Board of Directors
Shannon Cirbo, Co-Chair/Treasurer
Ms. Cirbo graduated from The Art Institute of Colorado in 2009 with a degree in Interior Design with an emphasis on Universal and ADA compliant design, shortly after that she attended the Ann Rose School of nursing and became a Certified Nurse Aide. She then started working full time for a home builder and part time for a home health nursing agency, but quickly found health care exceptionally rewarding and transitioned to working full time in home health care. In 2017 Shannon continued to follow her passion for health and wellness and became a registered yoga teacher and now teaches yoga part time as well as continuing to work in home health care.
Shannon's younger sister uses assistive technology to communicate so she understands firsthand the need to forge relationships between the special needs and able bodied communities, and is looking forward to working with the Let's Talk Communication Access Initiative to create and encourage more opportunities for inclusive projects.
Christine Olyer Murphy, Co-Chair/Secretary
Ms. Murphy graduated from Bridgewater State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sales and Marketing. After college she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for Turner Construction company and then for ITT Sheraton. Starwood properties did a hostile takeover of the Sheraton and her role was dissolved which lead her into getting a job as an Information Technologies (IT) Trainer and Help Desk Technician for a commercial law firm. Three years later she obtained a role managing an IT department for Spaulding & Slye where she stayed for 9 years prior to transitioning to an IT manager role with Goulston & Storrs. Shortly after that she went to The Parthenon Group as their Operations Manager where she has spent the last 10 years managing the office. Ernst & Young purchased this firm four years ago and her role moved to Primary Research Management. She plans to continue working for this firm until retirement.
She is excited to support and work for the non-profit Let’s Talk Communication Access initiative because it is valuable work that will help so many begin to feel part of their community while raising awareness of the tools that are available to help those in need communicate better.
Farrah Jobling, Director
Dr. Jobling graduated from Whittier College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemistry. She then went on to The University of Southern California to earn a PhD in Microbiology. After graduate school, she moved back to her hometown of Denver, CO to work at the University of Colorado in Infectious Disease Research. Her research led to a temporary consulting position as a Lab Director for a company at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. She then retired from science to focus her energy on family and volunteer commitments. She now works part time, teaching. Along with her academic accomplishments, Farrah has successfully established and runs her own photography business and has donated many hours to Let's Talk Communication Access Initiative.
Farrah has a big heart for those with special needs and has enjoyed volunteering with her kids for the Let's Talk Communication Access Initiative. We are happy to promote her to a member of the Board of Directors and look forward to her continued commitment and involvement in all aspects of Let's Talk Communication Access Initiative.
Daniel Clark, Director
Between active and reserve military duty, Mr. Clark has a total of 26 years as an Army Commissioned Officer and Warrant Officer. Additionally, he was a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. While working full time within law enforcement, Mr. Clark attended California State University at Los Angeles and graduated with a B. S. degree. He transitioned into private industry and worked for 25 years in management and sales with International Aluminum Corporation, Saint Gobain Glass Exprover and Bystronic Glass. During his tenure with Saint Gobain, he was Project Manager for the glass used in the Grand Canyon Skywalk. He is now semiretired, working with the City of Aurora.
His daughter is a founding member of the Let's Talk Communication Access Initiative and he is excited to make himself available to work with the Initiative and to help further their mission of communication access for all.
Eve Megargel, Director:
Ms. Megargel is an author, filmmaker, and pioneer in advocating that all individuals on the Autism Spectrum are Independent Communicators who are capable of self expression and social relationships. Eve consults, collaborates, and engages on key autism issues and initiatives with several organizations, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston’s Jewish Family and Children’s Services, MGH Advisory Council and the Lurie Center Leadership Council. Eve received her master’s degree in theology from Harvard University, and her bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Let’s Talk Communication Access Initiative’s commitment to engaging in the community and seeing all individuals as communicators, regardless of their communication modality, is an admirable and needed mission.