Jandel Allen-Davis, MD President and CEO
Jandel Allen-Davis, MD is the President and CEO of Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Allen-Davis was the vice-president of Government, External Relations and Research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado from 2009-2018. In that role she led the organization’s government relations and regulatory affairs, community relations and community benefit investment, clinical research activities, stakeholder engagement, communications, and advertising and marketing functions.
Dr. Allen-Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and was in active practice for 25 years. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Allen-Davis completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Allen-Davis is an active participant in the community and currently serves on the boards of Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, National Jewish Health and Mile High United Way. She is married to a Dartmouth College graduate, Anthony Davis (‘82) and they have two children, one of whom graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009. She enjoys gardening, hiking and is a fiber artist whose work has been displayed in several galleries over the years.
Thomas E. Balazy, MD Medical Director
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Thomas E. Balazy, MD, has been at Craig since 1987 and for 17 years Dr. Balazy was Craig's Medical Director at the Multitrauma unit at Swedish Medical Center.
Dr. Balazy received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and completed a fellowship in spinal cord and brain injury at Craig. He is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 2006, Dr. Balazy received the Jerome Gersten Clinical Teaching Award from the Dept. of PM&R at the UCHSC School of Medicine.
Most recently, Dr. Balazy created the TRAC (Teenage Rehab at Craig) Program to provide a comprehensive patient and family rehabilitation plan of care for this age group.
Dr. Balazy is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He is also the author of a widely read publication on chronic pain in spinal cord injury.
Justin Cooper Hospital Board Member
Justin Cooper serves as president of Saunders Construction, LLC and Saunders Express, LLC. He is responsible for executive management, strategic business planning, financial results and supporting an extraordinary client experience for the company’s Denver-based construction organization. Cooper brings 21 years of local expertise in all facets of the construction process. He brings past preconstruction, project development and project oversight experience on over $2 billion in completed projects. His experience includes work with The Colorado Health Foundation Headquarters, National Western Center Integrated Demolition, The Grand Residences and St. Anthony Hospital.
He holds a B.S. in construction science and management from Kansas State University and has been named to the Top 20 Under 40 by Engineering News – Record Mountain States and Top 40 Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal.
Cooper is an active member of the community and serves on the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Denver Metro Chamber of Economic Development Corporation and the Volunteers of America Colorado Branch Board of Directors.
Tricia Downing Hospital Board Member
Tricia Downing is a Denver native and Craig grad. Having sustained a spinal cord injury in a cycling accident in September of 2000, Tricia is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities live life to the fullest.
Over the past twelve years, Tricia has worked as a disability advocate, professional speaker and published author. Additionally, she has had a full athletic career post-injury, spanning triathlon, rowing and target shooting—and competing in the World Championships of each sport. In 2016, she was a member of Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Rio.
Tricia currently works for the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and is training for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism (University of Maryland) and master's degrees in both sports management (Eastern Illinois University) and disability studies (Regis University).
Erin M. Eiselein Hospital Board Member
Erin Eiselein is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP where she represents a wide variety of health care organizations on regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution matters. Erin has particular expertise in HIPAA and has authored a book on the subject.
Throughout Erin's career, community service and pro bono work has been an important part of her practice. She has served on the boards of 9Health Fair, Montessori School of Denver, Socially Conscious Coffee and as a member of the Denver Foundation's Health Advisory Committee. Erin also has worked as a volunteer attorney with the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Erin holds a BA from the University of Iowa and a JD from the University of Denver.
Eric Feagler Hospital Board Member
Eric Feagler is Americas Startup Sales Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
He was previously VP of America's Sales for General Electric Digital where he directed sales strategy and execution of vertical and specialty sales in North and South America. Prior to GE, Eric was Executive Vice President of Client Solutions at Simple Energy, where he was responsible for building their global sales team and business strategy. He also spent 12 years at Microsoft in various Sales and Marketing leadership roles in China, Latin America, Canada and corporate headquarters. Most recently he was General Manager of Corporate Accounts Microsoft Canada where he had nationwide responsibility for leading all aspects of the business for Commercial and Public Sector customers.
Eric started his career in the US Navy flying A-6's until sustaining an SCI in a rock climbing accident in WA. He is a Craig Hospital alumnus, is active in disabled sports and previously served on the board of Outdoors for All.
Eric holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in aerospace engineering from the US Naval Academy.
