Announcing the 2019-2020 class of Leadership Fellows Boulder County

The 2019-2020 class of Leadership Fellows Boulder County – a joint leadership development and networking program of Community Foundation Boulder County and the Boulder Chamber – is underway, engaging 32 participants from across sectors in robust dialogue.

“Through Leadership Fellows, we’re advancing our vision of community-wide equity,” says Jeff Hirota, CEO of the Community Foundation. “As described in our recently published TRENDS Report, Boulder County is a diverse community which is growing ever more diverse. At the same time, our elected officials and other leaders don’t yet represent the full diversity of our community. Leadership Fellows offers emerging local leaders a broad-based overview of Boulder County’s economic, civic, and cultural drivers.”
Curriculum topics of the 11-month program include, among others, Boulder County economics, Local Government 101, inclusive leadership, planning and development, critical human needs, health, education, and the arts and culture. Roundtable discussions explore a range of timely issues, and provide Fellows the opportunity to engage in conversations with current Boulder County leaders.
Adds John Tayer, President and CEO of the Boulder Chamber, “We’re proud to partner with the Community Foundation to ensure a stronger community through the integration of diverse perspectives. Leadership Fellows builds an inclusive network of relationships among Boulder County’s future leaders so the solutions to community challenges they champion reflect the full spectrum of needs and interests.”
The current class of Fellows comprises a diversity of backgrounds, professional experiences, and affiliations:
Nadia Ali, Clinica Family Health
Ana Arias, Coal Creek Meals on Wheels
Brandon Badillo, The Riverside
Erica Blake, Colorado Capital Management
Magdalena Boone, The Federal Savings Bank
Cal Brackin, On Board Innovations
Ingrid Castro-Campos, Boulder Housing Partners
Cate Cook, Boulder Chamber
Amirah Counts, Disabled veteran
Hayden Dansky, Boulder Food Rescue
Guillermo Estrada-Rivera, Boulder County Office of Resilience and Recovery Claudia Fernandez, “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County Berenice Garcia Tellez, City of Longmont Environmental Services
Laura Gonzalez, University of Colorado
Maria Gordillo, Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County
Melissa Green, Boulder Bridge House
Aparna Harris, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Amy Helling, Cornerstone Church
Erica Joos, Boulder Valley School District
Yvette Larrea, Workforce Boulder County
William Lokonobei, Boulder Valley School District
Rob London, MidFirst Bank
Jessie Michaud, Imagine!
Tim O'Shea, Engage Colorado
Philip Ogren, Oracle America, Inc.
Harris Rollinger, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll)
Frances Ryder, Emergency Family Assistance Association
Julie Schoenfeld, Attorney
Mackenzie Sehlke, Boulder County Housing and Human Services
Jonathan Tewksbury, Alpine Bank
Adrianne Tracy, Citywide Banks
Sarah Wiebenson, City of Boulder Community Vitality