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.
Dr. Sara Metz
Owner, Code-4 Counseling, LLC
Executive Director of It's A Calling Foundation
Ret. Police Chief
Chief Operating Officer, Code-4 Counseling, LLC
President of It's A Calling Foundation
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
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.
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.
President, Precision Employment Consulting
NightHawk.cloud, Code-4 Counseling, LLC and Program Director for It's A Calling Foundation
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.
PhD, Wellness Coordinator, Garfield County Sheriff's Office and Treasure & Secretary for It's A Calling Foundation
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 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.
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.
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