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Staff & Board Members

A Denver native and Park Hill resident whose great-great-grandfather also built homes in Park Hill, Lori has a professional background in food journalism, local government, public relations and the nonprofit sector. She has a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A lover of books, traveling, international food (especially Ethiopian), cooking, gardening, decking out her house with seasonal decorations, fly-fishing, farmers’ markets, 80s music and dancing when no one is watching, Lori oversees the day-to-day operations at GPHC and engages in the long-term vision for the organization. Contact Lori at director@greaterparkhill.org or 303-388-0918.

Executive Director – Lori Midson

A Denver native and Park Hill resident whose great-great-grandfather also built homes in Park Hill, Lori has a professional background in food journalism, local government, public relations and the nonprofit sector. She has a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A lover of books, traveling, international food (especially Ethiopian), cooking, gardening, decking out her house with seasonal decorations, fly-fishing, farmers’ markets, 80s music and dancing when no one is watching, Lori oversees the day-to-day operations at GPHC and engages in the long-term vision for the organization. Contact Lori at director@greaterparkhill.org or 303-388-0918.

Board of Governors

The Greater Park Hill Community board is comprised of representatives from 10 districts, 6 at-large representatives, and appointed committee chairpersons. Representatives are elected every October during the annual 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.

We have vacancies! If you’re interested in being on GPHC’s board of governors or chairing a committee, please send an email to chair@greaterparkhill.org.

Board Officers

Mr. Sutherland is retired and spends his time taking care of his family, dogs, household and volunteering. In 2014, he began volunteering for the GPHC Weekend Food program and has since devoted much of the last six years working to preserve  Park Hill’s fabled history and its smaller houses. Contact Shane at chair@greaterparkhill.org.

Board Chair – Shane Sutherland

Mr. Sutherland is retired and spends his time taking care of his family, dogs, household and volunteering. In 2014, he began volunteering for the GPHC Weekend Food program and has since devoted much of the last six years working to preserve  Park Hill’s fabled history and its smaller houses. Contact Shane at chair@greaterparkhill.org.
Ms. Kelly is a construction project manager for Jefferson County Public Schools. As secretary, she attends and maintains minutes for Board/Community and Executive Committee meetings. Contact Bernadette via the GPHC office.

Secretary – Bernadette Kelly

Ms. Kelly is a construction project manager for Jefferson County Public Schools. As secretary, she attends and maintains minutes for Board/Community and Executive Committee meetings. Contact Bernadette via the GPHC office.
Ms. Shockey is a human resources professional. She is also becoming more involved in being a neighborhood leader with the Sustainable Neighborhood Network. Contact Heather via the GPHC office.

Treasurer – Heather Shockey

Ms. Shockey is a human resources professional. She is also becoming more involved in being a neighborhood leader with the Sustainable Neighborhood Network. Contact Heather via the GPHC office.

District Representatives

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Ms. Harris is the contract & grant specialist of Colorado's State Unit on Aging, which oversees programs funded by the federal Older Americans Act and State Funding for Senior Services. The unit provides assistance and funding to 16 local Area Agencies on Aging to provide community-based services to seniors age 60 years and older and caregivers. As representative for District 1, she seeks to learn from her neighbors and ensure their voices are heard and be a source of information. She can be reached at harrisamyc@gmail.com or 720-771-7197.

District 1 - Amy Harris

Ms. Harris is the contract & grant specialist of Colorado’s State Unit on Aging, which oversees programs funded by the federal Older Americans Act and State Funding for Senior Services. The unit provides assistance and funding to 16 local Area Agencies on Aging to provide community-based services to seniors age 60 years and older and caregivers. As representative for District 1, she seeks to learn from her neighbors and ensure their voices are heard and be a source of information. She can be reached at harrisamyc@gmail.com or 720-771-7197.
Brenda is a policy and public participation professional specializing in designing and implementing creative public engagement processes and programs to better serve residents about important public issues. During her term on the board, Ms. Morrison hopes to encourage more involvement and events north of MLK and ensure that all residents in Park Hill have access to the Greater Park Hill News, our award-winning newspaper. Contact Brenda at brenda@civicinnovators.net.  

District 2 - Brenda Morrison

Brenda is a policy and public participation professional specializing in designing and implementing creative public engagement processes and programs to better serve residents about important public issues. During her term on the board, Ms. Morrison hopes to encourage more involvement and events north of MLK and ensure that all residents in Park Hill have access to the Greater Park Hill News, our award-winning newspaper. Contact Brenda at brenda@civicinnovators.net.  
See bio above.

District 3 - Heather Shockey

See bio above.
Mr. Wiegand is an architect with a background in public architecture, land planning and real estate development. Currently he is a consultant for affordable housing. 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. Contact Kevin via the GPHC office.

District 4 - Kevin Wiegand

Mr. Wiegand is an architect with a background in public architecture, land planning and real estate development. Currently he is a consultant for affordable housing. 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. Contact Kevin via the GPHC office.
Bio coming soon.

