Our Board and Staff

With the support of our board and staff, There With Care is grateful for the incredible support we receive from the hundreds of volunteers each year. Always with our heart on the families we serve, we thank our community for joining us in care. Below please meet our board of directors and staff.

Board of Directors

Michael Barnathan

President, 1492 Pictures

Pamela M. Bernal

Board Chairperson, Co-Founder P2P Alliance; Executive Coach and Mentor advising small for-profit and non-profit ventures

Amy Carpenter

Chapter Expansion Chair, Philanthropist

Chris Columbus

Honorary Board Member; Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Geoffrey Hansen

Film Producer, 1st Assistant Director

Kirsten Heckendorf

Talent Buyer at ValsList.com

Chris Himes


John Marlow

Associate Vice President, U.S. Engineering Company

Jody Mathie, M.D.

Founder, Cherry Creek Pediatrics

Diane Nelson

Honorary Board Member, President, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Paula DuPre’ Pesmen

Executive Director, There With Care; Film Producer

Mimi Roberson

Honorary Board Member, CEO, Roberson Consulting Group LLC

Anne Trujillo

Anchor, Denver7News

Jacqueline van Someren

Venture Capitalist/Philanthropist

Stephen Webster

Sales and Business Development Executive, Charter Communications, Inc.



Executive Director

Paula DuPre’ Pesmen

Founder and Executive Director


Development Department

Dana Bacardi

Vice President of Development

Jeanette Teigen

Boulder Development Director

Mellenie Goebel

Denver Development Director

Katie Hegg

Community Development Associate - Boulder

Angela Dieck

Community Development Associate - Denver

Kristina Miller Olsen

Grants Co-Director

Bill Campbell, PhD

Grants Co-Director

Shanna Lawless

Events Director


Programs Department

Mary Beth Appel

Vice President of Programs and Volunteers

Julie Rich

Program Manager

Julie Hess

Program Coordinator

Jill Nepper

Program Coordinator

Alli Angulo

Program Coordinator

Virginia Leffler

Program Coordinator


Volunteer Department

Karyn White

Volunteer Manager - Denver

Susan Domeracki

Volunteer Manager - Boulder

Cindy Jones

Volunteer Group Coordinator - Boulder

Danielle Calabrese

Volunteer Group Coordinator – Denver

Beth Botansky

Volunteer Associate

Lisa Jones

Volunteer Associate

Cheryl Markel

Team Chop Coordinator


Operations Department

Carol E. Brice

Vice President of Operations

Joan Haug

Operations Consultant

Bonnie McNellan


Robin Spitz

Systems Manager

Cassy Matthews

Marketing and Communications Director

Kris Carius

Operations Manager

Liz Ward

Operations Coordinator - Boulder

Jack Kim

Operations Coordinator

Chris Wells

Denver Community Space Coordinator

Rachel Siler

Denver Community Space Coordinator

Advisory Board

  • Jane Butcher, Philanthropist, Co-Chairperson Conference of World Affairs, CU Boulder, and Co-Chairperson, Mother Jones Magazine
  • Adam Fell, President Quincy Jones Productions
  • Linda Gray, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL
  • Dr. Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
  • Anne Hanson, Director of Philanthropy, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, Denver, CO
  • Wendy Kahn-Robson, Realtor, Boulder, CO
  • Mary Lee, Philanthropist, Community Member, Boulder, CO
  • Tommi McHugh, MA, CCLS at Children’s Hospital Colorado 
  • Devon Murray, “Harry Potter” Actor, “Seamus”
  • Caritina Yanez, Social Worker, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, Denver, CO
  • Dr. Julie Zimbelman, Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Denver, CO