The Craig Hospital Foundation's Board of Directors guide efforts to raise and manage funds for the hospital, establish policy for the Foundation and help determine fundraising priorities. The Board is comprised of business and philanthropic leaders who work to enhance community awareness and help garner community support for Craig Hospital.
Foundation Board Members
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.
Serena Bruzgo Craig Foundation President
Craig Hospital Foundation
Prior to joining the Craig Foundation, Bruzgo was Vice President of Development and Marketing at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Bruzgo was founder and principal of Community Investment Advisors, a national corporate social responsibility and nonprofit consulting firm and previously held progressive leadership roles at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association. During her tenure at Mines, she expanded global alumni engagement programs, grew the organization’s endowment and membership revenue, served on the President's Cabinet, and cofounded the Colorado School of Mines Leadership Summit. She also led successful capital and endowment campaigns, major gift solicitations, and marketing and digital engagement efforts for the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and Avila University.
Bruzgo is in the 2021 Leadership Denver class, was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Morgridge Accelerator Fellowship Program, and serves on the board of Impact100 Metro Denver. She is a graduate of Hannibal LaGrange University in Missouri. Her personal interests include exploring the world with her family as scuba divers, Colorado adventurers, and community scientists.
Barrett Baker Foundation Board member
Barrett Baker is the founder and president of Daniels Petroleum Company. Daniels Petroleum began as an oil and gas land brokerage consulting business in 1984, and has subsequently evolved into an oil and gas exploration company that specializes in prospect generation.
Barrett has served on several boards, including the Perfect Drift Fly Fishing Club, and HOA boards in Boulder and Carbondale, Colorado. Barrett and his wife are philanthropically involved in several arts and education institutions, such as the University of Colorado Foundation, Claremont McKenna College and the Clyfford Still Museum, as well as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
Barrett is an Eagle Scout and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mineral land management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting, skiing and spending time with his wife and three children.
Ryan Beiser Foundation Board Member
Ryan Beiser is the regional president for PNC Bank, Denver.
In this role, Ryan is responsible for leading overall growth across Colorado with a special focus on the Denver Metro area, as well as overseeing all aspects of Corporate Banking in the region. His office implements all local sponsorship and philanthropic efforts to execute PNC’s community-based goals and initiatives.
Ryan previously served as the chief operating officer of PNC’s Corporate and Commercial Banking groups. Prior to his COO role, Ryan led Corporate Banking for PNC’s Florida East region. During his tenure, he has participated in numerous internal and external initiatives while at PNC, including Men Advocating Real Change (MARC), Women Connect, and United Way West Palm Beach.
In Denver, Ryan is a member of YPO Colorado and serves on the board of Mile High United Way, the Board of Advisors for the University of Colorado Denver Business School, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission for the State of Colorado, the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Craig Hospital Foundation Board, and on the Major Gifts Council for Early Childhood Education of the Mile High United Way.
Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Vincent College and a MBA from the University of Maryland. He and his wife Heather live in Denver with their three children.
Dan Campbell Foundation Board Member
Dan Campbell is CEO and board member at ARB Midstream in Denver, Colorado, an energy company with operations in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas, and Managing Director at BV Private Capital, the private-equity arm of Ball Ventures, a $1+ billion private investment company and the primary investor in ARB Midstream.
Prior to joining BV Private Capital and ARB Midstream, Dan was Founder and Managing Partner of Broadline Partners, a management consulting and advisory services firm that provides C-level expertise to growth-oriented businesses across various industries.
Prior experience includes Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Midstream Partners, a $2 billion energy company based in Denver, Colorado and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of MarkWest Energy Partners, a $20 billion energy company with operations across the United States.
Dan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University and lives in Denver with his wife and children.