District 5 - Sophie Milam

Bio coming soon.

District 6 - Phebe Lassiter

Photo and bio coming soon.
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. Contact Jon at 720.448.5551 or Ibjb14@yahoo.com.

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. Contact Jon at 720.448.5551 or Ibjb14@yahoo.com.
Mr. Henderson works for Children’s Hospital Colorado. He spends his free time time biking, gardening and volunteering with local nonprofits 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 its CPNGT (Congress Park Neighbors Green Team), where he helped launch the first (2016) annual Earth Day event at Capitol Heights Presbyterian and worked on its successful 2016 application for the City of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Now that he has settled into Park Hill, he looks forward to working with all his GPHC neighbors on our Sustainable Neighborhood efforts here. Contact Nam at namhenderson@hotmail.com.

District 8 - Nam Henderson

Mr. Henderson works for Children’s Hospital Colorado. He spends his free time time biking, gardening and volunteering with local nonprofits 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 its CPNGT (Congress Park Neighbors Green Team), where he helped launch the first (2016) annual Earth Day event at Capitol Heights Presbyterian and worked on its successful 2016 application for the City of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Now that he has settled into Park Hill, he looks forward to working with all his GPHC neighbors on our Sustainable Neighborhood efforts here. Contact Nam at namhenderson@hotmail.com.
Mr. Schuler is a retired Denver Public Schools teacher and has had many careers since then. He volunteers delivering Thanksgiving meals for GPHC and has delivered the Greater Park Hill News for many years. He volunteered as a ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park for 25 years and is still a volunteer ski instructor for Shining Stars in Aspen. He wants to be a voice for the residents of District 9 and the east side of Park Hill. Contact Doug at dougschuler@comcast.net.

District 9 - Doug Schuler

Mr. Schuler is a retired Denver Public Schools teacher and has had many careers since then. He volunteers delivering Thanksgiving meals for GPHC and has delivered the Greater Park Hill News for many years. He volunteered as a ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park for 25 years and is still a volunteer ski instructor for Shining Stars in Aspen. He wants to be a voice for the residents of District 9 and the east side of Park Hill. Contact Doug at dougschuler@comcast.net.
Ms. Carey is the vice president of marketing operations at AXS TV and the publicity chair for Adaptive Spirit, the largest single funding source for the US Paralympic Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard and Biathlon teams. She’s also a diehard Colorado Avalanche fan and a devoted dog Mom. As the District 10 representative, her goal is to foster the Park Hill community spirit and to keep her neighbors informed and active. Contact Colette via the GPHC office.

District 10 - Colette Carey

Ms. Carey is the vice president of marketing operations at AXS TV and the publicity chair for Adaptive Spirit, the largest single funding source for the US Paralympic Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard and Biathlon teams. She’s also a diehard Colorado Avalanche fan and a devoted dog Mom. As the District 10 representative, her goal is to foster the Park Hill community spirit and to keep her neighbors informed and active. Contact Colette via the GPHC office.

At Large Board Members:

Ms. Flora is a retired attorney. She and her husband have lived in Park Hill more than 40 years, raising two children who attended Blessed Sacrament and DPS schools. She enjoys walking around the neighborhood, gardening, camping, hiking, bicycling and skiing. She is the Chair of GPHC’s Parks and Open Space Committee, as well as a co-chair of the Blockworkers Committee. Contact Maria via the GPHC office.

At Large – Maria Flora

Ms. Flora is a retired attorney. She and her husband have lived in Park Hill more than 40 years, raising two children who attended Blessed Sacrament and DPS schools. She enjoys walking around the neighborhood, gardening, camping, hiking, bicycling and skiing. She is the Chair of GPHC’s Parks and Open Space Committee, as well as a co-chair of the Blockworkers Committee. Contact Maria via the GPHC office.
Ms. Harrison, a lifelong resident of Park Hill, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from MSU and has worked as a contracting officer for the US Department of the Interior for the last 22 years. Shanta is passionate about Park Hill’s past, present and future and hopes to be an effective representative for those wishing to foster and maintain the sprit of diversity and inclusion, as well as for those who are passionate about maintaining the integrity of the Park Hill neighborhood, while advocating for responsible growth and change. Contact Shanta via the GPHC office.

At Large – Shanta Harrison

Ms. Harrison, a lifelong resident of Park Hill, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from MSU and has worked as a contracting officer for the US Department of the Interior for the last 22 years. Shanta is passionate about Park Hill’s past, present and future and hopes to be an effective representative for those wishing to foster and maintain the sprit of diversity and inclusion, as well as for those who are passionate about maintaining the integrity of the Park Hill neighborhood, while advocating for responsible growth and change. Contact Shanta via the GPHC office.
Ms. MacDermott is the clinical trials manager of the department of surgery at the CU School of Medicine. She has served on the board for many years, including several years as Board Chair. Contact Tracey through the GPHC office.