Karleen Goerke Hospital Board Secretary
Karleen (Kari) Goerke is the Interim Director for Post Licensure Nursing Programs at the Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis University. Kari has been with Regis University since 2013 where she teaches a variety of leadership courses including healthcare policy, organizational leadership and finance. She is a registered nurse with greater than 30 years' experience. Prior to working at Regis University, she was in multiple clinical and leadership positions at Swedish Medical Center with the last ten years serving as the Chief Nursing Officer.
Kari holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming, a master's degree in nursing administration from Regis University, and is a candidate for an EdD – Organizational Leadership: Healthcare Administration.
Kari has also served on several non-profit boards, most recently with Northern Colorado Catholic Charities.
Joan Henneberry Hospital Board Member
Joan Henneberry spent over 30 years with a career focused on improving access to and quality of health and healthcare at the local, state and national levels. She worked at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for 13 years before she and husband Mark took a detour from Colorado to Washington, DC where she held several positions, including Director of Health Policy, at the National Governors Association. During her tenure at NGA she assisted states with implementation of the state children's health insurance program, and provided consultation and technical assistance to governors and their staffs translating policy goals into operational success.
After returning to Colorado, Joan served on the cabinet of Gov. Bill Ritter as the head of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the state Medicaid agency, where she led efforts to expand eligibility for Medicaid and implemented various components of the governor's health reform agenda, including the creation of the Center for Improving Value in Healthcare. Joan retired in 2018 after almost seven years as a consultant and Vice President with Health Management Associates, a national healthcare research and consulting firm.
Joan serves on the board of the Colorado Visiting Nurses Association and the board of the Denver Health Medical Plan. She has a degree in sociology and secondary education, and a master's degree in management from Regis University.
Jessica Hobbs Hospital Board Member
Jessica Hobbs joined TEGNA in April of 2015 as Group Human Resources Director, based out of KUSA in Denver, Colorado. She is the HR lead for several of the TEGNA stations in the Western region of the country.
Jessica previously served as the HR Director of American Midstream, LP, a growth oriented natural gas and crude oil midstream entity. Prior to joining American Midstream, she worked as an HR manager within the insurance industry with AIG in Dublin, Ireland, and QBE in New York City.
Jessica graduated from the University Wisconsin at Milwaukee with a BBA in human resources. She enjoys spending her free time exploring the performing arts, volunteering and spending time with her two young daughters.
Jennifer Hopkins Foundation Board Chair
Jennifer is a Managing Partner at Crescendo Capital Partners LLC, a private investment company. Crescendo invests in mature businesses that offer an opportunity to accelerate growth and enhance profitability. She is currently CEO of one of Crescendo’s portfolio companies, American Medical. American Medical is one of the largest internet providers of prescription long term oxygen therapy equipment.
Prior to forming Crescendo, Jennifer was employed at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. Over her 25-year career, she led functional teams in R&D, Marketing and Manufacturing, and Executive General Management roles for hardware, software and services organizations. Most recently she was Vice President of the Global Solutions Business Unit, a $750M organization with 4 divisions and over 1500 employees in 35 countries. From a product perspective, she has led teams in categories ranging from Computers (workstations & servers), to semiconductors to electronic test equipment.
She is currently on the board of SpectraLogic Corporation, a manufacturer of tape storage devices and Sartori Cheese, a fourth generation family retail and industrial provider of cheese. She is also a member of the Colorado Forum, a non-partisan business organization working to further governmental policy issues that benefit Coloradoans.
Jennifer is active in several nonprofit organizations including Opportunity International, the NDSU Alumni Board, and the American Lung Association. She holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from North Dakota State University and a master's degree from Stanford. She lives in Denver with her husband Mark. She is an active ultra runner, golfer and downhill skier.
Ken Kelley Hospital Board Member
Ken Kelley grew up in Aspen, CO and has a BA from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
Ken has been employed at Unum for 32 years, where he is currently Senior Account Executive in their Denver office. He is responsible for Unum's consulting and regional broker relationships in CO, UT and WY, handling sales of group Life, Disability and Supplemental Benefit plans for clients and prospects of all sizes. He is also the large employer specialist for the Denver office's territory, responsible for all sales and marketing activities for clients and prospects over 2,000 employees.
Ken lives in Littleton, CO and is married with 5 children, 2 step-children and 5 grandchildren. His oldest son is a Craig Hospital alumnus. Ken enjoys skiing, tennis and hiking.