Lisa Reckler Cohn Foundation Board Member
Lisa is the President and General Counsel of Apartment Income REIT Corp. or AIR (NYSE: AIRC) which was created from the separation transaction of Apartment Investment and Management Company or Aimco (NYSE: AIV). She has specific responsibility for governance, information technology and process innovation, human resources, and legal. Lisa joined Aimco in 2002 as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Prior to her role with AIR, Lisa served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Aimco. During her tenure, Lisa had increasing levels of responsibilities across the company, serving as a cross-functional leader of the organization. In addition to serving as General Counsel, Lisa has had responsibility for construction services, asset quality and service, insurance, risk management, human resources, dispositions nationwide, and Aimco’s acquisition activities in the western region. She has also previously served as chairman of Aimco’s investment committee.
Prior to joining Aimco, Lisa was engaged in the private practice of law at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells), with an emphasis on public and private transactional work, public equity offerings and venture capital financing. She also spent two years as a Federal judicial clerk.
Lisa earned her undergraduate degree (with honors and distinction) in public policy from Stanford University and earned her law degree (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and served on the Harvard Law Review, including as managing editor.
Lisa is active in her community. In addition to serving on the Craig Foundation Board of Trustees, she served as a trustee of the Rose Community Foundation from 2010-2020, including as chairman of the Child and Family Development Committee and member of the Audit and Finance and Gift Acceptance Committees. From 2012 – 2015, Lisa served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Denver Jewish Day School and served on the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2016.
Lisa is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Program, an intensive two-year program of Jewish leadership and learning, and she is an alumna of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish Communities (now Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)). She has also served as the Chairman of the Legal Committee of JFNA and served on the Bylaws and Governance Committee. Lisa is a past member of the Coordinating Council of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (now JEWISHcolorado) and a past board member of Allied Jewish Apartments (now Kavod Senior Life) and Jewish Family Service of Colorado.
Lisa is a Denver native and met her husband, Rich, at her first youth group event (they married 15 years later). Rich and Lisa are the proud parents of Avi. When not advancing AIR’s success, you are likely to find Lisa with her family and friends, cheering the Denver Broncos or any other Colorado sports team, relishing a round of golf, or enjoying a concert.
Christopher Davis-Massey Foundation Board Member
Christopher Davis-Massey is the Founder & COO, Cholon Restaurant Concepts.
After 16-plus years in the legal and financial industries, Christopher is what you might call a reformed attorney who has set his sights on the restaurant industry. This nonlinear approach is exactly what makes Christopher so valuable: He understands the finer points of business from the inside out. Christopher has partnered with Chef Lon Symensma since 2014 and they officially launched ChoLon Restaurant Concepts, the Denver restaurant group that includes ChoLon, Cho77, and LeRoux, with Lon in early 2017. Christopher works alongside Lon to ensure that daily operations run smoothly while keeping an eye on the future. He leads the front of the house management team, oversees all aspects of restaurant business operations, including finance, legal, human resources, and development and investment opportunities.
Dan Dye Foundation Board Member
Dan Dye is the CEO of Ardent Mills, the independent joint venture of its parent companies --Cargill, Conagra Brands and CHS. Ardent Mills operates a network of 40+ community flour mills and bakery mix facilities along with a specialty bakery in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It is a values-based organization committed to being a trusted partner delivering innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions with a brand promise of “Nourishing What’s Next.”
Prior to the formation of Ardent Mills, Dan held various merchandising and managerial positions since joining Cargill in 1981. In 2009, Dan was named president of Horizon Milling, a Cargill joint venture with CHS. In this capacity Dan was responsible for the flour milling, mix and bakery operations of Horizon Milling in the U.S. and Canada, offering wheat and flour products and solutions for a wide range of ingredient applications.
Prior to that, Dan served for 10 years as president of Cargill AgHorizons, U.S., and was responsible for the overall management of Cargill’s grain handling and retail crop input business in the U.S. He was appointed as assistant vice president of Cargill, Ltd. in Canada in 1990 and of Cargill’s grain division in 1992. In 1995, he was named vice president of its North American grain business.
Dan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Millers’ Association and the Board of Trustees of the Grain Foods Foundation. Dan also serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Colorado-Denver Business School and on the Board of Trustees of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.
Dan graduated from Bethel University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics. He resides in Denver, Colo., with his wife, Alea. He has two adult children, Elise and Jordan. In his spare time, Dan spends as much time as he can with his family, especially his 2 young grandsons, and likes to run and hike.
