Board Members
Cherry Creek East Association is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
 
The Board meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. You can find out about the next meeting by going to the Events page
 
We prepare and approve minutes of monthly meetings. To see recent minutes, click here. If you need information about earlier meetings, contact us here
 
You can learn more about our standing committees and committee chairs here
President:  DeAnna Mayes
DeAnna Mayes
President
Cherry Creek East has been my home since 2011.  I am a Vice President at a major bank and have been in financing for over 20 years.  I believe that the more residents that are engaged in the activities within their neighborhood, the better opportunity we have to preserve the shared vision of our community.   My focus is growth of the membership so that all neighbors' voices are heard and will be committed to preserving the quality of life our community affords each of us. 
 
Vice President: Hunter
Hunter Banbury
Vice President
I am a Colorado native and in the awesome 80’s went to grade school just a few blocks from CCE.  My family has been in the single family and industrial real estate business in Colorado for 60 years.  I went to graduate school at Cornell where I received a J.D. and an M.B.A.  After graduating I practiced real estate and development law in Denver until being hired by Park Corporation, then one of the 50 largest privately owned companies in the U.S.  I became the CEO of several manufacturing subsidiaries and start ups and oversaw mergers and acquisition.  Our primary focus was on heavy industry, and production technology.  In 2006 I left Park Corporation to develop a private equity firm concentrating on opportunistic investing where we can add value by solving problems and creatively addressing market opportunities.   I purchased a commercial property in CCE several years ago and have recently converted it to our primary residence.  I am active with the CCE development committee and am part of the Board in an effort to help preserve and improve the wonderful, walkable, neighborhood that is CCE.   
Treasurer:  Fran Lazarus
Fran Lazarus
Treasurer
I was in public accounting for 20 years both with an accounting firm and leading my own company. I serve as Treasurer of Cherry Creek East Association. 

My goal is to maintain Cherry Creek East as a vibrant residential neighborhood.  Commercial development must be well integrated.  Condo development rather than apartments is preferred. As an avid cyclist, more bike lanes and safer road sharing is a must.
Secretary: Steve Silver
Steve Silver
Secretary
Steve and his wife Janice have lived in Colorado for 23 years and Cherry Creek East area for over 7 years. Steve is Vice President of Research at Forrester, Inc (headquartered in Cambridge, MA) and pursues a wide range of hobbies including cycling, fly fishing, golf, hiking and travel.   Steve's goals for the community include sustainable development, improved walk-ability and bike-ability, enhanced communication with residents and managing traffic congestion.
Bill Allen
Bill Allen
Mobility Lead
When I moved to Denver and rented at The Seasons, I spent weekends that year on my bicycle exploring various neighborhoods.  I selected Cherry Creek East (CCE) to buy my home as an upscale, compact, well developed, walkable, connected neighborhood, adjacent to the Cherry Creek Bike Trail.  After I became active in the Cherry Creek East Association RNO (CCEA) a group of our neighbors created the Cherry Creek Area Plan then steered that plan through adoption by the Denver City Council. That excellent plan was adopted intact into Blueprint Denver 2040.  I support both plans as written.
 
I work mobility issues for the CCEA Board.  I look forward to joining Barry Lazarus when we bike the Garfield Neighborhood Bikeway in the next two years…after six years of work.  As a graduate of the Denver Regional Council of Government’s Citizens Academy and with formal zoning training (albeit in Minnesota), I also work with Bill Tanner in the Development Committee. 
Bill Tanner
Bill Tanner
Development Lead
  • Interested in understanding what CCEA members really want in terms of development and helping the community navigate change. 
  • Board Member since 2016
  • Currently leads CCEA Development Committee
Loves our walkable, tree lined streets, friendly and sociable residents, casual atmosphere, and easy access to nearby amenities. See me out walking our wire haired fox terrier most days. 
Denise Oakland
Denise Oakland
Communications Lead
I am a new resident of Cherry Creek East, just moving back to Denver after spending 20 years in Seattle WA.  I am a Metropolitan State University of Denver graduate and my career has been focused in the tech industry working in various leadership roles tied to managing sales and global partnerships.   I moved to this area because I fell in love with our tree lined streets and nearby access to great restaurants and entertainment. I enjoy biking and walking in our nearby parks and bike paths.  My goal is to continue to grow our CCE community, building on the great work former and current board and committee leads have achieved over the years.
Cecilia Ortega Lagos
Cecilia Ortega Lagos
I moved to Cherry Creek East in the fall of 2018 and immediately joined the association. Through my participation in Cellar Dwellers, Singles Club, and Women’s Wine Club, I have met many wonderful neighbors. I have also been a “Neighborhood Watch Lead’ for the past two years.
I have more than 25 years of experience successfully leading strategic and technical business initiatives with proven expertise in project management, program portfolio management, vendor management, profit and loss, and infrastructure management, covering full life-cycle application development and integration rollouts.  I also have extensive experience navigating complex and diverse business environments defining, managing, and executing business transformation and change programs.
 
I see Cherry Creek East as a hidden gem, and I am passionate about ensuring we keep it as such. There are many initiatives in our community, from safety, new zoning developments, solar projects, and group living amendments. I believe we need to stay on top of these initiatives to ensure the best-kept secret that CCE is, remains that way. Through my professional experience, I have gained the skills and qualities essential to assist the CCE Board on successful governance and operations, ensuring I can represent the CCE association to the best of my abilities.
 
On a personal note, I was born in Santiago, Chile, and moved to Denver, Colorado, in the early ‘80s. I have two beautiful puppies who you will see roaming the neighborhood, and many would say Oliver is a watchdog, all 8lbs of him! Lily is 13 years old and loves her walks. I am currently obtaining a business Ph.D. at the University of Denver. When not walking Lily and Oliver, studying, or working, you will find me playing tennis, instructing a workout class called Palango, and most recently enjoying my new Peloton!
Michael MacLauchlan
My wife and I moved to Cherry Creek in 2017. Before now, we lived in Hilltop (22 years), Congress and Cheesman Park(s) (10 years).  Our family enjoys Denver’s neighborhoods, diversity, architecture, history, and of course it’s residents!  My interests include supporting environmentally intelligent urban design, reducing homelessness, exploring modern transportation alternatives to cars,mitigating the effects of climate change, promoting animal welfare and preserving our limited green space.
 
For 37+ years I worked at the University of Colorado Hospital and will be retiring this month.  I am / was responsible for the contracting and management of multi-million dollar budgets.  My formal education includes studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Ithaca College (NY and London) and the University of Bath (UK), I have a BA from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver.  I served as a Board officer for the Golden Key International Honour Society from 1980's until 2002. (Yes we changed Honor to Honour after we went worldwide).
Patricia Ryan-Johnson
My name is Patricia Ryan-Johnson.  My husband, Bob, and I moved to Cherry Creek recently.  Professionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare. I have spent my adult life, advocating for the common good and working to ensure equity. I worked at NYU Medical Center for the last 20 years and I am a Licensed Psychotherapist.
 
I am honored to represent Cherry Creek East Association as a Board Member. I am also currently on the Board at Le Jardin in Cherry Creek East. As a Board Member, I will bring my life experience to view our neighborhood with a fresh outlook. Cherry Creek East is a beautiful neighborhood and I will work to ensure that it remains the place we are all proud to call home!