Meetings & Events Committee Lead
I moved to Denver from San Diego in 2015 and feel so fortunate to have found my home in Cherry Creek East! My professional life, spanning 30 years in San Diego, focused on community building and relations, bringing together diverse groups, and establishing coalitions for the attainment of common goals, and increased understanding.
As the Community Relations Director for Jewish Federation, I wrote and secured funding for a new transformation plan. I created programs that successfully engaged leaders in the religious, nonprofit, civic, corporate, political, and academic arenas, educating the community on the value of collective impact, civil dialogue, and consensus building.
Previously I worked for Jewish Family Service where I directed the economic recovery program and developed an Employment Network. Prior to working in the nonprofit world, I spent 20 years in higher education at the University of CA where I directed a program creating local, statewide, national, and international opportunities connecting both students and faculty to experiential endeavors outside of the university.
Since moving to Denver, I have been active as a substitute elementary school teacher, primarily in the Cherry Creek Community. I serve as the co-host of our Denver Days Block party and organize our food/support drives that benefit Metro Caring, an organization that seeks to end food insufficiency. As residents of the Cherry Creek East Community, we live among friendly and generous neighbors who seriously look out for each other’s well-being. My motivation for wanting to join the Board is to increase friendships and involvement with neighbors who sincerely seek greater connectivity to our community.
I consider myself a resourceful connector and problem solver with more than ten years of experience in special event planning which is a skill set I would like to bring to the Board. By strengthening the bonds within our neighborhood, with diversified input, our unified voice will help us best achieve our community goals.