Entry Point for Transformation: Human Well-Being and Capabilities

College of Liberal Arts Public Policy and Administration

International organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits are actively seeking skilled professionals to lead teams and develop policies that improve people’s lives. The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) prepares students for public sector or nonprofit leadership through an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates research-based academic theory with real-world experience.

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.”

Philip Schuyler

Philip Schuyler is an Audit Principal at Fortner, Bayens, Levkulich and Garrison (FBLG), an accounting and advisory firm based in Denver that primarily serves community banks and other financial institutions. He founded Social Business Alliance LLC to support individuals and organizations working to address internationally recognized development goals. The organization seeks to advocate for the… Read more »

CLLARO: Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy Research Organization

CLLARO’s mission is to empower Latinos through leadership development, advocacy, and policy research to strengthen Colorado. CLLARO’s vision for the future is a State of Colorado where Latinos achieve their fullest potential.More than one out of five Coloradans are Latino. Some Latino families have centuries-old roots in the southwestern United States. Spanish colonists grazed sheep… Read more »

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 »

Mwebaza Foundation, Inc

The Mwebaza Foundation’s mission is to enrich the relationships among our Colorado and Uganda partner schools through cross-cultural exchange and service-learning that enhances educational opportunities, fosters a healthy learning environment, and promotes self-sufficiency.

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 »

Mutoni Maureen

Mutoni Maureen is a Bakery Manager for The Women’s Bakery at their flagship store in Kigali, Rwanda. She is interested in finding a mentor to help her progress in her life and career.


DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. They are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. They envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better… 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 »

Michele Stillwell-Parvensky

Michele Stillwell-Parvensky is a committed advocate for social, economic, and racial justice with fifteen years of experience managing successful advocacy campaigns to achieve educational equity and improve the health of children and families. Michele provides policy, advocacy, and communications strategy consulting to help nonprofits achieve social change. Previously, she served as Vice President of Advocacy… 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 »

Range of Motion Project (ROMP)

The Range of Motion Project (ROMP) is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mobility of people with amputation. ROMP realizes its mission by providing high-quality prosthetic care, follow-up services, community-based rehabilitation, and product innovation through its permanent operations. Since 2005, ROMP has delivered over 4,200 custom-made prosthetic devices in Guatemala, Ecuador, and the… Read more »

Charles Hammaker

Charles Hammaker is an undergraduate student at Western Colorado University aiming to graduate with a B.A. in English, a minor in Spanish, a minor in Humanities & Diversity, with a professional writing certificate. He is the current Multicultural Center (MCC) Director of the Student Government Association. Charles is of mixed heritage and grew up in… Read more »