Senior Management Team

Tammy Bellafato

Tammy Bellofatto

Executive Director

Tammy Bellofatto joined Bayaud Enterprises as Executive Director in October 2019.   With her 11 years of experience in vocational services Tammy brings passion and dedication to her new role.  Tammy was previously Director of Vocational Services at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and has dedicated her career to advocating for marginalized people.  She has worked with many Denver programs designed to help those at risk.  In 2019 Tammy was appointed to The Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans to advise the Secretary of the Veterans Administration on homeless issues affecting veterans.  She was co-founder of Taskforce Denver Homeless, a grass roots organization to combat homelessness.  Tammy is a member of Patient Centered Outcome Research Community Advisory Panel for Denver Health, a Community Advisor for Patient Stakeholders Council for Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health, and 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.

Michelle Kroeger
Chief Finance Officer

Michelle joined Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. in 2019.  She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.  She has over 10 years of experience in financial leadership.  Before joining Bayaud, she held the position of Chief Financial Advisor at Handmaker Jewish Services for the aging and Beacon Group, Inc.  She is a certified accountant in Arizona and Colorado. Her impressive skill set allows programs to run smoothly and serve those in need.

Scott Kerr
Director of Business Development

Mr. Kerr has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 2009.  Scott joined Bayaud Enterprises after completing graduate work at the Iliff School of Theology.  With his team, Scott strives to bring a holistic approach to ending the poverty cycle with individuals and families by providing comprehensive employment services, while also investing in leadership development opportunities for participants.

Sue Richardson
Director of Employment & Opportunity Center

Ms. Richardson has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 1987 and is a Certified Vocational Evaluator. Sue holds a Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She serves as an active member of the Colorado State Rehabilitation Council.  Sue strives to maintain Bayaud’s focus on participant choice in all aspects of evaluation, work adjustment, career training, job placement and job retention services.

MariSol Little

MariSol Little
Interim 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.

Lauren Patti

Lauren Anderson
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Anderson started with Bayaud Enterprises in 2012. She 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 & leadership, supported employment, public benefits systems, and health insurance & equity 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. She acts as the local Denver Metro area SOAR lead and coordinates community wide efforts and collaborations related to SSI/SSDI advocacy and its related health promoting benefits. She is committed to providing programs and services at Bayaud that honor each individual’s path to self-sufficiency and employment by ensuring all participants have access to customized health and wellness assessments paired with customized employment services.

Virginia Ortiz

Chief Development Officer

Virginia has developed, directed, and supported sustainability of international, national, and local non-profit and faith-based organizations for more than 30 years. A graduate of the National Community Development Training Institute and non-profit leader, she is skilled in the areas executive level non-profit management, fund development, program development, affordable housing, and community economic development. She also studied at Metro State University and Trinidad State Junior College. Before joining Bayaud, Virginia 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. Virginia has also served on numerous charter school and non-profit Boards including: Ricardo Flores Magon Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy, Activate Work, Inc., Denver Community Reinvestment Alliance, Elyria/Swansea Community Economic Development Corporation, Hispanics of Colorado, Servicios de La Raza, Chinook Fund, National Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and the UCD Community Development Work Study Program.

Chris O’Conner
Director of Federal Contracts

Mr. O’Connor has worked at Bayaud Enterprises since 2005, and has over 20 years of experience in the Human Services environment. He also serves the Safety Coordinator for the organization, ensuring overall health and safety for Bayaud programs. Chris provides administrative oversight to several Federal Contracts, which provide supported employment to over 100 employees on a daily basis. He received a BA in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

Susan Williams Robinson
Director of Document Destruction

Susan Williams Robinson has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 2005. She graduated from CSU with her Bachelor 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.