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Melanie Worley

Chief Executive Officer

Melanie Worley, a commissioner for 10 years before coming to Developmental Pathways, received the Distinguished Service Award from ADMHN in 2009 for her work in helping protect benefits for mentally ill individuals, was the Colorado Counties, Inc. Commissioner of the year in 2001, and won the Colorado Counties, Inc. Distinguished Service Award in 2008. In 2015, Melanie was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Respite Care Task Force. Among numerous other posts, Melanie serves on the board of directors for AllHealth. Melanie also served as past chairwoman of the Highlands Ranch Chamber. She has been chairwoman of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, initiated the formation of the Partnership of Douglas County Governments, and received a federal appointment to the Local Government Advisory Committee, providing local perspective to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Lloyd Sweet

Chief Financial Officer

Lloyd Sweet serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Developmental Pathways. Lloyd received his bachelor degree in accounting from Florida State University, is a registered CPA in Colorado, and has over 40 years of experience in accounting, consulting, financial analysis, fundraising, budgeting, and strategic planning. He has worked as a managing partner and consulting/tax partner for large accounting firms in Colorado. The last firm Lloyd served as a partner for was Eide Bailly. Lloyd also possesses a vast knowledge of the not-for-profit industry. Not only did he serve on the Developmental Pathways Board of Directors for nearly 20 years as the President/Treasurer, he has also served on the Board of Directors for Adam’s Camp, RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching), The Denver Teacher’s Awards, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, and the Community Housing Developmental Association. Lloyd has been the recipient of the Colorado Society of CPA’s 2006 Everyday Hero Award and Adam’s Camp Kevin Taylor Award for Service. He was also named one of Denver’s top ten CPAs for 3 straight years.

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Matt VanAuken

Chief Operations Officer

Matt brings over 20 years of multi-unit and executive leadership and management experience to Developmental Pathways. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare Management from Western Governors’ University. Matt currently serves as the chairperson for the El Paso County Human Services Advisory Committee, is a Governor appointed member of the Colorado State Board of Health, and board member for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Matt is also an active participant in Alliance Association and the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Previously, he worked as the Director for Children, Youth and Families for Jefferson County Human Services, Vice President of Operations for Hard Rock Café, and Vice President of Operations for Olive Garden. Matt lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two beautiful children.