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Nelly Navarro

Nelly Navarro
Executive Director

Nelly begins her duties as Executive Director in April 2019. She has lived in Steamboat Springs for 16 years. Initially, she managed a local restaurant and then began working with the Yampa Valley’s immigrant community through her years of work with NW Colorado Health(VNA) and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. 
"Being an immigrant myself, I understand the challenges and hardships that people face when starting a new life in a foreign country. Personally accomplishing the process to obtain U.S. citizenship has given me invaluable experience in immigrants’ rights and the processes/statutes associated with gaining citizenship. I am able to share my experiences with those who are tackling the same obstacles and this has established a strong connection and bond of trust between myself and the immigrant community."
Nelly attended Ricardo Palma University, a highly esteemed institution of learning in her home country of Peru, studying multiple languages as well as how to teach and translate those languages. She is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French.

"I truly am passionate about working with immigrants in our community and I actively strive to help them reach higher standards of living. I am dedicated to advocating for their rights as active members of our community and country."

Renzo R. Walton

Immigration Services Specialist


Renzo attended the British Academy of English in Lima, Peru from 1995 to 2002. During that period of time, he also studied the Italian language and completed a twelve-month Microsoft Office workshop at Cibertec Institute in Lima, Peru.  Then he attended the Peruvian University of Sciences, studying health sciences in medicine and oral surgery from 2002 until 2008. During his studies, he worked for five summers at employment agencies within the area.

Renzo had been managing a local Steamboat business for several years when he started working for Integrated Community as a trained interpreter in October 2015. He became our Resource and Referral Coordinator in January 2016. 

He has continued to improve his knowledge in his field of expertise by attending a medical terminology class at Colorado Mountain College, obtaining his National Medical Interpretation certification CHI CORE in 2019, and currently also provides services as a medical interpreter at UC Health YVMC.

Renzo is the only US Dept of Justice accredited representative in our region, working as a specially qualified non-attorney professional representing low-income immigrants, and he is a citizenship trainer. 

He is one of the founding members of the Latinx Alliance in Northwest Colorado and currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer in the Alliance's board of directors. 

He is a board member of local youth literacy non-profit Book Trails, planning committee member of Holiday Exchange Market (HEM) Routt County United Way, Patient Advisory Council (PAC)for Yampa Valley Medical Associates, former planning committee member of Dia de Los Muertos in The Boat CIIC, Active member of Routt County Navigation Network, Steamboat's Spanish Conversation Local Group's host and organizer.


Jerry Hernandez

Education Coordinator

A dedicated professional devoting his career to furthering education in the U.S. and abroad, Jerry Hernandez has been creating and implementing educational content for organizations and individuals for more than 25 years.  Now, by bringing his knowledge and skill to Steamboat, he continues to fulfill his passion for giving back and contributing to cultural exchange between the diverse communities of North West Colorado. 


Jerry has seen first-hand the impact quality education has on individuals, families and communities at large—a positive outcome he is honored to be part of again and again. As Education Coordinator, he runs several programs, including adult English classes and children’s tutoring. 


Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Jerry lived in Central America for 15 years after graduating from Bible College.  While there, he and his wife worked as part of an international mission

providing education services to children and adults. His resume also includes work in tech industry sales and marketing—experience he draws on when developing and promoting literacy projects today.  


Jerry and his wife are very involved in their church’s congregation and outreach programs.  When he’s not working with CIIC, he dedicates many hours per month to other important causes, including teen depression awareness, improving family life, and more.   


When he’s not working, Jerry enjoys hiking with his wife and their dog. 


Paula Anderson

Program Support Specialist

Paula Anderson was born in Aspen, Colorado, USA, and lived in the Roaring Fork Valley until the age of 6. She then moved with her family to Mexico, where they lived for 7 years before returning to Colorado in 2005. Moving to a different country twice and being the oldest of 3 siblings, Paula had to adapt to new cultures, traditions, systems, and languages. She was the advocate for her family and experienced firsthand the challenges faced by immigrant communities. During her time in Basalt she volunteered at her local church, Habitat for Humanity, Kids to Kids, was part of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico and National Honor Society. She graduated from Basalt High School in 2010 and pursued her education at Colorado Mesa University and Colorado Northwestern Community College, earning an Associate in Nursing. She was the first generation in her family to attend college. 


