About envida

We believe our entire community deserves to live fully. As a nonprofit, we provide transportation and homecare services to individuals with disabilities, older adults and those experiencing financial challenges.

ENVIDA'S MISSION

Supporting independent living

Envida’s mission is to promote access and support independent living with dignity. Our vision is to lead the nation in integrating services that connect people to community. We have proudly served the Colorado Springs community for nearly 50 years, providing transportation in our community. The name envida connotes together in life and reflects our commitment to our clients and their ever-changing needs. Always adapting, we also offer homecare services to more than 100 clients and caregivers.

More than a service. Our passion.

We show compassion. We take initiative. We are there. Our mission is to promote access and support independent living with dignity. Hear about our stories from the community.

WELL LED TEAM

Our board

Our staff is supported by dedicated, diverse board members who believe in our mission.

October 2020 Envida Board Retreat

Our staff

Admin

Gail Nehls,
Chief Executive Officer

Roz Beall,
Director of Human Resources

Dave Somers,
Director of Operations & Development

Skip Pierce,
Finance & Strategy Director

Millie Lujan,
Accounting & Payroll Specialist

Claudette Sanchez, Executive Assistant 

Transit

Phill Van Horn,
Transit Manager

Leslie Patterson,
Health Care Mobility Manager

Kyle West,
Transit Coordinator

Chuck Theobald, Transit Technical Project Manager

Anna Martinez,Dispatch Coordinator

Home Services

Daisy Olson Homecare Supervisor
Ivy Carter, RN, BSN

Ivy Carter, RN, BSN
Licensed Healthcare Professional

Megan Madigan, Homecare Supervisor

Drivers

Eric Heisel
Eric Sweigart
Jim Guggenbiller
John Thurston
John Tucker
Kathy Gurnett
Linda Lindh
Marian Spring
Martin Hiltner
Matt Leap
Nikki Rice
Robert Hudson
Tim Blom

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from our staff and riders

Our partners

Job openings

Thank you for your interest in working at envida. We currently have the following positions open:

Annual report & financials

As a nonprofit, we are proud of what we do, and we share our financials. See our annual report and check us out on Guidestar. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 719.633.4601.

LOOKING AHEAD

Our plans for the future

We have big plans for the City of Colorado Springs and the community that we serve. Those plans take hard work, a great team, dedicated board members and community partners who believe in our vision. 

Application for Employment

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In response to current events:

We at envida have been deeply disturbed by recent social unrest, particularly events impacting the black community. As an organization that supports communities through access to transportation and homecare, we have always been a strong advocate for dignity for all. We support efforts to bring about change for justice and equality.

We believe our entire community deserves to live fully.

We proudly serve ALL people with compassion, dependability, and resiliency.

We treat our riders and clients with the dignity and respect they deserve.

We are envida, a nonprofit that believes we are together in life.

SAFE TO RIDE: A letter from our Executive Director

The COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone. Here at envida, we have remained open as an essential transportation and homecare business, supporting our governor’s “stay at home” order and now “safer at home.” As restrictions begin to lift, we are taking every precaution to ensure our clients and riders are safe. Most importantly, we want to communicate to our riders that it is SAFE to RIDE.

Our drivers wear gloves and masks, and we request that riders have masks or scarves. We have installed antimicrobial film on interior bus surfaces that require a high degree of hygiene. We disinfect vehicles after each rider, and we will open windows for fresh air, weather permitting. We have expanded service hours to meet riders’ needs: We are open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our rural routes along U.S. Highway 24 and S.H. 94 have re-opened; the Calhan route operates Monday through Thursday, and the Ellicott/Yoder route operates Wednesdays and Fridays. We have also begun serving Teller County to help those with medical and behavioral health needs access healthcare providers in Colorado Springs.

For information about our transportation services, questions, or updates, please visit our transportation pages at www.envidacares.org or call our transit line at 719-633-4677.

Additionally, for our home care clients, we offer telehealth visits and our homecare attendants have been well versed on how to keep themselves and clients safe. For more information on telehealth visits, please call 719-301-6870.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to take actions necessary to keep our clients, riders, staff and community safe and healthy. Any further updates will be posted here or you can call us at 719-633-4601. envida cares.