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Established in 1978, the Boulder Community Health Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing quality and availability of health care services in Boulder County. The Foundation generates and administers all charitable gifts to our nonprofit community-owned hospital system to innovate and stay at the forefront of medical advancements and technology and provide full access to emergency care to all. The generosity of our community has led to more than $60 million raised in support of BCH. During this time, over $50 million has been directly contributed to BCH and an endowment close to $40 million has been established. On average, the Foundation has granted $2.6 million annually to BCH in recent years in support of various capital and programmatic priorities.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission. Why does our organization exist? The BCH Foundation inspires giving in support of BCH to enhance the quality and availability of health care in our community.

Our vision. What are we trying to accomplish? Partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation.

core values. what principals guide our actions

STEWARDSHIP. We pledge to be good stewards of your generous gift, operating to the highest standards in the investment and effective use of funds to further our mission.

INTEGRITY. We pledge to act with integrity, adhering to the highest principles and professional standards.

COLLABORATION. We pledge to foster collaboration, because together we can innovate, inspire and partner to provide every person the opportunity to attain their full health potential.

GRATITUDE. We pledge to recognize and celebrate the support of our donors and the collective team that makes this work possible.

INNOVATION. We pledge to welcome change, encourage invention, and proactively seek better and more effective ways to achieve our goals.

COMPASSION. We pledge to understand the perspectives of the individuals and communities that BCH serves, and to ground our actions in this understanding.

BCH Foundation Team

Grant Besser, Vice President of Community Health & Engagement and President, BCH Foundation

Grant came to BCH from Teach for America, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening equity and excellence in education. As Chief Marketing Officer, Grant was instrumental in expanding that organization’s national brand presence, developing key partnerships and supporting the organization’s teacher recruitment and fundraising efforts. Prior to Teach for America, Grant served in senior management positions at Warner Bros. and Yahoo.

Grant lives in Boulder with his wife and three sons.

Grant Besser

Ona Wigginton, BCH Foundation Director

Ona Wigginton is a Colorado native who has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. Ona began her nonprofit work as a counselor at Gemini House, which is part of Family Tree, Inc. While most of her non-profit career since then has been spent in museums (Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science), Ona has held leadership positions and fundraising positions in higher education, human services, and healthcare as well. Ona joined the BCH Foundation as Director in September 2017.

Ona is the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants and grew up in Adams County. She currently lives in Mead with her husband Joe and daughter Holli. An animal lover to the core, Ona has three dogs (all rescues) and two miniature horses.

Ona W

Beth Smith, BCH Foundation Director of Development

Born and raised in Hampton, VA, Beth lived in Virginia Beach, VA before moving to Boulder in April of 2013. Beth currently serves as the Foundation Program Manager for the Boulder Community Health Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, she worked at the Dairy Arts Center for 5 years as Development Director where she helped lead their transformative Capital Campaign, created a children’s program for Title I kindergartners called Kids at the Dairy, and formed many relationships within the community. Prior to the Dairy Arts Center, Beth worked as a mentor/lifeguard at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula and served as a Development Coordinator at CHIP of South Hampton Roads.

Beth lives in North Boulder with her husband Andy and their cat Mitzi.

Beth Smith

Jenna Brethauer, BCH Foundation Coordinator

Jenna Brethauer is originally from Northern Colorado and moved to Boulder in 2017 to attend the University of Colorado Boulder where she graduated with her BA in 2021. During college, Jenna worked in different capacities at a variety of non-profits, including Teach for America and Mediator’s Foundation. An involved member of her school community, she was also a part of the 2017 President’s Leadership Class and an intern with CU Conference Services. She joined the BCH Foundation team in September of 2021.

Jenna currently lives in South Boulder with her boyfriend Nathaniel.

Board of Trustees - 2022

Michael Repucci, Chairman

Michael J. Repucci is a founding Partner of the Boulder, Colorado law firm of Johnson & Repucci LLP. Prior to forming his current firm, Michael was a partner in the Boulder law firm of Porzak Browning & Johnson LLP and was President, Chief Executive Officer and Project Manager for Winter Park Village, Inc. Michael was a member of the University of Colorado Law Review and served on First Western Trust Bank’s Boulder Advisory Board. Michael has been a speaker at a number of seminars sponsored by the American, Colorado and Boulder Bar Associations.

