Leadership and Board of Trustees

It's A Calling Foundation's Board of Trustees is a diverse and committed group of local business and community leaders who support the mission of the Foundation - dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost mental health and wellness services to our community of first responders, frontline medical personnel, military, veterans and their families. 

Leadership Team

Dr. Sara Metz

Owner, Code-4 Counseling, LLC 

Executive Director of It's A Calling Foundation

Nick Metz

Ret. Police Chief

Chief Operating Officer, Code-4 Counseling, LLC

 President of It's A Calling Foundation

Mel Hanover

As a former 911 dispatcher and member of her police department's peer support team, Mel is used to wearing numerous hats and helping with the flow of day-to-day operations. Today, that looks like managing the daily needs of Code-4 Counseling, LLC and the It's A Calling Foundation, while pursing professional and educational goals in the Military and Emergency Responder Psychology Master's program with CSU Global, and taking clients in this field by way of the It's A Calling Foundation.

Board of Directors

Jeff Servello

US Naval Academy graduate and U.S. Navy Veteran. Proven director-level leader with command experience, a strong background in training and development, program management, and strategic operations planning. Award-winning success leading cross-functional teams to become high-performing units in complex, high-volume environments. Inspires, coaches, and mentors emerging talent to become next-generation leaders.

Christine Brite

Sergeant, Douglas County Sheriff's Office 

Christine began her law enforcement career in 2000 working in detentions, patrol, and investigations. In 2016 she was promoted to Sergeant, where she continues to lead the Investigations Unit.  Christine earned her Bachelor of Science (BA) in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University in 2018 and is currently achieving a Master's degree in Military and First Responder Psychology. Christine is not only dedicated but is also passionate about working with first responders and their families. Christine understands that the first responder culture requires an exclusive appreciation in our professional and personal lives. Christine brings this unique understanding of not only being a police officer but also being married to one.

Chad Leigh

Leigh Wealth Management Group

For the last 29 years, Chad A. Leigh has pursued financial planning as a service to others.

By being heavily involved in the community, as a baseball coach, volunteer and fundraiser for several foundations, Chad naturally gravitated towards working with people who were also serving their community. A graduate from the University of North Dakota, his value of continuous improvement led a path to achieving various designations as a licensed fiduciary (Chartered Life Underwriter - CLU®, Accredited Investment Fiduciary - AIF®,  Series: 6, 7, 26, 63 & 65). These have empowered him to be a true advocate for clients and their best interests. Chad’s financial practice focuses on not only a personal financial plan, but also the psychology around money. Through this, he uncovered that a lot of his clients, active or former police officers, have trauma and PTSD that only exasperate financial stresses. While searching for support for his clients, he found Code-4 Counseling and It’s A Calling.

Chad serves as a Board Member for It’s A Calling, to support a foundation dedicated towards helping those who help our communities every day and a foundation focused on a very underserved market – helping to improve the mental health and the root cause of suffering for our first responders.

Elaine Alberding

President, Precision Employment Consulting 

Jocelyn Rhymer

Jamie Krieger

NightHawk.cloud, Code-4 Counseling, LLC and Program Director for It's A Calling Foundation

Dan Brite

Dan serves the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Wellness Coordinator. Dan Brite is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has been in law enforcement for 21 years. After his on-duty shooting, he found a new purpose in life, which is to take care of the mental health of first responder's, veterans and their families. He has been an advocate at both the state and federal level for improving mental health within these professions. 

Ed Smith

Adam Ford

PhD, Wellness Coordinator, Garfield County Sheriff's Office and Treasure & Secretary for It's A Calling Foundation

Nikki Rosecrans

Nikki currently serves Arapahoe County as the Cybersecurity Program Manager. She comes from a long line of Law Enforcement Officers and is married to a Parker Police Officer, She understands the culture within law enforcement. Because of this first-hand experience, she has a burning passion for helping our LEOs in various opportunities. Nikki volunteers her time as a Board Member and Communications/Media Relations Specialist for It's A Calling Foundation. 

Nancy Rodgers

Nancy currently serves as Broomfield’s City and County Attorney. Before joining Broomfield, Nancy worked for the City of Aurora serving as Deputy City Attorney, and one of the police legal advisors for the Aurora Police Department. She provided legal advice to the Chief of Police, command staff, and supervisors on administrative and operational issues. 


Joseph Lovett

Joey is an adept leader and veteran of the United States Navy. Following military services, he quickly became a lead instruction at the Navy's Elite "Center For Security Forces teaching weapons and tactics with the end goal of creating combat ready ship boarding teams. Upon completing college, Joey spent the next 12-years in Law Enforcement, spending time at Arapahoe County Sheriff's Offie, Arapahoe Community College Police and most formerly the Thornton Police Department. He is currently a successful franchisee, owning and operating Trident Financial Services, DBA Liberty Tax Services in 7 franchise locations. 


Alicia Romero

Founder of Beyond the Badge, Law Enforcement Officer and Family Support; Colo Fallen Hero Family Support Coordinator; IACP SME; Instructional Designer, Trainer & Military Liaison for the City of Aurora