Staff

Denver Urban Scholars has 16 full-time staff members

  • Patrick Byrne, MSW, MNM, PhD

    Executive Director
    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

    Associate Director
    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

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

  • Sarah McGill, MSW

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

  • Jan Goerzen

    Director of Volunteer Engagement
    BA, International Affairs, University of Colorado at Boulder
    On staff since May 2018

  • Kirsten Joranlien

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

  • Meghan Costello-Miller

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

  • Kerry Entwisle, MSW

    Senior 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

  • Madeline Mitchell, MSW

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

  • Esmeralda Rodriguez, BSW

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

  • Rebecca Rothkopf, MSW

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

  • Luz Navarrete, MSW

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

  • Nikte Contreras, BA

    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

  • Kylee Adolfson, MSW

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

  • Emma Barcenas

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

  • Olivia Sutphen, MSW

    Program Manager
    BS, Applied Mathematics – Actuarial Science, Auburn University
    Masters, Social Work, University of Denver
    On staff since July 2018