Currently, Michael serves on the Boulder Community Health Foundation. Michael is married to his wife, Mimi, and has two sons, Alex and Peter. Mr. Repucci is an avid skier, fly fisherman and historian, who also struggles to find time to learn Italian in his remaining free time.

Janet Martin, Vice Chair

Janet Martin joined the BCH Foundation Board in 2019. Her 37-year business career in Boulder began at the nationally recognized design firm, Communication Arts Inc., where she served as Principal and Managing Partner. She then held the role of Managing Principal at Stantec, a global engineering firm. Community and career have always been intertwined for Janet.

She was elected to the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame and has served on the boards of the Boulder Chamber, Museum of Boulder and CU Art Museum. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the Women Who Light the Community and was awarded the Extraordinary Volunteer Service Award by Boulder Community Health. One of Janet’s most meaningful accomplishments was serving as Chair of the BCH Governing Board from 2016-2017.

Carlos Sala, Treasurer/Finance Audit Chair

Carlos Sala has been a private investor and has served on and advised numerous company Boards of Directors during the last 20 years. He is currently Chairman of Carolina Renewables, LLC, the largest utility scale bio-gas project in the U.S., Board member of Polestar, Inc., a consulting firm, Board member of Band Barracks, LLC, a real estate owner and operator of facilities dedicated to the music industry, member of UCAR/NCAR investment committee. On the non-profit sector, he was a Trustee of the Alexander Dawson School in Colorado and Chairman of its Finance Committee.

For three years prior to 2000, Mr. Sala was Chief Financial Officer of Abacus Direct, Inc., a NASDAQ listed direct marketing technology company. In that role, he led the sale of the company in a $2.3 billion transaction. From 1992 until 1997, Mr. Sala was Chief Financial Officer of Dal-Tile International, Inc., a NYSE listed firm and the world’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer. At Dal-Tile, he raised approximately $1.0 billion in capital including an initial public offering, public debt offering and numerous private financings. From 1990 until 1992, he was Executive Vice President of International Operations overseeing a $100 million business with 3,000 employees.

Prior to 1990, Mr. Sala was a mergers and acquisition manager for Ernst & Young in New York. In that role, he worked on leveraged buy outs, strategic acquisitions and sales performing financial due diligence, developing financial projections and capital structures on behalf of financial and strategic acquirers on transactions ranging in size from $50 million to several billions. Mr. Sala is a Certified Public Accountant with degrees in finance and accounting.

Leslie Burns, Secretary

Leslie Burns, a long time Boulder resident, began to build her professional career in Marketing Strategy and Brand Development in the Consumer Package Goods space on the East Coast; culminating as the Director of Marketing for Panera Bread. Her undergraduate degree in Political Science and French and Masters in Business contributed to her business experience and enabled her to become a well-rounded and accomplished individual.

As Leslie and her husband, Peter’s careers ramped up and their three daughters matured, Leslie imposed a self-inflicted exile from the paid workforce. She then transitioned her energy into being a full-time mom, wife and community service volunteer.

Her volunteer efforts were at first targeted around her daughter’s interests; serving on many PTO Boards, Boulder Valley Lacrosse Board, Girl Scout Leader, Book Fair coordinator extraordinaire and numerous Team Mom roles. As her family matured, so did her community service and philanthropic interests. She turned toward advocacy in the fields of mental and physical health, adult literacy and children’s health.

Leslie has served for three years on Boulder Community Health’s Patient Family Advisory Council. As the Co-Chair of this committee she lead the effort to better serve and improve the patient experience through the continuum of care. She also continues to work as a court-appointed advocate for Voices for Children, speaking up for abused and neglected children going through Boulder County’s court system and as and active member of NAMI which provides support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental health conditions.

Leslie also enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with family and managing the Burns Family Foundation.

Andrew Morley

Andrew is the Managing Partner of Montis Capital, a Boulder-based private equity firm. Prior to founding Montis Capital, he held senior executive positions in marketing, business development, strategy and operations for Level 3 Communications. Prior to joining Level 3 Communications, he held partner and associate positions with several venture capital firms.

