Senior Leadership Team

Tammy Bellofatto

Executive Director

Tammy joined Bayaud Enterprises in October 2019.  Prior to joining Bayaud, Tammy served as the Director of Vocational Services at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  In 2019, Tammy was appointed to the Secretary of the Veterans Administration’s Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.  She also co-founded the Denver Homeless Taskforce and is a member of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Community Advisory Panel for Denver Health. Additionally, she serves on the Patient Stakeholders Council for Kaiser Permanente and is a member of Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Employment subcommittee. From 2014-2016, Tammy served as Chair of The Denver’s Road Home Employment Subcommittee.  In 2016, she received an Acknowledgement from City of Lakewood Veterans Court for outstanding work in the community with offenders and in 2018 she received the Philosophy of Service award from The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Member.

Lauren Patti

Lauren Anderson
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren started with Bayaud Enterprises in 2012 as the Director of Navigation Services. In her current role, Lauren ensures that all programs and services provide evidence-based, culturally responsive services. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon where she majored in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Spanish. Her ongoing education in the fields of project management and leadership, supported employment, public benefits systems, and health insurance enable her to provide appropriate oversight of all direct service programs within Bayaud. She possesses over 13 years of experience working in government and nonprofit human services. Lauren has extensive knowledge of many benefits programs and systems such as Ticket to Work through the Social Security Administration, Health First Colorado (Medicaid), and others and serves as the local lead for Denver Metro area SOAR, coordinating community wide efforts related to SSI/SSDI advocacy and health promoting benefits.

MariSol Little

MariSol Little
Director of Navigation Services

Marisol Little holds Masters in Public Administration from New Mexico State University and has worked in the non-profit sector for 8 years. Her experience is centered on working with people with disabilities and guiding them towards the services and supports needed to improve their quality of life. She is extremely passionate about equity in healthcare access and fully supports a holistic approach to wellness, especially for marginalized people.  Bayaud has allowed her to grow her career and continue to provide comprehensive services for Denver’s most vulnerable residents.

Dawanta Parks
Director of Bayaud Works

 Mr. Parks is an Army combat veteran with over eight years of providing employment coaching for underrepresented populations in Denver. He has led multiple workforce development initiatives that resulted in job stabilization for populations with employment obstacles. His expertise includes organizational leadership, Lean Six Sigma methodology, strategic risk analysis, business acumen, and performance driven process. Currently he holds four graduate degrees:  Master of Human Relations, Master of Business Administration, two Master of Science, Master of Public Administration (Graduating Fall 2020). He is also a Certified Workforce Development Professional and Global Career Development Facilitator.

Susan Williams Robinson
Director of Document Destruction

Susan Williams Robinson has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 2005. She graduated from CSU with her bachelor’s in business administration and is from Colorado. Susan has worked in nonprofits since 1993 and brings her diverse experience working with individuals with barriers to employment to Bayaud. Susan started at Bayaud working with TANF participants and moved to sales for the Document Destruction department in 2008. She is now the Director of Document Destruction and oversees the entire shredding operation. Bayaud has several social enterprises and the document and hard drive destruction services have reached thousands of customers in the greater Metro Denver Area since 2002 while providing jobs to individuals with disabilities.

Virginia Ortiz

Chief Development Officer

For more than 30 years, Virginia has developed, directed, and sustained non-profit and faith-based organizations. A graduate of the National Community Development Training Institute, she is skilled in the areas of executive level non-profit management, fund development, program development, affordable housing, and community economic development. She has held executive level positions with Mile High Ministries, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, ACCESS Housing, The Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado Foundation for Families and Children, and NEWSED Community Development Corporation. Additionally, she has held mayoral and gubernatorial appointments on the Denver Board of Zoning Appeals, Colorado Correctional Industries Board, and the Denver Neighborhood Health Program Board and has served on numerous charter school and non-profit Boards.

Sue Richardson
Director of Center for Opportunity, Rehabilitation, and Employment (CORE)

As one of the few Certified Vocational Evaluators in the state of Colorado, Ms. Richardson’s focus for the rehabilitation team has been participant-driven, reality based, movement-oriented services. She holds a master’s degree in Education, specializing in counseling. Ms. Richardson is the Community Rehabilitation Program appointee to the State Rehabilitation Council and serves on the Customer Satisfaction Committee.

Chris O’Conner
Director of Federal Contracts

Chris has worked at Bayaud Enterprises since 2005 and has over two decades of experience in the Human Services environment.  Chris brings a dedication to social impact, customer service and problem-solving to this position.  Among Chris’ management qualities, is his deep commitment to working in a collaborative, transparent and inclusive manner, which allows him to build lasting relationships with customers, program participants, staff colleagues and partnering organizations. He currently provides administrative oversight to 10 Federal Contracts, which provide supported employment to over 100 employees.  Committed to the mission of our organization, Chris holds a BA in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Vicki Lauer, Director of Human Resources and Accounting

Vicki Lauer, Director of Human Resources and Finance has worked for Bayaud since 2018.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western State College.   She has been an active member in the society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Vicki has over 25 years of experience working within the intricacies of people management, including recruitment/talent management, payroll, HR systems administration, workers compensation, training and development, records management, generalist duties, HR policy development and compliance, auditing, contract management, HRIS, public speaking, presenting, and much more.  In her spare time, Vicki enjoys spending time with her family and going on Mission trips together with her two daughters through their church.  She loves the great Colorado outdoors and enjoys camping in the beautiful mountains.

Mario Gomez
Assistant Director of AbilityOne:Supported Employment Program

Mario started with Bayaud Enterprises in early 2016 as an assistant supervisor and in 2018 moved into a higher-level supervisor position.  In 2020 Mario was promoted to Assistant Director of Bayaud’s AbilityOne: Supported Employment Program, providing oversight and managing 12 federal agency contracts.  He Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. His education spanned several institutes including Santa Monica College, University of California Los Angeles, College of Southern Nevada, and eventually ending at Southern Utah University. Mario came to Bayaud with a strong Rehab background of four years working with Chrysalis Enterprises. Adept in De-escalation and problem solving, Mario brings a multitude of attributes necessary to achieve our Mission.