Who We Are

The RMP Team

The RMP Team

We have formed a 501(c)(3) that employs a dedicated team, separate from participating organizations, to drive the shared work.

Our dedicated team brings partners doing work in priority areas together so everyone can do their pieces well in a more coordinated way, and also helps to fill the gaps for what is not already in place to meet our goals.


Current Team Members

Below are the current members of the RMP Team. The RMP Team is committed to ensure it includes individuals that represent the community served by the Rocky Mountain Partnership, and is proud to be an active participant in the network’s ‘Improving Hiring and Retention‘ strategy alongside other employers.

C-Suite Leadership 

Becky Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Oversees all operations for the Backbone organization, including investor development

BeckyHoffman@RMPBackbone.org

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Lisandra Gonzales

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Drives the strategic work happening through the Partnership, and ensures the necessary capacity and capability of the Backbone team and infrastructure is in place

LisandraGonzales@RMPBackbone.org

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Executive Leadership 

Jody Nowicki
Senior Director of Stakeholder Impact
Facilitates the Steering Committee, Partnership Accountability Network, ‘Addressing the Opioid Crisis’ effort, and overall community engagement work (including community voice and perspective); Supports alignment with external coalitions

JodyNowicki@RMPBackbone.org

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Kayah Swanson
Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy
Facilitates partners to engage in policy, advocacy, and public funding alignment work, and the Equitable Hiring and Retention effort

KayahSwanson@RMPBackbone.org

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Ashley Edinger
Senior Director of Strategic Supports
Ensures the cohesion of strategic support areas (data, communications, partnership events, capability building, strategic planning, and asset mapping); Provides facilitation and strategy support to the Aurora Youth Violence Prevention effort

AshleyEdinger@RMPBackbone.org

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Team 

Joe Baker
Data Director
Collects, analyzes, and manages quantitative data

JosephBaker@RMPBackbone.org

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Diana Bustillos
Director of Communications and Events
Develops and manages communications materials and channels, event logistics; Co-host of the Rocky Mountain Partnership Podcast

DianaBustillos@RMPBackbone.org

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Matt Horn
Director of Collaborative Action Networks
Facilitates the Collaborative Action Networks; Co-host of the Rocky Mountain Partnership Podcast

MattHorn@RMPBackbone.org

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Kendra Simpson
Business Operations Director
Responsible for human resources administration, finance, and business administration

KendraSimpson@RMPBackbone.org

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Tracy Pihl
Grant and Fund Development Manager
Manages Backbone grants and investor development activities

TracyPihl@RMPBackbone.org

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Pedro Lopez
Community Engagement Manager
Manages community engagement work (including community voice and perspective)

PedroLopez@RMPBackbone.org

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Ben Nash
AmeriCorps Vista Community Asset Activator
Provides strategic operations support to Collaborative Action Networks; Supports mapping existing community assets

BenNash@RMPBackbone.org

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Sarah Justice Hughes
Community Weaver 
Supports community engagement work (including community voice and perspective)

SarahJusticeHughes@RMPBackbone.org

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