Board of Directors

Caitlin Crommett

Founder & President, DreamCatchers

DreamCatchers

Caitlin founded DreamCatchers when she was just 15 years old. She had started volunteering at a local hospice at age 12, and wanted to do more for the patients to serve them in their final months. She came up with the idea for DreamCatchers, and has grown it to over 15 states since then. Caitlin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a dual major in entrepreneurship and film/theatre, and has since moved out to LA to pursue a career in film and speaking. Recently, in 2018, she has begun running DreamCatchers as its only staff member, working to take the foundation to new heights. Along with running DreamCatchers, Caitlin is building a career in speaking on generations, stemming from her passion for bridging generational gaps with DreamCatchers. More information on her speaking topics can be found at www.CaitlinCrommett.com.

Curtis Cloke

Director, DreamCatchers

Acuity Financial

Curtis is a member of the National Insurance and Financial Advisors Association (NAIFA), and is a former president of the Southeast Iowa Association. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) and is a qualifying member of Top of the Table with the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). He has earned his CLTC (Certified in Long Term Care) and LUTCF (Life Underwriters Training Council) designations, and moderates development courses for the Life Underwriters Training Council. He has also developed and provided continuing education training to professionals on many topics relating to retirement and estate- planning strategies. Curtis has also contributed as an Adjunct Instructor for the RICP program at The American College of Financial Services.

Curtis began his career as a financial professional with Prudential Financial. After many successful years with Prudential, he merged with a second firm and then in may of 2014, he founded his own firm, Acuity Financial, Inc. This is where his continues to apply and blend his expertise for his clients.

Curtis is the developer of the Thrive Income Distribution System®, a revolutionary system that provides a contractual solution for inflation-adjusted income utilizing the least amount possible of the client’s portfolio value.

Colleen Crommett

Secretary, DreamCatchers

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Colleen Crommett is a retired Orange County, CA Senior Deputy District Attorney.  She spent 17 years as a prosecutor, the vast majority of the time in the Gang Unit.  Her specialty was trial work, completing over 30 murder trials and hundreds of other felony offense trials, including rape, carjacking, robbery, etc.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Crommett was president of a HMO and life insurance company in California, served as a vice president of PacifiCare of CA and worked for both AMI Health Systems and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.  She holds a MBA from the University of Washington.

Allan Crommett

Treasurer, DreamCatchers

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Allan Crommett is a retired Chief Information Officer from a NYSE traded health care company known as Skilled Healthcare for over 10 years. The company owned over 100 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice/home health groups in the western US..

Prior to that, he was a Vice President with a start-up healthcare systems outsourcing company (UltraBridge), formed a health care systems consulting firm (Health Technology Source), and was Vice President of Information Technology for a health care company (Regency Health Services). He has a Masters degree from Union College.

Luke Johnson

Director, DreamCatchers

Prime Capital Investment Advisors

Luke M. Johnson is Managing Director and AZ Market Wealth Advisor with PCIA. Luke specializes in portfolio management, retirement income planning, income tax reduction strategies, and alternative investments. Luke has provided counseling on a wide range of financial matters, and today works closely with affluent individuals, families, private companies, and non-profit organizations in over 15 states. Luke serves on various advisory boards and financially supports several charitable organizations, including Saint Vincent De Paul, The Crisis Nursery, Maggie’s Place, St Patrick’s Church, the Knights of Columbus, and The Joe Niekro Foundation. Luke also served as a Fiesta Bowl committee member from 2010-2015.

Luke is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ School of Business. En route to earning his degree in Business in 2000, he studied Finance, Economics, and Accounting. Beforehand, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he played collegiate golf.

Luke and his wife were both born and raised in Northeastern Kansas in small farming communities. Together they have 3 children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Luke is an avid golfer and has a passion for international travel.

