SCFD Board of Directors
The SCFD Board of Directors is comprised of eleven members. Board members are chosen by county commissioners in each participating county (in Denver and Broomfield, each respective City Council selects the board member). In addition, four members are appointed by the governor. SCFD board members represent different segments of society, including business, education, government, and foundation management. The board reviews and oversees distribution of SCFD funds.
|Dan Hopkins: Board Chair, Arapahoe County appointee, former Deputy Chief of Staff and spokesperson for Governor Owens and CDOT. Mr. Hopkins earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Denver. He joined the board in March 2012, and was previously appointed to the SCFD board by Governor Owens and served August 2006-July 2009.|
|Kathy Kucsan: Board Vice Chairman, Boulder County appointee, Principal, Integrity Arts, LLC. Earned Ph.D. and Masters in Music Education from University of Colorado Boulder and Bachelors Music Education Indiana University. She joined the board February 2010, 2nd term expires December 2016.|
|Harold R. Logan, Jr.: Board Treasurer, Governor’s appointee. Director of Basic Materials and Services LLC, an investment firm. Mr. Logan has extensive experience in finance, including investment banking/venture capital, and as senior financial officer and director of publicly owned companies. He sits on boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, a supporter of numerous cultural organizations in Colorado. Hal holds an MS/Finance from Columbia University and BS/Economics from Oklahoma State University. He joined the board in January 2013. His 2nd term expires May 2018.
|Lynice (Lynn) Jeffers: Board Secretary, Broomfield County Appointee; Ms. Jeffers served for over eight years on the Broomfield Public Art Committee. As Chairperson, she oversaw the acquisition of 19 public artworks for Broomfield's collection, and helped establish two ongoing "Art for Awhile" programs. Nominated by Broomfield for the 2010 SCFD Rex Morgan Award, she has gained recognition as an arts advocate and community volunteer. A third generation Colorado native, Ms. Jeffers earned her B.S. degree from Colorado State University. She joined the board in March 2014, 1st term expires February 2017.|
|Damon O. Barry: Governor’s appointee, Managing Director, Barry Legal Consulting Services. Prior to founding Barry Legal Consulting Services, Mr. Barry was a Vice President of Business Affairs and Assistant General Counsel at CSG Systems International, Inc. Mr. Barry earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He joined the board October 2012. His 2nd term expires July 2018.|
|Councilwoman Kendra Black: Denver County appointee; was born and raised in southeast Denver a graduate of Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, with a BA in history and political science and an MA in history from the University of Colorado. Her experience includes work in non-profits, education and community outreach. She recently left her job at the University of Colorado Denver where she ran a statewide academic program to serve on Denver City Council. Councilwomen Black joined the board July 23, 2015, 1st term expires July, 2018.
|Kathy J. Imel: Adams County appointee. President, La Loba International, a management and technology consulting company, which she founded in 1996. Ms. Imel served for seven years on the Adams County Cultural Council, six of them as Secretary. She is an artist with pieces in public and private collections, and has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations. Ms. Imel has a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. degree from Colorado State University. She joined the board in February 2015; her first term expires in January 2018.|
|Rob Johnson: Jefferson County appointee, co-owner Wilson/Johnson Creative graphic design firm and photography studio. Mr. Johnson is a Colorado native and graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado. His service on the Jefferson County Cultural County from 2007-2012 included several years as co-chair and chair. Mr. Johnson joined the board April 2, 2013, 1st term expires March 31, 2016.|
|Peggy Lehmann: Ms. Lehmann earned her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and master’s degree from Stanford University. She is a former school teacher and directed Denver Audubon Society’s outdoor education program, a Tier III organization. She also worked as coordinator of education programs for the Tier 1 organizations. She joined the board July 2011 as the Denver County appointee. Ms. Lehmann first term as a Governor's appointee expires May 2018.
Ann Speer: Douglas County appointee, currently a financial advisor with AXA Advisors, LLC. Ms. Speer earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah and has worked in the banking and finance industry since 1985, primarily in Utah, California and Colorado. While in California Ann assisted arts and culture organizations in her community. After moving to Colorado, Ann was appointed to the Douglas County Cultural Council and served from 2007 – 2015, chairing the council from 2011 – 2015. She joined the board March 2016, 1st term expires March 2019.
|Elaine D. Torres: Governor’s appointee, Director of Community Affairs, CBS4. Ms. Torres earned a BA degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters Degree in Applied Communication from the University of Denver. Prior to joining CBS4, Ms. Torres worked as the Public Affairs Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain News where she was responsible for charitable giving and community relations. Ms Torres has served on numerous cultural, educational and human services advisory and nonprofit boards, including the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Art Museum. Ms. Torres joined the board March 2013. Her 2nd term expires May 2018.|
|Deborah Jordy: Executive Director|
If you wish to contact any of the Board members either through mail or email please send information to 899 Logan Street #500, Denver, CO 80203 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send your information on to the Board. SCFD does not distribute Board contact information.