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People that make Senior Matters
There are many people who have volunteered their time and energy to establish Senior Matters in Carbondale. Some of these people are portrayed in this site.

Virginia "gina" Sterrett

“gina” was the founder of Senior Matters ...because seniors matter! She hosted a senior-oriented radio program on KDNK and the concept of a senior organization came to her from that  involvement. gina worked effortlessly and many hours to develop an organization for seniors and find the funding for it. Senior Matters is very grateful for gina's efforts. She developed and became the first Chairperson of the organization. Virginia "gina" Sterrett left us on January 3, 2010. She will be missed by all of us.

Beth Mohsenin

Beth is our bookkeeper. She has volunteered to be the Treasurer for Senior Matters. Beth does a great job dedicating many hours keeping our paperwork in order. 

Diane Johnson

Diane is Program Chairman and serves on most of the committees in Senior Matters.  She has represented the organization in many arenas and is our representative for the Third Street Center Tenant Group.


Mildred Alsdorf

Mildred is our Chairperson Emeritus. In her retirement, Mildred serves on the Senior Matters Board and is the Manager of the RFTA SeniorTransportation program. She also serves on the Council on Aging. 

Udell Stuckey

Udelle has vast experience with volunteer organizations. She has served on the Senior Matters Board in many capacities and is currently our summer secretary. Udelle keeps the Book Club alive and well at the library.

Dee Blue

Dee  served as Secretary, Chairman of the Rodeo Concession and recently retired from the board. Dee brought a wealth of experience to the Senior Matters Board of Directors. She has been a long time Carbondale resident and has lots of interests in all things “senior”. Dee headed up the refreshment booth at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo during the summer months.

Bill Dunn

Bill is a former restauranteur and is currently the Co-Chairperson of Senior Matters. Bill has been in and around Carbondale for years. He has been assisting with development of classes and programs for seniors and with writing grants.

Rusty Burtard

Rusty is an experienced Carbondale hand who has now retired from our board. She worked at the Rodeo refreshment booth each summer. Rusty is a representative to the Council on Aging. She is a Director Emeritus on the Senior Matters Board.

John Hoffmann

John is our current Chairperson and is the ex-officio Board member who represents the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

JoAnn Anderson

JoAnn is the Publicity Manager and the wintertime secretary for Senior Matters.  JoAnn is very active in senior housing, silver sneekers and the Lutheran Church. She publicizes Senior Matters events through the Sopris Sun and the Post Independent. Watch them for upcoming events.


Diane Darling


Diane had a vision to create a place for people with Early Memory Loss to come and thrive. Along with Senior Matters they created the Roaring Fork Brain Train slated to open in July 2016.  Diane is also on the board of Tom's Door.