In addition to his role with the Boulder Community Health Foundation, Andrew serves as a member of the Investment Subcommittee for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado and as a Trustee for the Sally and John Morley Family Fund, in Cleveland, Ohio. He has previously served as Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Dawson School in Lafayette, Colorado and as the Senior Warden and a member of the Vestry and Finance Committee for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder. Andrew earned his MBA from Harvard University and his BS from Yale University.

Lisa Granat

Lisa Granat has lived in Niwot for the past 16 years with her husband and three children. After years of volunteering in her children’s schools, she was inspired to join a parent grassroots campaign to support the first successful mill levy override in the St. Vrain Valley School District in 2008. After incorporating the group as Grassroots St. Vrain, a 501(c)4 non-profit, Lisa served as Treasurer for seven years and Communications Director for the last three years. Her work with GSV includes managing volunteer campaigns and collaborating with state legislators, the State Economist’s office and multiple state-level advocacy organizations to promote understanding about school finance issues statewide.

She has presented to school groups and other school districts on behalf of GSV, as well as participated in several Colorado ballot initiatives to increase school funding. Lisa co-wrote the GSV suite of videos explaining school funding in Colorado. GSV won the “Communicator of the Year” award from the Colorado School Public Relations Association in 2017.

She received her BBA at Emory University and is a former Certified Public Accountant.

Lisa Granat

Virginia Carducci

Virginia Carducci joined the Board of Trustees as the liaison representative of the Ambassadors Leadership Council January 2019. Virginia retired from BCH after 39 years of service in the capacity of Director of Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health and Integrative Care. She served as the Executive Director of the Foundation from February 2016 to July 2017. She became a BCH volunteer in January 2017 to supervise Urban Zen candidates. Virginia served as Board Chair of the Chanda Plan Foundation from 2008-2015 and Chair of their Capital Campaign 2014-2016. She has also worked with Empowering Global Communities, Hospice of Broomfield and Boulder Counties and volunteered as a Reiki provider at the Chanda Center for Health.

Andrew Franklin

Andy is retired from a 30-year career in product R&D positions at Hewlett-Packard and Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies/Avaya as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. The bulk of his career was spent developing business telephone systems (PBXs) where he created software architectures for Voice over IP telephony products. After his retirement, he worked as a web and e-commerce application developer helping small businesses acquire a web presence. In 2011, he co-founded ShelfX, an automated retail technology company based in Boulder, where he continues as VP of Software.

Andy has served on not-for-profit boards including the Emergency Family Assistance Association, where he served as board president in the early 2000s. He served on the board of Congregation Har Hashem where he continues to serve on the finance committee. For 16 years Andy served on the Jewish Colorado board where he took on various positions including Boulder campaign co-chair and Treasurer and member of the Financial Oversight Group. He currently serves on the board of the Colorado Snow Sports Museum and Hall of Fame and the Boulder Jewish Community Center.

Andy lives primarily in Boulder with his wife Audrey and their golden retriever, Georgia. His recreational activities include skiing, hiking, golf, and travel. He has a grown son and daughter-in-law living in Den Haag, Netherlands.

Andy Franklin

Suzanne Hoover

Suzanne Hoover graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN with a major in American History and training for secondary education. Suzanne taught English and history at the junior and senior high school levels for five years and during that time also received a Master of Science degree in secondary education from Indiana University.

Suzanne has been an active community volunteer in both Muncie, IN and Boulder, CO. Many of her activities were centered around her children and their schools, including PTO, classroom and library volunteer, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Additionally, Suzanne served on the board of the Muncie Children’s Museum and the Junior Achievement Board and a number of philanthropic organizations. In 1994, while living in Muncie, Suzanne was elected to the school board for the Muncie Community Schools. She served one term, including one year as President of the Board.

More recently, Suzanne has served as a member of the board of Impact on Education, the Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools; Via Mobility; Presidents Leadership Class; Advisory Board for the College of Music at CU; Development Advisory Board for the School of Education at CU; and as a trustee of the CU Foundation. Suzanne was also a member of the Chancellor’s Campaign Cabinet for the Creating Futures Campaign at CU.

Suzanne Hoover

Sam Inman

Sam Inman is Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Leader for the Denver Tech Center and South Denver Metro Markets. He manages a team of Business Banking professionals who work with local businesses and business executives to support their business needs and goals.

