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 | Senior Vice President
Philanthropic Engagement in Child Health Research

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Katie Dugan | Vice President

Finance and Accounting

Marylou Houston, J.D. | Vice President


Cary Larger | Chief Operating Officer

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Sharon McMeel | Senior Vice President

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Steve Shineman, CFP® | Senior Vice President

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Peggy Warner | Chief Board Relations Officer

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Meg Connell | Executive Assistant to Chief of Board Relations
Danielle Hammond | Executive Assistant to President and CEO
Val Hernandez | Director, Employee Relations
Grecia Montoya | Coordinator, Office Admin & Accounting
Brooke Tomiello | Executive Assistant to COO, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships


Philanthropy team members focus on personal interactions with generous donors, prospects and foundations to create lasting philanthropic legacies and to secure major support for Children’s Colorado. Contact us.

Abbey Bignell | Manager, Prospect Development
James Bjorklund | Senior Director, Colorado Springs
Erin Bolinger | Senior Coordinator, Gift Planning
Kendall Cordova | Senior Director
Jennie Dawe | Senior Director, Foundation Relations
Jodie Deshmukh | Senior Manager, Foundation Relations
Barbara Frank | Coordinator, Colorado Springs
Tara Friedman | Director
Anne Hanson | Director
Kelly Hercher | Senior Manager, Annual Giving
Martine Hyland | Director

Les Lee | Philanthropy Fellow
Tanna Lewis | Manager, Data Services and Web Development
Jacqueline Lindley | Director, Family Giving and Hospital Liaison
Erin Nasralla | Director
Erin Osborn | Director, Prospect Development
Aivy Pecovnik | Administrative Professional
Amy Stewart | Senior Director, Philanthropic Development
Ashley Struck | Senior Manager, Foundation Relations
Lindsey W. Suggs | Senior Manager, Colorado Springs
Denise Walker | Director
Amy Webb | Executive Assistant

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

David Casados | Manager
Kacie Merrick | Manager

Kali Wallace | Senior Manager
Julie Wright | 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
Kortney Raab | 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
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

Travis Modesitt | Senior Coordinator

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 | 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

Erin Bodine | Senior Manager
John LeCrone | Creative Services Manager

Caroline Martin | Coordinator
Kelly Sterner | Digital Operations Manager