Our Team

Meet the Youth & Family Connections Staff

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Iván Diaz, M.A.


“Youth & Family Connections is a place that allows me the opportunity to give back to the community that once welcomed me with open arms nearly 15 years ago. As a first-generation student, from a low-income household I have grown to be familiar with a striving mindset based on a strong foundation built on educational, communal and familial values. These values have naturally inspired me to motivate and inspire individuals in identifying their potential to continue and share this passion to serve others. I fully understand the stories of our youth and families that walk through our doors. And it is through my own personal experiences and story telling that I connect with our youth and families.

I look forward to working alongside our youth, families, and community to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. By working together, we can have a lasting impact across our Greeley, surrounding communities, and Weld County.”

Amira Faris


“I work for YFC because I enjoy working with youth and families, and watching them grow and succeed. I love having the opportunity to do meaningful work and sharing in life changing experiences. This organization has allowed me the opportunity to contribute my skills and life passions to help others. I enjoy working with other like-minded colleagues who want to support the education and growth that this community needs.” – Amira

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Brittany Fairchild


“I work for YFC because I have a passion and drive to work with and help the youth of Weld County. YFC is an outstanding organization, and I believe in what the organization stands for. I grew up in Weld County and I work hard daily to give back to this community that I call home.” – Brittany

Board of Directors

Rebecca Wyperd

North Range Behavioral Health

Thea Carrasco

Vice President
Aims Community College
Vice President of Student Engagement, Inclusion and Succes

Jesse Tijerina

Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6, Director of Cultural Excellence and Parent Engagement

Margie Gomez

Coordinator, 19th Judicial District, Weld,
Colorado Youth Detention Continuum

Cory Flummerfelt

Deputy Chief Probation Officer
19th Judicial District, Probation Dept.

Randall Lococo

Magistrate, 19th Judicial District, Weld

John Wittwer

Youth Services Intake Supervisor
Weld County Dept. of Human Service

Dr. Sarah Wyscaver

Aims Community College Vice President of Student Engagement, Inclusion and Success

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