April Obholz Bergeler, Executive Director
April is a Colorado native and has lived in Salida since 2017. She has a seasoned history of working in program management and marketing for nonprofits, including the American Lung Association and InnovAge, a national organization that helps older adults stay independent. Prior to AVHH, April worked as the census coordinator for the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners. She has also worked in The Mountain Mail newsroom and for the Salida hospital marketing department. April loves to mountain bike, hike, camp and drink lots of coffee.
AVHH Board of Directors
Dr. Tom Syzek, Board Chair
8977 Antler's Trail, Salida, CO 81201
Tom is a retired emergency physician who has lived in Chaffee County for five years with his spouse, Mary. He has a BS in Biology from Georgetown University and attended Ohio State University for his MD. He has served as a volunteer and board member of AVHH for over two years, and is passionate about meeting the needs of older adults in our community. Two of his kids and two of his grandkids also live in Chaffee County, and he enjoys getting outdoors whenever possible.
Molly Bischoff, Board Vice Chair
P.O. Box 1358, Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Molly is the Senior Resource Coordinator for Chaffee County. She earned a Master of Health Services Administration with a concentration on long-term care from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Molly has spent most of her career utilizing her license as a nursing home administrator and has managed many assisted living, skilled nursing facilities and continuing care retirement communities. Molly spends much of her time enjoying all that Chaffee County has to offer along with her husband and their three energetic kids.
Andrea Carlstrom, Secretary
448 E. First Street, Suite 137, Salida, CO 81201
Andrea is also a board member for Solvista Health, and is the director of Chaffee County Public Health. She has a long career in healthcare administration. Andrea earned her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology and her MBA in healthcare management. When she is not serving her community, Andrea enjoys running, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband, dog and friends.
Ruthie Harper, Compliance Officer
432 E. Third Street, Salida, CO 81201
Ruthie is a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Department of Law. She has a bachelor's degree in political science and Spanish studies from Santa Clara University. Ruthie attended the Catholic University of America for her J.D. Her legal practice focuses on state regulatory and administrative law. Ruthie enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and being on the river on any type of watercraft with her husband and son.
Andi Bruno, Board Member
Andi is a Colorado native and a retired business owner. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. From 1984-2003, Andi worked at various technology startups in Silicon Valley, including Sun Microsystems. In 2003, she founded Yoga of Los Altos and then sold the business in 2014. Andi has lived in Chaffee County since 2019, and is exceedingly happy to be a Colorado resident. She and her husband are avid travelers and skiers. Andi also enjoys hiking and rafting, and is keen on contributing to the community and AVHH.