Organization Type: Individual

Casey Thomas

Casey is a strategic leader with over a decade of experience driving change within nonprofits and youth-serving programming. Casey is committed to continual improvement, organizational learning, and sustainable change management. She is an innovative and creative problem-solver, consistently pushing for evolution within organizations to overcome challenges and increase efficiency, effectiveness, and impact.

Pushpa Iyer

Dr. Pushpa Iyer (she/her/hers) is an activist, scholar, and practitioner in conflict resolution, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is currently an associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California. She is passionate about social justice, which she understands as navigating and managing social change through creative approaches.

Kenneth Mibut Dam

In northern Ghana, 8 out of 10 children under 5 years old are anemic. This has a dire consequence on their physical and psychological health, as well as their learning abilities. As a physician working in a government hospital in the northern part of Ghana,  Kenneth Mibut Dam has seen many such cases. From these… Read more »


B L A C X E R A (black-era) is a community and collegiate organization that is dedicated to the experiences and existences of Blacx (Black, Afro-Latinx, African, Caribbean, and Mixed) people who share African & Indigenous Ancestry. B L A C X E R A seeks to provide a place, a space, and a… Read more »

Amir Sadafi

Amir Sadafi’s most recent professional experience is in the field of international higher education, where his efforts were focused on supporting promising young scholars around the developing world. Delivering programming in over 65 countries, he has helped thousands of students by connecting them to funding opportunities to enable them to access educational opportunities in the… Read more »

Anna Stolk

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 Snowbarger

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 »

Ruth Brodeen

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

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

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

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 »