Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States
600 Grant Street, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80203
Please click on the names below or scroll down to learn more about individual CHAMPS staff members.
Julie Hulstein, Executive Director
Shannon Kolman, Clinical Programs Director
Andrea Martin, Workforce Development & Member Services Director
Chelsea Skovgaard, Programs & Communications Coordinator
Nadine Carr, Administrative Assistant
Julie Hulstein, MNM
303-861-5165 ext. 226
Direct Line: 303-867-9582
Julie began her work with CHAMPS in April 1995. Her primary responsibilities are to oversee the implementation of CHAMPS' strategic plan and to work with the CHAMPS Executive Committee and Board of Directors to lead the organization in achieving its mission. Julie’s major accomplishments during her tenure with CHAMPS include increased visibility and effectiveness of the Association, increased membership in the Association, increased non-federal and federal revenue of the Association, and increased collaborative partnerships. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, CO where she received the Karen Patterson Award for Community/Organizational Change and graduated with Honors. Prior to working for CHAMPS, Julie worked for the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art/Smithsonian Institution and US Representative Patricia Schroeder. In her free time, Julie enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends, family, and rescued dogs.
Clinical Programs Director
303-861-5165 ext. 236
Direct Line: 303-867-9583
Shannon joined CHAMPS in October 2007. She supports the work of the Region VIII Community Health Center clinicians in the areas of quality improvement, clinician training, best practices, evidence based medicine, and provision of resources. Shannon has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Denver Metropolitan State College, and a MBA degree from the University of Colorado. She worked for Colorado's non-profit Medicaid HMO, Colorado Access, for nine years, and prior to that for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Shannon is also a certified practitioner in the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education. In her free time, Shannon enjoys rock climbing, hiking, skiing, Chinese martial arts, and hanging out with her husband in Golden, Colorado.
Workforce Development & Member Services Director
303-861-5165 ext. 285
Direct Line: 303-867-9581
Andrea’s focus at CHAMPS is giving Region VIII health centers the tools they need to attract and retain a talented and dedicated workforce as well as serving the additional needs of CHAMPS members. Andrea joined the group in October 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art, Music, and Museum Studies from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and previously has used her skills at non- and for-profit cultural organizations throughout Denver. When not at CHAMPS, Andrea loves to backpack, climb, garden, paint, play the violin, and especially to enjoy the company of her husband Dusty, daughters Sophie and Asha, and mix of animals Lyra, Clementine, and Petzl.
Programs & Communications Coordinator
303-861-5165 ext. 225
Direct Line: 303-867-9584
Chelsea joined CHAMPS in July 2012. She supports the work of CHAMPS through coordinating and implementing communications, trainings, and various workforce, operations, and clinical programs. Chelsea has a Bachelor of Arts in English, Humanities, and Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has worked at a number of non-profits in the Denver metro area that serve disadvantaged clients. Having previously worked in Homeless Outreach Services at a Community Health Center, she has developed a valuable understanding of the experience patients have when accessing health services. Outside of CHAMPS, Chelsea enjoys hiking, sketching, baking, and going on adventures with her husband Sam and their rescued dog Chloe.
303-861-5165 ext. 221
Direct Line: 303-867-9532
Nadine joined CHAMPS in January 2004 and performs office management duties, prepares and mails packets for meetings and events, tracks purchasing, manages receiving and inventory of office supplies, and handles incoming calls providing information on health centers and their services. Before joining CHAMPS, Nadine spent five years as a Corporate Receptionist in the computer arena. In her free time, Nadine enjoys gardening, cooking, and going to the theatre.