Board of Directors

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

Craig Umbaugh

Craig Umbaugh, Chair
Partner, Hogan Lovells
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Leanna Clark

Leanna Clark, Chair-Elect
Vice Chancellor University Communications, University of Colorado Denver- Anschutz Medical Campus
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Christine DeRose

Christine DeRose, Secretary
Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group, RBC Wealth Management
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Dee Wisor

Dee Wisor, Treasurer
Partner, Butler Snow LLP
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Brooke Brown, Immediate Past Chair
Executive Director, Carson Foundation
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Kathryn Albright

Kathryn Albright
Senior Vice President and National Director for Global Treasury Management Sales, U.S. Bank
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Dave Baker

Dave Baker
President, FirstBank
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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
CEO- Denver, BBVA Compass
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Priya Burkett
Director of Business Development, American Express
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Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez
Director of Global Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Relations, Ball Corporation
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Jeff Dolan

Jeff Dolan
Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Comcast Mile High Region
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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
Chief Financial Officer, Sizzling Platter
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Roland Lyon
President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
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Kirk Mielenz

Kirk Mielenz
Executive Vice President, Client Services, RevGen Partners
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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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Lee White
Lee White
Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Company
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Alyssa Whitehead-Bust
Independent Education Consultant
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