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Staff & Board Members

 

Executive Director – Sierra E. Fleenor, MTS

Sierra E. Fleenor has over eight years experience in managing and developing programs, as well as staff and volunteer management. She serves as the Executive Director of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc, as well as continues to consult and copyedit for non-profits. Her writing has appeared in the Class Lives anthology, the Denver VOICE, and on Classism.org. She serves on the board of Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Chinook Fund, working to create equity through social change and the arts. In her free time, Sierra reads avidly, gardens, and finds time to  enjoy the beauty that is Colorado with her dogs and her partner.

 

 

 

Board of Directors
The Greater Park Hill Community board is comprised of volunteer representatives from 10 districts, as well as at-large representatives. Incumbent and new representatives are elected every October during the annual community meeting.

If you have an issue you would like to discuss about the neighborhood, contact your board representative. Many representatives prefer to be contacted through the GPHC office at 303-388-0918 or info@greaterparkhill.org.

 

Board Officers
Board Chair – Tracey MacDermott
Ms. MacDermott is the Clinical Trials Manager for the department of surgery at the CU School of Medicine.  She has served on the board for several years, and this is her second year serving as the board Chair. As Chair, she sets the agenda, oversees the community meetings and meets with neighborhood leaders and addresses community concerns. Her best contact is chair@greaterparkhill.org.
Secretary – Bernadette Kelly
Ms. Kelly is a Construction Project Manager for Jefferson County Public Schools. As secretary and zoning chair, she addresses zoning issues in Park Hill such as variance and amendment requests, and new or changes to liquor or marijuana licenses. She attends and maintains minutes for Board/Community and Executive Committee meetings. Her best contact is via the GPHC office.
Treasurer – Bob Homiak
Mr. Homiak is retired from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he practiced environmental law. As treasurer he works closely with the Chair to establish the budget for the upcoming year and monitor income and expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the organization stays on budget. His best contact is via the GPHC office.
 

District Representatives:

District 1. Roger Kilgore
Mr. Kilgore is a water resources engineer. His role as District 1 representative is to help bring concerns of District 1 to the board and share information with the district. His best contact is 303-333-1408 or email: Kilgore.Roger@centurylink.net
 

District 2. Ryan T. Hunter
Mr. Hunter is Vice President of Development for Lightshade, Buddy Boy, PotCo and Next1 Labs. He represents District 2 and from time to time heads up special initiatives. His best contact is via the GPHC office.

 

 

District 3. Heather Shockey
Ms. Shockey is Director, Outsourced Consulting Services at Mountain States Employers Council. Her role as District 3 representative is to help neighbors become active in their community and provide resources for various engagement. Her best contact is via the GPHC office.
 

 

District 4. Kevin Wiegand
Mr. Wiegand is a local architect who co-owns the small architecture & planning firm Leasure Wiegand Design, LLC, located in N.E. Denver. He wants to help the residents of Park Hill determine how our neighborhood will grow and evolve in a way that benefits both the existing and incoming members of our community.

 

 

District 5. Blair Taylor
Ms. Taylor’s primary occupation is mother of a Park Hill Panther-ette and Montview Community preschooler and wife of a spirited Bronco superfan. She is also a freelance designer and Colorado State Small Business consultant. Her role is to represent District 5 residents. Her best contact is 646-584-1033, blairntaylor@gmail.com
 

District 6. James King (Photo and Bio not available)

 

District 7. Jon Bowman
Mr. Bowman is retired from KDVR FOX31/CH2. He works with Five Points News and Brother Jeff to keep the free flow of information alive in Denver. His stated role is to keep neighbors up on current issues facing our neighborhood and greater Park Hill.  His Best contact:  Phone: 720.448.5551, email: Ibjb14@yahoo.com
   District 8. Nam Henderson

Mr. Henderson works for Children’s Hospital Colorado. When not working he spends his time biking, gardening and volunteering with local non-profits including; GrowLocalColorado, Historic Denver and the HighLine Canal Conservancy. Before moving to Greater Park Hill he was a member of the Congress Park Neighbors RNO and their CPNGT (Congress Park Neighbors Green Team), where he helped launch the first (2016) annual Earth Day event at Capitol Heights Presbyterian and worked on their successful 2016 application for the City of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Finally, now that he has settled into Park Hill, he looks forward to working with all his GPHC neighbors on our Sustainable Neighborhood efforts here.The best contact for him is namhenderson@hotmail.com

 District 9. Vacant
District 10. Lyle Hansen
Mr. Hansen is currently retired from a career as a real estate appraiser. His stated role is to represent District 10. He has served with the GPHC Board for many years, having served as chair in the past.  His best contact is via the GPHC office.
 

 

At Large Board Members:

At Large – Rob Barber
Mr. Barber is a Realtor. His Best phone and/or email contact: 303-489-2127, robbarber.parkhill@gmail.com
At Large – George Dennis
Mr. Dennis retired three years ago as a parole officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Prior to that his corporate career involved marketing, publishing, training and competitor intelligence. His email is gdennis67@centurylink.net, phone contact should be through the GPHC Office.
At Large – Louis Plachowski
Mr. Plachowski is Owner/Managing Broker of the real estate company, DenverWelcomeHome.com LLC. His best contact is via the GPHC office.
 

At Large – Rebecca Rogers (Photo and bio not available)

 

GPHC Committee Chairs:

 

Building Chair – Pat Quinn (bio not available)
 

Education Chair – Lynn Kalinauskas
Ms. Kalinauskas works for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and teach Chinese civilization at UC Denver. As the Education Chair, she keeps abreast of Denver Public Schools’ policies and how they impact schools in our neighborhood. She also writes about education issues in the newspaper. Her best contact is 303-394-4627 or lkalinauskas@hotmail.com

 


Fundraising Chair – Lana Cordes
Ms. Cordes is a Realtor. As Fundraising Chair she helps to plan and support the committees for all of the fundraising efforts including membership sales, Home Tour & Street Fair, Garden Walk, and other ongoing and one-off efforts. Her best contact is 303-489-2991; email Lana@DenverSweetHome.com
 

Health & Human Services Chair – Keith Brown
Mr. Brown is Chef at Renaissance Hotel Denver. As Health & Human Services Chair, he helps to facilitate the effective distribution of food in the under-served areas of Park Hill, providing healthy meals to seniors and others that for whatever reason are unable to access other food pantries. His best contact is 303-333-5839 or Kbtree2000@gmail.com

 

 

Human Relations Chair – Beth Bean
Ms. Bean works for the Colorado Department of Higher Education. As the chair of the Human Relations Committee, she works to improve human relations in Park Hill between the diverse racial, ethnic and religious groups in the community.  Her best contact is beth.w.bean@gmail.com.

 

Public Information Chair – Melissa Davis
Ms. Davis is the Newspaper Manager for Greater Park Hill News.As chair for the Public Information Committee, she sends emails to membership to alert them of upcoming meetings and items on the agenda. Her best contact is newspaper@greaterparkhill.org.
Safety Chair – Geneva Goldsby
Ms. Goldsby is retired from the University of Colorado. Her best contact is via the GPHC office.
Youth Chair – Justin Petaccio
Mr. Petaccio is a Mortgage Loan Officer at AmeriFirst Financial. As Youth Chair he is in charge of the Youth Services Committee. This maintains the summer employment and urban garden program. His best contact is jpetaccio@amerifirst.us

 

 

Church Delegates:

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church – James Groves

Montview Presbyterian Church – Bob Homiak

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – Julianna Overland

Temple Micah – Helen Spiegel

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