 

 


Hamilton Baiden

Heritage Health Solutions

Hamilton Baiden is Heritage Health Solution’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Opportunities and General Manager. He oversees the shaping of the company’s long-term strategy, and leads the pursuit of strategic opportunities that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization. Prior to joining Heritage, Hamilton was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Avella Specialty Pharmacy where he oversaw the growth of the business from a small regional pharmacy to the largest independent specialty pharmacy in the nation. His knowledge and understanding of the pharmacy industry was developed throughout his professional career, working in various roles for prominent pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, including MedImmune, Serono, Daiichi and Sanofi.

Luke Allera

Healthcare Consultant

Luke is a strategy consultant in the field of medical devices and home healthcare services. He began his career in healthcare at a startup that provided in-home diagnostic testing and monitoring for chronic disease patients. In addition to running the day to day operations of the home testing service, he also managed a telehealth clinic for heart disease patients. Throughout his career in healthcare services, Luke’s top priority has always been delivering the highest quality of care to patients. Luke received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master’s in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson with specializations in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management.

Laurie Thomas

Consonus Healthcare

In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Laurie is responsible for supporting Consonus Rehab and Pharmacy operations, as well as oversight of the Sales and Marketing Departments.  Prior to joining Consonus, Laurie applied her leadership skills in both hospital and post-acute care settings, including key executive positions at RehabCare, Hallmark Rehabilitation, Signature Home Health/Hospice and Genesis Healthcare. Whether providing direct patient therapy, guiding teams through cultural change or leading organizations through operational turnarounds, she’s remained passionate about the geriatric population and helping seniors live full and vibrant lives. 

Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska, where she played volleyball, and learned valuable lessons about the importance of teamwork in success.   Outside of work, she loves photography, traveling and visiting her daughter’s growing family in Austin.   

Laurie serves on the board of the Vital Life Foundation, a Portland based organization supporting senior-based charities.   She is also actively involved with supporting causes such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Prostate Cancer Foundation and Women Helping Women.

Paul Lajoie

Director, DreamCatchers

Owner of Maxwell Pipeline Services, LLC; President Heritage Hardwood Floors

Paul started off his career in 1990 working in the Audit Department for Coopers and Lybrand.
Paul left public accounting in 1994 and entered the communication industry working for several public companies from 1994 – 2000.

In October of 2000, Mr. Lajoie left the telecommunication industry and ventured into the commercial construction industry when he purchased Heritage Hardwood Floors. This first entry in entrepreneurship lead to the purchase and subsequent sale of 6 other business over the last 21 years. Paul also started Maxwell Pipeline Services, LLC from scratch along with another partner in 2015. Maxwell works in the oil and gas industry specializing in pipeline maintenance. In 2019, Paul was appointed to the Board of Directors of Vivos Therapeutics and acted as Audit chair and held a spot on the compensation committee as well. Paul was instrumental in creating corporate governance, audit procedures and created the platform for their successful $125 million IPO in December 2020. In July 2021, Paul was tasked with creating a Board of Directors for MiRealm. He vetted and strategically selected 4 individuals to act as the first Board for MiRealm.

Paul Lajoie holds a BBA with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He was awarded a CPA license in 1992. Married for 21 years to wife Marylee. 5 children. Active member at First United Methodist Church Richardson, played soccer at Notre Dame. Youth sports coach for past 15 years.

Bryan Springston

Director, DreamCatchers

Managing Partner at EHO360 LLC

Bryan Springston is a Managing Partner at EHO360 LLC. Bryan joined EHO360 LLC as a partner in August 2006. In his current role, he is responsible for marketing, securing rebate contracts, and negotiating contracts with the major chain pharmacies. Prior to joining EHO, he spent 27 years in the wholesale drug industry holding positions with Behrens Drug, Cardinal Health, and Morris Dickson Co. LTD.Bryan is a graduate of Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business where he earned his degree in Finance in 1980. While at Texas Tech University, Bryan was a member of the Kappa Alpha social fraternity where he was the Finance Chairman. Bryan and his wife Sheri live in Belton, Texas. Together they have 2 children, Cliff Springston and Lacie Johnston, and 4 grandchildren. We enjoy our grandchildren, going to the Teton Mountains, traveling and Baseball.

