Board of Directors

Mark L. Stewart – President

Mark, his wife Catherine and son Mason have been enjoying the Yampa Valley for 12 years. They enjoy rafting, camping, and being outdoors in this wonderful area.. He works as the Environmental Analyst for Xcel Energy’s – Hayden Station, monitoring environmental compliance and conducting project management. He was drawn to serve on the REPS board because he has a family history of suicide with depression and wants to protect life and support those impacted by suicide. He looks forward to being a part of the organization by promoting its mission, sharing its values, and successfully completing its goals.

Tom Gangle – Vice President

Tom has been involved in suicide prevention in Routt and Moffat Counties for 18 years.  He has been on the Board of REPS since it became a 501 (c) 3.  He was a leader in the group that formed REPS through a Colorado Trust Grant to Mind Springs Health in the 2004.   Tom is a Regional Director for Mind Springs Health and has been in the mental health industry for over 30 years.

Traci Hiatt- Treasurer

Traci has been a Steamboat resident since 2003. She works in the real estate industry, and is a dance and fitness instructor. She is passionate about helping others and has been involved with many local organizations and causes over her years in Steamboat. When her first husband died by suicide in 2006, it marked a turning point in Traci’s life. Since then she has lost several other friends to suicide. Wanting to be a part of the effort to help recognize those in crisis and to protect others from suicide, she joined the REPS Board of Directors and is passionate about furthering the mission of the organization, and spreading the word about the importance of discussion, training, intervention in order to prevent suicide.

Gail Smith- Secretary

Gail is the Children’s Ministry Leader for the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church. She is a strong supporter of children and youth in both her professional and volunteer life, helping with the church’s middle school Youth Group, advocating for children through the courts as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and as a board member with CTC (Communities That Care). Gail was impacted by suicide this summer when a friend ended her life and wanted to get involved with REPS.