Board Members

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Patrick Walton, Chair

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, Manager of Strategic Projects and Policy

Mikaela Gibson, Vice-Chair

PNC Bank, Corporate Sales Development Consultant

Melanie Palmer, Treasurer

US Bank Private Wealth Management, Private Wealth Advisor, CFP

Dr. Crístal Cisneros, Secretary

Denver Preschool Program, Senior Director of Evaluation and Impact

Ryan Nichols, Past Chair

Holland & Hart, Of Counsel

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Rob Bayless

Elephant Energy, Project Manager & Wrangler

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Mercedes Blea-Davis

Denver Language School, Student Engagement Coordinator/Life Skills Education Professional 

Jennifer Dunn

FirstBank, Vice President

Stephanie Henley

Xcel Energy, Corporate Economic Development Manager

Kristina Lance

Delta Dental of Colorado, Senior Digital Marketing & Graphic Design Specialist

Kara Matsumoto

Conservation Lands Foundation, Policy Director

Parker McMullen Bushman

Inclusive Journeys, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Ecoinclusive, Justice, Equity & Inclusion Strategist

Jessica Ostermick

CBRE, Director, Industrial & Logistics, Advisory & Capital Markets

Samantha Palladino

United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7, Associate Counsel

Juan Urias

American Star Cleaning Service, Owner