Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair, Amy King, Senior Vice President/ Chief People Officer, Centura Health

Vice Chair, Leanna Clark, CEO, Girls Scouts of Colorado

Secretary, Amy Turney, Director of Engineering – Property & Distribution, Denver Water

Treasurers:  Natalie Russo, President of Internal Audit, FirstBank  &  Gil Gomez, Manager Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Past Chair, Deb Siverson, President, Xponents, Inc.


Board Members

Kristen Blessman, President & CEO, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Angie Anania, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations, HealthONE

Debbie Brown, Consultant, Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development

Megan Dow, Enterprise Key Accounts Executive, ZipRecruiter

Cathy Lucas, Chief of Staff & Chief Communications Officer, Metropolitan State University

Murugan Palani, Director of Business Diversity and Outreach, Denver Public Schools

Celeste Palermo, Director, Global HR Operational Efficiency, Newmont Mining

Beth Perez, VP Hospital Services Group, DaVita Healthcare Partners

Teri Romero, Director of Medicare Operations, Kaiser Permanente

Jessica Seidlitz, Managing Director, Management Initiatives, Charles Schwab

Deb Siverson, President, Xponents, Inc.

Amy Turney, Director of Engineering – Property & Distribution, Denver Water

Amy King, Senior Vice President/ Chief People Officer, Centura Health

Ben Lewis-Ramirez, CMO & Founder, Lit Communities

Natalie Russo, President of Internal Audit, FirstBank

Gil Gomez, Manager Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Donna MacConnell, Senior Vice President, Lockton Companies

Brian Ondre, President, Rocky Mountain Region, Cummins

Christy Dobson, Executive Director of Corporate and Community Relations, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Chantell Taylor, VP of Government Affairs, UC Health

Heather White, EVP, Community Bank, Vectra Bank

Sarah Mercer, Lawyer, Policy Advisor, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck

Stephanie Moll, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Leanna Clark, CEO, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Devon Kearns, Chief Visionary Officer, Social Capital Agency

Rachel Filippi, Director, Strategy and Performance, Xcel Energy

Kelly Cortina, VP of Global Product, VF Corporation

Shelly Doan, Vice President, Business Banking, KeyBank

Elizabeth Wylie, Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Andrea Miller, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Delta Dental of Colorado

Michele Delman, Executive Vice President, Inspirato



The Young Professionals Board is designed to support and create programming for CWCC young professionals as they navigate their careers and businesses. This is done through quarterly professional development and social opportunities, as well as a yearly signature event. This is a unique community of professionals working to develop the next generation of leaders.

We are looking forward to 2020 with our board of 24 members from various industries, organization sizes, positions held within these organizations, and diversity of perspectives.

Apply for our 2020-2021 board! Download Application Here! Applications due no later than October 12th by 8am to Heather Howerton,


Executive Committee and Chairs:

Chair, Megan Fine,  CalSTART

Vice Chair, Paige Goss, Point Solutions Group

Secretary, Paige Bentley, Google

Engagement Chair, Liliana Pascal, DaVita Kidney Care

Events Chair, Lauren Halverstadt, Medicine Man

Signature Events Chair, Katlynn Crine, Aurora Public Schools Foundation

Name Company
Kara Hardman Haselden Construction
Amy Rogers Shapiro Winthers P.C.
Catherine Reynolds Polaris Law Group
Katie Pierson FirstBank
Erika Moeller Xcel Energy
Kelly Johannsen Upstairs Circus
Molly Engleking Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Maddy Jones Centura Health
Marisol Jurado Mental Health Center of Denver
Eric Sutfin Social Capital Agency
Kara Hamersky HealthOne
Stephanie Short America Succeeds
Kelly Libhart Grant Thornton
Jade Marquez Colorado Technology Association
Sarah Erickson University of Colorado Denver


If you would like to get involved in the young professionals Group, please email Heather Howerton, Program and Marketing Manager,

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