John E. Kurath Hospital Board Chair-Elect
John Kurath has over 25 years of experience in the health insurance and healthcare financing industry. He is currently Vice President at Warner Pacific Insurance Services, a leading general agency. Warner Pacific partners with Colorado's health plans to assist insurance agents and their customers with obtaining group and individual coverage.
John has also co-founded several companies in the human resources and insurance technology industries. He has served in executive level positions at one of the nation's largest health plans. He is the past president of the Colorado Group Insurance Association and has served as legislative chair for several trade associations.
John grew up in Boulder, Colorado, attended Arizona State University and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Gerry Lewis-Jenkins Hospital Board Chair
Gerry Lewis-Jenkins is the former Chief Operating Officer of COPIC where she focused on market growth and expansion, legislative activities, and the oversight of departments such as Information Technology, Marketing and Communications, Sales, and Underwriting. Before joining COPIC, Gerry served as Executive Director of Humana Health Plans of Colorado.
Gerry also has a background as a registered nurse, with more than 15 years of experience in clinical and hospital management. She is a member of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities Advisory Board. She has served on the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Committee on Governance as well as the board of directors for Platte Valley Medical Center and as the Chair of the board of directors for the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO).
Gerry holds a degree in healthcare administration and a master's degree in business administration from Regis University.
Dwinita Mosby Tyler Hospital Board Member
Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, and The HR Shop, LLC - a boutique human resources firm designed to support non-profits and small businesses. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children's Hospital Colorado and the former Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver. Dr. Mosby Tyler is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and corporate organizations.
Dr. Mosby Tyler has a strong academic presence in Colorado, as a popular guest lecturer at University of Denver, University of Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, Aurora Community College, Regis University and many other social, political and community organizations. Dr. Mosby Tyler has a vast, 33-year background in human resources, diversity & inclusion, training and operations management. She has held leadership roles at AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, the McKesson Corporation, Statline, the City and County of Denver and Children's Hospital Colorado. She currently serves as Chair of the Denver Foundation Board of Trustees and is member of the Board of Trustees for the Bonfil-Stanton Foundation.
Dr. Mosby Tyler has received many local and national awards for her service and leadership accomplishments. She holds a doctorate in the field of Organizational Leadership, a Master of Arts degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
Todd D. Munson Hospital Board Past Chair
Todd Munson is EVP and Director of Commercial Banking for Vectra Bank of Colorado, an affiliate of Zions Bancorp. Prior to joining Vectra Bank, Todd was the Colorado Market Manager for Chase. Todd oversees the public affairs and market-based business for the company’s 1,500 employees and nearly 1.2 million customers. Todd's affiliation with Chase dates back to 1996, when he joined predecessor organization Bank One as a senior commercial banker in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served in increasingly responsible roles including three years as President of the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Region and two years as Market President of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Todd serves on various nonprofit boards in Denver. Todd has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and economics from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. Todd also holds a master's degree in finance from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College and has his Investment Banking Series 63 and 79 license.
Angela Oakley Hospital Board Treasurer
Angela Oakley is the Chief Financial Officer at the Mental Health Center of Denver, overseeing the organization's accounting, finance, contracting, consulting services and accounts receivable functions.
With 30 years of experience in healthcare finance, Angela has worked in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations including hospitals, insurance entities and other healthcare organizations. Her passion for leadership and mission-oriented work fuels her drive to enhance well-being throughout the community.
Angela is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Molly Rauzi Hospital Board Member
Molly Rauzi is a consultant and Chief Information Officer with the strategy execution firm Gagen MacDonald. Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, she was Managing Director leading the Business Advisory Services Practice in the Denver office of Grant Thornton LLP.
Molly brings her experience in systems management leading large, complex business transformation, culture and organizational change initiatives to the Craig Hospital Board of Directors. She advises on the governance of corporate functions and shared services across the enterprise. Her experience and insights have helped numerous organizations ready their workforces for the many changes that new technologies, new business models and new strategies bring.
Molly served as an appointee of then-Mayor of Denver John Hickenlooper as the Chief Information Officer for the City and County of Denver. Before working for the Mayor of Denver, she served as the Director of Technology for Denver International Airport. She also serves on the board of the Colorado Technology Association and NewCloud Networks.
