Team Members

Our team members are readily available to help you find ways of giving to Children’s Hospital Colorado that are unique and meaningful. Contact us.


Jennifer Roe Darling | President and CEO

Executive Office

“Our children are our hope. We are committed to advancing Children’s Colorado and focus on large, transformational gifts to leverage philanthropy as the fuel for progress.”

Emily Colbenson | Chief Strategic Philanthropy Officer

Executive Office

Katie Dugan | Senior Vice President

Finance and Accounting

Cary Larger | Chief Operating Officer

Executive Office

Sharon McMeel | Chief Development Officer

Executive Office

Steve Shineman, CFP® | Senior Vice President

Executive Office

Peggy Warner | Chief Board Relations Officer

Executive Office

Christi-Marie Butler

Christi-Marie Butler | Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Philanthropy

Executive Office

Executive Office

Meg Connell | Executive Assistant to Chief of Board Relations
Danielle Hammond | Executive Assistant to President and CEO
Val Hernandez | Senior Director, Employee Relations
Stephanie Martinez | Executive Assistant to Chief Development Officer
Grecia Montoya | Coordinator, Office Admin & Accounting
Brooke Tomiello | Executive Assistant to COO & Operations


Philanthropy team members focus on personalized interactions with generous donors, prospects and foundations to create lasting philanthropic legacies. Contact us

Jacqueline Lindley | Senior Director, Strategic Philanthropy and Hospital Partnerships
Erin Nasralla | Director, Strategic Philanthropy

Individual Giving

Kendall Cordova | Senior Director

Kelsey Cochrane | Director
Taylre Derby | Manager
Shawna English
| Director
Anne Hanson
| Director
Kelly Hercher | Director
Martine Hyland | Director
Aivy Pecovnik | Administrative Professional
Denise Walker | Director

Southern Colorado Giving

James Bjorklund | Senior Director

Barbara Frank | Senior Coordinator
Kyle Smith | Manager
Lindsey W. Suggs | Senior Manager

Foundation Giving

Jennie Dawe | Senior Director, Foundation Relations

Jodie Deshmukh | Senior Manager, Foundation Relations
Chaney Skilling | Manager, Foundation Relations
Ashley Struck | Senior Manager, Foundation Relations

Philanthropic Development

Amy Stewart | Senior Director

Deannah Baesel | Senior Coordinator, Annual Giving
Abbey Bignell | Senior Manager, Prospect Management
Tanna Lewis | Senior Manager, Data Services and Web Development
Erin Osborn | Director, Prospect Research
Chelsey Seibels | Manager, Prospect Development Data Services

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships works with corporations and corporate foundations to create fully integrated partnerships throughout our region and beyond. Contact us

Emily Kotas | Director

Tristan Arthaud | Coordinator
David Casados | Manager
Parthivee Desai | Coordinator
Kacie Merrick | Senior Manager
Julie Schwartz | Manager
Kali Wallace | Senior Manager

Special Events

Special Events oversees all fundraising events benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado. These range from community-based events to Signature Events like the Children’s Gala and Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Contact us

Sheri Muilenburg | Senior Director

Katie Anders | Senior Manager
Erin Beimford | Senior Manager
Leslie Boersma | Senior Manager
Caroline Davis | Senior Coordinator
Sarah Ryszkowski | Senior Coordinator

Donor Relations and Gift Services

Donor Relations and Gift Services supports the processing of gifts, recognition, stewardship and cultivation of all donors. Contact us

Keri Kallaway | Senior Director

Devin Dunivent | Senior Manager, Donor Relations
Helen Horne | Coordinator, Gift Services
Julie Lund | Senior Manager, Donor Relations
Karry Morton | Senior Manager, Gift Services
Lily Oyer | Senior Coordinator, Donor Relations
Justin Wenzl | Senior Coordinator, Gift Services

Finance and Accounting

Finance and Accounting provides overall financial-related support for the Foundation to help ensure philanthropic resources are appropriately managed and reported on in accordance with applicable policies, guidelines and regulations. Contact us

Tabitha Getz | Manager, Accounting
Travis Modesitt | Manager, Financial Processing

Development Services

Development Services supports the Foundation by managing database and website systems, training Foundation staff on their use, and extracting information from these systems. Contact us

Frank Dean | Senior Director

Justin Shaw | Business Intelligence Analyst

Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications supports the Foundation by creating print and digital materials, as well as public relations, video and photography. Contact us

Tina Garbin | Director

Jaime Berg Cady | Manager
Erin Bodine | Senior Manager
John LeCrone | Creative Services Manager
Jakob Schlottman | Senior Coordinator
Kelly Sterner | Digital Operations Manager