Kent Linton

Director, DreamCatchers

Healthcare Analyst at Huron Consulting Group

Kent Linton is a healthcare consulting analyst at the Huron Consulting Group. He is very grateful for the opportunity to serve on the DreamCatchers Foundation Board and looking forward to being a part of a non-profit mission with tremendous growth potential! Kent has seen a few different perspectives of the organization through his involvement over the past several years. He started a club in high school with this community service class, established a chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is still active today, and served on the Executive Leadership Committee as the National DreamCatchers CFO. Throughout his involvement, Kent was able to grant a number of dreams and understands how important and beneficial this mission really is. He is excited to collaborate with the board of directors and help DreamCatchers reach new heights!

Sharon Resnick

Director, DreamCatchers

Dignity Health

Palliative Care Program Manager at Dignity Health

Advisory Board

Julie Grimmett, M.S. CCC-SLP

Advisory Director, DreamCatchers

Regional VP of Business Development at Functional Pathways

Julie is a Speech/language Pathologist with 22 years of experience in healthcare- the majority of this time has been spent in Senior Living. She began her career in Kansas City, Missouri, in hospital and acute rehab direct patient care. She then moved to management and business development with national contract therapy providing therapy to Senior Living residents. Julie is currently Vice President of Business Development for Functional Pathways Therapy, a national therapy provider. She provides consulting services to Hospice of the Valley and is a Pet therapy volunteer with her dog, Greta, with Alliance of Therapy Dogs, and Brookdale Hospice. Julie has served on the Board of the Arizona Health Care Association Foundation for 7 years. She is also active with Leading Age, Arizona, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Scottsdale area P.E.O Chapter, a women’s organization that provides college scholarship funds for girls and assists single mothers returning to higher education.

Eric Kilstrom

Director, DreamCatchers

VIP Mortgage

Ashley Trussell

Advisory Director, DreamCatchers

Pragma Properties

Ashley is an Arizona native and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University. During her time at ASU, she interned and worked at News-Talk 92.3 KTAR and Sports 620 KTAR. She was promoted to Community Relations Coordinator at KTAR for both their news and sport stations working closely with Gambo & Ash. She helped facilitate Holiday Heroes, a 12 hour radiothon that would benefit the 100 Club of Arizona and public safety throughout the entire state of Arizona and would raise more than $750,000 in 5 years. In 2014, she joined the Arizona Association of REALTORS as the Director for the Arizona REALTOR Party.


In 2017, Ashley served as the executive director of DreamCatchers, making huge progress in taking the organization to the next level and expanding our board of directors. She is now pursuing a family real estate business, while staying active in DreamCatchers and various other nonprofit activities in the Valley. She is a past Board Member for the Association Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, House of Refuge, Vice President of Marketing for Republican Professionals, and Branch Board Member for Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley.

A Special Thank You!

  • Ray Perez from San Diego

    Donated use of his wheel chair van for transportation.

  • Kim & Buzz Clark and mommyphotography

    Designed and Donated Dream Catcher Thank You Cards!

  • Tutto Fresco

    Donated a meal for our Reunion Dream

  • EmbroidMe in Santa Ana, CA

    Provided the Dream Team with DreamCatchers T- Shirts.

  • Mike Chamberlin, the Singing TV Guy

    Assisted the Singing Dream.

  • Newport Rib Company in Ladera Ranch

    Provided food for the Rib Dinner Dream

  • The Water Geeks

    A special thank you for their donation

  • Harvard Eye

    A special thank you for thier donation on the Eyeglass Dream

  • Buzz Clark, the LA Fire Department and the LA Lakers

    A special thank you for their help on the Lakers Dream

  • Cinderella Cakes

    Donated the decorative cake for the Tea Party Dream