Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

Meet our people

Our board of trustees and staff is a diverse group of individuals committed to achieving gender equity. We each leverage our strengths, talents, networks, and resources to further the mission of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. We diligently use the power of our community, philanthropy, and impact to create a future where women and girls of every background and identity can prosper.

WFCO Staff

Lauren Y. Casteel

Lauren Y. Casteel
President & CEO

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Lauren Y. Casteel is the first person in Colorado to lead three foundations and possesses more than 20 years of philanthropic leadership as well as a career-long dedication to inclusiveness. Lauren is an experienced and recognized advocate for women, children, youth, and families in Colorado.

Throughout her career, Lauren has earned numerous accolades. Most recently, she received the Anti Defamation League Mountain States Region's 2018 Civil Rights Award; she received the 2016 Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award, presented annually by Denver’s Mayor to a member of the community; she was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in 2015 by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce; and in 2014, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

 
Lisa Christie
Lisa Christie
 
Vice President of Communications

John Dobey
John Dobey
 
Chief Financial Officer

Renee Ferrufino
Renee Ferrufino
 
Vice President of Development

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Erica Jackson
 
Digital Marketing Specialist

Colleen LaFontaine
Colleen LaFontaine
 
Director of Development

Tracy Langworthy
Tracy Langworthy
 
Staff Accountant & Office Manager

Camisha Lashbrook
Camisha Lashbrook
 
Donor Relations Manager

Karen Mandel
Karen Mandel
 
Development & Database Manager

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Louise Myrland
 
Vice President of Programs

Alison Friedman Phillips
Alison Friedman Phillips
 
Director of Programs

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Manushkka Sainvil
 
Executive & Board Coordinator



     

WFCO Board

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Joyce Vigil
Chair of the Board
Attorney & Owner at Robb & Vigil, LLC

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Joyce is an attorney and owner of Robb & Vigil, LLC in Pueblo, Colorado.

 

 

2021-22 Board of Trustees photo collage


FY 2021-22 Board of Trustees

Top Row (L to R): Debbie Chandler, Jennifer Cottrell, Kim Desmond, Helen Gair, Gracie Gallego, Ken Gart, Gerri Gomez Howard
Second Row (L to R): Raynard Gray, Julie Groves, Katie Kellen, Brook Kramer, Johanna Leyba, Adrienne Mansanares, Sonya Marques-Correia
Third Row (L to R): Christina Ortiz, Jim Reuter, Jamey Seely, Sue Sharkey, Danielle Shoots, Faye Tate, Kim Tobin
Fourth Row (L to R): Joyce Vigil, Sue Wagner, Elizabeth S. Wiley, Tania Zeigler

 
VICE CHAIR
Adrienne Mansanares, Planned Parenthood
TREASURER
Jennifer Cottrell, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
SECRETARY
Christina Ortiz, IndieDwell

Debbie Chandler, Matthews-Vu Medical Group

Kim DesmondDenver Office of Equity and Social Innovation

Helen Gaircommunity volunteer

Gracie Gallego, Heritage Title

Ken Gart, The Gart Companies

Gerri Gomez Howard, Gomez Howard Group

Raynard Gray, Xcel Energy

 

Julie Groves, Groves Law, LLC

Brook KramerWells Fargo

Johanna Leyba, community volunteer

Sonya Marques-Correia, Margulf Foundation

Jim Reuter, FirstBank

Jamey Seely, Integra Ledger

Sue Sharkey, CU Board of Regents

Danielle Shoots, The Colorado Trust

Faye Tate, CoBank

Kim TobinColorado State University

Sue Wagner, Bank of Colorado

Elizabeth S. Wylie, Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Tania Zeigler, Burn Bright Coaching & Consulting, LLC

 

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