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Our Team

The Rising Up Client Choice Food Pantry and Warming Center Board of Directors has up to 15 members representing various facets of our community. The Board provides legal, financial, management and program oversight, and guidance to the Executive Director. The Board ensures that the organization stays aligned with its mission and values in addition to complying with all federal and state laws. We are pleased to have such wonderful support and representation from across Morgan County. 

Pam Hernandez, Executive Director


Pam is larger than life, knows everyone, and is passionate about homelessness and food insecure issues in our community. In 2015, she founded a warming center and then a pantry. It filled a real need in her community.

Through sheer force of will, she built a high-profile board and lead the charge by stepping into the Executive Directors role. 

The organization has grown into Morgan County's largest food pantry and the only warming center in NE Colorado. 


Board Members


Renee Dillman-Kuehl

Morgan County Department of Human Services 

CORE Social Caseworker 


Jared Iungerich

Fort Morgan Police Department

Support Services Commander


Deb Polansky

H&R Block Franchise

Master Tax Advisor

Enrolled Agent


Briette Tormohlen

Fort Morgan School District RE-3

Social Worker


Dean Nichols

Nichols Family Farm, LLC

Owner Operator


Brooke Hosier

Morgan Community College

Media Design Professor 

Advisory Members


Billie Meadows

Help for Abused Partners



Mike Mares

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