Lauren Reitsema

Interim President

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Ben George

Vice President of Operations

Lynn Price

Ready2Relate Project Director

Mandee Mramor

Project Coordinator/Facilitator for the Ready2Relate Project

Holly Smiekel Hoff

Project Facilitator for the Ready2Relate Project

Alejandra Nieland

Project Facilitator for the Ready2Relate Project

Chip Albertson

Ready2Relate Project Facilitator

Stacy Dickerson

Responding to Relationships Project Director/Director of Sustainability

Sarah Burton Wells

Responding To Relationships Project Community Engagement Manager

Kelli Norden-Gilchrist

Community Development Strategist for the Responding to Relationships Project

Alana Hill

Financial Manager

Tina Good

Executive Strategy Assistant

Jason Herzog

Systems Manager

Sherilyn Smith

Data Coordinator

Board of Directors

Andy Cornell

Andy Cornell

Organizational Development Consultant and Coach
Andy is a human development professional with experience in performance improvement and leadership development. He currently is the Organizational Learning and Development Consultant for Arapahoe County, focusing on leadership development, and learning initiatives across the organization. In addition, Andy currently serves as the Head Track & Field Coach at Englewood High School and has coached in various capacities at Englewood since 2003. A Colorado Native and a graduate of The Colorado College, Andy has strong ties to our community. He and his wife are nearing their tenth anniversary and are raising three busy kids. He loves the mission of CRE and enjoys serving on the board. 

Janella Thaxton

Janella Thaxton

Vice President
Senior Events Manager
Janella Thaxton is the Senior Events Manager for MOPS International. She is a gatherer of people in her personal and professional life. This comes in handy as she manages the highly impactful annual MOPS mothering event, MOMcon. Janella and her husband, Rickey, live in Aurora Colorado where you will most likely find them serving others in their home or exploring the countryside on their Gold Wing Motorcycle.

Amber Gullett

Amber Gullett

Talent Acquisition Leader
Amber’s career has been focused on sales and recruiting in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries. She has successfully led high-performing talent acquisition teams and recruited for complex, technical and non-technical roles in addition to executive search. Her passion is helping people find the next big adventure in their career and facilitating that connection. In both recruiting and leading teams, building strong relationships are essential for success and it starts at home. Amber is committed to supporting CRE’s mission to educate kids and adults on how to create and maintain healthy, thriving relationships.

Lauren Howe

Lauren Howe

13 year LPGA Tour Veteran 

Lauren's mission is to help people realize the best in themselves and how to put their “Inner Champion” into action!  Her list of accomplishments includes being an LPGA Tour winner, Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Person of the Year and Player of the Year, as well as co-founding the Great Girls & Golf Foundation. Lauren sees golf is a wonderful metaphor for life and business and loves to teach others how to tap into their hearts intelligence and its ability to maximize brain function, be aware of and able to shift one's emotional state, focus on what you want not what you don’t want, and have solid skills. 

Katrina Hughes

Katrina Hughes

Sales Leader
Katrina’s career experience focuses on building teams and growing business in Denver across various industries, including hospitality, telecom, software and facilities services. As a leader, she recognizes that people are the most important part of any business, and for a business to be successful, employees need to feel valued and be part of an environment that supports relationships at all levels, from the home to the office. Katrina hopes to help CRE to expand its footprint in the community and the corporate environment.

Nicole Hunt

Nicole Hunt

Attorney At Law
Nicole Hunt is an attorney in Colorado. She received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Westmont College.  She is an astute public policy advocate and has employed her talents to serve in various roles in Washington D.C. Some of her experiences include serving under the Attorney General and as a White House intern in the Office for Strategic Initiatives. Nicole and her husband Jeff are passionate about supporting family and practice modeling family first while raising their four beautiful children.

Del Phillips

Del Phillips

Pastor and Community Leader

Pastor Del Phillips is the Pastoral leader of The House Worship Center a multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation in Denver, Colorado. In the fall of 2013 he organized the Colorado Black Leadership Caucus which is comprised of key community organizations representing the interest of African Americans. Pastor Del provided leadership for consecutive terms as Vice-President and President of the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance from 2013-2016. He is the father of five adult children, a grandfather, and was recently married to Aleina in January of 2014.

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