Jenny Robinson Hospital Board Member
Jenny Robinson is the Chief Investment Officer for Continuum Partners, a leading local real estate developer. In this role, she is responsible for leading all debt and equity transactions and directing asset management activities. Jenny originally joined Continuum's finance department in 2005 where she has worked on sourcing debt and equity for nearly all of Continuum's development projects to date as well as underwriting new project opportunities, several billion dollars of financial structuring.
Jenny holds a degree in finance and accounting from Iowa State University and a master's degree from the University of Colorado. She is also an alumnus of Craig Hospital.
Bruce Schroffel Hospital Board Member
Bruce Schroffel has worked in healthcare administration for more than 40 years visioning, leading, managing and developing strategies for large, complex academic healthcare organizations. He was raised in Berkeley, California and started his healthcare career in New York at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served first as an administrator for a community-based center in the South Bronx and then moved into the position of senior associate director for hospital operations.
Schroffel was then recruited to the Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1997, during the merger of UCSF and Stanford he was named senior vice president for UCSF Medical Center and Mount Zion Hospital. In 2001, he was tapped to lead Stony Brook University Hospital, a 504-bed academic medical center in New York. As Stony Brook's CEO, Schroffel oversaw a cultural and financial turnaround, and a $300 million renovation of the hospital. In January 2006, when the University of Colorado Hospital was enduring difficult challenges, Schroffel became president and CEO and dramatically extended UCH's reach and breadth, raising performance to among the top five percent in the U.S.
In 2012 Schroffel was the architect of a major merger growing UCH to a five hospital, $2.5 billion, 15,000 person enterprise and was named president and chairman. In 2014 he retired from UCHealth. Today he serves as CEO of ElevenP15, a start-up biotech firm developing therapeutics and biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Schroffel has consulted in healthcare strategy in the U.S. and China, recruiting executives and coaching physicians and administrators. He is chairman of the Emily Griffith Foundation; is special envoy to and board member of Project C.U.R.E., the world's largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment; has served on the Denver Foundation board; and was on the CoBiz Bank Board. He is currently on the board of the Mental Health Center of Denver and Adams County Food Bank, among others. In 2010 he was named The Denver Post's Business Person of the Year and in 2014 he received the University Medal from the University of Colorado.
He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and two graduate degrees from Columbia University. Schroffel and his wife Lorrie, a private practice mental health professional, live in Denver. Their son Jonathan lives in London, while their daughter Jesse lives in Denver. Bruce and Lorrie also have two grandchildren.
Jane Schumaker Hospital Board Member
A native of Omaha, Jane Schumaker holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska. Her career has focused on academic medicine, including medical schools, teaching hospitals and physician practices. Prior to retiring from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2019, she held executive positions at University of Chicago, University of Florida, Medical College of Wisconsin, and University of Nebraska Hospital and University of Nebraska Medical School.
Throughout her career she has participated in several boards and committees related to health care and has served as president or chairman of several professional national organizations. In Denver, she has served on boards and committees including Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, UCHealth, Colorado Access, CU Physical Therapy, CU Trust, Coloradans Protecting Patient Access, Colorado and DAWN Clinic.
Schumaker has lived in Colorado for 10 years and is happily retired in Denver. She has three sons and five grandchildren.
Jay Shepard Hospital Board Member
Jay P. Shepard served as Executive Chairman of Versartis, Inc., from December 2013 to 2015. In May 2015, Mr. Shepard joined Versartis as President and CEO. In 2018, Versartis merged with Aravive (NASDAQ: ARAV) and he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2018 to January 2020, when he retired. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Shepard was the Executive Partner at Sofinnova Ventures. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of NextWave Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer), President and Chief Executive Officer of Ilypsa (acquired by Amgen), interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Relypsa (Ilypsa's spin-out company, which was acquired by Galencia), and Vice President of Commercial Operations at Telik and Oncology Business Unit Head of Alza Pharmaceuticals (Alza was acquired by Johnson & Johnson).
He has over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and drug delivery arenas. He has participated in or led over 16 product launches by preparing markets and establishing sales and marketing operations.
Mr. Shepard currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. He is a board member of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD), Esperion (NASDAQ: ESPR) and Craig Hospital.
Mr. Shepard is an operating partner at Catalys Pacific, a venture group focused on licensing drug programs and creating new companies in the U.S. and Japan. Mr. Shepard holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Arizona.