Paula has been a local resident for 11 years. Helping others is her calling. She has been in healthcare for 12 years, a Spanish interpreter for 7 years and has a strong background in office administration and client centered services. She joined Integrated Community in 2022 as a professional interpreter. 


In her personal life, Paula volunteers at local organizations and enjoys spending time with her husband TJ and their son. She is ecstatic to join Integrated Community and grow with the organization. 

Maria Paula

Interpretation/Translation Coordinator


Maria Paula joined the team at Integrated Community (CIIC) in August 2019.
Born in Colombia, Maria Paula has been traveling back and forth from Bogota to Steamboat Since 2004. Attending the majority of her teen
years at Steamboat Springs High School. She attended the University of America, Bogota, Colombia studying Petroleum Engineering before
finally making the decision to permanently make Steamboat her home in April 2016.


Maria Paula continued adding professional development to her resume by training in the field of professional interpretation. She worked for UC Health Yampa Valley Medical Center as a pre-
admissions and scheduling specialist. In this capacity, Maria Paula’s medical interpretation skills have been a critical link for Spanish speakers to be able to understand and be in control of their own care.
As Maria Paula shared with Executive Director, Nelly Navarro, “My skills, passion, and experience make me a perfect fit for the position as a coordinator at CIIC. As a teen immigrant, I learned the challenges we all face in starting a new life in a new country. That is my main motivation to want to give back to our community and add value to
people’s lives. I want to help bridge the gap between languages and help break cultural barriers that people still face every day.”

Maria Paula serves in the board of Advocates of Routt County where she also volunteers at the Crisis Line and is a member of the local
Latino Group Latinx Alliance.


Vickie Hagen

Resource and Referral Coordinator

Vicki brings a diverse professional background to her role as Deputy Director of Integrated Community. Her career experience includes international studies, marketing and communications, urban planning, organization development, employee engagement, DEI and learning and development. She is deeply invested in creating environments and programs where all people can thrive. 

Prior to joining CIIC, Vicki led DEI and employee engagement initiatives for a global healthcare organization. As an equity advocate and proud South Routt resident, she was drawn to the Integrated Community team for the opportunity to create a united Northwest Colorado community where all members have support and encouragement to contribute.

Vicki holds a master’s degree in Italian Studies from the University of Washington and professional certifications in Equitable Community Change, Diversity Facilitation, Coaching, and an international certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging from the Academy to Innovate Human Resources (AIHR).

Vicki and her husband, Chris, have two vibrant young children and are committed to raising them to be kind and inclusive world citizens. They love joining community events, cheering on the Oak Creek Kodiaks hockey teams, listening to live music, paddling around Stagecoach, exploring new topics at the library, and traveling the country in their camper van

Cailin Ryan-McKeever

Meet the Team: TeamMember

Program Support Specialist

Cailin supports the various programs at Integrated Community including resource and referral, billing, accounts receivable, and payments to independently contracted interpreters.


Cailin has a background in multicultural and bilingual education.  From Madison, Wisconsin, Cailin’s adventure as a Spanish language learner began in middle school through the public school system.  Before graduating high school in 2005, Cailin studied abroad in Chile for six months.  She truly accredits that time in her life to her continued commitment to multiculturalism and multilingual advocacy.


In 2009, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s in Spanish Studies and a bachelor’s in Dance.  She later returned to school for her elementary teaching license and bilingual education certification.  Prior to moving to Steamboat Springs in December of 2019, Cailin taught in elementary schools in Nevada and Wisconsin.  In addition to working at Integrated Community, she is the part-time biliteracy teacher at Soda Creek elementary.  Cailin is currently pursuing her master’s in Educational Leadership and hopes to someday lead a dual language immersion program in Routt county.

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