Helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live independently

Who We Are

Our agency provides services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including: Residential, Day Program, Employment, In-Home Support services, and Children’s Foster Care. Since opening our doors in 1969, we have developed programs that respect choice, offer understanding and compassion, and create opportunities for the highest quality of life.

Overture strives to be a leader in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field, as well as a partner to our local community through education, communication, and mindful, Person-Centered supports. We currently provide services to hundreds of people throughout the Colorado Front Range, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Our History

Overture has been providing services to adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities since 1969 in Colorado. Starting with a home where 8 people resided in Boulder, CO, our organization quickly grew due to the demand for residential services. As service delivery evolved to be more individualized and community-based in the early 2000s, we closed the initial home and the residents moved into apartments or Host Homes to continue receiving supports and services. From there, our organization continued to expand along the Colorado Front Range as we broadened our offerings to include day programs and employment services.

As an innovative thought leader within our communities, Overture values choice and is committed to sharing our vision, mission, and values as we grow alongside our communities. We have expanded our services into Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana to provide options for people looking to live in the community through individualized supportive living options

Our Mission

To cultivate self-directed opportunities and experiences that empower our communities to flourish.

Our Vision

All people have the right to make choices and pursue opportunities to be the person they want to be: Your Life, Your Choice.

Our Values

Well-being: To create a safe workspace for all employees which promotes an inclusive company culture that fosters a balanced lifestyle.

We promise to exercise empathy and compassion in our interactions with others.

Authenticity: Building trust through a culture of accountability where vulnerability and individuality are championed.

We promise to encourage everyone to come as they are and embrace opportunities for growth.

Collaboration: Celebrating our community’s strengths and contributions while working together to achieve common goals.

We promise to engage in healthy dialogue and active listening while valuing diverse perspectives.

Excellence: Uphold standards through efficient processes, innovation, and a continuous commitment to quality.

We promise to show up and do our best for one another and the communities we serve.


Diana Teem

Regional Director

Diana Teem has 25+ years’ experience in leadership and public administration with an extensive background in organizational development and program management. Diana has a collaborative leadership style, and a proven record of success in developing innovative health and human service programs that are responsive to the needs of vulnerable people and communities. She believes in leading from every chair with a supportive, person-centered approach in which all people feel valued and heard.


For the past 7 years, Diana has worked in an executive leadership role for a dynamic nonprofit, providing innovative and culturally responsive community-based behavioral health services, psychiatric day treatment, nature-based and equine-assisted therapy, cultural programs, health clinics, and outreach services. Diana co-founded the Walden Project outdoor therapy, Project Bravery LGBTQIA2s+ services, and Arcoiris Cultural.

Diana previously worked in executive leadership with Community Services Consortium, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wyoming as the Chief Development Officer, and Goshen County Economic Development. Earlier in her career, Diana worked in youth services at Hale Kipa, Hawaii, residential treatment at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, Wyoming, and intellectual and developmental disability services at Venture, Inc., New York. 

Passionate about supporting individuals, Diana serves on the boards of the Northwest Oregon Works, the Child Development Network, and the Oregon Coast Community Forest Association (nature-based therapy). She is a member of Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance, the IHN-CCO Delivery System Transformation Team, the OHA Public Health Modernization Team, the Regional Community Health Improvement Plan Team, the Systems of Care Team, and the Healthier Oregon State-wide Collaborative.

Diana is a former two-term State Commissioner with Oregon Volunteers. She received notoriety for being the fastest growing mentor program in the nation and largest Easters Seals Experience Works employer in Oregon. She studied psychology and business at New York State University, earned a BA in Political Science at the University of Hawaii, and completed graduate studies in Public Administration at the University of Wyoming.

She thrives in growing and sustaining organizations that provide quality care with compassion, dignity, and respect, truly her happy place! When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, hiking, gardening, and nature photography.

Jenny Chase

Colorado State Director

With over 25 years of dedication to the IDD field, Jenny Chase’s journey began as a volunteer with Special Olympics Colorado in 1997. Her career has since flourished, marked by leadership roles at Special Olympics Colorado, Adam’s Camp, and multiple Metro area CCBs. As a distinguished Director for Special Olympics USA, she has traveled the globe, contributing to 8 World Games.

