Leading the Way

The YMCA of Metro Denver is home to a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals who harness collective strength to do more for our communities. 

Board of Directors

  • Meridith Marshall, Board Chair | CEO & Founder | UnCharted
  • Bob Divers, Vice Board Chair | Retired CTO | Imagine Communications 
  • Dave Eberly | Retired Partner | KPMG LLP
  • Mari Akers | SVP, Human Resources | Avanti Residential
  • Sam Bailey | Manager, Economic Development & Policy | Amazon
  • Negar (Nay) Ballard | VP, Client Development | InContext Solutions
  • Joseph Boreman | Senior Business Development Manager | Ikon Science
  • Melissa (Missy) Devillez, CPA | VP, Strategy, GTM & Operations | Oracle
  • Dean Koelbel | Director of Leasing Operation | Koelbel & Company
  • Dana Milkie | General Manager N.A. | EGYM
  • Doug Newton, MD, MPH | Chief Medical Officer | Path Mental Health
  • Nicole Riehl | President & CEO | Executives Partnering to Invest in Children
  • Tiffany Roan | Manager, Client Success | Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth, PBLLC
  • Greg Shields | Sr. Vice President | FirstBank
  • Monica Stitt | COO | Colorado Technology Association
  • Damian Valdivia | Area Vice President | Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Jill Wright | Entrepreneur & CEO | Executive Shine
  • Jeff Zawila | Geoscience Manager | SM Energy

updated 2/21/2024

Rick Rush, Interim President & CEO

Oversees the organization's Mission & Vision; Board Management; Financial Compliance & Management; Fundraising

Kimberly Armitage, Chief Experience and Operating Officer

Oversees Aquatics, Early Childcare Centers, Out of School Time (before/afterschool) programs and enrichments; Health & