Our hard working team is constantly on the lookout for new ideas and programs that get more people involved, inspire philanthropy and power community.

We are a team dedicated to sharing big ideas and visions, innovative strategies and hard work. We love being part of an organization that is creating tangible change.

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Kenneth R. Kirwin

Chief Financial Officer

720.898.5924

Kenneth R. Kirwin

Chief Financial Officer

"My charitable passions are supporting those suffering from poverty and protecting children in difficult/dangerous environments."

720.898.5924
kkirwin@communityfirstfoundation.org


Kenneth Kirwin joined the Foundation in December 2008 after serving as Controller/CFO for the Tennyson Center for Children. He has served in a financial capacity in the nonprofit sector since 1991 at organizations such as Denver Rescue Mission and New Ventures of Regis University.

Ken was raised in Colorado and received a bachelor of science in professional accounting and business administration/ finance from Regis University. He received an M.B.A. in finance at Loyola University in Chicago. He is a certified public accountant.

Community Participation:

  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, board member
  • Knights of Columbus, member
  • Leadership Jefferson County, class of 2010

Ken previously served as board member and treasurer for Smart Energy Living Alliance.

Christine Moreland, CPA

Controller

720.898.5914

Christine Moreland, CPA

Controller

“I care about ending the plight of homeless children, helping special needs individuals and supporting performing arts programs in our community.”

720.898.5914
cmoreland@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Christine joined the Foundation in May 2015 after serving as the Director of Finance and Accounting of Columbine Country Club for ten years. Before that time she served as Controller of Arapahoe House. A Colorado native, she has served the nonprofit sector since 1990.

Christine received a B.S. from the University of Colorado – Denver.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.

Community Participation:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
  • Leadership Jefferson County, class of 2016- 2017
  • RV Cheer Booster Club, treasurer

Neelamai Chunlapak

Senior Accountant

720.898.5913

Neelamai Chunlapak

Senior Accountant

"I care about children and animals."

720.898.5913
nchunlapak@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Mai joined the Foundation in July 2011. Most recently she has served as a Senior Accountant at Diageo Moet Hennessy in Bangkok, Thailand, a distributor of premium wine and spirits. Before that position she served as Accounting Supervisor at ZTE Co, Ltd, a telecommunications equipment company in Thailand.

Mai earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Bangkok University and a master’s degree in accounting from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

Tina Trela

Accountant

720.898.5908

Tina Trela

Accountant

"I care about improving the quality of health care and respectfully assisting individuals with disabilities."

720.898.5908
ttrela@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Tina joined Community First Foundation in June 2017 after serving as an intern and audit associate at BKD, LLP (Baird, Kurtz, and Dobson). Previously, she assisted in the store management of a men’s formal wear retailer.

Tina received her master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD). She also achieved bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Health Care Management from MSUD. Tina obtained her associate’s degree with a focus in Business from Red Rocks Community College.

Community Participation:

  • St. Anthony Hospital, volunteer, 2011-2012
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, volunteer, 2012
  • Citizens for Patient Safety, Intern, 2010-2011

Karen Newcomb

Finance Administrative Assist./Accounting Clerk

720.898.5910

Karen Newcomb

Finance Administrative Assist./Accounting Clerk

"I care about protecting those who cannot protect themselves, the very young (children), the very old (seniors) and those without a voice (animals)."

720.898.5910
knewcomb@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Prior to joining the Foundation in 2006, Karen worked for six years as an office manager at a shelving company. She has also served as an accounting analyst, inventory coordinator, computer operator and underwriting assistant in previous positions.

Karen graduated from Alameda High School and attended an in-depth business course at WarrenTech career and technical high school.