Program Director, Moffat County
Angela Modesitt was born and raised in California. Her parents were from El Salvador and established their family in the Bay Area. Angela was one of a few children in her elementary school that was Latina and was used to interpret for other children that were new to the school from Latin American countries. Because of her experience at school, the desire to help people with her language skills brought her into the non-profit sector. She worked in California with a non-profit that provided free trips up the Elkhorn Slough. When she made the move to Nebraska for a few years, her work included working with a community health center as a Promotora, assisting in getting all children eligible for health insurance signed up in Omaha. In 2011, she made the decision to move to Steamboat Springs and found her place at Advocates of Routt County, as their Latino Outreach Coordinator, as well as assisting victims of domestic violence. She later worked at LiftUp of Routt County as a case manager for their financial assistance programs. Her experience with Northwest Colorado Health and UCHealth – Yampa Valley Medical Center, brings knowledge of health care, insurance, and resources to her position as Program Manager for the Moffat County CIIC office. She has collaborated in the past with other organizations to assist people with their needs, whether financial assistance for housing or utilities. She has also assisted with application processes for immigration needs, speaking to organizations about the needs of the community and making sure information is available in people’s native languages. Angela is part of the Latinx Alliance, a group that empowers the voice of the Latinx community. She likes to spend time with her family, rafting during the summer the Colorado River and backcountry skiing during the winter.