We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
Tiffany Banks, MSW
RM Sibs Executive Director
Tiffany Banks began volunteering with Rocky Mountain Sibs in 2016 and was appointed as the executive director in 2019. She has been working in the disability field in a variety of roles since 2006. Tiffany completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work at Niagara University and her Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health at University of Maryland at Baltimore. Tiffany also completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment (LEND) program through the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland in 2009. Tiffany has worked in special education as a school social worker for 6 years prior to joining the Neuropsychiatric Special Care team at Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2016.
Tiffany is the sister of three men, one of whom identifies as an individual on the autism spectrum. Since joining the Rocky Mountain Sibs team, Tiffany has become a leading advocate on family centered policies. She currently serves on the Sibling Leadership Network’s board as the Policy and Advocacy Chair. Tiffany is also currently a doctoral student at Colorado State University in their social work department. Her research includes animal-assisted interventions and human-animal bond, parental stress factors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism, best practices in psychiatric hospitalization for youth with autism, and disability policy analysis as it relates to sibling caregivers.
Scott Banks, MA, LPC, LAC
RM Sibs Chief Financial Officer and Administrator
Scott Banks began volunteering with Rocky Mountain Sibs in 2019 and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer. Scott has two brothers and three nieces, one of whom has Down Syndrome. Scott is active in the mental health community and runs a private practice focused on adolescents, stages of life, and men’s issues.
RM Sibs Board President and Treasurer
Sibling Leadership Network Representative
Kaley Day is an Advocate for Adults with Advocacy Denver, the Denver city and county chapter of The Arc. Kaley works closely with self-advocates and families to navigate public resources and also provides community/provider education on disability rights and considerations. Her recent work focuses on providing comprehensive sexuality and relationship education to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kaley was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from the University of Denver with her BA in 2012. Kaley is the youngest of three and sibling to a young man with developmental disabilities. She has an active role in caring for and empowering her brother and their family. Kaley can most often be found listening to podcasts, hanging out with her favorite boys, and whispering adoration to her many houseplants.
Emily Shea Tanis , Ph.D.
RM Sibs Board Secretary
Shea Tanis, Ph.D., has advanced access to technology solutions for people with cognitive disabilities for over a decade through inclusive research, policy modernization, and innovative practice. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in cognitive accessibility, inclusive research, and advancing the rights of people with cognitive disabilities to technology and information access. Dr. Tanis is the lead researcher in Technology First, a systems change effort to support meaningful participation, social inclusion, and self-determination of people with cognitive disabilities through equitable access to technology.
Dr. Tanis is faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where she also serves as the PI for the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Longitudinal Data Project of National Significance funded by the Administration for Community Living, which investigates the determinants of public spending for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services across the United States.
Lindsey DeVries, Ph.D.
RM Sibs Board Member
Lindsey DeVries, Ph.D. is a psychologist in the Department of Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as an instructor in Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her B.A. from the University of Wyoming, her M.S. from Eastern Kentucky University, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota. After completing her pre-doctoral internship at Florida State University, Dr. DeVries completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at JFK Partners and graduated from their Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. She has over ten years of experience working and collaborating with families who have children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Her current clinical and research interests include the assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring mental health conditions, sexual and reproductive health for individuals with developmental disabilities, and the influences of having a child with an ASD on family well-being and functioning. Dr. DeVries also has a younger brother who has ASD and an intellectual disability. They enjoy traveling, eating pizza, and watching their favorite Disney movies together.