Overture is a Program Approved Service Agency (PASA) for the state of Colorado. Our agency provides services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including: Residential Services, Day Habilitation Services, Supported Employment, and Behavior Services, as well as Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children's Extensive Supports (CES). Since opening our doors in 1969, we have developed programs that respect choice, offer understanding and compassion, and create opportunities for the highest quality of life.
Overture strives to be a leader in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field, as well as a partner to our local community through education, communication, and mindful, Person-Centered supports. We currently provide services to hundreds of people throughout the Colorado Front Range.
Our Vision and Mission
All persons have the right to make choices and pursue opportunities to be the person they want to be: your life, your choice.
To support and respect the wants and desires of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Person-Centered programs defined by self-direction, choice, and meaningful opportunities.
Meet the Team
Our staff members come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing they all have in common is their dedication to Overture’s vision and mission. Each member of our team upholds choice and opportunity as the cornerstones of ensuring quality of life. We support and empower every person we serve in pursuing their definition of happiness; your life, your choice.
Deborah earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah and achieved a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. Her career has been dedicated to serving in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities fields, with a background in youth-focused programs and eating disorder treatment. For the past 14 years, Debbie championed the development of existing Overture programs and the expansion of services in order to ensure the people Overture serve have choice. Overture has been a member of Alliance for many years. Debbie has been an active member of the Executive Committee for approximately 9 years working on the system issues facing IDD community. Currently, Debbie works daily to strategically evolve and grow the Overture brand, mission, and services, with an eye to the possibilities of an even brighter future for the people they serve.
Kara brings over 20 years of experience to this high level role. From the time she graduated with her B.S. and then M.A. in Gerontology, Kara worked directly with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Throughout her career, she has worn multiple hats for organizations across the Front Range, leading to a depth and breadth of knowledge that is informed by her passion to provide high quality, Person-Centered services. Her commitment to excellence is embodied by her decisive action and compassionate dedication.
Jennifer holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and achieved a Masters in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from Nova Southeastern University. Since 2005, she has dedicated her professional goals and energy to serving at-risk populations, leading to a wealth of experience in mental health and developmental disabilities. Over the years, Jennifer concentrated on heading up program development efforts with various organizations, always seeking to impact the lives of the people she served. She is passionate about promoting choice and individualized supports through the development and expansion of Overture’s services in alignment with our vision and mission.
Laura earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. During her last semester, she directly contacted Overture with interest in interning. She demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication, and aptitude while learning about the organization and maintaining a full class schedule. Laura was hired on as the Human Resources Generalist in May 2013 and she obtained her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications in April 2018. She currently serves as Overture's Director of Human Resources.
While working towards her Masters degree at St. Edward’s University in Texas, Crystal interned at a nonprofit supporting families with physically and developmentally disabled newborns in the NICU. Upon moving to Colorado in 2013, she wanted to continue working with people to help them find the supports that work best for them. As Overture’s Director of Marketing and Development, Crystal works closely with all Overture programs to create resources and materials that best connect individuals and families with the services they seek.
Alexandra moved to the Front Range from Massachusetts to earn her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduating in 2006, she began working in various capacities to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from a 1:1 staff member serving individuals in community settings to case management and residential program development. She partnered with leadership to guide Overture's expansion of residential services into the Denver Metro and surrounding counties. Alex loves the people she encounters daily in her job and currently leads the Overture program as our Executive Director, overseeing residential and community services within our organization.
After earning her degree from Arizona State University, Leigh Ann embarked on a career in nursing that spanned a variety of fields, including neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, and private duty nursing for adults and children with special needs. She grew up in a large family of 9, with a sibling who has an intellectual disability along with Autism spectrum disorder and Down's syndrome. Serving in several supervisory roles throughout her career, Leigh Ann joined the Overture team in 2010 with close to 20 years of experience as a registered nurse in her background. As the Director of Clinical Development, she leads program development that supports the overall health and medical needs of the people we support. Leigh Ann spends her free time with her husband and three children, often from the sidelines of her children's competitive sporting events.
A fourth generation Colorado native, Jennifer Biggs is a communication professional with extensive experience supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving their goals across their service needs, including residential, day services, and employment support. Before she discovered her calling, Jennifer earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado in Boulder and worked in various marketing, sales, and community outreach positions. Since 2003, she has put her marketing and relationships-building skillsets to work for the people she serves, helping them find opportunities that are exciting and meaningful to them. Her ultimate goal is to help people build the lives they want. When she is not at work, Jennifer can often be found buried in a book or dragging her sister to local cultural and/or historical sites.
Debbie earned a B.S. in Business Administration (emphasis Accounting) in California and has over 30 years of finance and accounting experience which includes both public practice and industry in the United States and Europe. She’s actively certified as a CPA and excels in managing teams and projects with efficiency and effectiveness. Her desire to help people both internally and externally guided her to work in human services, and she found that she greatly enjoys the satisfaction it brings.