telluride Women Give

telluride Women Give

Telluride Women Give, A Giving Circle of The Telluride Medical Center Foundation.

Telluride Women Give is a philanthropic giving circle of the Telluride Medical Center Foundation. It is a leadership network of community-minded women who want to do more than just donate; they want to invest and collaborate to create specific programs that make a difference in the lives of women, children and families.

Telluride Women Give members take a deep dive into the health care issues affecting women and their families by creating solutions to improve their health and the well-being of the people they love. Using the power of collective philanthropy, the members’ pool their annual contributions and collaboratively fund programs, projects or new equipment for Telluride Regional Medical Center. The group’s efforts drive innovative and often life-saving services and technology that can really make a difference right here in Telluride.

In 2024, Women Give will focus on Behavioral Health. Behavioral health is an integral part of women’s health care, and in 2023 over 60% of behavioral health visits at the Telluride Regional Medical Center were provided to women and children. It should also be noted that the field of behavioral health counseling is made up of predominantly female clinicians. In 2024, we look to expand our behavioral health program in order to provide a greater number of services to our patients, and to assist in the career development of new clinicians.

To learn how you can become a member of Telluride Women Give, contact Telluride Medical Center Foundation Director Katie Singer (970)729-1807 or [email protected].


Membership levels


$5,000 annually
Minimum 3-year commitment

Advisor’s generous gifts help establish and sustain the efforts of Telluride Women Give. Advisor members have permanent recognition as Telluride Women Give Founders and assist medical providers in selecting causes.


$2,000 annually
Minimum 3-year commitment

Visionaries make an elevated commitment to advance the work of Telluride Women Give. Visionaries assist medical providers in selecting causes for Women Gives.


$1,000 annually

Leaders make a commitment to advance the work of Telluride Women Give.


$500 annually

Members are asked to donate a minimum of $500 annually, which will be pooled with other designated Telluride Women Give donations to make a substantial impact in health care.


2024 Telluride Women Give

Dr. Sharon Grundy, MD – Advisor

Dr. Sharon Grundy is the Director of Primary Care at Telluride Regional Medical Center and a Founding Member of Telluride Women Give. She specializes in acute and chronic diseases, women’s and men’s health care, complementary medicine and preventative medicine. She’s been associated with Telluride Regional Medical Center since 2001. Dr. Grundy studied at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. She completed post graduate training in Complementary Medicine: University of Arizona and in 2010 completed became certified in Integrative Medicine from Integrative Medicine University of Arizona, Tuscon – an internationally recognized program developed by Andrew Weil, MD.

Dr. Diana Koelliker, MD – Advisor

Dr. Diana Koelliker is Medical Director of Emergency & Trauma Services, Telluride EMS Director and Founding Member of Telluride Women Give. Dr. Koelliker has been with Telluride Regional Medical Center since 2005. She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Koelliker is board certified in emergency medicine.

Kate Wadley – Women Give Founder

Kate Wadley forged a path for the Telluride Medical Center Foundation in 2008, and has since raised more than six-million dollars in gifts and grants. Kate’s focus was on developing new initiatives to raise capital for new, state-of-the-art equipment and programs for the medical center on behalf of the patients and the community it serves. Kate retired from TMCF in 2023 and her legacy leaves an impact for generations.

“When you’re raising money for specific pieces of equipment and programs and you see the successful effects for your community, that’s a very rewarding experience.”

Jena Rissman Atlass, J.D. – TMCF Board Member & Chair of Women Gives

A native of South Florida, Jena has been a part-time Telluride resident since 2008. She quickly fell in love with the town and its warm sense of community and has steadily increased her time and engagement with Telluride over the years. She has consistently supported the Telluride Fire Protection District and the Telluride Medical Center during her time in Telluride. Now with more time available, Jena can devote the time required to serve the community on the Board of TMCF.

Jena earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and her Juris Doctorate from University of Florida College of Law. She began her 30-year legal career as a commercial litigator, managing litigation matters at trial and on appeal in the areas of real estate, construction defects, personal property tax, partnership and shareholder disputes, and other commercial contract disputes. She then served as in-house counsel for ADT Security Services, where she participated in dozens of mergers and acquisitions, the national dealer program, and property acquisitions and leasing. Jena then returned to private practice as a transactional lawyer, specializing in commercial real estate, including construction loans, complex purchases of commercial property, and corporate transactions. From 2005 through 2021, Jena proudly served as Vice President and General Counsel to Atlass Hardware Corp. (a company founded by her husband, Robert). During her tenure at Atlass Hardware Corp., Jena also owned a private alternative dispute resolution company and a law firm.

