Children's Campaign Board of Directors

The Children’s Campaign Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders from across Colorado. Our diverse mix of members bring content area expertise and functional skills to advance the work of the organization. We value diverse opinions and perspectives and seek to recruit members from across the state and political spectrum, as well as a mix of men and women, different races and ethnic backgrounds, and members with varying life experience. Our Board of Directors meets six times a year with one day-long retreat, usually held in September. The Board of Directors is supported by Colorado Children's Campaign's dedicated staff. 

Lauren Schmidt board member

Lauren Schmidt

Board Position: Board Chair

Denver, Colorado

Bernie Buescher as an adult

Bernie Buescher

Board Position: Past Board Chair

Attorney, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, P.C.
Grand Junction / Denver, Colorado

Ryan D. Cobbins as an adult

Ryan Cobbins

Board Position: Vice-Chair

Business Owner, Coffee at the Point
Denver, Colorado

Joan Brennan

Board Position: Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Community Leader
Denver, Colorado

Sharlene Keithley as an adult

Sharlene Keithley, MBA

Board Position: Secretary

Director, Strategic Planning, Desoto and Senatobia Children's Clinics
Denver, Colorado

Kelly Causey as an adult

Kelly Causey, PhD

Board Position: Ex Officio

President & CEO, Colorado Children’s Campaign
Denver, Colorado

Sarah Allen

Chief Transformation Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Denver, CO

Charlotte Brantley

Early Childhood Policy and Practice Consultant
Golden, CO

Matt DeAngelis

Managing Director, D.A. Davidson
Denver, CO

Al Dominguez, JD

President & CEO, P.O.M Consulting
Windsor, CO

Rachele Espiritu, Ph.D.

Founding Partner, Change Matrix
Denver, CO

Matthew Haemer, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Nutrition Univ of CO School of Medicine, Medical Director Lifestyle Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Millie Hamner

Senior Policy Director, Keystone Policy Center
Keystone, CO

Vangi McCoy

Vangi McCoy

Council Coordinator, Montelores Early Childhood Council
Cortez, CO

Rosemary Rodriguez

Founder, Together We Count
Denver, Colorado

Jeannine Truswell

President & CEO, United Way of Weld County
Greeley, Colorado

Dr. Shale Wong

Director, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center
Denver, CO