Inman has been with Wells Fargo for 19 years, all within the business banking team. Inman began his career with Wells Fargo as a business banking associate, served as a credit analyst for three years, and as a Relationship Manager for three years before becoming the Business Banking Manager for the Denver Tech Center market. He has since had the opportunity to manage business banking teams across Colorado and in Southern Wyoming.

Throughout his career, Inman has been active in the community. Sam currently serves as Treasurer for the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation, and formerly was Chairman on the Jeffco Schools Foundation Board, a Boulder Economic Council Member, and SEBP Member. He has formally served on the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Group, SMDC Transportation Committee, SMDC Legislative Action Committee, Town of Castle Rock Investment Committee, and has volunteered for Junior Achievement.

Outside of work, Sam is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time traveling, backpacking, road and mountain bicycling, cooking, and exercising.

Sam Inman

Clarissa King

Clarissa King joined the BCH Foundation Board of Trustees in 2020. She has served on the BCH Red Lipstick Advisory Board since 2013. And also participated in the BCH Mental Capital Campaign from 2018-2019. As the Development Director for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, she secured funding from foundations, corporations and private individuals for programing and exhibits.

Throughout her twenty-nine years as a Boulder resident, she has engaged in leadership roles in Boulder Valley School Schools, Blue Sky Bridge and the Boulder Children’s Museum. She is currently a Class Agent for the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae network. Clarissa earned an MA in Art History for the University of Colorado and a BA from Mount Holyoke College. As an avid walker, hiker, cyclist her passion for walking has developed a keen eye to photograph the small details of life that slowing down affords.

Clarissa King

Catherine Moll

Catherine is a marketing and strategy professional with experience in developing successful marketing strategies and client relationships in consumer, technology and business-to-business markets. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Boston University.

She joined Arch11, an architecture firm, to lead their marketing and strategy efforts. Prior, she was actively involved as a volunteer for The Dairy Arts Center. She helped develop their strategic plan, program expansion and manage the $6 million facility renovation. She has worked in brand strategy with Volan Design in Boulder, where she was responsible for new business development, brand strategy development and project management, working with companies such as Samsung, Nokia and Hansgrohe; as an account manager with Oden Marketing and Design in Memphis, where she worked with the firm’s top client, FedEx; and in positions with Insight Services in Memphis and Cleveland in the oil analysis business. She also was a TV producer and assignment editor with WKYC in Cleveland.

 Catherine Moll

Dee Perry

Dee Perry joined the BCH Board in 2011. She enjoyed a successful business career in a variety of roles in sales, marketing and financial management. She retired from McDATA Corp after leading a successful public offering of that company. Continuing her focus on business operations and management, she has volunteered her time on company and community governance boards, including Boulder Community Health, I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility Advisory Board at the CU Leeds School of Business, TRU Community Care and WAVi Inc. She also has served as an executive coach for business classes at the Leeds School. Dee served as Interim President of the BCH Foundation for nine months in 2016 and the chair of the BCH Board of Directors in 2018 and 2019.

Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy is a co-founder of Occipital, a computer vision startup based in Boulder and San Francisco. Occipital is building a platform for spatial awareness and 3D mapping, which is being used for applications like custom orthotics and prosthetics, interior design, VFX, and 3D mapping of large scale construction sites. In the past, Vikas and co-founder Jeff Powers led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay from Occipital in June 2010. He has previously worked at NYC based startup Vikas is a mentor in Techstars Boulder, a Michigan grad (Go Blue!), and lately enjoys not getting enough sleep due to having a 2-year-old son.

 Vikas Reddy

Anie Roche

Anie K. Roche is a Life Sciences attorney with significant experience in providing legal support for the development and commercialization of drug therapeutic programs. She has developed and implemented patent strategies for a wide variety of companies in areas such as protein chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. She was an Adjunct Professor at USF Law School and has held senior management roles at several pharmaceutical companies, including Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Menlo Therapeutics (now Vyne Therapeutics). Previously, she was a Partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's intellectual property and patent practice as well as an Associate in the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP. Currently, she is the General Counsel at an AI-driven drug development company, X-37 (

Anie has also conducted research in the fields of pharmacology, neuroscience, anatomy, electrophysiology, and biochemistry. Specifically, she has researched neurochemical modifications in the central nervous system during inflammation and has also studied the interactions between opioid receptors and pain-transmitting neurons.

