Claire Anderson joined Innovations in Aging Collaborative as executive director in 2015 after working as the executive director of the Senior Resource Council. Claire holds a BA in communication studies with minors in music and french from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Recently, Claire obtained a Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology from UCCS. In addition to her position on the Senior Resource Council, Claire has also served as residence hall director at Central College, in Pella, Iowa, program coordinator for Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and as executive director of the El Paso County Bar Association. She has also served on numerous local boards and committees and is a graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak’s Leadership NOW! program. She was recently nominated for the Leadership Pikes Peak Emerging Community Leader Award and named a 2015 Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Claire is a licensed Zumba instructor and enjoys working out, coffee, and learning to cook. She is an active vocalist and performer at The Broadmoor Hotel and with Opera Theatre of the Rockies. A Colorado Springs native, Claire has strong ties to the community.
Leo Brasuel graduated from Colorado College in 2020 with a BA in Biochemistry. Prior to joining Innovations in Aging, Leo worked with the Kaiser Permanente Palliative Care Team at Briargate to develop new dementia care protocols and resources that are more in touch with best practices and the services in Colorado Springs. As a student at Colorado College, Leo worked diligently as a three-year co-chair for the Science Outreach Club to build a strong member base and provide after-school STEM opportunities for students in District 11. Leo is pursuing a career in healthcare and has begun applying to medical schools.
Mayling Rodriguez (she/her) Program Manager with Innovations In Aging Collaborative. Rodriguez is passionate about ensuring social justice leadership and deliberative diversity plans. Her program focus includes Age-Friendly strategic planning and community engagement that encourages maximum quality of life. Efforts center around aging work that is representative, inclusive, and accessible for persons of all ages. Rodriguez has a master’s degree in Political Science, with extensive research on minority rights and harm reduction policies. She enjoys excellent coffee, homestyle cooking, and dog hikes.