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.


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
Board of Education, President, Westminster Public School; Front Range Community College Foundation*

Funding Alignment


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*

Social & Criminal Justice

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*