Mona Vyas is a business professional with a background with for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Organization Type: Individual
Anna Stolk recently relocated to Denver and works remotely as a Program Manager at Chemonics International. Stolk would like to grow her network in the international development community in Denver. Chemonics International Mission Statement: “Our mission is to promote meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.”
Austin is the Manager of Learning and Partnerships at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). CDP is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions. In his role, Austin supports education and consulting activities with research, writing, events and NGO partner and consulting relationships. Austin’s… Read more »
As the Executive Director of India Transformed, Ruth Brodeen has a deep passion for providing marginalized communities with opportunities that will bring socio- economic transformation through self development, training and education. India Transformed is all about Education for Today, Hope for Tomorrow and Faith for Eternity. Their programs educate children, empower women and equip communities… Read more »
Dina Bleecker became interested in joining the Posner Center in order to have access to thoughtful and engaging programming and events, as well as to have access to use of the space for philanthropy, education, and networking purposes for various small groups including the Denver Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group and Metro Denver’s Impact100 organization.
Lauren Reese is a social change strategist, grant maker, and program manager with over six years of experience mobilizing resources in support of grassroots movements and groups in Asia and Africa. Drawing on her background in diversity education and community building, she also co-founded and leads an employee resource group for persons of African ancestry…. Read more »
Tom Coogan is retired from Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado where he worked with special needs students. Previously, Tom has experience as a Finance and Human Resources (HR) Coordinator with two international aid organizations. His strengths in those positions were in budget development, monitoring and management, accounting, internal auditing, and human resource management. Prior… Read more »
Gisselle Hernandez is a student at Wartburg College in Immokalee, Florida. She participated in the Wartburg West program in Denver, Colorado during the fall semester of 2021 during which she was a Community Communications & Operations Intern with the Posner Center for International Development. Gisselle is working toward her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and… Read more »
As a student at Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver, Matt Wicks was a Financial Management Intern with the Posner Center in 2021. Matt graduated from MSU in December 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government, with a concentration on international relations/comparative government and double minor in Public Administration and History. He… Read more »
Jamila White is an International Development and Humanitarian expert with 15 years of experience managing, designing, and implementing more than 100 million dollars in complex economic and social development initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. Raised in Virginia and Southeast D.C., Jamila’s life’s work has been focused on opening doors, creating access, and supporting… Read more »
Alejandra Soto is a bilingual, highly motivated international professional and project coordinator with +8 years of experience from NGOs, USAID, and the private sector. Her last years of experience include the support in the design, implementation, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of crime and violence prevention projects focused on youth in Mexico, grants management, and the… Read more »
Jennifer Parenti has a broad background in international affairs and international development. She worked as a defense cooperation strategist at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from 2014-2019, as a defense cooperation officer at the US embassy in Paris from 2012-2014, a foreign policy advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 2010-2012… Read more »
Alison Suthers is a practicing attorney with experience in criminal law and procedure and an interest in immigration issues. Alison is also a Masters in Development Practice (MDP) 2024 candidate at Regis University. She is also a board member of FLuME Foundation (focused on education in India) and the Congo Relief Mission board member (focused… Read more »
Julia Owen currently works in immigration law in Denver, and on anti-trafficking efforts in Colorado. Prior to this, she was lucky enough to work abroad for an NGO focusing on the human rights of children and education. Julia is interested in learning more about monitoring and evaluation, human rights research, and international relations and finds… Read more »