At Large – Tracey MacDermott

Ms. MacDermott is the clinical trials manager of the department of surgery at the CU School of Medicine. She has served on the board for many years, including several years as Board Chair. Contact Tracey through the GPHC office.
Mr. Plachowski is owner/managing broker of the real estate company, DenverWelcomeHome.com LLC. Contact Louis at 720.425.3768 or louis@denverwelcomehome.com.

At Large – Louis Plachowski

Mr. Plachowski is owner/managing broker of the real estate company, DenverWelcomeHome.com LLC. Contact Louis at 720.425.3768 or louis@denverwelcomehome.com.
Ms. Mohr was house-hunting in 1988 and had the good fortune of finding Park Hill, where she’s lived in the some home, on the same block, ever since. In many ways, she says, Park Hill feels like a small town in a big city: a local newspaper, Fourth of July parade and neighborhood meetings. Over the past year, Ms. Mohr has learned that a small group working together, particularly on the Adopt-a-Flowerbed program, can make a huge difference by creating beauty in the community. She looks forward to working together to build an even better community.

At Large – Laurel Mohr 

Ms. Mohr was house-hunting in 1988 and had the good fortune of finding Park Hill, where she’s lived in the some home, on the same block, ever since. In many ways, she says, Park Hill feels like a small town in a big city: a local newspaper, Fourth of July parade and neighborhood meetings. Over the past year, Ms. Mohr has learned that a small group working together, particularly on the Adopt-a-Flowerbed program, can make a huge difference by creating beauty in the community. She looks forward to working together to build an even better community.
Photo and bio coming soon.

At Large – Leslie Twarogowski

Photo and bio coming soon.

GPHC Committee Chairs:

Blockworkers Chair – Vacant

Building Services Chair – Louis Plachowski

See bio above.

Community Planning Chair – Colette Carey

See bio above.

Community Safety Chair – Vacant

Education Chair – Vacant

Finance Chair – Heather Shockey

See bio above.

Fundraising Chair – Vacant

Health & Human Services Chair – Vacant

Human Resources Chair – Vacant

Property Use Chair – Kevin Wiegand

See bio above.

Public Information Chair – Vacant

Rick Medrick is the founder and director of Colorado-based Outdoor Leadership Training Seminars (OLTS) and former owner of Arkansas River Tours. He’s been part of the graduate faculty in Adventure Education and Sustainability Education at Prescott College (Arizona) for more than 20 years. His primary commitment is to connect humans, young and old, with nature for physical, mental and spiritual benefits. This connection seeks to address issues of climate change, community development, social justice and equity. He’s lived in Park Hill for more than 50 years. He can be reached at rmedrick@olts-bt.com or 303 320-0372.

Youth Services Chair – Rick Medrick

Rick Medrick is the founder and director of Colorado-based Outdoor Leadership Training Seminars (OLTS) and former owner of Arkansas River Tours. He’s been part of the graduate faculty in Adventure Education and Sustainability Education at Prescott College (Arizona) for more than 20 years. His primary commitment is to connect humans, young and old, with nature for physical, mental and spiritual benefits. This connection seeks to address issues of climate change, community development, social justice and equity. He’s lived in Park Hill for more than 50 years. He can be reached at rmedrick@olts-bt.com or 303 320-0372.

Diversity Chair – Shanta Harrison

See bio above.

Parks & Open Space Chair – Maria Flora

See bio above.

Preservation Chair – Amy Harris

See bio above.

Transportation/Safety Chair – Bridget Walsh

Photo and bio coming soon.

Church Delegates:

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church – James Groves

Jacqui Shumway runs The Tai Chi Project at Living Younger Longer Institute Clinic with her husband, Joe Brady. She is also the Park Hill site coordinator for OLLI at DU. Her dedication to the joy of active living is evident as she returns to GPHC’s board with her latest project: “Park Hill, The Beautiful” — a community program stemming from her Dr. MLK, Jr Marade award-winning program “Get to Cleanin’ - Remembering Memphis.” Jacqui’s many careers include mother, Bike Depot/Park Hill Family Bike Rides organizer, drummer, adjunct professor, GVP and community activist. Her motto is: “Only hang out with folks who like to have fun getting things done,” because, as Carole King says, “You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the love in your heart!”

Park Hill United Methodist Church - Jacqui Shumway

Jacqui Shumway runs The Tai Chi Project at Living Younger Longer Institute Clinic with her husband, Joe Brady. She is also the Park Hill site coordinator for OLLI at DU. Her dedication to the joy of active living is evident as she returns to GPHC’s board with her latest project: “Park Hill, The Beautiful” — a community program stemming from her Dr. MLK, Jr Marade award-winning program “Get to Cleanin’ – Remembering Memphis.” Jacqui’s many careers include mother, Bike Depot/Park Hill Family Bike Rides organizer, drummer, adjunct professor, GVP and community activist. Her motto is: “Only hang out with folks who like to have fun getting things done,” because, as Carole King says, “You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the love in your heart!”