While Jena has volunteered and supported various organizations in the South Florida region, namely The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Make-a-Wish Foundation and JAFCO, since retiring from the practice of law in 2022, she has been looking for an organization that fuels her passion for community involvement and aligns with her interest to better the community in which she lives. TMCF meets all these criteria, and she looks forward to devoting her time to the mission of the TMCF. Jena lives part-time in Telluride with her husband, Robert, and their dog, Wilson, where she enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain life.

Katie Singer – Telluride Medical Center Foundation Director

Katie Singer joined the Telluride Medical Center Foundation as Campaign Director in June of 2023 after 16 years of fundraising, event planning, public relations, marketing, and donor management at the Telluride Foundation. Katie enjoys supporting and enhancing our community where she is raising her 17-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son and is excited to join the TMCF team. Singer currently serves on the Telluride Youth Soccer Board, volunteers, and supports many local nonprofits. Prior to the Telluride Foundation, Singer was the Public Relations and Communications Manager at Telluride Ski and Golf Resort and served in guest service management roles at the Franz Klammer Lodge. Katie moved to Telluride in 1999 after graduating from Michigan State University and fell in love with the mountains and the spirit of the community. In her spare time, Katie loves spending time with her family, rafting, snowboarding, playing tennis, and traveling. Contact Katie at [email protected]

Lindsay Wright, MA, LMFT – 2024 Presenter

Hello, my name is Lindsay Wright, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a masters in Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy in 2013. I opted to pursue this program specifically, as I believe that as humans we are interconnected, and that much healing can occur within the context of our relationships. Following graduation, I spent the first 4 years of my career working with children, adolescents, and their families, and was the lead clinician within the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program at the Children’s Center in Vancouver, WA. It was in this position that my passion for working with those who have experienced trauma was born. This work was extremely challenging, but also very rewarding; I am honored to have been able to help children & their families recover from the most traumatic events that a human could experience. I moved to Telluride in 2017, working briefly at the Center for Mental Health, before transitioning to working at the Telluride Regional Medical Center, where I have worked over the past 5 years. TRMC has been my home, and I am inspired by my colleagues and patients every day. Within my individual work, I find great meaning in providing support to women & adolescents, specifically those experiencing grief & trauma or living with difficult family dynamics. In 2022, I furthered my education by becoming the only provider in our county certified in the practice of EMDR. Additionally in 2022, I pursued education to become a clinical supervisor, completing 75 hours of continuing education & additional personal study to do so. Since beginning supervising, I have experienced great joy in supporting my supervisee in her growth and professional development. I feel deep gratitude for all of the various helping roles that I have been able to experience in my career thus far.

Emma Christensen, MA, LPCC – 2024 Presenter

Hi, my name is Emma Christensen and I am currently working as a behavioral health clinician at TRMC working under Lindsay Wright. I am currently working towards my licensure to become a licensed professional counselor. I graduated with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University last May, 2023. While pursuing my degree I completed my internship working as a mental health counselor and case manager for Juvenile Services for San Miguel County. Before pursuing graduate school, I have lived and worked within the Telluride community since 2015. I split my time between coaching skiing in the winter months and working as an outdoor educator with Telluride Academy in the summer months. Between empowering children and adolescents in our community and building personal connections and relationships within the local community and surrounding mountains, I was inspired to pursue a degree in the mental health to build my skills and allow myself to serve this community further.

Before moving to Telluride, I completed my undergraduate degree in Adventure Education in Vermont and grew up in Maine. I have a passion for building connection and belonging and empowering individuals to build a strong sense of self and have been able to lead a life thus far in pursuit of this. I have personally found connection and growth by spending time in nature and was drawn to how this community values its outdoor spaces. Throughout my time living and working in this box canyon I grew to recognize that although there are significant moments of joy there are also challenges our community faces; such as loss of community members, to feelings of isolation, or substance abuse and much more. I have felt inspired by the opportunity to have a role in supporting our community through the highs and lows.

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