Meet Our Staff

Cathy Gill  - Executive Director

Cathy comes to Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins from the Greeley area, where she served as executive director for a literacy-based nonprofit. She brings over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience with expertise in grant writing, fund raising, community outreach, public speaking and staff/volunteer management.  She has dedicated her working life to nonprofits, with the belief that making a meaningful difference in our community is the most rewarding work there is.  Her personal philosophy is that one's work should be a part of one's legacy, and what better legacy than making the world a better place.  With that in mind, Cathy is excited to move the mission of Meals on Wheels forward, expanding the service area and increasing the number of clients served through extensive outreach and community partnerships. Cathy has three beautiful children, three lazy cats and a scruffy dog named Dexter.  She is an amateur chef who enjoys skiing, hiking, reading and spending time with loved ones.
Neelm Schade - Client and Volunteer Resources Manager
Neelm joined the team in March 2016 and hails from England, the birthplace of Meals on Wheels. She brings with her a background in human resources and has spent most of her career working for companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Neelm took time away from her career to focus on her family and attend Colorado State University, earning her degree in in Human Resource Management with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership, in 2015.  Neelm has managed corporate community volunteer programs and fund raising events. Her community outreach and fundraising experience in for-profit organizations created a passion for strategic philanthropy, and a desire to continue to impact the local community.  
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Kristy Trippel - Client and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Kristy is a Ft. Collins native who has recently returned to Colorado after living on the west coast for over 10 years. She comes to us with quite a varied background that we are excited to tap into.  She has worked in restaurants, retail, office management and many aspects involving customer service.  Her more recent years have been spent in logistics and planning for wineries, and service & production businesses.  Kristy loves to help out those in need and enjoys interacting with volunteers & the senior community.  As time allows while continuing to study for her BS in Accounting she loves to pet sit, cook and be outdoors. She has long searched for a way to marry her talents with making a difference and has found her home at Meals on Wheels.

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