Board of Directors
Miles DeYoung (Retired) is the former Chief of Police for Woodland Park, CO, and deputy sheriff with Custer County. Miles’ background includes a B.S. in Criminal justice, Military Police Army National Guard and Psychological Warfare Specialist U.S. Army Reserve. His law enforcement career started in 1994 as a young military policeman and has steadily grown from there. Miles is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice through the American Military University. Additionally, Miles serves as a Board Member for several city and county groups including, Daybreak Adult Day Program, the El Paso-Teller 911 Authority, and the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force. He is also a co-founder of the Substance Abuse Threatening Underage Residents Now (S.A.T.U.R.N.) group.
Colonel Jeff Burchfield (Retired) is the Vice President of Colorado Operations for Sonalysts, Inc. He is a 26-year Air Force veteran that spanned numerous duties in Air Force Space Command and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Throughout his career he held various positions as the Assistant to the MDA Director and Senior Liaison Officer; Chief, Missile Defense and Space Division, European Command J5-MD and the Missile Defense, Nuclear and Space Policy Planner. He holds a M.B.A. from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw University.
Chief Christopher Heberer is a native of Canon City, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington and received his Master of Arts degree from Webster’s University in Security and Organizational Management in 2005. During his 20 year career in the Army serving as a Military Police officer, Chief Heberer commanded at all levels to include platoon, company and battalion. He served as the 759th Military Police Battalion Commander and as the FT Carson Director of Emergency Services. Chief Heberer commanded over 1,100 personnel and was responsible for directing and the implementation of all Police, Fire and 911 emergency dispatch services supporting a military and civilian community of over 26,000 personnel on FT Carson. Chief Heberer deployed three times throughout his career to include transforming the Mosul Police Force, Iraq in 2009 and serving as the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Director in 2011, supporting all US Forces in Iraq. Chief Heberer held a variety teaching and staff positions during his time in the Army and is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff School, US Army Airborne, Jump Master and Air Assault schools. Chief Heberer is the current Secretary/Treasurer for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Secretary for the Central Mountain Regional Training Foundation (CMTF), and serves on many additional boards dedicated to improving the relationships between police and their communities. Chief Heberer was granted the distinction of Law Enforcement Executive Certification through CACP in 2015.
Heidi Romero began her career in EMS as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army in 1987 where she served at 67th Evacuation Hospital in Wurzburg Germany and Evans Army Community Hospital, Ft. Carson, CO. Heidi was deployed during Operation Desert Storm where she was attached to 529 Ambulance out of Ft. Bragg. After returning from this deployment, Heidi was medically retired from the U.S. Army and attempted to pursue jobs in other career fields. She soon realized that her heart was in medicine. Heidi began volunteering as an EMT with High Country EMS in Lake George, CO while working as a Laboratory Technician in the Emergency Department at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Heidi also worked as an EMT for Event Medical in Colorado Springs as well as Woodland Park Ambulance Services in Woodland Park, CO. After 12 years at Penrose, Heidi decided it was time to take the next step and went back to school to obtain her Paramedic Certification at Pikes Peak Community College. She then moved on to American Medical Response for 10 years where she worked as a Paramedic and Field Training Officer. Heidi is now a Paramedic Supervisor with the Ambulance Services at Evans Army Community Hospital on Ft. Carson, CO.
Matthew Bergland is the Manager of Specialty Transport South Region and Flight Paramedic with UCHealth LifeLine in Colorado Springs. He began his career in EMS in 1993 with Med-Trans Ambulance in Pueblo, Colorado. From there he moved to Denver and eventually Colorado Springs. He spent several years working in the Colorado Springs/El Paso County 911 system before securing a position on the UCHealth LifeLine Flight Team.
Matt believes heavily in giving back to the first responder community. As such he sits on the Colorado Statewide Trauma Advisory Committee as well as the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority. Additionally, he spends a great deal of time providing outreach education to the first responder community.
Teresa Clark is a Senior Mortgage Banker for Community Banks Mortgage since 2000. She began her mortgage career in 1998 as a loan processor before moving over to originating over 10 years ago. Teresa is also a top 10 nationwide lender affiliate for the Homes for Heroes program which gives back to community firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, military, healthcare workers and teachers. As an affiliate she has been heavily involved in community events over the years, the largest to help raise money to support our local K-9 officers.
Teresa is a fire wife and considers her husband her “why” for being so passionate about first responders and giving back. As someone who first hand experiences the stressors on a loved one that come from the job of being a first responder, it has increased her passion to be able to help and give back. As a working mother, she spends her time balancing work/home life and volunteering to coach her children’s soccer team for YMCA during their seasons.