Member Organizations

Community of Practice Leaders

Community of Practice 1

Alex O’BrienCEO, Cardinal Group Companies
Blair RichardsonCEO & Managing Partner, Bow River Capital
Dave WellingCEO, Mercer Advisors
Dr. Jandel Allen-DavisPresident & CEO, Craig Hospital
Helen Hayes, Founder & CEO Activate Workforce Solutions

Janice SindenPresident & CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Kendee Ruark- Executive Director & Senior Leadership Manager, JPMorgan Chase
Michelle CampbellCEO, Diverse Talent; COO, Campbell Litigation; Stakeholder, Colorado REACH
Robert Cohen- Chairman & CEO, IMA Financial Group

Community of Practice 2

Dallis Howard-CrowCHRO, UCHealth
Jeffrey Nathanson – CEO, Strategic Catalysts

Rob PainterCEO, Trimble
Tyrone AdamsCEO, Colorado Association of Realtors

Community of Practice 3

Amanda MountainPresident & CEO, Rocky Mountain PBS
Anthony Lambatos Co-Owner, Footers Catering
Bert VescolaniPresident & CEO, Denver Zoological Foundation
David KendallFounder, Bold Legal
Dedrick Sims – CEO, SimsFayola Foundation
Kristin Lynch– CEO, Vail Resorts

Les Sweeney President & CEO, Professional Assist Corp
Maureen Mcdonald – AVP for Community Engagement, HealthONE
Michelle Marks – Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver
Noel GinsbergFounder, Chairman, & CEO, CareerWiseUSA
Vivek Chaoudhury – Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

Community of Practice 4

Amy ZuponCEO, Verafore
Angie GoldbergChief Growth Officer, Ardent Mills
Christin Crampton Day Executive Director,
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Dani Kimlinger – CEO, MINES and Associates
Jeannie Bidner – Divisional Market Executive, Charles Schwab

Jen MorisExecutive Director, Interim, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity – City & County of Denver (DEDO)
Jervis DiCiccoCEO & Co-Founder, ProsperBridge
Lauren Trent CEO, AdvanceEDU
Marty ZimmermanPresident, ZIM Consulting
Simone RossCEO & Executive Director, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Community of Practice 5

Dr. Alex MarreroSuperintendent, Denver Public Schools
Ann Ayers – CEO, Raise the Future
Carrie Benz – Global Head of Investment Services, Janus Henderson
Chelle Johnson – Executive Career Coach & Recruiter, CEO & Founder, The Best You Advantage
Cindy Eby – CEO, Results Lab
David Hughes – President, BCER Engineering, Inc.
Debra Brown – Executive Director, Good Business Colorado
Erin Pulling – President & CEO, Food Bank of the Rockies
Erin Trapp – Executive Director, Colorado Thrives
Heather Lafferty – CEO, Metro Denver Habitat for Humanity
Jamie Villarreal-Bassett – Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Pinnacol
Jerome Davis – President, DMCC Leadership Foundation
Jim Rechtin – CEO, Envision Health

June Taylor – Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, IMA Financial Group
Justin Ball – President & Co-Founder, Bespoke
Kami Wetch – President & CEO, Arvada Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Dunkin – President & CEO, Community First Foundation
LaDawn Sullivan – Director, Black Resilience in Colorado Fund
Lee Wheeler-Berliner – Managing Director, CWDC
Marielena DeSanctis – President, Community College of Denver
Mark Cornetta – President & General Manager, 9 News
Michael Gifford – President & CEO, AGC
Pam Jeffords – Sr Partner, Diversity Works Group
Peter Adams – Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Richard Tagle – President & CEO, Denver Public Schools Foundation 
Scott Laband – President, Colorado Succeeds
Terry Solis – Senior Vice President, Bitwise Industries 

Community of Practice 6

Barbara MyrickPresident, B&M Construction, Inc.
Ben Wiederholt President, Icarus Advising
Chelsey HallDirector for Family and Community Engagement, Colorado Department of Human Services
Colleen SimpsonPresident, Front Range Community College
Dan HaleyPresident & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association
Dr. Dawna HaynesDirector of Policy and Practice, Colorado Department of Human Services
Derek HoffineDistrict Manager & Vice President, Hensel Phelps
Greg SchmidtChairman & CEO, Saunder Construction, Inc.
Javier Alberto SotoPresident & CEO, The Denver Foundation

Peter HancockPresident & Founder, Professional Employment Group of Colorado
Ron BisioSenior Vice President, Trimble
Ryan SchmidtDistrict Manager, PCL Construction
Dr. Sandy Ho Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer, Colorado Department of Human Services
Sara ReynoldsExecutive Director, Colorado Energy Foundation
Stephanie Pitts-NoggleInterim President & CEO, Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Todd SalimanPresident, University of Colorado

Community of Practice 7

Amie StaudenmaierCHRO, Craig Hospital
Annie LeePresident & CEO, Colorado Access
Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D.- President & CEO, Colorado Mountain College
Chad CookinhamExecutive Director, Arrupe
Greg Boothroyd – Chief of Staff, Vail Resorts
Greg SullivanCOO, Vail Resorts
John SpightVice President, Swinerton

Kurt KlanderudCEO, GH Phipps
Lisa BuckleyCEO, American Automation, Inc.
Oli Sánidas Executive Director, Arapahoe Libraries
Shanna WeberOwner & Consultant, Prima Consulting
Stephanie PhippenVice President & Operations Manager, Tetra Tech
Theresa A IvancovichCEO, The Attainment Network

Community of Practice 8

Anthony BurkePresident, Pinkard Construction Co.
Christopher K. M. LeachCEO, Contract Furnishings, Inc.
D.J. WhetterCEO, CiviCO
Ed SchenkeinDenver Office Lead Partner, SingerLewak LLP
Emily SharpDirector of Hospitality, Footers Catering
Janice FritschPresident, Kenneth King Foundation
Jennifer LaGraffCEO, Four Mile Historic Park
Jigi DahagamVP, People & Culture, Mercer Advisors
Julia TaylorCEO & Founder, GeekPack

Melissa AkakaAssociate Dean for Research, University of Denver
Meredith BadlerDeputy Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA)
Michelle Foley Associate Director, Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center
Peter FrohmaderRegional Director, Digital Strategy, HealthONE/HCA Healthcare
Renee FerrufinoVice President of Development, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Rick WarterChief Customer Officer, Vertafore
Terri JacksonExecutive Director, African American Trade Association