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Staff & Board Members

Executive Director – Lana Cordes

Prior to accepting the role as Executive Director, Lana was a board member serving as the fundraising chair and also chaired the Home Tour & Street Fair. Lana has professional background in event and operations management as well as residential real estate. She oversees the day-to-day operations at GPHC as well as engages in the long-term vision for the organization. You can email her at


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

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

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 – 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.

District Representatives:

District 1. LaMone Noles

(Bio not available)

District 2. Ryan T. Hunter

Mr. Hunter is Chief Operating Officer for Willie’s Reserve. 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 a Human Resources Professional. She is also becoming more involved in being a Neighborhood Leader with the Sustainable Neighborhood Network.

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. His best contact is

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,

District 6. James King (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:

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

District 9. Stephanie Ceccato

Stephanie Ceccato is an attorney focusing on real estate litigation and eminent domain. Her role as District 9 representative is to be a voice for the residents of District 9 and share GPHC information and events with her neighbors. Best contact is 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 is also a die hard 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. Best form of contact is through the GPHC office.

At Large Board Members:

At Large – Christine Caruso

Christine Caruso is a recent graduate of MSU Denver, pursuing her path to becoming a Registered Dietitian as an intern at Tri-County Health Department. Passionate about helping people find ways to have fun while staying healthy, she also works as the Walking Movement Leader Coordinator for the Denver based Co-Op, Walk2Connect, and enjoys developing cooking demonstrations and classes in the Park Hill community. When she’s not walking or cooking, you’ll find Christine playing with her dog, Kimbo, reading multiple books simultaneously, and playing board games with her husband.

At Large Representative and Building Chair – Louis Plachowski

Mr. Plachowski is Owner/Managing Broker of the real estate company, LLC. He can best be contacted through phone at 720.425.3768 or email at

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

At Large – Nancy Francis (Photo and bio not available)
At Large – Jeanette Fedele 

Jeanette Fedele is a shareholder of The Kelman Buescher Firm where she practices union-side labor law.  A devotee of the Denver Public Library, you can usually find her at the Park Hill or Pauline Robinson branch on the weekend.  As a Walking Movement Leader, Jeanette regularly leads and participates in walks with Walk2Connect and is particularly interested in advancing pedestrian safety in our neighborhood.  Jeanette hopes to use her role on the Board to foster connections throughout Greater Park Hill and support initiatives to increase access to trees and green spaces for all GPHC residents.  Contact Jeanette at


GPHC Committee Chairs:

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

Fundraising Chair – Vacant
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

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

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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