Current Fellows

Class of 2019

Eddie Koen
Eddie KoenChief Impact Officer, Mile High United Way
Eddie Koen brings more than 15 years of experience to Mile High United Way, serving the community through nonprofit leadership roles and advocating for equity, education, and human rights. Read more.
Angell Pérez
Angell PérezExecutive Director, Colorado Circles for Change
Angell Pérez is Executive Director of Colorado Circles for Change (CCFC), a youth serving organization providing transformative (restorative) justice programs to youth as an alternative to traditional punitive consequences seen in the juvenile justice system, as well as leadership programs to build power among youth, and dismantle violence and racism in their lives. Read more.
Joe Sammen
Joe SammenExecutive Director, Center for Health Progress
Joe Sammen is currently the Executive Director of Center for Health Progress, where he works alongside a team of dynamic leaders reimagining how Colorado defines health care and what the health care system’s responsibility is in achieving health equity. Read more.
Deirdre Sullivan
Deirdre SullivanExecutive Director, The Family Center/La Familia
Deirdre Sullivan is the Executive Director of the Family Center/La Familia, Larimer County’s only family resource center offering both affordable childcare and supportive services to families. Read more.
Evan Weissman
Evan WeissmanFounding Executive Director, Warm Cookies of the Revolution
Evan Weissman is the founding executive director of Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a Civic Health Club that blends innovative arts and culture with crucial civic issues. Read more.

Class of 2018

Harry Budisidharta
Harry BudisidhartaCEO, Asian Pacific Development Center
While Harry Budisidharta is relatively new in his position as CEO of Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC), he is not new to the organization. Read more.
Ara Cruz
Ara CruzCo-Founder and Executive Director, Café Cultura
Born and raised in Denver, Ara Cruz is a Xicano/Indigenous (Nahua/Genizaro Tiwa) spoken word artist, educator, and organizer who finds himself standing on the shoulders of those women and men who have struggled to maintain traditions and dignity. Read more.
Yoal Ghebremeskel
Yoal GhebremeskelCo-Founder & Executive Director, Street Fraternity
Yoal Ghebremeskel was born and raised in Eritrea, East Africa. At the age of 12 he emigrated with his family to the United States and Denver become his home. Read more.
Deidre Johnson
Deidre JohnsonCEO and Executive Director, The Center for African American Health
Deidre Johnson is the CEO and Executive Director of The Center for African-American Health. Read more.
Isabel McDevitt
Isabel McDevittExecutive Director, Bridge House
Isabel McDevitt has served as Executive Director of Bridge House since March of 2012. Read more.

Class of 2017

Lauren Arnold
Lauren ArnoldExecutive Director, The Adoption Exchange
Lauren Arnold has been Executive Director of The Adoption Exchange since January 2014. Read more.
Kimberle “Kim” Easton
Kimberle “Kim” EastonPresident & CEO, National Sports Center for the Disabled
Kim Easton became President & CEO of National Sports Center for the Disabled in March 2017. Prior to this role, Kim served as CEO of Urban Peak and Colorado Bright Beginnings. Read more.
Michael Henry
Michael HenryExecutive Director, Co-founder, Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Michael Henry currently serves as Executive Director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, where he also teaches poetry, memoir and essay workshops. Read more.
Nina Martinez
Nina MartinezExecutive Director, Street’s Hope
Nina began serving in the Colorado nonprofit sector in 2007, advocating for victims of crime through The Denver Center for Crime Victims, where she also gained experience in social enterprise through The Translation & Interpreting Center. Read more.
Louise Martorano
Louise MartoranoExecutive Director, RedLine
Louise began her work connecting contemporary art and community when she began volunteering for the Museum of Contemporary Art|Denver in 2005. Read more.