Key Staff (bios)


Jean Hoffmann, Executive Director

Jean has been with Community Link since 1999. She has over 30 years financial management experience with most of those years in non-profit organizations.  She had a close family member who had IDD.  She is a member of National Association of Tax Professionals.

Marie Rittenhouse, Residential Director

Starting in 2006, Marie has more than 10 years experience in the IDD field.  Through her years in direct care, she was exposed to many varied settings; similarly, her time as a Day Program Connector led to her commitment to community integration and excellent customer service practices to support the whole person.  Since becoming part of the Community Link family in 2013, she has been a part of the growth and expansion of the Residential Department, as well as spearheaded various projects to streamline and individualize services for each customer we support. As a Colorado native and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Marie holds a special connection to her Colorado community, and enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and two daughters.  When she isn’t hiking a trail, or practicing her photography skills, you can probably find her at a local Mexican restaurant enjoying tacos and margaritas!

Jennifer Biggs, Employment Director

Jennifer has been with Community Link since 2003, first joining us as an employment consultant before stepping up to the Denver Employment Director position. With the closing of the Denver office in 2012 due to funding cuts, Jennifer took over management of the Employment Access program in Boulder. In September 2016 she became Employment Director, overseeing supported employment services in Boulder County. She has more than a dozen years of disability service experience. She has had more than a decade of involvement with non-profits and 8 years of management. Jennifer’s background includes sales, marketing and community outreach.

Christina Roy, Quality Assurance Director

Christina joined Community Link in 2015 as Quality Assurance Director. She has 20 years’ experience working with business management, efficiency planning, project management, and within the health care system. She is also a Licensed Acupuncturist and works extensively in the Denver/Boulder area in diabetes support.

Trent Merrifield, Day Programs Director

Trent has been with Community Link since 2007. He has nearly 10 years disability service experience and 9 years management experience. After several years of managing the Retirement Services program, in September 2016 he began heading both Retirment Services and the Employment Access day programs. He has exhibited his commitment to community by being an active volunteer through the years.

Jan Hoyme, Projects Director

Jan has been with Community Link since 1998. He has over 40 years of disability service experience, all in the non-profit sector, with more than 20 of those years in leadership role. His background includes program management, residential services, employment services and technology support. He is a past president and current board member of Colorado APSE and a member of National APSE.