See if you qualify

The first step is to fill out a single form. From this form, we will review eligibility, address/service area, etc.

We give you a call

Whether you’re eligible or not, we will call and either provide you with your envida rider number or give you information about alternative transportation services. 

Sign up for your first ride

There are three ways to sign up for your first ride. You can call us at xxx-xxxx, download our app or click the button below.


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.

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.

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.


Our board

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

October 2020 Envida Board Retreat

Our staff


Gail Nehls,
Chief Executive Officer

Jay Franck,
Director of Human Resources

Lawrence Frimpong, Director of Transportation

Skip Pierce,
Finance & Strategy Director

Janet Mork,
Senior Accountant

Millie Lujan,
Accounting & Payroll Specialist


Eric Eesh, Transit and Operations Manager

Briana Lepine, Transportation Supervisor

Leslie Patterson,
Health Care Mobility Manager

Skylee Callaway, Transit Support Representative

Christion Howard, Transit Support Representative

Penny Vallelunga, Transit Support Representative

Mary Pappion, Transit Support Representative

Rhonda Perea, Transit Support Representative

Jamie Apodaca, Transit Support Representative

Home Services

Megan Madigan, Homecare Supervisor

Rodonda West,
Homecare Assistant


Alphonso Kelly

Anton Evans

Bea Lenz

Brian Koch

Carl Zitzmann

Charles Gallegos

Christine Moody

Christion Howard

Christopher Tomasetti

Cristin Carrick

David Bowen

David Heurtevant

David Kepford

David Shadwell

David Turner

DeAngelo Peak

Eric Heisel

Eric Sweigart

Erin Romano

Ernest Armijo

Ernest Wilson

Evan Jones-Brown

Fabian Virgous

Giavanna Rivera

Hannah Sims

Holly Barfield

Howard Slocum

John Cook

John Deal

John Thurston

John Tucker

Kath Gurnett

Kelly Severeid

Khalil Wilson

Leslie Garcia

Linda Lindh

Marian Spring

Matthew Allen

Mayee Rousseau

Mercedes Castillo

Michael Caruso

Michael Crowe

Michael Norris

Paul Fenner

Phillip Ramirez

Rebecca Webb

Robert Barela

Robert Hudson

Ronald Shaw

Shane Richardson

Skylee Callaway

Tanya Trimm

Thomas Lavornia

Tim Blom

Tina Garcia

Vincent Baca


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.


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

This is the first step in the application process. HR will reach out with additional steps or forms if the applicant is a good fit for the position.

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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 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.