Board of Directors

DUS has 15 voting board members; 100% of our board contributes to the organization

  • Mike Brown, Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Executive Committee

    Branch Manager/Vice President, Morgan Stanley

    Extensive background in fundraising, corporate and family foundations, and investments
    Resides in Denver, CO
    1st term ends 1/2018

  • Lawrence J. Byrne (non-voting member)

    Retired

    Founder of Denver Urban Scholars, healthcare expert, entrepreneur, donor
    Resides in Denver, CO
    6th term ends 10/2018

  • Patrick Byrne, Executive Director/President (non-voting member)

    Nonprofit management, fundraiser, mentor
    Resides in Denver, CO

  • Amanda Campbell, Program Committee

    Adjunct Faculty Liaison, University of Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Former DUS Program Director, extensive background in non-profit management, program development and evaluation, and Clinical Supervisor (LCSW)
    Resides in Golden, CO
    1st term ends 6/2017

  • Blair Eklund, Finance Committee, Investment Committee Chair

    Self-Employed Commodities Trader

    Extensive background in fiscal management, investments, wealth-management, endowment planning
    Resides in Evergreen, CO
    1st term ends 3/2018

  • Rebecca Holmes, Program Committee Chair, Executive Committee

    Program Officer, Gates Family Foundation

    Former partner school leader, expertise in academic challenges of high-risk youth, K-12 education, organizational leadership and strategic planning
    Resides in Denver, CO
    2nd term ends 12/2017

  • Desiree Jewell, Marketing Chair, Executive Committee

    Director of Marketing, Pearson

    Expertise in strategic planning, customer relationship management, and brand awareness
    Resides in Broomfield, CO
    1st term ends 6/2018

  • Aimee Johnson

    Vice President, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company

    Extensive background in fiscal management, banking, investments, and higher education
    Resides in Denver, CO
    1st term ends 1/2018

  • Joe Kelloff, Board Chair, Executive Committee

    Director Business Development, McElvain Energy

    Significant experience in the oil and gas field as well as fundraising and special event development experience
    Resides in Arvada, CO
    2nd term ends 1/2019

  • Tom Kimball, Marketing Committee

    Assistant VP, Land Title Guarantee

    Prior mentor, Denver business leader, special events, development strategies/implementation
    Resides in Denver, CO
    5th term ends 5/2018

  • Elaine Schoch, Marketing Committee

    Owner, Carpe Travel

    Several years of marketing and communication experience; fundraising and strategic planning
    Resides in Denver, CO
    2nd term ends 1/2019

  • Jared Schoch, Strategic Planning Committee, Executive Committee

    Principal, Turning Point Energy

    Extensive background in renewable energy with a great deal of experience in fundraising, organizational development, and strategic planning
    Resides in Denver, CO
    2nd term ends 1/2019

  • David Spaulding, Development Committee Chair, Executive Committee

    Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

    Expertise with employment law, fundraising, and special events
    Resides in Denver, CO
    1st term ends 10/2019

  • Lyle Wallace, Board Secretary

    Attorney, Baker Law

    Experience with non-profit law and special events
    Resides in Denver, CO
    2nd term ends 1/2018

  • Noel Wickwar, Development Committee

    Vice President, Morgan Stanley

    Extensive background in fundraising, and special events
    Resides in Denver, CO
    3rd term ends 9/2018