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Leadership and Board of Trustees

Senior Staff

Christine Benero

President and Chief Executive Officer

303.561.2336 |

Patrick Walton

Manager, Office of the President & CEO

303.561.2336 |

Jim Bernsten

Chief Innovation Officer

303.561.2357 |

Luis Colón

Chief Development Officer

303.561.2202 |

Eddie Koen

Chief Impact Officer

303.561.2218 |

Jo-Ann Scharmann

Chief Financial Officer

303.561.2154 |

Francisca Angulo-Olaiz

Vice President, Community Engagement

303.561.2234 |

Maria Cordero

Vice President, Human Resources

303.561.2368 |

Robert Ham

Vice President, Philanthropy

303.561.2388 |

Karla Maraccini

Vice President, Community Impact and Strategy

303.561.2231 |

Jen Morris

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

303.561.2259 |

Wade Treichler

Vice President of Technology and Facilities

303.561.2305 |

Board of Trustees

Group photo of Mile High United Way staff and board members in the mountains

Mile High United Way Board and Staff at the annual retreat

The Mile High United Way Board of Trustees is a diverse and committed group of local business and community leaders who support the mission of Mile High United Way – uniting people, ideas and resources to advance the common good.

Board Chair

Vernon Irvin


President and CEO

Christine Benero

Mile High United Way

Timi Aguilar
Aguilar Public Relations
Paul Franke*
Moye White
Erik Mitisek
IMAgine Analytics
Jandel Allen-Davis MD, Vice Chair
Craig Hospital
Everette Freeman, Ph.D.
Community College of Denver
Todd Munson*
Vectra Bank Colorado
Barry Amman
David Hammond, Secretary
Davis, Graham & Stubbs (Retired)
Kevin Neher
McKinsey & Company
Greg Anton, Treasurer
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Catherine Hance
Davis, Graham & Stubbs
Michelle Nettles
Molson Coors Brewing Company
Greg Bante
Savills Studley
Jim Holder
Holmes Murphy
Felicity O'Herron
University of Colorado
Marc Beasley
Lockton Companies
Carrie Horton
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Beth Opperman
Wells Fargo
Mark Belfance
Ernst & Young LLP
Michael Katz, CFA
Asset Based Finance — U.S. Bank
Charles Ozaki
City and County of Broomfield
Scott Binder*
FCC Services
Michael J. Kehoe
PCL Construction Enterprises
Todd Roebken*
Savills Studley
Linda Brisnehan*
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Retired)
Dan Lewis
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
Ethan Rojhani
Grant Thornton LLP
Brad Busse*
Busse Ventures
Richard Lewis
RTL Networks
Gloria Rubio-Cortes
National Civic League (Retired)
Matt Cornwell
Mashenka Lundberg
Tonette Salazar
Salazar and Associates
Christina Dorfhuber
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Darren Markley
Community Leader
Deb Smith
Deloitte (Retired Partner)
Mark Everett
Target Corporation
Joelle Martinez
Latino Leadership Institute
Steve Topalian
Enterprise Holdings
David Eves
Xcel Energy Colorado
Mary McBride
Community Leader
Tamra Ward
Taloma Partners
Renny Fagan
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Christopher McDonald
Comcast- West Division
Julie Wolf, Ph.D.*
RHR International Company
Mike Ferrufino
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
Rodd Merchant
J.E. Dunn Construction Company