Executive Leadership

Karen O. Yarberry, M.A., L.P.C.
Executive Director

Karen is celebrating 36 years of working with Colorado’s children, youth, and families in a variety of residential, inpatient, and day treatment settings.  Being Executive Director at Jefferson Hills since 1995, she is passionate about improving the continuum of care for our at-risk children, integrating quality services, and partnering with entities for maximum benefit and resources.  She has been leading Jefferson Hills through significant changes and new, innovative business ventures that foster business growth.  She has been active on numerous State committees, task forces, and projects.  Karen thoroughly assesses and meets the community need while staying true to and furthering the mission of Jefferson Hills.  She works continually re-inventing the organization to meet the changing needs in the new business environment and strategically positioning Jefferson Hills to meet the demands of the future.

David Molineux, M.Ed.
Director of Education

David has overseen the education services at all Jefferson Hills programs since 2001.  With over 25 years’ experience of providing education and vocational services to youth at risk in the UK and in the US, David has developed new education programs in the Denver, Grand Junction, and Colorado Springs areas.  He was also the first facility school director representative on the CDE Board for the past three years.

Jolene Obermeyer, M.S.S.
Clinical Program Director

Jolene is the Clinical Program Director for the Jefferson Hills New Vistas CSU Programs. Jolene recently joined our team after 18 years of experience working with at risk youth and their families, in which she both opened and/or operated residential, detention, day treatment, and community-based programs across Colorado. Jolene is passionate about providing sustainable services that include trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, and other evidence-based programs. Jolene has conducted extensive research on the implementation of trauma informed care services and served in several leadership roles to promote evidence-based practices.