Leslie B. Fox Foundation Board Member
From March 2014 until March 2016, Leslie Fox served as the Chief Operating Officer of Invitation Homes, the largest owner/operator of single family housing rentals in the United States. Invitation Homes sponsored by Blackstone acquired over 50,000 homes in three years and currently has an equity value in excess of $10 billion. In her two years at Invitation Homes Leslie was responsible for transforming the company into the best performing single family rental housing operator in the United States.
Prior to Invitation Homes, from 2008 through 2013, Leslie served as the Chief Operating Officer of American Residential Communities (ARC), the largest manufactured housing community operator and owner in the United States. The company owned 245 communities with over 52,000 home sites in 21 states and, had an equity value of 2.0 billion dollars. After her five years at ARC, the company’s assets were sold achieving a mid-teens IRR for the company’s sponsor. From 2005 to 2008, Leslie served as an independent consultant in the real estate sector, with clients including Mercy Housing and the Denver Housing Authority.
From 1999 through 2004, Leslie served as Executive Vice President of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), an S&P 500 company and the largest publicly-traded owner and operator of multifamily housing in the United States. During her tenure at Equity Residential, Leslie was the President of the Lexford affordable housing division. In addition, she oversaw EQR’s marketing, procurement, and information technology departments. Prior to EQR, Leslie served as the Chief Operating Officer of Lexford Residential Trust (NYSE:LFT), a publicly-traded owner, operator and developer of multifamily housing. Lexford Residential Trust was merged into Equity Residential in October of 1999.
Prior to joining Lexford, Leslie served as Chief Investment Officer and later President of two NYSE listed mortgage REITs, Commercial Assets, Inc. and Asset Investors Corporation. In 1993, Leslie was hired to re-deploy the companies’ capital in a new financial instrument, low-grade commercial and residential mortgage backed securities. Previously, Leslie was a Senior Vice-President of National Housing Partnerships (NHP) and a Principal at American Management Systems, a worldwide management consulting firm.
Leslie has served on the Board of the National Multi-Family Housing Council and was a founding member of the Commercial Securitization Council, which established the reporting standards for the commercial securitization industry.
Leslie holds a B.A. from University of Colorado and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Riki Hashimoto Foundation Board Member
Riki Hashimoto serves as an executive managing director of Newmark Knight Frank Capital Markets in the Denver office, where he and his partner, Dan Grooters, focus on investment sales. Considered one of the top investment teams in the Denver metropolitan area, they specialize in the acquisition and disposition of office, retail and industrial properties. Mr. Hashimoto was ranked as the Number One producer in NKF Capital Markets' Denver office in 2014 and has closed more than 282 investment real estate transactions in the past decade and a total value of approximately $2.13 billion throughout his career.
Mr. Hashimoto joined NKF Capital Markets after serving as a senior vice president with CBRE's Capital Markets Group. Prior to that, Mr. Hashimoto built extensive client relationships and a successful track record over a nine-year span as a senior vice president at Grubb & Ellis Company, where he served on the firm's Brokerage Leadership Board from 2008 to 2011. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Hashimoto worked at Marcus & Millichap, where he gained critical experience as a sales manager. He began his real estate career in 1995 as an associate with Grubb & Ellis.
Mr. Hashimoto graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, marketing.
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.
Ronald R. Levine, II Foundation Board Member
Ron Levine brings 30 years of experience to his practice in corporate finance, private equity and merger and acquisition transactions. He works with mature and emerging companies across a range of industries, including private equity, technology, investment management, business services, life sciences, energy, restaurant/retail, food, and manufacturing. His practice focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity and venture investment, securities and capital markets, shareholder activism, and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Levine also represents public and private companies and their boards of directors on takeover defense, securities disclosure, technology transfer and executive compensation, and general corporate counseling.
Mr. Levine is actively involved in community affairs, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain PBS, the Board of Trustees of the Cornell Football Association, and the University Council of Cornell University.
