Partnership Members

Partnership Accountability Network

Partnership Accountability Network

RMP’s Partnership Accountability Network (PAN) formally known as the Community Leaders Council (CLC) members are C-Suite level executives from investing partner organizations who set shared targets towards social and economic mobility on behalf of the network and hold the network accountable for meeting those targets. The PAN includes leadership from school districts, post-secondary entities, non-profits, philanthropies, corporations, businesses, faith communities, and city and county governments.

Partnership Accountability Network Members by Sector


Kami Welch, President, Arvada Chamber of Commerce*
Arif Gangji, President, Neon Rain Interactive


Maria Gonzalez, Founder, Adelante Community Development*
Lindsay Lierman, Executive Director, CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
Vacant, The Piton Foundation at Gary Community Investments


Stephanie Knight, Executive Director, The Senior Hub
Matthew La Crue, Managing Director, Dentons*

Early Childhood

Lisa Jansen Thompson, Executive Director, Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County

Education (PK-12)

Damon Brown, Deputy Superintendent, Organizational Systems and Community Engagement, Mapleton Public Schools
Charlotte Ciancio, Superintendent, Mapleton Public Schools
Ken Ciancio, Board of Education Secretary, Westminster Public Schools
Dr. James Duffy, Chief Operating Officer, Westminster Public Schools*
Dr. Chris Fiedler, Superintendent, 27J Schools*
Chris Gdowski, Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Past Chair*
Pat Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Adams 12 Five Star Schools*
Don Rangel, Superintendent, Adams County School District 14


Matt Manning, Senior Pastor, Crossroads Church

Government/City/Law Enforcement

Jane Bais DiSessa, City Manager, City of Brighton
Jason Batchel, Deputy City Manager, City of Aurora
Gary Creager, Chief of Police, City & County of Broomfield Police Department*
Deb Durand, Adams County Regional Economic Partnership
Larry Dorr, Chief Financial Officer, City of Westminster
Bill Dunning, Division Chief, Adams County Sheriff’s Department
Heather Geyer, City Manager, City of Northglenn
Seve Ghose, Director, Parks and Recreation, City of Thornton
Raymond Gonzales, County Manager, Adams County Government*
Chief Terrance Gordan, Chief of Police, City of Thornton
Jennifer Hoffman, City & County Manager, City & County of Broomfield*
Peter Lifari, Executive Director, Maiker Housing Partners*
Brian Mason, District Attorney, 17th Judicial District – District Attorney’s Office
Vanessa Oldham, Deputy Director of Health and Human Services, City & County of Broomfield*
Jim Siedlecki, Deputy County Manager, Adams County Government*
Roger Tinklenberg, Interim City Manager, City of Commerce City
Jim Twombly, City Manager, City of Aurora
Don Vallero, Chief of Police, City of Federal Heights
City of Brighton, Representative TBD

Health & Mental Health

Clay Cunningham, Chief Operations Officer, Community Reach Center
Michael Hanson, Chief Operations Officer, North Suburban Medical Center
John Douglas, Executive Director, Tri-County Health Department*
Whitney Gustin Conner, 
Executive Director, Kids First Health Care*
Constance Schmidt,  Chief Executive Officer, Centura Health – St. Anthony North Health Campus*


Pam Smith, Director, Anythink Library


Kerrie Bentfield, Grants Program Officer, Daniels Fund
Curtis Esquibel, Director of Communication & Community Engagement, Boettcher Foundation*
Carla Godec, Program Officer, Anschutz Foundation
Ted Harms, Executive Director, Anschutz Foundation
Ryan McCoy, Executive Director, Front Range Community College Foundation & Westminster Public Schools Board of Education*
Investment Director, Health and Education, The Piton Foundation at Gary Community Investments
Dace West, The Denver Foundation
Ana Soler, Senior Program Officer, Education, Gates Family Foundation
Vacant, Mile High United Way


Dr. Cynthia Armendariz, Director, Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, Colorado Department of Higher Education*
Chuck Gross, Executive Director, Adams County Education Consortium
Dr. Tricia Johnson, Vice President, Westminster/North Metro – Front Range Community College*
Omar Montgomery, President of the NAACP; Director of Black Student Services with The University of Colorado Denver, NAACP & University of Colorado Denver*