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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Jeanne SaundersTreasurer
Owner, Saunders Financial
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Priya Burkett, Chair-Elect
Director of Business Development – West Region, American Express
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Kathryn Albright

Kathryn Albright
President of KRA Treasury Solutions

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


Linda Campbell
Restorative Justice Practitioner, Shoemaker Elementary and the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise

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
Shareholder, Polsinelli
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Mike Ferrufino
President & CEO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
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Rebecca Grant Zarret
Educational Consultant

Manny Hilario

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


Christinne Johnson
President of Human Resources for FirstBank Holding Company in Lakewood, CO


Patsy Landaveri
Senior Community Affairs Advisor


Jacqueline Molnar
Chief Compliance Officer for Western Union and Chairman of the WU Foundation

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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Alyssa Whitehead-Bust
Partner, Attuned Education Partners
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Dee Wisor

Dee Wisor
Attorney, Butler Snow LLP
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