Charles McNeil Foundation Board member
Charles S. McNeil has broad experience in the coal, oil and gas, mining and power industries. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1971 and was honored with the Mines Distinguished Achievement Medal in 1998. At Mines, he is a member of the Foundation Board of Governors, the President’s Council, the Guggenheim Society, and a previous director of the CSM Foundation Property Management Corporation.
Since 1993 he has been Chief Executive Officer of NexGen Resources Corporation, a natural resources company he founded, which supplies all of the coal requirements for Xcel Energy’s Texas power plants, provides alternative fuel and clean coal technology commercialization, explores and develops oil and gas resources and provides mine development and operations. NexGen also manages a diverse portfolio of real estate assets it has developed for its own account. Under his leadership, NexGen has been involved in over 15 company start-ups.
Prior to forming his company, Charles held Board, CEO, and senior executive positions with Kaiser Steel, Kaiser Oil & Gas, Kaiser Coal, Kaiser Power, Perma Resources and Consol Energy. His experience includes responsibility for planning and operations of major companies, overall profitability of energy and industrial operations, start-up of new oil and gas, mining, and power companies, acquisitions and divestitures, investments in diversified industries and both corporate and project financing.
Charles is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and a member of the Society of Mining Engineers of AIME. He was previously nominated by the Secretary of Energy to the National Coal Council and is a former director of the National Coal Association and the Colorado Mining Association. He is also a member of the American Coal Council, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society, Council of Energy Advisors, the National Coal Transportation Association, the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute, the Western Energy Alliance and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.
He is also active in serving the Denver community as a member of the Board of Trustees and President Elect of the Denver Area Boy Scouts, Mountain States Employers Council Board, Craig Hospital Foundation Board, Common Sense Policy Roundtable Board, Cherry Hills Farm Board, Arapahoe House for Substance Abuse Board, (honored as 2007 Pillars of the Community), Sewall Childhood Development Center, Kempe Foundation for Abused Children, Children’s Diabetes Foundation (honoree at 2011 Carousel Ball), the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the 2010 Villager of the Year, and the Denver Eagle Scout Association.
John Robb Foundation Board Secretary and Treasurer
John Robb is the founder and Managing Director of The Stone Creek Group. Stone Creek provides financial advisory and investment management services for families as well as tax-exempt institutions.
Previously, John was the Senior Vice President, Managing Director and founder of Alliance Bernstein's Denver, Colorado, office which specializes in institutional and private client asset management. He joined the firm as a Financial Advisor in 2001 and co-founded Bernstein's office in Houston, Texas. He was named a Principal in 2004 before relocating to Denver in 2005. Prior to joining Bernstein, John was in the mortgage banking industry with Citibank and other large banks.
John is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and holds his M.B.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. John has served on the Investment Committee for the West Point Association of Graduates since 2004 and has been the Chairman of the Committee since 2010. He is also a Director on the Board for the Association of Graduates. He has been involved with numerous subcommittees that have improved the economic, financial and personnel situation of the Association of Graduates, most recently as part of the WPAOG President & CEO Selection Committee and as the Vice Chairman of the Ethics Committee.
At West Point, John was Captain of the 1990 Army Football Team.
John and his wife, Patricia, are active in Colorado and enjoy skiing, hiking, golf and traveling with their six children: Jack, Scott, Jill, Ava, Ashi and Cerake.
Emily Robinson Foundation Board member
Since February 1, 2017, Emily Robinson has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FirstBank, the third largest privately held bank in the nation. Prior to being named COO, Robinson served as Regional President for FirstBank’s Northwest Metro Denver and California markets from 2015 to 2017. As Regional President, Robinson was responsible for over 33 branch locations totaling more than $4.5 billion in deposits. Robinson also led corporate training efforts from 2014 to 2016. She previously served as President of the West Market, President of the Arvada Market and held various officer positions, after starting her career at FirstBank in 1993.
During her career with FirstBank, Robinson served as a member (2006-2012) and Chair (2011-2012) of FirstBank’s Corporate Credit Policy Committee. She was active in revising and implementing company-wide policies enabling FirstBank to experience record growth during the economic downturn. Robinson actively participates in FirstBank’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Loan Committee, Funds Management and Project Portfolio Management.
