Senior Management 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.

Virginia Ortiz

Chief Development Officer

Virginia has developed, directed, and sustained 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 community leader, she is skilled in the areas of 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.  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. Virginia has 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 University of Colorado Denver Community Development Work Study Program Advisory Board.

Sue Richardson
Director of Employment & Opportunity Center

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.

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.

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
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.

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’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.