Emerging Leaders Advisory Council

The Emerging Leaders Advisory Council provides up-and-coming leaders (young professionals) with an opportunity to make the Denver Scholarship Foundation mission possible while engaging with community leaders and experts, providing volunteer and networking opportunities and promoting professional, personal and civil growth.

Emerging Leaders members serve as advocates for Denver Scholarship Foundation’s important work to empower Denver’s students, while advancing their personal, professional, and leadership skills.

Current Council Members

  • Tomi Amos, Turnaround Support Manager, Colorado Department of Education
  • Sam Battan, Director of Policy and Research, CO-Next/Office of Senator Mike Johnston
  • Martin Coover   Partner, Jobplex
  • Aubrey Cornelius, President, Sprocket Communications
  • Anthony Delgado, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Lindsey and Pete Deol, Orthopedic Surgeon/Dentist
  • Angelique Diaz, Environmental Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Louisa Diffey, Policy Researcher, Early Learning Department Education Commission of the States
  • TeRay Esquibel, Admission Counselor, University of Denver
  • Ashleigh Fredrickson, Realtor, 8z
  • William Harrison, Product Specialist, Oppenheimer Funds
  • Drew Hefflefinger, CoFounder, Wealth Advisor, Engage In Wealth
  • Amy Kapoor, Senior Associate, Johnson Brennan & Klein PLLC
  • Brian Kell, Vice President of Strategic Development, Colorado Equity Group
  • Cassy Kicklighter Poole, Owner, Kaleidoscope Design
  • Crystal Larson, Social Caseworker III, Adams County Human Services Department
  • Jasmine Luke, Subcontract Administration Specialist, United Launch Alliance
  • Alexis McClain, Sales Floor and SET Team Member, Core Power Yoga and Target
  • Kevin McCloskey, Design Engineer, EnCon Design
  • Blake Meservey , Financial Counselor, AMG National Trust
  • Katie Meyer, Professional Development Coordinator, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Felicia Michael, Web Communications Specialist, Denver Public Schools
  • Amber Milos, Chief Marketing Officer, Brandcards
  • Trent Niemeyer, Chief Technology Officer, Brandcards
  • Patience Peterson, Director of Marketing and Communications, Crestone Capital LLC
  • Nick Shariat, Operations Analyst , Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • John Terrill, Producer, Landmark Insurance Group
  • Cristal Torres Lopez, Student
  • Brian Weldon, Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager – Lending First Western Trust

Alumni Advisory Committee

The Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) actively promotes and enhances the mission, values, and vision of the Denver Scholarship Foundation. The AAC is made up of Denver Scholarship Graduates who are engaged in growing and strengthening our larger alumni population.

AAC Current Members

Alumni Advisory Committee Leadership

  • Angelo Fajardo, Co-Chair
  • Esme Rodriguez, Co-Chair

Subcommittee Chairs

  • Myrna Hernandez (Programs)
  • Evan Romero (Events)

Alumni Advisory Committee Members

  • Bryant Burciaga
  • Angelica Cruz
  • Gladis Guerrero
  • Linh Le
  • Kevin McCloskey
  • Vinh Nguyen
  • Asia Porter
  • Assael Ramirez
  • Ale Venzor
  • Eduardo Viezca
  • JoJo Zheng