Who We Are

Community Leaders Council

Youth Initiative of Adams County Community Leaders Council

ACYI’s Community Leaders Council is the group of cross-sector leaders who have come together to improve outcomes for youth here in our community. Our Community Leaders Council includes leadership from school districts, post-secondary entities, non-profits, philanthropies, corporations, businesses, faith communities, and city and county governments. These are the folks who are driving the work of the ACYI Partnership and for their leadership and strategic action, we couldn’t be more thankful.

Community Leaders’ Council Members by Sector:


Latife Bulur Kowalski, North America Master Black Belt, Cummmins Inc.
Gregg Moss, President & CEO, Metro North Chamber of Commerce
Randy Roberts, President, Triple Peak Ventures
Louis C. Salazar, Stakeholder Relations Director, ConocoPhillips
Marsha Seitz, Thornton Area Manager VP, Bank of the West


Matt Gray, Colorado State Representative

Early Childhood:

Lisa Jansen Thompson, Director of the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County


Ken Ciancio, School Board Treasurer, Westminster Public Schools
Mike Crawford, Deputy Superintendent, Mapleton Public Schools
Dr. James Duffy, Chief Operating Officer, Westminster Public Schools
Dr. Chris Fiedler, Superintendent, School District 27J
Chris Gdowski, Superintendent, Adams Twelve Five Star Schools, Past Chair
Jane Goff, Colorado State Board of Education
Pat Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Adams Twelve Five Star Schools
Ryan McCoy, School Board Secretary, Westminster Public Schools
Dr. Jeanette Patterson, Executive Director of Learning Services, Adams County School District 14

Faith Based:

Kim Skattum, Lead Pastor, Crossroads Church

Government / City / Law Enforcement:

Chief Gary Creager, Chief of Police, City and County of Broomfield
Heather Geyer, City Manager, City of Northglenn
Raymond Gonzales, Adams County Manager, Adams County Government
Jennifer Hoffman, Assistant City and County Manager, City and County of Broomfield
Jan James, Director of Children and Family Services, Adams County Human Services
Brian McBroom, City Manager, City of Commerce City
Randy Nelson, Chief of Police, City of Thornton
Sheriff Richard Reigenborn, Adams County Sheriff’s Department
Philip Rodriguez, City Manager, City of Brighton
Chaz Tedesco, Adams County Commissioner, Adams County Government
Don Tripp, City Manager, City of Westminster
Don Vallero, Chief of Police, City of Federal Heights
Dave Young, District Attorney, 17th Judicial District

Health & Mental Health:

Daphnne David, President & CEO, North Suburban Medical Center
Kami Dinkel, Chief Operations Officer, Vascular Institute of the Rockies
Rick Doucet, Chief Executive Officer, Community Reach Center
John Douglas, Executive Director, Tri-County Health Department


Pam Sandlian Smith, Director, Anythink Library


Kerrie Bentfield, Grants Program Officer, Daniels Fund
Carla Godec, Program Officer, Anschutz Foundation
Lisa Montagu, The Piton Foundation at Gary Community Investments
Collinus Newsome, The Denver Foundation

Post-Secondary / Workforce:

Chuck Gross, Executive Director, Adams County Education Consortium
Cathy Pellish, Westminster Campus VP, Front Range Community College