Anie received her Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai, her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in the fields of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Anie is a recent transplant to the Boulder community. She moved to Boulder with her family so that her husband could start a clean energy start up and they could raise their children in a town that provides a balance of a stimulating academic environment along with easy access to beautiful mountains and rivers. She is the proud mom of two children - her daughter is a passionate political activist and her son enjoys biking, kayaking, and skiing in the great Colorado outdoors. The causes she is passionate about include increasing representation of women in all levels of the corporate world, protecting the rights of refugees, and non-biased news sources such as, NPR. Anie enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her dogs.

Brad Bernthal

Brad is an Associate Professor at Colorado Law. He specializes in startups, entrepreneurial law, and early stage finance. His research studies finance instruments used in startup investment. Brad is the Founder and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center's Entrepreneurship Initiative. The Entrepreneurship Initiative is closely involved with the CU New Venture Challenge and Startup Colorado. In the classroom, Brad teams with co-professor Trish Rogers to lead the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and he also teaches Venture Capital and Corporations. Outside of the workplace, Brad is a tennis enthusiast.

Jane Butcher

Jane graduated in 1966 from the University of Colorado Boulder with a BA in International Affairs. At the University she has served on many boards including Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Arts and Sciences, The Campaign for the Women’s Studies Cottage and several search committees, and the past Chair of Conference on World Affairs and member of Committee for the Conference on World Affairs.She has currently serves on the Advisory Board for the BioFrontiers Institute and Co-Founder, with husband Charlie, of the Butcher Symposium and Seed Grant program at BioFrontiers.

Jane is also the past President and current Board Member of the Foundation for National Progress. This Foundation is a media organization and publishes ‘Mother Jones’ Magazine. She is the Co-founder and President of the Women of the West Museum which merged with the Autry National Center. An involved member of the boulder community she has also served on other community boards such as The Chautauqua, Association, the Boulder Library Commission and currently President of the Local Theater Company.Jane has a family of seven children, eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking is a Colorado native and life-long resident who has lived in Boulder County for over 30 years. He currently serves as the General Manager of Hazel’s Beverage World, a retail liquor store he co-founded in 2012. Bruce is also Of Counsel with the law firm of Packard and Dierking, LLC, though he retired from active law practice earlier this year. He has a small real estate and investment company he manages on the side as well.

Bruce grew up in Colorado Springs and then received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. After teaching high school and coaching basketball in small towns in Northern Colorado for a couple of years, Bruce graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law. He went on to practice real estate and transactional law in Boulder over the next 27 years and also taught Real Estate Law as an Adjunct Professor at the CU Law School for a number of years.

Bruce has been married to Carleen for over 32 years, and they live in Hygiene in the same home where they raised their children. They have an adult daughter who now lives in Colorado Springs and works at Colorado College and an adult son who lives in Littleton and works at 3D Systems.

Caleb S. Sevian

Caleb has over 25 years in the financial services industry, including nearly a decade at a multi-strategy hedge fund, where he worked as a Proprietary Trader and later as a Portfolio Manager. Caleb went on to found Tenet Capital, a quantitative equity investment firm where he managed a long-short equity strategy and developed a risk management system based on advanced econometric models.

Caleb then joined the University of Colorado Foundation, where he worked as the Senior Portfolio Manager for the endowment. He then moved to Perella Weinberg’s outsourced Chief Investment Officer platform before taking a role at a single-family office, where he spent nearly a decade as the Chief Investment Officer, managing an internally macro strategy through Focus Point Capital as well as oversaw their externally managed multi-asset class portfolio.

Caleb graduated from the University of Colorado with his degree in Mathematics and currently serves on a number of institutional investment and finance committees.

Grace Koo Wickersham

Grace began her professional career at Goldman Sachs in New York, then joined Cisco Systems in San Jose, California. As a member of the in-house mergers group, she led acquisition teams
evaluating and negotiating the purchase of new business lines and products. Following Cisco, Grace served as Vice President at Garnett & Helfrich Capital, a middle-market buyout fund,
structuring and managing networking technology investments.

She has been a resident of Boulder for the past twelve years, raising a daughter with her husband, Nick. Grace graduated from Princeton University, with an AB from the School of Public and
International Affairs, summa cum laude. Grace enjoys cooking and reading, is currently terribleat golf, but has aspirations to improve.