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


Current Board

Stephen Webster

Board Chair, Sales and Business Development Executive, Charter Communications, Inc.

Amy Carpenter

Board Director

Michael Barnathan

President, 1492 Pictures

Pamela M. Bernal

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

Sheri Bernal

Global Brands HR Vice President, VF Corporation

Ruchi Brunvand


Geoffrey Hansen

Film Producer, 1st Assistant Director

Kirsten Heckendorf

Talent Buyer at ValsList.com

John Marlow

Associate Vice President, U.S. Engineering Company

Jody Mathie, M.D.

Founder, Cherry Creek Pediatrics

Rwenshaun Miller

Mental Health Change Agent

Paula DuPré Pesmen

Founder and CEO

Jacqueline van Someren

Venture Capitalist/Philanthropist


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


Honorary Board

Chris Columbus

Honorary Board Member; Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Diane Nelson

Honorary Board Member

Mimi Roberson

Honorary Board Member, CEO, Roberson Consulting Group LLC

Young Professionals Advisory Board

Morolake Thompson


Phil Bland


Jen Yokley


Michelle Morris Henry

Board Member

Troy Vigil

Board Member

Whitney Byrd

Board Member

Rebecca Smith

Board Member

Ish Bouchta

Board Member

Ginni Mulder

Board Member

Morgan Crouch

Board Member

Nicole Isenberg

Board Member

Jeffri Whittington

Board Member

Lindsey Pratte

Board Member



Leadership Team

Paula DuPré Pesmen

Founder and CEO

Hank Pennington


Mary Beth Appel

VP of Mission Delivery and Culture

Dana Bacardi

VP of National Expansion

Gina DiMatteo


Laurie Peterson

VP of Development

Andrea Mosher

Director of Programs

Josh Battle

Marketing and Communications Director


Marketing and Communications

Betsy Edwards

Art Director

Celia Turner

Marketing Communications Specialist

Noah Hummel

Marketing Communications Specialist



Hannah Hostetler

Boulder Development Director

Olivia O’Connor

Development Associate - Denver

Julia Brownfield

Grants Manager

Becca Dehnbostel

Events Manager



Nancy Casella

Programs Coordinator

Julie Hess

Programs Coordinator

Marina Florian

Programs Coordinator

Tommi McHugh

Program Coordinator

Melissa Hart

Lead Program Coordinator

Hannah Savadkohi

Program Coordinator



Sunny Mai

HR Manager

Kris Carius

Systems Support

Liz Ward

Operations Manager

Conadius Freeman

Operations Coordinator - Denver

Bailey Foley

Operations Coordinator - Denver

Jennifer Thorson

Operations Coordinator - Boulder

Michelle Bowman



Community Engagement

Kim Smith

Community Engagement Director

Suzanne Spencer

Community Engagement Coordinator

Sabrina Netherwood

Community Engagement Coordinator

Ashton Reppert

Community Engagement Coordinator