Meet Our Board

Our Board Members are passionate individuals dedicated and committed to promote the mission of our organization.  They leverage their skills and direct their energy to contribute to Special Kids Special Families’ strategic focus and financial sustainability.  They are consistently visible in the community by actively participating and contributing in several areas of our organization. We appreciate their time and volunteerism and value their contributions!

Dan Frasier, MBA – Board President

Daniel is the Senior Vice President at Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust.  He is a Colorado native. Daniel received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Finance from Colorado State University.  He graduated with honors with his MBA from Regis University.  He is involved in several boards and organizations including BethHaven, Christian Business Men’s Coalition, and the Better Business Bureau.  He moved to Colorado Springs 11 years ago with his wife Christina, and their four sons, two of whom have special needs.  Dan’s goal for all of his children is to live as fulfilling and high-quality lives as possible.

Vaughn Villarreal – Board Treasurer

Vaughn is experienced in comprehensive financial planning as well and working with children with special needs.  Having a special needs child of his own, with over 20 years in the health care field, Vaughn has a passion in assisting families in providing financial and therapy-based education in El Paso County.  Specifically, he has been a resource in the community in special needs trusts, estate planning, Medicaid waivers, and pediatric therapies.  In his spare time, Vaughn loves spending time with his two younger boys and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Toni Major – Board Secretary

Toni is a commercial lines Account Manager with Leavitt Group of Colorado and has been in various roles within the insurance industry for 20 years. She attended Pikes Peak Community College where she earned a degree in Sociology. Since 1990, Toni has called Colorado home where she has raised two children and like many Coloradans, she enjoys the beautiful outdoors. Toni believes strongly in being the change you want to see.

Ben Burlinson

Ben is a therapeutic foster parent in Colorado Springs for nearly 5 years with another agency.  He was owner of a behavioral clinic in St. Francis and prior to this Ben spent time in youth talent development and pediatric exercise physiology, preparing young athletes for the rigors of high level competition.   Ben also taught at the Vanguard School for almost 10 years and has a significant amount of experience with children’s programming.

Dr. Blake Graham, MD

Not long after graduation from San Jose State University in San Jose, California Blake joined the U.S. Army to attend Medical School at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.  He completed medical school with an MD degree and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army.  Army service continued for 28 years with stations in Aurora, Colorado, Germany, Hawaii, Maryland, then back to Colorado ending up at Fort Carson.  Service also included two tours in Iraq and ended with retirement in 2020.  Blake and his wife Christine have 6 grown children.

Katie Monson, MSLP

Katie is a Speech-Language Pathologist at KidsCare Home Health. She moved to Colorado in 2019, after earning her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska. Katie specializes in pediatrics but has experience working with children and adults with disabilities in the home, community, and educational settings. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, traveling, hiking, reading, and baking.

Kevin Porter, MBA – Executive Director

Kevin has spent most of his career focusing on helping the at-risk and marginalized population.  He’s been advocating for the underserved in the Colorado Springs community in the healthcare field for the past 13 years.  With over 20 years of leadership experience, Kevin brings non-profit and healthcare experience in operations, fundraising, strategy, project oversight, business development, communications and marketing.  Kevin was past President of Pikes Peak Public Relations Society of America, past Board Member Kids on Bikes, has a MBA from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Radford University.  Kevin is married, has 2 children and a boxer.