Fort Collins, Colorado
Barbara Dunn’s career was primarily as an executive in Human Resources, Accounting and Information Technology in the consumer products industry. Her position before she retired in 2009 was Vice President of Global HR Operations at Colgate-Palmolive Company based in New York City. Barbara and her late husband and two sons lived on the east coast for 25 years and got the opportunity to travel globally as part of her job and for fun. When she retired, she returned to Fort Collins where she reconnected to her favorite radio station (CRNC) and many longtime friends. Barbara spends as much time as possible with her family, friends and grandson.
Bill Kurtz has 30 years of experience as a professional in banking and investment management. He is currently vice president – wealth management at UBS Financial Services, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado. Bill has a long history of community involvement including board positions with United Way of Weld County, Boy Scouts of America, Longs Peak Council, The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools, University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business Dean’s Leadership Council, UNC Arts Board and CRNC. He currently serves as chair of the CRNC Finance Committee. A native of Greeley, Bill is married with four grown children. His hobbies include running, hiking, golf and learning.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Dani Grant is one of those tenaciously hard-working, creative entrepreneurs who has transformed a deep passion for music into her life’s work. Dani owns and manages two legendary and historic music venues located in Northern Colorado, Mishawaka Amphitheatre and The Aggie Theatre.
To complement her roles as venue owner and local arts and culture champion, Dani also has served on many boards including WESTAF Denver Music Task Force and Sustainable Living Association and she currently sits on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation (CSU Media) and Community Radio of Northern CO – KUNC. Dani earned her BA in Psychology from George Washington University. Dani is married to Matt Hoeven owner of Chipper’s Lanes and is the mother of three incredibly talented daughters.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Geneve Huxley is a CPA and works as an independent consultant and efficiency expert. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Colorado State University Foundation in Fort Collins, and also worked at the University of Northern Colorado Foundation and the University of Colorado Foundation. She has more than 20 years of experience, many as a strategic adviser to executive management and leading accounting departments. Her career has a strong focus in accounting and investing.
Over the years Geneve has been a regular volunteer with several organizations, including locally as Treasurer for Colorado Episcopal Service Corps, and an evening host and day center host with Faith Family Hospitality. Geneve has served on the Board of Directors for Community Radio of Northern Colorado since 2015 and is a member of the Finance Committee. In her spare time, Geneve enjoys volunteering and skiing.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Karl Gills was in health care management his full career. He began his work in Des Moines, Iowa and relocated to Greeley, Colorado and then to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He retired in 2012 having served 12 years as the CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center. Karl served on various state and regional advisory bodies and boards of directors during his time in health care management. In addition to his hospital related service, he serves on the board of directors of Colorado Senior Residences, a nonprofit organization that owns a continuing care retirement community in Steamboat Springs. He is married with no children, but several horses that are kept on a “ranchette” in Steamboat. He enjoys golf, travel, hiking, bicycling and skiing in his spare time. When asked what he is doing in his retirement, he says, “I’m still working in several activities, I just don’t get paid anymore.”
Secretary – Westminster, Colorado
Keith Marsden is the chief credit officer for the locally owned community bank, FMS Bank. He has been in the position for five years after working for the FDIC, Bank of the West, and Vectra Bank. He is responsible for all lending at the bank. Keith’s entire career has been in commercial banking. Keith has previously served on several community boards and currently enjoys supporting Community Radio for Northern Colorado. He is married to Stephanie Zwiers, who is also a banker, and lives in Westminster, Colorado.
Mitzi Moran has served as the CEO of Sunrise Community Health since 2006, after joining Sunrise in 1998 as the clinic manager. Prior to working at Sunrise, Mitzi worked at North Colorado Medical Center for 14 years. Mitzi serves on a variety of boards including Colorado Access, Colorado Community Health Network, Colorado Community Managed Care Network, and the North Colorado Health Alliance. Mitzi and her husband, Jeff Fisher, live in Greeley, Colorado. They are new empty nesters with two sons at Colorado State University and one daughter at the University of Alaska – Anchorage.
Sarah Stokes Alexander
Sarah Stokes Alexander serves as Vice President of Programs for Keystone Policy Center. She started at Keystone in 1994, and her projects have focused on the environmental restoration, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water and transportation in Colorado, and corporate sustainability strategies in the food, agriculture and consumer products supply chains. She graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University. She lives in Silverthorne, CO with her husband Nick, and her daughters Molly and Katie.
Steven Summer was appointed President and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association in September 2006. Prior to joining CHA, Steven spent 13 years with the West Virginia Hospital Association as President and CEO. Prior to that, from 1976 to 1993, he was with the Maryland Hospital Association. Steven serves on the Board of Directors of Kavod Senior Life—a senior living community in Cherry Creek, CORHIO and CIVHC. He is an active volunteer in the community and serves on two Arapahoe County Council appointed panels. He and his wife Loraine, who has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, live in Englewood. They have two sons both of whom live in Denver: Ari (a software engineer) and Jason (a technology consultant).
Teresa Valerio Parrot
Vanessa is patent and trademark attorney at the firm of Neugeboren O’Dowd in Boulder. Originally from San Diego, CA, she attended UCLA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English. She spent a ten-year career in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and pharmaceutical sales. She moved to Colorado in 2008 and received her J.D. from the University of Denver in 2013. She is a news media enthusiast and created the popular “Media Bias Chart” based upon a taxonomy and methodology for news quality ranking she developed. Vanessa enjoys snowboarding, traveling, fitness, and dogs.
Yoriko Morita has a dual career as an intellectual property consultant and a freelance professional musician. As IP consultant, she has 20 years of experience throughout the innovation lifecycle in creating, protecting, and enforcing intellectual assets. She focuses on helping her clients protect and create thriving businesses around their innovations. Yoriko is also active in the entrepreneurial community, serving as volunteer mentor and organizer for Boulder Startup Week, Longmont Startup Week, Innosphere SAGE Advisors, CU Boulder New Venture Challenge, and Licensing Executive Society of USA and Canada Emerging Enterprises Committee. A professional cellist, Yoriko regularly performs in orchestra and chamber music settings along the Front Range and beyond. As part of the Sonora Duo, she has traveled to perform in recitals across the U.S. and in Canada.