In addition, Robinson served on the State of Colorado’s Banking Board for seven years and is a member of the Colorado Bankers Association.
Robinson is an active community member and currently serves as Board member and Executive/ Governance Committee Member for Community First Foundation. She has been influential in helping Colorado Gives Day, a one-day online giving initiative, raise more than $217 million for Colorado nonprofits since its inception in 2010. Robinson also serves on the El Pomar Metro Regional Council. In 2017, Emily was named the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Woman in Business in Banking, Finance, and Accounting. Previous community affiliations include Jefferson County Schools Foundation, Arvada Economic Development Association, Seniors’ Resource Center and West Chamber of Jefferson County.
Robinson received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and graduated from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking.
John Robinson Foundation Board Member
John Robinson was one of three Managing Partners for Rutherford Wine Studios LLC, dba The Ranch Winery, the largest wine co-packing and processing facility in Napa Valley, CA. The Ranch was purchased from Sutter Home Winery to provide supply chain solutions for both vertically and non-vertically integrated wine marketers.
Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar Food, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing of the Dean Dairy Group and President & General Manager of Robinson Dairy.
Olivia M. Thompson Foundation Board Member
Olivia M. Thompson, currently retired, has held a number of positions in various organizations in finance, strategic planning, information technology, and project management. Most recently, from 2008 to 2018, Olivia served as Chief Financial Officer with AlloSource, a Colorado-based non-profit dedicated to advancing the science and use of transplantable allogenic cells and tissues in regenerative therapies. Prior to AlloSource, Olivia was with Coors Brewing Company, where she held various positions including Vice President, Corporate Controller. Olivia has held several positions with various Fortune 500 companies including Kraft Foods and Allied Signal Inc. She holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting and an MS in Public Administration, and a Bachelors degree in Sociology from UCLA. Olivia has served on numerous boards during her career including the United Way (Chicago), Urban League (Denver), and as Board Chair for LABS Inc. (wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of AlloSource). She currently serves on the Board of Iowa Donor Network and Commerce Bank Colorado (advisory).
Teresa Van De Bogart Foundation Board Member
Teresa Van De Bogart is a proven and respected leader in a global fortune 500 CPG company. Her ability to lead different functions from accounting to finance to procurement and finally IT is rooted in her ability to set an exciting vision, engage and develop her employees, and drive results. She believes in driving improvements without losing sight of the importance of fundamentals such as controls and governance.
Her experience & knowledge highlights include:
- Global leader of IT solution delivery organization and portfolio management office
- Best practice leader of project execution
- Development of a corporate center strategy
- Leader of multiple large, global and complex SAP implementations
- Revamped strategic sourcing department responsible for over $ 1 billion of spend
- Implemented Sarbannes-Oxley processes and controls in multiple functions
She is presently the VP of Global IT Solution Delivery for Molson Coors Brewing Company, where she is responsible for all IT project work globally, a $40m portfolio. She has led the development and roll out of project methodology for IT as well as core execution principles and tools used for marketing and innovation introductions, supply chain implementations and new market entry.
Maribeth Younger Foundation Board Member
Counsel, Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson
Maribeth is a trust, estate, and corporate attorney, advising individuals and families in the development of their estate plans, privately held business structuring and planning, marital matters, and charitable giving. She has over 20 years of combined experience in estate planning and business and corporate counsel. She represents individuals in trust design, succession planning, and wealth transfer strategies, as well as private clients in company formation and operation, partnership agreements, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, joint ventures and business succession planning. Maribeth began her career in Silicon Valley representing emerging growth and technology companies. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an MA from the University of Leeds (UK), and a BA from Miami University. She is licensed to practice in Colorado, New York and California.
Maribeth is active in serving the Denver community as a member of the Board of Trustees of KIPP Colorado Schools, the Board of Trustees of Colorado Academy, the Executive Board of Horizons at Colorado Academy (a summer academic enrichment program for underserved Denver youth), and the Philanthropy Circle of Children’s Hospital Colorado.