HUH Leadership Team

Steve Lucido

Born 1952 in Baltimore, MD.
USMC Veteran, Vietnam.
Married (Nicole) 33 years. Three children, four grandchildren.
Real Estate Investor/ Developer/Retired
Edwards, CO resident for 20+ years.
Hobbies – Paragliding, horses, guitar and motorcycles .

Accident related Traumatic Brain Injury in 2014.

When I returned to the Valley after TBI treatment in California, what I missed most was interaction with peers from my support groups. There is so much relief being with people who understand your issues without explanation. Sharing with and caring for my friends in Heads Up for HOPE has been and will continue to be an important part of my lifelong recovery.

Diane Smooke

Diane is a retired Occupational Therapist, with 40 years of experience. She has worked with brain injured people in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, out patient centers, and community re-entry programs.  She used her expertise to improve functional skills for her patients so they may resume their lives.

She has lived full time in Edwards since 2012, with her husband and dog. She enjoys skiing, bicycling, and gardening. Diane has volunteered with Heads Up for Hope since it’s inception to continue her passion to advocate for survivors of a brain injury and their caregivers/ family members

Leslie Davis

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, she practices architectural design and is the owner of an architectural | interior design firm in Edwards. She is a full time Vail Valley resident of 40 years and is married with two adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys family time, skiing, hiking and knitting.

She was first introduced to Heads Up for HOPE through her son who is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor. The support and comfort he receives through HUH inspired her involvement in the group.

Leslie is excited to be on the HUH leadership team and to provide empathetic support for the well being of its members.

Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth has a son that was a competitive skier with VSSA/Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. He has suffered over 10 concussions during his career and had a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) competing in the Aspen Open. His brain has never been the same since. When life was crashing down on Mitchell, Elizabeth searched high and low in Eagle County for help for her brain injured son. There was no support, no resources, no help. She finally had to find help and a supportive residential environment in Denver. 

In 2017 two brain injured survivors established a support group in eagle county so Elizabeth decided to join the (leadership team) and see if her experience could help others. From that initial group, she, Steve, Diane and Leslie established HUH in order to continue to support and help the brain injured community of Eagle County. 

Elizabeth is also so committed to helping the brain injured population, that she is yoga certified with both the Love Your Brain organization and Comeback Yoga; two amazing organizations that help the brain injured populations with meditation and yoga. 

Elizabeth’s real dream is to have a supportive Brain Injury Care Facility here in the Valley that caters to the minor concussion person, the continual brain injury person, and to the recovering brain injury population. A place where people can get the correct diagnosis, treatment, therapies, support, and life skills that these amazing people deserve.

Dr. Judy Caligiuri

Dr. Judy Caligiuri received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Elementary Education and Special Education from State University New York at Buffalo and a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She moved to Vail, Colorado in 1979 and was the Special Education teacher for every student diagnosed with a handicapping condition providing testing, educational support and strategies for learning and planning for careers. She took a sabbatical in 1989 to attend Colorado State University and enroll in a doctor program in Counseling. She was the Counselor at Battle Mountain High School and Red Canyon High School and retired after thirty five years of service. She also practiced at the nonprofit Samaritan Center of the Rockies Counseling Center for ten years part time. She capped off her career at Telluride High School in 2018. Judy enjoys her retirement here in the valley and spends winters in Costa Rica. The efficacy of human potential and belief that all individuals strive to be productive, contributing members of their community has always been a cornerstone of her teaching and counseling influence. She hopes to be of service to HUH advocating and connecting individuals and families to resources and care