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BCH Board of Directors and BCH Foundation Board of Trustees Welcome New Members

BCH Board of Directors and BCH Foundation Board of Trustees Welcome New Members

Boulder Community Health (BCH) announced that Christopher M. Hazlitt and Diana Verrilli have joined its Board of Directors to represent the wider Boulder community. BCH’s volunteer Board of Directors is made up of 15 local residents committed to preserving nonprofit, quality health care in our community. The Board of Directors meets regularly to guide the strategic direction of BCH.

"We welcome Chris and Diana to the BCH Board of Directors. BCH will benefit greatly from their extensive experience, leadership and strategic oversight in helping direct the next chapters of our nonprofit organization,” says BCH President and CEO Rob Vissers, MD. “They are forward-thinking individuals who will bring to the table invaluable financial, operational and market know-how that will offer welcomed perspectives on the evolution of health care for our community.”

BCH’s new Board Member biographies:

Chris Hazlitt, Senior Counsel at the global law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), focuses his practice as outside corporate counsel to companies. He is Partner in Charge of BCLP’s Boulder office and has practiced corporate law in Boulder for over 30 years. Chris provides guidance to companies, boards and investors in connection with structuring and negotiating transactions, risk management, governance and dispute resolution. He regularly counsels enterprises, ranging from emerging and start-up ventures to middle-market enterprises, in various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and dispositions of businesses, operating units and assets.

Diana Verrilli joins the board as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at McKesson, one of the largest providers of medicines, pharmaceutical supplies and health information technology products and services in the U.S. She has more than 30 years of experience in research and innovation surrounding physician reimbursement, disease management and strategic planning. Diana is known for launching cutting-edge health care support programs and payment models that advance technology and improve patient outcomes. In addition to her passion for people and commitment to excellence, she brings a strong leadership presence, philanthropic mindset and reputation for making a measurable impact.

The Foundation adds members to its Board of Trustees

The BCH Foundation is also announcing the addition of five new members to its Board of Trustees.

Grant Besser, BCH Foundation President, says, “These individuals are all deeply connected to BCH and wholeheartedly believe in our mission of enhancing the quality and availability of health care in our community. The Foundation is looking forward to having them onboard as we continue to grow our efforts in supporting the future of health care in our community.”

Biographies of New Trustees:

Brad Bernthal is an Associate Professor of Law at CU Boulder and the Founder and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center's Entrepreneurship Initiative. He specializes in startups, entrepreneurial law and early stage finance. His research studies finance instruments used in startup investment. Prior to this, Brad studied investment accelerators, providing legal scholarship's first work on the topic. The Entrepreneurship Initiative, launched in 2008, creates a high velocity of interaction between the CU campus and the Front Range's high-tech entrepreneurial community. The Initiative also is closely involved with the CU New Venture Challenge and Startup Colorado.

Jane Butcher is a graduate of CU-Boulder, where she had served on many boards, including Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Arts and Sciences and The Campaign for the Women’s Studies Cottage. She is a past chair of the Conference on World Affairs and former member of the Committee for the Conference on World Affairs.Janealso sits on the Advisory Board for the BioFrontiers Institute and, along with her deceased husband, Charlie, founded the Butcher Symposium within the Institute. Jane is the past president and current board member of the Foundation for National Progress, publisher of ‘Mother Jones’ Magazine, and was president of the Women of the West Museum. An involved member of the Boulder community, she has served on numerous other community boards such as The Colorado Chautauqua Association, Boulder Library Commission and Local Theater Company.

Bruce Dierking is a Colorado native 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, which he manages on the side. Bruce received his Bachelor of Arts 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, Bruce enrolled in the University of Colorado Law School. After graduation, 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.

Caleb S. Sevian has more than 25 years of experience 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. He then joined the University of Colorado Foundation, where he worked as the Senior Portfolio Manager for the endowment. Caleb moved to Perella Weinberg’s outsourced Chief Investment Officer platform before taking on the role as a single-family office, where he spent nearly a decade as the family’s Chief Investment Officer managing an internal macro strategy through Focus Point Capital, as well as overseeing its externally managed multi-asset class portfolio. Caleb graduated from the University of Colorado with a major in mathematics, and currently serves on a number of institutional investment and finance committees.

Grace Koo Wickersham began her professional career at Goldman Sachs in New York, and then joined Cisco Systems, a multinational technology conglomerate corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. As a member of Cisco’s 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. Grace graduated from Princeton University, with an Artium Baccalaureus, or Bachelor of Arts, from the School of Public and International Affairs, summa cum laude. She has been a resident of Boulder for the past twelve years.

Vissers adds, “I want to express our appreciation for and gratitude to our retiring members on both boards — BCH Board members Jeff Morgan and Bryan Pieper, as well as retiring Foundation Board of Trustees members Amy Batchelor, Dave Drach, Dr. Lori Jensen and John Wyatt — for their service and tireless efforts, especially in helping guide BCH through the pandemic."