People helping people

Coleen Samuels, Executive Director

Coleen is the Interim Executive Director for the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC). She brings more than 20 years of business operations and leadership experience to the organization and has worked in the both the not for profit and for-profit sectors. Coleen’s passion is working with disadvantaged and underserved families. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree and is enthusiastic about being part of the DRMAC team.

Email: csamuels@drmac-co.org

Diana Castro – Operations & Outreach Coordinator

Diana is the Operations & Outreach Coordinator at Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council. She brings 10 years of experience in customer service in Human Services and Mental Health. Diana is a Denver Native, speaks fluent Spanish and is dedicated to serving the community of Colorado.

Email: dcastro@drmac-co.org

Latoya Prante – Program Manager

Latoya Prante is the Program Manager for our Metropolitan Area Transit Training Program (MATT). She previously interned with DRMAC, working closely with the veterans population. She strives to make changes in the quality of care among older adults, people with disabilities, people of low-income, immigrants/ refugees and veterans. Latoya intends to touch on social work issues on all levels (micro, mezzo, and macro) and feels she will get that opportunity here at DRMAC. Her background is in Geriatrics working on the Psychiatric Unit.

Email: lprante@drmac-co.com

Lauren Kurtz, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Lauren is our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator.  She has a degree in Human Development from Washington State University and remains loyal to her Alma Mater (Go Cougs!). She has a great deal of experience with children with autism and other disabilities. Lauren is looking forward to applying her skills to a new aspect of social services and is excited to be part of a small non-profit team.

Email: lkurtz@drmac-co.org

Stephanie O’Neill – Program Manager of Special Projects

Stephanie is the Program Manager of Special Projects and oversees our Getting There App. She has a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Vermont where she focused heavily on reducing food insecurity in local communities. She is passionate about reducing health inequities and improving access to care through transportation and other public health measures. Stephanie is excited to continue partnering with folks with disabilities, low-income folks, older adults, and those experiencing houselessness through DRMAC.

Email: soneill@drmac-co.org

Binisha Shrestha – Development Coordinator

With a background in film and communications, She’s always been a storyteller driven by a need to understand and influence the audience. She is a relentless problem solver with unquenchable curiosity who can’t help but analyze and try to improve everything she sees . She’s goal- oriented, self-driven, hardworking and loves talking to people-being a people’s person. Coming from Nepal, she’s been living in Denver for about a decade and very active in Asian community, where they promote Asian food, music and culture. She can speak fluent Nepali, Hindi and English. She is also a Commission member at Aurora Immigrant and Refugee Commission (AIRC) and cultural council member at Arapahoe County. She has been writing grants for more than 5 years on expanding cultural projects in Colorado and the different states where their sole aim is to promote Asian rich culture, food, music and giving jobs to more community people. She frequently writes about immigrant stories, cultural exchange and importance of diversity and inclusion in the community in various platforms.

Email: bshrestha@drmac-co.org

Binisha Shrestha
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