Board of Directors and Staff

Rick Boheler

Chair

Rick Boheler is the Board Chair for the Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation. He has served on the Board in various capacities since it attained a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) designation from the Department of the Treasury on March 3, 2011.

Boheler was previously employed by United Parcel Service at that organization’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA. He retired in 2002 after serving on the management team for 25 years in various locations around the U.S. He is currently the President of PSI Energy Production Services. Since 2012, PSI Energy has provided equipment and expertise for flowback and coil operations for various energy producers operating in Northern Colorado and throughout Wyoming.

Boheler graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1972 and from the University of Wyoming in 1976.

Leslie Brazil

Board Co-Chair

Leslie is a Mental Health Therapist for LIV Health and the Suicide Intervention Counselor for Youth Alternatives. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Leslie also serves as an officer in the Wyoming Army National Guard and is very passionate about social justice and mental health awareness. She also has experience in  sexual assault and domestic violence victim advocacy. She is married with  two fur babies, Teton and Tarben.

Niki Kottmann

Secretary

Niki Kottmann is a native of the Chicago suburbs who landed in Cheyenne after working for a weekly newspaper in Sarasota, Florida for three years. She's a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and now holds the title of Features Editor for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Throughout college, Niki developed a passion for mental health advocacy and awareness, especially after serving as an Active Minds mental health peer educator. After graduating, she served on several fundraising committees through National Alliance on Mental Illness Sarasota County and as a peer volunteer for Coastal Behavioral Healthcare's Compeer program. When she's not writing, editing or doing volunteer work, you can find Niki listening to showtunes, eating an excessive amount of cheese and/or hiking with her boyfriend.

Jesse Carter

Treasurer

Jesse is a proud father of two boys and currently serves in the United States Air Force. After learning about GF2B in 2018 and its resources for suicide prevention and postvention, he wanted to get involved. Since then he's become a board member and an Hour of Grace Grief Support Group facilitator. In 2002, Jesse’s only brother died by suicide, and back then he wasn't familiar with loss resources like what GF2B offers today. Jesse says that, “GF2B offers a community to support and talk with those that have been affected by suicide, which will hopefully prevent suicides by diminishing the stigma.” When Jesse is not working or volunteering, he enjoys reading, listening to music, practicing piano and violin, cooking, and learning (just about anything).

Kristine Galloway

Member

Kristine is a public relations specialist for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. She holds an Associate of Arts from Laramie County Community College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming. She previously worked as the education reporter for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Kristine recently started work on a Master of Social Work through Florida State University.

She also is a single mom of two fantastic kids – a teenage daughter and preteen son. Each has a phenomenal sense of humor, and the three can often be found entertaining themselves through potentially embarrassing displays of public silliness.

Kristine became involved with Grace for 2 Brothers following years of admiring the foundation’s work. As a suicide attempt survivor, she personally recognizes the tremendous importance of providing support to those who struggle with self-harm and those who have lost loved ones to suicide, as well as providing education and outreach across the state.

Misty Heil

Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Melinda Miller

Member

Melinda Miller is a 39-year-old Cheyenne native and mother of four children: Jordan, Kristy, Lindzy, and Kevin.  She has been a part of Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation for six years and a board member for two years.

Allysha Moreno

Member

Bio Coming Soon

Steve Smyth

Member

Steve Smyth was born and raised here in Cheyenne and decided to raise his family here as well. Steve is a father of 3 amazing kids, one of them is in college and the other two attend East High School. 

Steve has had the honor to work for one of the best companies in Wyoming- Taco John's Intl. for the past 14 years. Taco John's continues to be a leader in the state by assisting Suicide Prevention efforts throughout Wyoming.

Steve spends much of his summertime on the ball fields coaching girls fast-pitch softball or on the golf course. Steve likes spending winters skiing with his family.

Steve had served on the Board of Directors for the past 6 years.

Amanda Sprague

Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Open Position - Executive Director

The Executive Director is the key management leader for the Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation (GF2B). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Foundation's Board of Directors. See Job Posting {hyperlink to document} for description of position. This is an Exempt, full-time position. The Compensation package provided will be commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Position open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to hr@TheAlignTeam.org. Grace for 2 Brothers Foundation has contracted with Align to provide Executive Director search services. For questions about this position, use the email address above.

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Katie Baxter

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Cheyenne, WY. She graduated from University of Wyoming in 2012 with dual bachelor's degrees in English and Secondary Education, a Professional Writing Minor, and an ESL Endorsement. She also has most of a master's degree from Colorado State University in Adult Education and Training.

Katie is a former teacher and began volunteering with Grace for 2 Brothers in Spring of 2019 before being hired on as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. Katie is also a QPR Trainer, ASIST Trainer, and a Peer Specialist.

Having been affected by suicide in her life, Katie feels personally drawn to this organization, believes in it wholeheartedly, and hopes to make a difference in the local community and beyond. Katie says, "If I can help save just one life, it would mean everything to me. Imagine what we could all do, if we worked together to prevent suicide.”

Candy Snead

Administrative Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

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