Board Of Directors
Retired biologist, Colorado Division of Wildlife
I support DRS because DRS is available to help the people that need it the most.
I first became involved with DRS after being introduced to them by a friend and saw serving on the board as a way to be an advocate for people with disabilities.
I have disabilities myself. I am blind and recently started experiencing hearing loss. DRS, and specifically their Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, was an invaluable resource for where to turn for help in dealing with this loss.
Member at Large
The Honorable Geri R. Joneson has been a licensed attorney for 32 years. Judge Joneson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and was a middle school educator prior to attending law school. As an adjunct professor at Creighton University School of Law, she was able to combine her skills as an educator and her passion for the law. Judge Joneson has dedicated her professional life to the criminal justice system as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. In 2015, she was appointed to serve as the Municipal Court Judge in and for the City of Loveland, Colorado. As a “problem-solving” court, Judge Joneson has implemented several alternative sentencing solutions to address juvenile offenders and homeless offenders. Judge Joneson’s moral character and high regard for the judiciary attribute to her ability to render fair, impartial decisions and treat everyone with respect.
Member at Large
Janice is the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the BBB Serving Northern Colorado & Wyoming. She and her family are newer residents of Colorado having moved from Illinois at the end of 2022.
Her professional career includes experience in the wealth and financial industry, and she has nearly two decades working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities in the capacity of fundraising, marketing, and media relations. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education.
Janice holds a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration from North Park University, Chicago, IL and has spent most of her career in leadership roles. Janice’s desire to help others spans several different areas including past board appointments for professional women’s organizations, Rotary, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Her vigorous commitment to champion worthwhile causes is exemplified by her involvement in, and multiple awards from, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of East Central Illinois. She is also a graduate of Leadership Illinois, which unites a select group of diverse and talented Illinois women creating positive change for their communities and workplaces.
Leslie has been a nurse for over 40 years and enjoys all aspects of giving back to society.
She grew up in a northern suburb of Chicago and moved here too Loveland a little over two years ago. She is currently living with her two standard poodles Bruno and Milo and super cat Petunia, aka, Tuna.
The best thing about working with Disabled Resource Services are the wonderful people; the staff, the volunteers and the consumers.