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

Chris Columbus

Honorary Board Member Director, Producer, Screenwriter

David Davia

Executive Director, The Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors | Denver, Colorado

Geoffrey Hansen

Producer, 1st Assistant Director

Kirsten Heckendorf

Talent Buyer at Valslist.com

Chris Himes

Board Director

Jody Mathie, M.D.

Cherry Creek Pediatrics

Diane Nelson

President, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Paula DuPre’ Pesmen

Executive Director of There With Care, Film Producer

Mimi Roberson

Roberson Consulting Group LLC, CEO

Jacqueline van Someren

Venture Capitalist/Philanthropist



Executive Director

Paula Dupre’ Pesmen

Founder and Executive Director


Development Department

Dana Bacardi

Vice President of Development

Millicent Kang

Boulder Development Director

Shannon Nieb

Denver Development Director

Shanna Lawless

Events Director

Katie Hegg

Boulder Community Development Associate

Sandi Osoro

Denver Community Development Associate

Kristina Miller Olsen

Grants Director

Christina Cook

Grants Coordinator


Programs Department

Mary Beth Appel

Program Director

Kim Richter

Program Coordinator

Julie Rich

Program Coordinator

Brooke Gilardi

Program Coordinator

Ivanova Swarr

Program Coordinator

Amy Maier

Program Coordinator

Cheryl Markel

Team Chop Coordinator


Volunteer Department

Kelly McGahan

Volunteer Director

Karyn White

Volunteer Coordinator and Group Lead - Denver

Susan Domeracki

Volunteer Coordinator

Julie Hess

Groups Volunteer Coordinator

Beth Botansky

Volunteer Associate


Operations Department

Bonnie McNellan

Operations Director

Robin Spitz

Operations Coordinator

Kris Carius

Operations Coordinator

Sue Lepping

Marketing and Communications Director

Cate Buck

Operations Support Coordinator - Denver/Aurora

Liz Ward

Operations Support Coordinator - Boulder

Chris Wells

Denver Community Space Coordinator

Rachel Siler

Denver Community Space Coordinator

Advisory Board

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