Staff

Denver Urban Scholars has 18 full-time staff members

  • Patrick Byrne, MSW, MNM, PhD

    President/CEO
    Masters, Nonprofit Mgmt., Regis University
    Masters, Social Work, University of Denver
    PhD, Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University
    On staff since organization was founded

  • Susan Duncombe, MSW, LCSW

    COO
    Masters, Social Work, & Certificate for Social
    Work with Latinos/as, University of Denver
    Experience with Denver Urban Scholars:
    Youth Development Coordinator 2008-2011
    Office Manager 2011-2012
    On staff since January 2014

  • Kathryn Miller, MSW, LCSW

    Program Director
    Masters, Social Work, University of Southern
    California
    On staff since May 2014

  • Esmeralda Rodriguez, BSW

    Capstones Program Manager
    BS, Social Work, Colorado State University
    On staff since November 2014

  • Kerry Entwisle, MSW

    Milestones Program Manager
    Masters, Social Work, & Certificate for Social
    Work with Latinos/as, University of Denver
    Interned with Denver Urban Scholars
    On staff since May 2014

  • Rebecca Rothkopf, MSW

    Milestones Program Manager
    Masters, Social Work, University of Denver
    Interned with Denver Urban Scholars
    On staff since June, 2016

  • Luz Navarrete, MSW

    Milestones Program Manager
    Masters, Social Work, Colorado State
    University
    On staff since August 2016

  • Nikte Contreras, BA

    Stepping Stones Program Manager
    BA, International Studies, University of
    Colorado Denver
    Currently finishing thesis for Masters of Social Science with emphasis in Social Justice.
    On staff since June 2016

  • Madeline Mitchell, MSW

    Stepping Stones Program Manager
    MSW, Social Work with Latinos Certificate,
    University of Denver
    On staff since June 2015

  • Margo Archey

    Director of Corporate and Community Engagement
    BA, Business Administration, University of
    Puget Sound
    On staff since October 2016

  • Kirsten Joranlien

    Development & Communications Associate
    BA, Global Studies, University of Wisconsin
    On staff since January 2017

  • Kylee Adolfson, MSW

    Stepping Stones Program Manager
    Masters, Social Work, Metro State University
    On staff since February 2017

  • Meghan Costello-Miller

    Office and Accounting Assistant
    BA, Psychology, Millersville University
    On staff since March 2017

  • Emma Barcenas

    Milestones Program Manager
    BA, Political Science, University of California San Diego
    On staff since August 2017

  • Sarah McGill, MSW

    Senior Program Manager
    Masters, Social Work, University of Denver
    Interned with CYAR
    On staff with CYAR since June 2007

  • Devon Reynolds

    Program Manager
    BA, Africana Studies and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University
    On staff with CYAR since July 2016

  • Tyler Cross

    Curriculum and Events Manager
    Masters, Educational Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
    On staff with CYAR since March 2017

  • Jessica Barry

    Development Special Projects Manager
    BA, Psychology
    On staff with CYAR since January 2015