Leadership & Board

Ray Fleming Dinneen, Psy.D.

Founder and Executive Director


Executive Advisor

Colleen Cherrett


Leadership Team

Katie Hogarty

Director of External Relations


Molly Kruger

Director of Programs and Systems


Board of Directors

Laura Hewitt Ladd


Laura has over 25 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, marketing, and project management. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from Pepperdine University and a Masters of Business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2001, Ladd formed Hewitt Ladd, Inc., a management consulting business based in Jackson Hole. Hewitt Ladd specializes in real estate development, homeowners’ association management, and economic advice for new business and energy initiatives. From 2006-2010, she served as an Energy and Economics adviser to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. Ladd has also served in an advisory capacity to the Powder River Energy Corp., Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole and Hillwood Development Company. She is currently the board chair for the Wyoming Retirement System, and serves on the Boards of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, the Jackson Hole Historical Society, and as an Advisory Board member for Compass Working Capital. She is an emeritus board member of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Ladd and her husband Ted live in Wilson, Wyoming and are longtime supporters of Climb.

Kelly Barlow


Kelly and her husband, Rep. Eric Barlow, operate Gourmet Lamb of Wyoming, near Gillette. A former special education teacher, Kelly serves on the Gillette College Foundation Board of Directors and was named Foundation Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Rosie Berger


Rosie has more than twenty years of experience in public service and government, serving in senior-level and leadership positions in the Wyoming State Legislature, National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of State Governments, Congressional Conference on Civic Education and the Wyoming Film Division Task Force. She served seven terms in the Wyoming House of Representatives as a member of the senior leadership team. During her tenure in the Wyoming State Legislature, Berger championed economic development and education initiatives that benefitted Wyoming’s workers and families. Berger served six years on the Wyoming Parks and Cultural Resources Commission as well as on numerous local civic boards, including the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce, Dog and Cat Shelter and the Sheridan Arts Council. She spent decades working in the travel industry as a travel consultant and business owner, and worked in various business management, film location and event coordination positions. Berger currently serves on the Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission, ENDOW Council, the Brinton Museum Gala Committee and boards of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus – which she founded in 2008.

Wendy Curran


Wendy is the Senior Director, Care Delivery & Communication for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming. She served as a Health Policy Advisor for both Governor Matt Mead and Governor Dave Freudenthal and is a former executive director of the Wyoming Medical Society. She has also served as a board member for the Peak Wellness Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Center, Wyoming Health Resources Network and the Wyoming Small Business Development Center. She currently serves as a board member for the University of Wyoming WWAMI Curriculum Review Panel and an advisory board member for the University of Wyoming College of Health and Sciences.

Tyler Garrett


Tyler is a staff attorney for Justice Michael K. Davis of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Before joining the Supreme Court, Tyler served as a law clerk to Judge Terrence L. O’Brien of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was in private practice with Jenner & Block in Chicago, IL and Holland & Hart in Cheyenne, WY. He earned his J.D. with honor from the John Marshall Law School, his B.S. in Business Administration from Montana State University-Billings, and was one of two American attorneys selected as a Pegasus Fellowship Scholar to study the English legal system. Tyler is involved in a number of community based organizations, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law and a member of the Ewing T. Kerr American Inn of Court in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tyler lives in Cheyenne with his wife Alexis and two amazing children, Jackson and Genevieve.

JJ Healy


JJ is founder of Healy Capital LLC, an investment and real estate firm located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JJ is a technology industry veteran with more than fifteen years of operational, investment, and M&A experience with companies including EMC Corporation, CS First Boston and Yahoo! Inc. Prior to founding Healy Capital, JJ was vice president of corporate development for Yahoo! Inc., where he teamed with founder Jerry Yang to develop Yahoo's acquisition and investment program, completing over 20 corporate investments and 16 acquisitions, totaling more than $10 billion, including several of the largest acquisitions in the early history of the Internet. Prior to Yahoo, JJ was a technology investment banker with CS First Boston in San Francisco. JJ owns the Double J Ranch LLC, a cattle operation in Daniel, Wyoming and is deeply involved in conservation, having served on the board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and currently the board of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. JJ attended Saint Anselm College and completed his MBA at the Thunderbird School of International Management. JJ currently lives in Wilson, Wyoming with son Cormac and daughter Sawyer.

Carrie Kirkpatrick


Carrie joins the Climb Wyoming board with a keen interest in helping women and girls achieve success. She is the founder of Raising Girls, a program developed in 2010 to inspire thought and dialogue that helps girls thrive. She has a degree in Human Development from Boston College and has worked in the field of change management at various non-profits and equity research at The Brandywine Funds. She served on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for 10 years, including serving as Chair in 2011. Currently, she also serves the board of GAP! Girls Actively Participating. Carrie lives in Jackson and has two teenage daughters.

Beth Worthen


Beth has worked for nearly 20 years in the nonprofit and public policy sectors. She is the Executive Director of the Natrona County Library Foundation. Prior to this role, she was Assistant Director of the Wyoming Healthcare Commission and a policy analyst for Governor Dave Freudenthal focused in the areas of family services, education, healthcare, and constituent services. Beth also serves as chair of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation, member of the University of Wyoming Libraries Development Board, member of the Department of Family Services Advisory Board, and member of the Hunt Committee for the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. She and her husband James have three children and live in Casper.