Sheri A. Mintz, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director

Sheri holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Drew University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in clinical practice in health, mental health and disabilities. Post-graduate work includes a certificate in clinical field work supervision from Fordham University. As the Executive Director of Bright Future Foundation, Sheri is the authorized agent for Bright Future and is responsible for all fiscal, clinical, technical, legal and policy aspects of the organization. During the course of her career she has supervised numerous human service disciplines including child protective services, adult protective services and developed adult and child case management initiatives. In addition to her work at Bright Future, Sheri has served as co-chair of the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as Vice-President of the Eagle River Youth Coalition. Sheri is a dynamic leader with a lifelong commitment to advocacy and philanthropy on behalf of at-risk and underserved populations.

Casey Wolfington, PsyD

Clinical Director

Dr. Casey Wolfington is a licensed clinical psychologist with a concentration on the assessment and treatment of trauma in children and adolescents. Dr. Wolfington has been working with youth victims of trauma for over ten years and specifically with youth victims of violence for over eight years. Dr. Wolfington completed her postdoctoral training at The Children’s Hospital in Denver as the hospital’s first Vollbracht Psychology Fellow. She has presented at several local and national conferences on various psychiatric topics including The Impact of Pediatric Trauma and Identifying Trauma and Abuse in Teen Populations. Dr. Wolfington oversees all advocacy services and coordinates mental health/counseling services for youth victims. Dr. Wolfington also serves as the training director for Bright Future’s student internship program.

Kristi Bloodworth, Esq

Staff Attorney

Kristi Bloodworth is the Staff Attorney/Legal Advocacy Coordinator for Bright Future Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Kentucky, as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. She has been licensed to practice law in Colorado since 2000. After working in private practice in the Vail Valley for several years, she joined Bright Future Foundation in April 2010. In addition to her work at Bright Future, she serves on a Domestic Violence and Domestic Relations task force coordinated by the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in an effort to advocate the interests of domestic violence victims through legislation.

Holly Kasper-Blank, LSW

Sustainability Director

Holly Kasper-Blank was awarded her Master in Social Work from University of Denver in 2005 and holds a Bachelor in Psychology from University of Texas at Austin. She recently worked as Manager of Children, Family and Adult Services at Eagle County and started at Bright Future Foundation in December 2014. Holly has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in human services fields including child welfare, early childhood education, and adult protective services. Her role at Bright Future includes grant management, overseeing the Crisis Hotline and volunteers and supporting the clinical team.

Claudia Hurtado-Myers, Esq

Housing Manager

Claudia Hurtado-Myers coordinates and oversees the implementation of the Ensuring Freedom Housing Program, a grant opportunity increasing survivor access to safe, long-term housing and to help provide additional supports survivors need to rebuild their lives. Claudia provides tailored supportive services, including landlord, community, and housing stakeholder outreach and collaboration, coordination of direct financial assistance for victims, and agreements with partners.  As an attorney in North Carolina, Claudia represented abused and neglected children of the court, and co-directed a nonprofit that took a holistic approach in helping unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors. She closely worked with mental health professionals and officials to help coordinate living placement and schooling, and to create the most effective legal strategy for each child. More recently, Claudia served as associate attorney at Joseph Law Firm in Edwards, an immigration law firm. She also directed outreach to the Eagle County community regarding legal rights and options for undocumented or under documented minors.

Michelle Arana

Advocate/Shelter Coordinator

Michelle Arana joined Bright Future Foundation in September of 2012 as our Shelter Coordinator and Bilingual Advocate. Prior to joining our team, Michelle worked for Eagle County Health and Human Services. Through her expertise, Michelle is able to guide shelter clients through the often confusing public assistance system and community resources. Michelle is responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversight of Freedom Ranch Safehouse and provides advocacy services to any and all shelter clients in need of assistance. In addition, Michelle also participates in the Child Protective Team and the Immigrant Community Committee.

Janet Casson

Buddy Mentors Program Manager

Janet Casson joined Bright Future in November 2016. As Buddy Mentors Program Manager, she coordinates all Buddy Mentor activities, including junior and senior buddy recruitment and mentor training. Janet also implements Bright Future’s youth violence prevention programs, EmpowerMENt and EmpowHERment, in local schools. As an educator, she has taught drama, music, and yoga to students of all ages. Janet earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa in Communication and Theatre Education and completed a graduate certification in Drama and Theatre for Youth through the City University of New York in Manhattan.  Connection to community, empathy for all, and cultivating curiosity are Janet’s main goals in her professional and personal life. She believes that working with youth is a privilege and is one of the most poignant ways to implement and nurture these skills.


Mike Santambrogio

EmpowerMENt Program Manager 

Mike implements and teaches the violence prevention programs, EmpowerMENt and EmpowHERment, within Eagle County schools. He also works with our Buddy Mentors Program Manager to coordinate buddy events. Prior to joining BFF, Mike worked with The Youth Foundation implementing and facilitating youth programming, and then Eagle County Schools where he implemented AVID, a post-secondary readiness program. His extensive background ranges from teaching elementary students the importance of health and fitness in fun and creative ways, to helping students get ready for life after high school. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is nearing the completion of a master’s degree in counseling from Regis University in Denver.  Outside of work, he has volunteered as the program coordinator for The Cycle Effect empowering the lives of young women through mountain biking.

Jen Rogus

Program Sustainability Specialist

Jen is Bright Future Foundation’s Program Sustainability Specialist.  She joined the team in March 2018.  Jen has worked in an administrative capacity for much of her professional career and has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from North Dakota State University. She and her husband have been in the Vail Valley for the past 21 years, enjoying the hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing out their back door!

Bronwyn Lehman

Psychology Intern

Bright Future Foundation’s doctoral intern, Bronwyn Lehman, is familiar with the needs of Eagle County’s population, previously serving as a school psychologist for the Eagle County School District. Bronwyn has a passion for working with under-served and at-risk populations with a focus on behavioral change and trauma-informed care.

Bronwyn recognizes the positive impact of working from a multi-disciplinary approach and regularly consults with community agencies to help provide wrap-around services and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Her service as a doctoral intern is part of Bright Future’s involvement in the Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium (CO-PIC), an internship program addressing the need for licensed behavioral health professionals in rural and under-served populations, like Eagle County.

Bronwyn began her career in journalism, with an interest and focus in politics.  After a quick stint in political PR in Washington, DC, she quickly realized her passion for justice and investigative and communication skills were better suited for a career in psychology, specifically in working with children and families.  After obtaining a Master’s and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology, Bronwyn worked for two years in a low-income school district in her native city of Cincinnati.

A drive to obtain even greater knowledge and to increase her skillset led Bronwyn to seek advanced training experiences in neuropsychology assessment and behavioral health through a doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado.

Bronwyn is a proud Penn State alumna and avid Penn State football fan.  She enjoys living and working in the valley immensely and takes full advantage that life in the valley has to offer. When Bronwyn isn’t working at Bright Future or on her dissertation, you can find her on the mountain – whether skiing, running, mountain biking, camping or hiking.