Leadership Team

The SyCare leadership team works collectively to provide strategic leadership, direction and support for the SyCare partnership.  Our expert team of professionals believes in the mission of quality mental health services for Southern and Southeastern Colorado and works diligently to forward our partnerships daily.

Sandy Gutierrez

Executive Director

Sandy began serving as executive director in August of 2015 after serving 18 years as the Chief Executive Officer for the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo.  As the SyCare executive director, she is responsible for providing administrative oversight for the organizations day-to-day operations; and strategic leadership on legislation, policy, project development and contract negotiations.  She was recently appointed to the Mental Health Colorado Board of Directors for the Southern and Southeastern Colorado Region and works closely with the Colorado Behavioral Health Council – serving on their Committee on Data Finance & Budget and Legislative and Community Action Committee.

During her 18 years with the Latino Chamber of Commerce, Sandy served on various Boards and Commissions and led the organization in receiving national recognition.  In 2008, she received the United States Hispanic Chamber Region II Chamber Executive of the Year award and in 2012 she was recognized by Latina Style Magazine as one of the top Latina Chamber CEO’s in the nation.  Prior to working for the Latino Chamber, Sandy worked for Watkins Manufacturing in Vista California from 1986 to 1996 where she served in various accounting, marketing and sales positions completing her tenure as the company’s national Mass Merchant Coordinator.

A native of Pueblo, Sandy is a 1981 graduate of South High School.  She attended the University of Southern Colorado, now Colorado State University – Pueblo for two years and received her degree in Marketing & Management from Pueblo Community College in 1985.

Email: sandy@sycare.com

Gloria Gutierrez

Gloria Gutierrez

Executive Assistant

Gloria began serving as executive assistant in October of 2015 and is responsible for providing administrative support to the staff and Board of Managers.  Gloria oversees internal accounting functions, meeting planning, compiles reports and assists in public relations with internal and external constituents.  She was recently appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on the Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission and serves on the steering committee for the Alliance to Combat Human Trafficking.

Prior to working for SyCare, Gloria served as the Southern Colorado Regional Director for U.S. Senator Mark Udall from 2009 to 2014, as the Executive Director for the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation from 2003 to 2007 and as the Executive Assistant to the President at Colorado State University-Pueblo from 1976 to 2003.

Gloria received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations and Minor in Sociology from Colorado State University – Pueblo in 1998.

Email: gloria@sycare.com

Joe Loyall

Joe Loyall

SQL Administrator

Joe began serving as SQL Administrator in December of 2014, supporting and collaborating with IT and clinical directors at the four SyCare centers. In addition to creating reports, forms and data exchanges with State agencies and our business partners, Joe helps with database administration, troubleshooting, sharing ideas and expertise, and EHR support. He chairs weekly IT team meetings, raises issues, identifies opportunities for improvement, and leads ad-hoc projects.

Prior to his tenure at SyCare, Joe worked at ValueOptions, a SyCare partner, as a database developer, and at Fedex Corporation in a variety of roles including: database designer, DBA, technical architect, project manager, and software systems developer.

An Arkansan who calls Colorado Springs home, Joe holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Management and Economics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He enjoys hiking, bicycling, reading, and the company of his wife and two daughters.

Email: joe@sycare.com