Board of Directors

The Denver Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors consists of business and community leaders, and representative(s) from the DPS School Board of Education who believe that every child deserves an excellent education.

Leanna Clark

Leanna Clark, Chair
Vice Chancellor University of Communications, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
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Craig Umbaugh

Craig Umbaugh, Immediate Past Chair
Partner, Hogan Lovells
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Kirk Mielenz

Kirk Mielenz, Secretary
CEO, RevGen Partners
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Christine DeRose

Christine DeRoseTreasurer
Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management
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Priya Burkett, Chair-Elect
Director of Business Development – West Region, American Express
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Kathryn Albright

Kathryn Albright
Community Leader

Christine Benero

Christine Benero
President & CEO, Mile High United Way
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Tom Boasberg

Tom Boasberg, (non-voting)
Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
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Cedric Buchanon

Cedric Buchanon
Community Leader


Jeff Dolan
Vice President, External Affairs – Mountain West Region, Comcast
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Adam Donner
Founder & Vice President of Operations, Photogra, Inc.
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Jennifer Evans
Managing Shareholder, Polsinelli
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Mike Ferrufino
President & CEO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
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Manny Hilario

Emanuel (Manny) P.N. Hilario
President & Chief Executive Officer of The ONE Group

Roland Lyon
President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
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Ruth Rohs

Ruth Rohs
Vice President of Corporate Communications, IMA Financial Group
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Jon Roitman
Senior Vice President Airport Operations, United Airlines
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Anne Rowe

Anne Bye Rowe, (non-voting)
President, DPS Board of Education
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Jeanne Saunders
Owner, Saunders Financial
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Mary Seawell

Mary Seawell
Senior Vice President of Education, Gates Family Foundation
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Alyssa Whitehead-Bust
Independent Education Consultant
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Dee Wisor

Dee Wisor
Attorney, Butler Snow LLP
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