Kari Kilroy was appointed to the Board of Health in 2012. Ms. Kilroy has 16 years of nonprofit and public sector experience in both health care and municipal government. She works as the Executive Assistant to the CEO/Board of Trustees at Memorial Health System. She has been involved in a number of community organizations, including the City of Manitou Springs Safety Committee, KidPower fundraising event committee, American Cancer Society fundraising event committee, Parent Action Committee-Manitou Springs Elementary School, and a volunteer at the Blum Patient & Family Resources Center in Boston. She has a Master’s degree in Health Communication from Emerson College/Tufts University School of Medicine.
Kari Kilroy, Board of Health President
James Terbush, M.D., M.P.H., Board of Health Vice President
Captain Terbush USN, served as Command Surgeon to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) from 2006-2009. In this role, he served as the Medical Advisor to the Commander and was responsible for the integration of Department of Defense medical assets internally and with other agencies in support of military response to civilian disasters combating terrorism and protecting Americans. From 2009-2011, Dr. Terbush served as the Fleet Surgeon for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. He was deployed forward to Port au Prince in response to the devastating earthquake disaster in Haiti, integrating DOD medical capabilities into the overall International response.Dr. Terbush’s final assignment before retiring from military service in 2014, was with the Science and Technology Directorate at NORAD and USNORTHCOM where he served as the lead for medical innovations.
In more than 30 years of Government service Dr. Terbush was the physician to U.S. personnel in more than 80 countries. He is published in scientific journals on; Influenza and Air Travel, Mass Fatalities Management and Public Health Consequences of a Cyber Attack. He is also an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Forum on Disaster and Public health and is the Past President of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine. Dr. Terbush received his M.D. from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Doris Ralston, M.P.A., C.H.E.S, Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation Executive Director & CEO
Victoria Broerman, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Victoria Broerman was appointed to the Board of Health in 2011. She is a registered nurse with more than 26 years of experience in patient care and governmental affairs. Ms. Broerman is an active member of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the State of Colorado Board of Nursing, and a volunteer at Marian House Soup Kitchen.
Robert C. Bux, M.D., El Paso County Coroner
Dr. Robert Bux was appointed to the Board of Health in 2011. He is the elected County Coroner and Chief Medical Examiner for the El Paso County Coroner’s Office. Dr. Bux is a board certified Pathologist in Anatomical, Clinical and Forensic Pathology, with more than 25 years of experience as Medical Examiner. From 1971-2002 Dr. Bux served as a Major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corp. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Association of Medical Examiners, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Bux has served as a member of the Medical Advisory Board, International Forensic Program of Physicians for Human Rights since 2006 and has served on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Cold Case multidisciplinary team since 2010. Dr. Bux was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to the Office of El Paso County Coroner in January of 2006. He was elected to his first four year term in November 2006 and elected to a second term in November of 2010.
Longinos Gonzalez, El Paso County Commissioner
Longinos Gonzalez Jr. was appointed to the Board of Health in 2016. A retired military officer, Mr. Gonzalez served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer and retired as a Lt Colonel in 2012. In addition to a political science degree from the Academy, Longinos has a masters degree in science education and was a teacher with Harrison School District 2 prior to his election. Longinos is the county representative on the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control, Board of Health, and Housing Authority. He also serves on numerous other boards and committees- including the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, Community Development Advisory Board, and City/County Drainage Board.
Peggy Littleton, El Paso County Commissioner
Peggy Littleton was appointed to the Board of Health in 2016. With an extensive background in education, Mrs. Littleton taught for 15 years and served on the Colorado State Board of Education for seven years. Mrs. Littleton is passionate about emergency management and citizen preparedness. She serves on many boards and commissions, including appointments to the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Advisory Council, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, 911 Authority Board, and the EPC Emergency Services Agency.
Richard Skorman, Colorado Springs City Council President
City Council President Richard Skorman is the co-owner with his wife Patricia Seator of Poor Richard's Restaurant, Little Richard's Toystore, Rico's Cafe and Wine Bar and Poor Richard's Books and Gifts in Downtown Colorado Springs. Richard started Poor Richard's Feed and Read at the same location in 1977. Richard is a former two-term City Councilmember from 1999 - 2006, former Vice Mayor from 2003 - 2005, two time Board Chair of PPACG, former CS Park Board Member and Pikes Peak Regional Director for U.S. Senator Ken Salazar.
Richard is the author of "Off-Hollywood Movies: A Film Lover's Guide" published by Crown Publishing in 1990. Richard was also the Founder and Program Director of the U.S. Environmental Film Festivals in 1990 and 1991, the Conservation Finance Director for the Colorado Trust for Public Land, the Executive Director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition, a Founder and Board Chair of Citizens Project, Co-Director of the Trails, Open Space and Park Initiatives in 1995, 1997 and 2003 and Fundraising Chair for the Stratton Open Space Land Campaign.
Coreen Toll, Manitou Springs Mayor Pro-Tem
Coreen Toll has served on the Manitou Springs City Council since 2011, and was appointed to the Board of Health in 2014. She has been an advocate for holistic health for 30 years. As a Colorado State University-El Paso County master gardener, Coreen supports the local fresh food movement and the creation of garden habitats for wildlife and human health and well being. Coreen advocates for clean air and water, renewable energy and sustainable practices of all kinds. She is an active liaison to the Fountain Creek Restoration Committee, the Manitou Springs Parking Authority Board, and the Manitou Springs Climate Protection Campaign. Councilor Toll also represents Manitou Springs on the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Advisory Board, the Avenue Task Force, the Energy Resource Center Carbon Monoxide Campaign and the Pikes Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future.