Jenny lives in Parker with her husband Aaron, daughter Molly, and their spirited Corgi, Daisy. She is renowned for her ability to transform initiatives from vision to reality. Her leadership is defined by a strategic mindset, a relentless drive for innovation, and a deep-seated passion for service. Jenny’s expertise in strategic planning, budget management, team leadership, and cross-functional collaboration equips her to propel programs and projects that leave a lasting impact.

Throughout her illustrious career, Jenny has pioneered comprehensive company roadmaps, created influential philanthropy platforms, and expertly managed multi-million-dollar budgets. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her talent for building strong, diverse teams make her an invaluable asset to any organization. Since 2009, Jenny’s fervent dedication to Special Olympics USA has been a testament to her enduring passion for making a difference.

Mandy Lis

Associate Director of Programs Services - NV (Reno)

Mandy’s journey is a testament to her dedication and passion for supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID and DD). Her academic foundation in Social Services from the University of Memphis in Tennessee was just the beginning. Her hands-on volunteer work with organizations like Special Olympics and Open Arms ignited a deep-seated commitment to this field.

Her move to Reno opened new avenues for growth and contribution. In Truckee, CA, she not only instructed at day programs but also played a pivotal role in establishing one for the Truckee/North Tahoe area. This experience, spanning over six years, equipped her with invaluable skills and insights, leading her to Overture, where she embraced the exciting challenge of residential programs.

Mandy’s professional evolution is paralleled by her love for the outdoors, with the Reno/Tahoe region offering ample opportunities for rejuvenation and adventure. Mandy enjoys taking weekend trips around the area with friends and her dog, PJ.


Hayley Hufendick

Director of Intake and Development

Hayley grew up in windy Wyoming and shortly after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, received a job opportunity working as a Direct Support Professional in a group home setting. She fell in love with the Human Services field and working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and pivoted her entire career path. Since then, she has held various roles from bringing new people into services, to overseeing and managing residential homes, to branding and marketing. She brings 12 years of knowledge and experience to her role and enjoys all aspects of working with the people we serve. She has a passion for educating communities on inclusion and accessibility and self-directed services for people with disabilities.

Hayley spends her free time tending to her self-proclaimed “cat lady” duties at home, exploring her passions for interior design and fashion, and cooking delicious vegan food.

Amy Tafoya

Associate Director of Program Services

While going to school for a degree in Human Services, Amy first started working with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in 2015 as a DSP and quickly moved into the role of an Employment Program Coordinator. She was passionate about her work and identified a need for higher quality and more individualized services, so she started her own business as provider for waiver services. Her company served people in Cheyenne, Laramie, and Pine Bluffs for 6 years and was able to build meaningful connections within those communities. Amy now brings her experience and knowledge into her new role as Associate Director of Program Services for Overture in Cheyenne. With this new role, she hopes to facilitate professional development and be a strong support for her team. Amy finds it rewarding to help others work through difficult problems and to also build confidence in those around her, whether it’s with staff or participants. 

Amy’s husband works in law enforcement, and they have two kids. One is a sassy and fearless 4-year-old girl; the other is a sweet and shy 2-year-old boy who loves his momma. They often enjoy camping, football season, being outdoors, and endless home improvement projects. Fall is Amy’s favorite season, she loves a good scary movie, and knows all the best sushi restaurants!


Mason Brammer

Director of Residential Services – CO

Mason began working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2010 when he was hired as a Direct Care Staff member for a six-bed group home in Southern California. As a Direct Care Staff member, he worked in residential and community settings until 2016, before relocating to Colorado where he pursued his occupational therapy degree, graduating in May 2020.

Mason’s professional career continued to evolve as he took on administrative roles with various agencies, overseeing a Family Caregiver department and becoming a host home provider in 2019, providing residential services and support to an individual in his home. Mason lives in Arvada with his wife Sarah, their dog Decker, and their roommate Nick. His hobbies include photography, traveling, riding his motorcycle, cooking, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops with his wife.

