Our Board Of Directors
Board of Directors
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 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 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 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.
Volunteer Coordinator, Infinity Hospice Care
Nicole ‘Nikkie’ Ellis was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She graduated from the University of Phoenix and earned a double BS Degree in Business Administration and Business Management. She lived in Atlanta, GA for two years before settling in Las Vegas. Nikkie began her career in nonprofits in 2006 when she worked for Opportunity Village. After taking time off to take care of her three boys (now 17, 16, and 12), Nikkie later moved on to working at Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers and now she is currently the Volunteer Manager for Infinity Hospice Care. Nikkie is also the Vice President of Events for the Southern Nevada DOVIA (Director of Volunteers in Agencies) Chapter, Nevada Volunteers Events Committee Member, and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Steering Committee Member for the Volunteer/Volunteer Manager Leadership Board. Nikkie not only mentors Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, she also mentors and trains leaders throughout the United States. Although Nikkie manages volunteers she is a volunteer as well; she volunteers for Foster Kinship, Rescue Mission, Three Square, Opportunity Village, and Shadow Hill Church. In 2018, Nikkie was nominated and a finalist for Volunteer Manager of the Year for the State of Nevada and was also Infinity Hospice Care’s Employee of the Year.
Corporate Recruiter, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Corporate HQ Colorado
LaTonia has over 20 years of business experience in the Information Technology, Staffing Services and Real Estate Industry. Her most recent experience in the Real Estate Industry includes Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Business Consulting and Training. She has held several roles within the business community in major markets including Phoenix, Denver and Detroit.
She has served and fulfilled her Board of Directors commitment with the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) Phoenix Network as of December 31, 2018. She is also a member of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR). She has served as a volunteer within the Phoenix Metro Area at the Salvation Army, Singleton Mom’s and Hope Women’s Center.
LaTonia is a Co-Author of “How to Use Social Media to Thrive and Close More Business”. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and being involved in the community.
Tech & Long Term Care Innovation
Josh grew up with parents and great grandparents in the senior care segment. They lived on the campus of a large retirement community in Cedar Falls, IA for a few years. His father is now the CEO and his mother is a hospice nurse in the area. At an early age Josh was impacted by relationships with older adults and those that were being served by hospice care providers. He has now been in the technology field of long-term care for 15 years, and has focused on how tech can impact and improve the lives of seniors and others in need of extra assistance.
Governing Board President, Tempe Union High School District
Berdetta Hodge serves on the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as the President. Berdetta is the East Valley NAACP Educational Coordinator. Berdetta also serves as the Co- treasure for the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center. She was the first African-American woman elected in the City of Tempe with her election to the TUHSD Board. Berdetta has spent her life advocating for the less fortunate. She has worked for Candidates, Campaigns and organizations that share her desire to see a better and more equitable city and world.
Legend Capital Group, Inc.
Luke M. Johnson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Legend Capital Group, Inc. As a Senior Wealth Advisor, 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.
Current senior at Arizona State University (Tempe) studying neuroscience and applying to medical school next year. Jaimi has a background in event planning- she was the Director of Catering and Sales at ASU Golf Course for 2 years before being promoted to oversee all operations of the restaurant.
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.
Clinton has been in the LA area for just under a year, moving to Hermosa Beach, working in Compton, from the Midwest (Go Hoosiers!) Initially searching for ways to give back in LA and social connections, DreamCatchers has offered these opportunities as well as helping a community which helped the people who had been formative in his life. The care provided at end of life for his Grandmother and his friend / mentor Bob left him wanting to give back to the end-of-life community, and thanks to Caitlin’s hard work, all of these goals are possible.
Advisory Director, DreamCatchers
Personal Real Estate Business
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!
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
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
Donated the decorative cake for the Tea Party Dream