engagement Manager

Rica has a background in Graphic Design and Business Management graduating from Utah State University with a BFA. A native Coloradoan who has lived in Colorado Springs her whole life. Rica previously worked at KKTV as their Digital Sales and Marketing Assistant. After 4 years in the media industry and working with small businesses and large organizations behind the scenes, Rica decided she needed a change. After attending TESSA’s 40th Ruby Gala, Rica applied for the Community & Outreach Coordinator position and found her passion of non-profit marketing and development. Rica is passionate about her community, developing relationships, and managing the Development Department at TESSA.

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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.

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Cathryn Karmondy

Housing First Program Coordinator

Cathryn currently works for TESSA as the Housing First Coordinator. Prior to her work in Housing, she worked at TESSA’s satellite office at El Paso County Department of Human Services, serving domestic violence survivors who are receiving assistance benefits. She has worked with non-profit organizations since 2009 recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and developing course curriculum. Prior to this Cathryn worked with children and adults providing cognitive brain training. She currently serves the Colorado Springs community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and mentors a small group of young women in the community

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TESSA BOARD MEMBERS


  • Dr. Jeff Oram-Smith, President
    Community Member, Retired Physician
  • Tyron Johnson, Immediate Past President
    Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Col. Ronald Fitch (Retired), Vice President
    UCHealth
  • Jason Piet, Treasurer
    Ent Credit Union
  • Tara Loo, Secretary
    Community Volunteer
    • Cmdr. John Koch | CSPD
    • Dr. Laura Pomerenke | UCHealth Physician
    • LynAnn Weaver | LynAnn Weaver Coaching| Centura Health
    • Jan Webber | JW Designs