Rebecca Allred

Training Administrator

Rebecca started in the field in 2012 after graduating from high school in Wyoming. She began working in direct care in a group home setting and never looked back. Eventually branching out to self-directed services and leadership roles for various entities around the state of Wyoming and now Southern Nevada, she has built a career on learning from and advocating for the intellectually and developmentally disabled population.  

She is currently working towards a BA in clinical psychology through Capella University with an emphasis in autism studies. She hopes to use her education to continue providing education and raising awareness to promote the independence of the population she has worked so closely with for the last ten years.  

Rebecca currently resides in Las Vegas, NV, and in her free time she enjoys hanging out at her favorite coffee shop in Korea town, and hiking Mt. Charleston with her Chinese crested Luna.  

Kiana Winford

Associate Director of Program Services – NV (Vegas)

Kiana, originally from Louisiana, began her academic journey at Northwestern State University, where she proudly earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2022. Her passion for helping others guided her to further her studies, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at Louisiana State University. With over a year of professional experience in her field since obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Kiana has developed a profound connection with the community she serves. Her work with Overture ignited a deep-seated commitment to advocating for and supporting those often left without a voice.

Her aspirations are clear and focused: to complete her Master’s degree and step into the role of a clinician. Kiana is particularly driven to specialize in providing therapeutic services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a cause close to her heart.

Life beyond her professional endeavors is equally vibrant. Kiana currently resides in Las Vegas with her wife, their four beloved fur babies, and two pet spiders. Her hobbies are as diverse as her skills – she revels in crafting, cooking, and attending concerts. She also cherishes exploring new cities, always eager to embrace new experiences and cultures.

Kiana Adams

Associate Director of Community Services – Vocational

Kiana Adams is thrilled to assume her new role as Associate Director at Overture. She is eager to serve both the individuals receiving services and her colleagues in innovative ways, aiming to enhance the quality of the day programs. 

Kiana’s journey in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) began as a Direct Support Manager (DSM), where she spent four and a half years providing one-on-one support. She was then promoted to manage the day program in Hawaii, where she successfully revitalized the program post-COVID. Upon relocating to Colorado Springs, she joined Overture as an Employment Consultant. 

Over the past seven years, Kiana has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the field, and she is now excited to bring her expertise to her new position as Associate Director. She looks forward to learning and growing alongside her team and fostering an inclusive and exceptional environment for all.

Beth Logan

Associate Director of Community services

EXECUTIVE Leadership

Jessica Taylor

CEO of Beken Holdings,
Principal Partner of Overture

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After spending 15 years in the Wealth Management industry (with an emphasis on Operations and Compliance the last 12 years), Jessica joined Beken with a desire to take her leadership skills and professional contributions to a new level. Her first two years at Beken were spent as the Chief People Officer overseeing the People Operations (Human Resources) department as well as leading the Compliance department. In her role as Chief People Officer, she fostered an environment of inclusivity, collaboration, and growth while establishing relationships and trust within all staff levels of the organization.

As CEO, she will not only continue what she has started but will prioritize an unwavering commitment to clear communication, a solutions-oriented approach and, with the collaborative support of the Beken Executive Team, is dedicated to our organization’s strategic priorities.  She will maximize her experience and talents for organizational effectiveness as well as be a resource to the people supporting our programs and divisions within Overture, Beken, and Array.

Jessica spends her free time volunteering, trying new restaurants, and traveling with her husband and two children.

Dana Paulson

Executive President of Overture,
COO of Beken Holdings

As Chief Operating Officer of Bēkən Holdings, Dana leads the organization’s operations while prioritizing the strategic direction of Bēkən Holdings and its affiliates. Dana recently served as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships of Bēkən Holdings, a role that included leading the organization’s strategic initiatives, including efforts to advance diverse funding sources and sustainability of the organization.

Dana brings 25 years of Human Services experience, from her start in data analytics to the past 12 years in operational leadership. Her specialties in the Human Services industry have included program development, operating efficiencies, and helping organizations meet extensive standards of excellence.

She has a passion for discovering new resources to build greater efficiencies throughout the organization and enjoys the challenge of getting buy in from internal and external stakeholders along the way. Dana is dedicated to supporting the CEO and Executive Team in the organization’s vision and strategic priorities.