Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver

School of Public Affairs
 

School of Public Affairs Advisory Board



 

Pamela Anderson
MPA 2005, Jefferson County clerk and recorder

Pamela Anderson was elected the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder in 2006. Previously, she served as the city  clerk for the City of Wheat Ridge. She earned her master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs in 2005. Pam is a Certified Election Official for the State of Colorado.

 



 

Stephanie Berger
MPA 1995, president of Berger Hirschberg Strategies, LLC

Stephanie Berger is president of Berger Hirschberg Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that works at the highest levels of American politics. Ms. Berger is an expert, teacher, and trainer in the field of fundraising and non-profit development, with a passion for leadership and the empowerment of women. Stephanie serves as a board member of Harlem's IMPACT Repertory Theatre and is the Vice President of the Board of the Yale Women's Campaign School.



 

Sara Thompson Cassidy
Director of public affairs for Colorado and Wyoming for Union Pacific Railroad

Sara Thompson Cassidy is director of public affairs for Union Pacific Railroad in Colorado and Wyoming, serving as liaison between state and local officials and agencies and overseeing philanthropic efforts. Prior to this, Ms. Cassidy was the director of the Colorado Competitive Council. She has also served as councilwoman for the City of Edgewater.

PatriciaCooper.jpg

 

 

Patricia Cooper
MPA 1994, DCLF 1995, founder and convener of the Women's Regional Network: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Patricia Cooper has more than 30 years of private and public sector experience as a public policy analyst, strategic planner, entrepreneur, and civic leader. She was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and received a master's degree in international relations from the University of Denver.



 

Terrell Curtis
DCLF 2009, executive director of the Delores Project

Terrell Curtis has spent over 20 years in nonprofit management. She is the Executive Director of The Delores Project, Denver's largest provider of overnight shelter for women experiencing homelessness. Prior to this, she served for eight years as director of communications at The Gathering Place. Ms. Curtis participated in the Denver Community Leadership Forum in 2009.

JoDonlin.jpg

 

Jo Donlin
MPA 1996, director of external affairs for the Colorado Division of Insurance

Jo Donlin joined the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) in 2008 as the Director of External Affairs. Ms. Donlin serves as the Division’s main contact with the Colorado General Assembly as well as a variety of other outside groups including insurance carriers, employers, non-profits, foundations, advocates and professional associations. Ms. Donlin holds a bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College and a master's degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs.

Kelly_Dunkin.JPG



 

Kelly Dunkin
MPA 2006, vice president of philanthropy at the Colorado Health Foundation

Kelly Dunkin is the vice president of philanthropy for the Colorado Health Foundation, leading her staff in investing in nonprofits throughout the state.  Ms. Dunkin has a diverse background in the philanthropy, nonprofit and education fields. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Ohio and a master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs.



 

David A. French
DCLF 1984, chairman of the board of the Orbis Institute

David French is founder and chairman of the board of the Orbis Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to developing young leaders throughout the world. Mr. French has many years of experience as an entrepreneur and community leader. He completed the Denver Community Leadership Forum in 1984.

 

Allegra “Happy” Haynes
MPA 2002, DCLF 1987, director of civic and community engagement for CRL Associates Inc. and member of the Denver Board of Education

Allegra “Happy” Haynes is the director of civic and community engagement for CRL Associates Inc. and member of the Denver Board of Education. Ms. Haynes spent 26 years with the City of Denver, serving in a variety of roles including aide to former mayor Federico Peña and city council president. Haynes received her master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs in 2002. She also took part in the Denver Community Leadership Forum in 1987.



 

Susan Innis
MPA 2007, senior manager of public affairs for Vestas

Susan Innis is the senior manager of public affairs for Vestas. Prior to this, Ms. Innis was the Colorado Carbon Fund program manager for the Colorado Governor's Energy Office. She holds a master's degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado at Denver in 2007.

 

Chair, Susan Kirk
Former University of Colorado Regent

Susan Kirk served on the University of Colorado Board of Regents from 1992 to 2004. She graduated from Vassar College in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Ms. Kirk has served on University of Colorado Foundation Board, the Women’s Economic Development Council, Colorado Historical Society, Pathfinder International, Denver Center for Performing Arts Foundation, Paramount Theater Foundation, and Colorado Community Initiatives.

 



 

 

Tony Lewis
Executive  director of the Donnell-Kay Foundation

Tony Lewis is executive director of the Donnell-Kay Foundation, a family foundation that focuses on school reform in Colorado. Prior to this, Mr. Lewis was director of capital planning and director of development for the Colorado Outward Bound School. He earned an master’s degree in international studies from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in forest management science from Colorado State University.



 

Mary Lou Makepeace
MPA 1979, vice president for Colorado Programs at the Gill Foundation and former mayor of Colorado Springs

Mary Lou Makepeace is the vice president for Colorado Programs at the Gill Foundation and former mayor of Colorado Springs. During her time as mayor, Ms. Makepeace played a pivotal role in establishing equality measures for gay and lesbian citizens. She earned her master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs in 1979.

fhm08.jpg



 

Frederic H. Marienthal
MPA 1979, partner at Kutak Rock LLP

Frederic Marienthal is a partner at Kutak Rock LLP. Mr. Marienthal specializes in facility financing for higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations. He earned his master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs in 1979.


 


AndrewMohraz.jpg

 

 

Vicki Mattox
MPA 1980, managing director of public finance at Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

Vicki Mattox is the managing director of public finance at Stifel Nicolaus & Co.  She has worked with many mountain tourism towns, special districts, and school districts on financing projects. Ms. Mattox earned her master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in finance and policy analysis from the School  of Public Affairs in 1980.

 


Andrew Mohraz

Attorney at Bryan Cave HRO

Andrew Mohraz is an attorney at Bryan Cave HRO. Mr. Mohraz focuses on white collar defense and government investigations, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation.

 



 

Monica Clark Petersen
DCLF 2011, associate at SB Clark Companies

Monica Clark Petersen is an associate at S.B. Clark Companies. Prior to this, Ms. Peterson was a fundraiser for the University of Colorado Foundation, focused primarily on philanthropic investments. Ms. Peterson participated in the Denver Community Leadership Forum in 2011 and is working towards her  master’s degree at the School of Public Affairs.



 

Mark D. Safty
Partner at Holland & Hart LLP

Mark D. Safty is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP. For more than 30 years, Mr. Safty has provided counsel for energy companies throughout the world. He specializes in development and financing activity within the renewable energy industry. Mr. Safty is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.



 

Gloria Schoch
MPA 2008, director of public affairs at First Data Corp.

Gloria Schoch is the director of public affairs at First Data Corp. Ms. Schoch is responsible for First Data's corporate social responsibility programs around the world and monitoring public policy issues across the country. She earned her master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs in 2008.



 

Kristin Todd
MPA 2000, senior vice president of the scholarship program at the Daniels Fund

Kristin Todd is senior vice president of the scholarship program at the Daniels Fund. Her team is responsible for providing financial assistance to hundreds of the western region’s most exceptional scholars. Prior to this, Ms. Todd was associate vice president at El Pomar Foundation. Ms. Todd earned her master’s degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs in 2000.



 

Paul Weissmann
MPA 2006, Boulder County public trustee

Paul Weissmann is the public trustee of Boulder County. Prior to this, Mr. Weissmann served in the Colorado Senate from 1993 to 1996 and served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010.  Mr. Weismann earned his master’s degree from  the School of Public Affairs in 2006.

 

spa@ucdenver.edu | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback


University of Colorado Denver

© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.