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Community Leaders Council

ACYI Community Leaders Council

ACYI’s Community Leaders Council is a group of cross-sector leaders who have come together to improve outcomes for youth in our community. The Community Leaders Council includes leadership from school districts, post-secondary entities, non-profits, philanthropies, corporations, businesses, faith communities, and city and county governments.

Community Leaders Council Members by Sector


Dan Madden, Regional Manager SVP, Bank of the West
Gregg Moss, Innovation Coordinator, City of Westminster/City Manager’s Office
Randy Roberts, President, Triple Peak Ventures
Marsha Seitz, Thornton Area Manager VP, Bank of the West


Matt Gray, Colorado State Representative

Early Childhood

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

Education (PK-12)

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, 27J Schools
Chris Gdowski, Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Past Chair
Jane Goff, State Board of Education
Pat Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Ryan McCoy, School Board Secretary, Westminster Public Schools
Dr. Jeanette Patterson, Executive Director of Learning Services, Adams County School District 14


Pastor Kim Skattum, Senior Pastor and Teaching 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, 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
Seve Ghose, Parks and Recreational Director, City of Thornton
Don Nissen, Juvenile Court
Sheriff Richard Reigenborn, Adams County Sheriff, Adams County Sheriff’s Department
Philip Rodriguez, City Manager, City of Brighton
Ellen Sandoval, Adams County Human Services
Chaz Tedesco, Adams County Commissioner, Adams County Government
Barbara Opie, Deputy City Manager, City of Westminster
Chief Don Vallero, Chief of Police, City of Federal Heights
Dave Young, District Attorney, 17th Judicial District

Health & Mental Health

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


Pam Smith, Director, Anythink Library


Kerrie Bentfield, Grants Program Officer, Daniels Fund
Carla Godec, Program Officer, Anschutz Foundation
Ted Harms, Executive Director, Anschutz Foundation
Eddie Koen, Chief Impact Officer, Mile High United Way
Lisa Montagu, Investment Director, Health and Education, The Piton Foundation at Gary Community Investments
Collinus Newsome, Director of Education, The Denver Foundation


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