Partnership Members

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Within the network, there exists a Steering Committee of leaders, much like an Executive Committee of a Board, who drive the strategy for the network. The Steering Committee sets the strategic priorities for the network and provides strategic leadership and guidance to the network.

Dr. Cynthia Armendariz
Director, Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, Colorado Department of Higher Education
Chief Gary Creager
Chief of Police, City & County of Broomfield – Police Department
Dr. John Douglas
Executive Director, Tri-County Health Department
Dr. James Duffy
Chief Operating Officer, Westminster Public Schools
Curtis Esquibel
Director of Communications & Community Engagement, Boettcher Foundation
Dr. Chris Fiedler
Superintendent, 27J Schools
Chris Gdowski
Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Raymond Gonzales
County Manager, Adams County Government
Maria Gonzalez
Founder, Adelante Community Development
Whitney Gustin Connor
Executive Director, Kids First Health Care
Pat Hamilton
Chief Operating Officer, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Jennifer Hoffman
City & County Manager, City & County of Broomfield
Dr. Tricia Johnson
Vice President, Westminster Campus, Front Range Community College
Matthew La Crue
Managing Director, Dentons
Peter Lifari
Executive Director, Maiker Housing Partners
Omar Montgomery
President of the NAACP; Director of the Black Student Services with The University of  Colorado Denver,    NAACP & University of Colorado Denver
Ryan McCoy
Executive Director, Front Range Community College Foundation & Westminster Public Schools Board of Education
Vanessa Oldham
Deputy Director of Health and Human Services, City & County of Broomfield
Constance Schmidt
Chief Executive Officer, Centura Health – St. Anthony North Health Campus
Jim Siedlecki
Deputy County Manager, Adams County Government
Kami Welch
President, Arvada Chamber of Commerce

Champions

Champions are members of the Steering Committee with the necessary sphere of influence, expertise, and network within a specific strategic area. Champions will be available to Convenors of Leadership Networks to remove barriers and mobilize the Partnership Accountability Network (PAN) and community to address calls to action.

Champions are designated for each data domain or cross-domain strategic areas towards economic and social mobility, including:

Policy and Advocacy 

Matthew La Crue
Managing Director, Dentons*

Ryan McCoy
BExecutive Director, Front Range Community College Foundation & Westmister Public Schools Board of Education*

Funding Alignment

TBD

Community Voice

Dr. James Duffy
Chief Operating Officer, Westminster Public Schools*

Peter LiFari
Executive Director, Maiker Housing Partners*

Basic Needs

Jim Siedlecki
Deputy County Manager, Adams County Government*

Health & Mental Health

Whitney Gustin Connor
Executive Director, Kids First Health Care*
Constance Schmidt
Chief Executive Director, Centura Health – St. Anthony North Health Campus*

Social & Criminal Justice

Chief Gary Creager
Chief of Police, City & County of Broomfield Police Department*

Education & Training 

Dr. Tricia Johnson
Vice President, Westminster Campus, Front Range Community College*

Chris Gdowski
Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools*
Dr. Chris Fiedler
Superintendent, 27J Schools*

Economics & Workforce 

Kami Welch
President, Arvada Chamber of Commerce*
Raymond Gonzales
County Manager, Adams County Government*