Elycia Cook

Executive Director FRIENDS FIRST “I care about assuring that our most vulnerable populations have a voice and/or someone always advocating for their protection, fair treatment, equal rights and access to opportunities.” Elycia joined the Board of Directors at Community First Foundation in January 2017 after serving on the Foundation’s Community Impact Committee that oversees its…

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Joy S. Johnson

Community Advocate Joy joined the Board of Directors at Community First Foundation in January 2017 after serving on the Core 40 Leadership Group for the Foundation’s Innovators Society, a program accelerating new solutions for mental wellness. She brings expertise in business and experience as a community volunteer and philanthropist. Joy’s philanthropic efforts have focused on…

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Penfield W. Tate III

Partner Kutak Rock LLP “I care about differently-abled people being able to fully participate in society; safe, affordable housing; and a community that supports and works for all people.” Penfield joined the Board of Directors at Community First Foundation in January 2017. Penfield is a partner at the Denver office of the law firm Kutak…

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Christine Woolsey

Senior Vice President Chief Communications & Marketing Officer SCL Health “I care about ensuring quality of life and equal opportunity for all citizens and protecting our environment for generations to come.” Chris joined Community First Foundation’s Board of Directors in January 2016. A communications and marketing executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience,…

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Robert Urwiler

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Vail Resorts, Inc. “I care about the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to develop our future workforce” Robert joined the Board of Directors at Community First Foundation in January 2016. He has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Vail Resorts…

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Ron Meyer, M.D.

Retired Community Pediatrician Pediatrics West “I care about empowering families to become healthy and fully functional.” Ron joined the Board of Directors at Community First Foundation in January 2016. He is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. His conducted office-based teaching in his community from 1972 until…

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Shelley A. Marquez

Senior Vice President, Community Development Manager Wells Fargo “I care about the community and helping improve the quality of life for low income individuals and families.” Shelley joined the Board of Directors at Community First Foundation in January 2016. Shelley is Senior Vice President, Community Development Manager for Wells Fargo. Based in Denver, she and…

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Lynne D. Valencia

Vice President Community Relations 9NEWS Vice Chair Community First Foundation “I care about education and equal access.” Lynne joined Community First Foundation’s Board of Directors in March 2014. She is Vice President Community Relations at 9NEWS, previously serving as Community Relations Coordinator/Producer at KCNC TV. Lynne earned her B.A. in Communications at the University of…

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Cynthia Stevenson, Ph.D.

Instructor School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver “I believe that giving to others is core to a satisfying life. The charities closest to my heart include education and caring for animals.” Cynthia has served on Community First Foundation’s Board of Directors since January 2015. She also serves as a member of the Community…

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Emily S. Robinson

Chief Operating Officer, FirstBank Chair Community First Foundation “I care about K-12 education and the availability of resources to improve financial literacy among teenagers and young adults.” Emily has served on Community First Foundation’s Board of Directors since October 2010. Emily has served as Chief Operating Officer since February 2017 after serving as Regional President and Executive Committee Member…

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