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 Services, Behavioral Services, and Supported Living Services (SLS), such as respite. Since opening our doors in 1969, we have evolved over time to offer programs and services 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 program supports and services to approximately 300 people in Residential Services, along with approximately 250 people served in Day Services. For more information, refer to our mission, have a look at our services, or send us a message!
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 Leadership Team
Our staff members come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing they all have in common is their dedication to Overture’s 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.
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.
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 Overture's program management and behavioral services teams as the Director of Program Services.
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. Currently she balances the medical needs of the people she serves with her responsibilities as Director of Health Services. Leigh Ann spends her free time with her husband and three children, often from the sidelines of her children's competitive sporting events.
After getting her B.A. in 1992, Bridget applied her natural compassion and work ethic into serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a Colorado native and dedicated Broncos fan, Bridget committed herself to positively impacting her local community. She worked with a variety of local organizations, bringing a laser-like focus on improving quality of life for the people in her programs. She showed leadership and dedication, and continued to move up into positions where she could effect change from the inside out. Bridget singlehandedly opened Overture’s day program and works tirelessly to manage that department on top of meeting personally with families interested in Overture Day Services
While working towards her Masters degree at St. Edward’s University in Texas, Crystal interned at a nonprofit supporting families with developmentally disabled newborns in the NICU. Upon moving to Colorado in 2013, she wanted to continue working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, along with their families. As Overture’s Director of Intake, Crystal works closely with people in services, case management and families to find the best possible residential
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 Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in May 2015. She currently serves as Overture's Director of Human Resources.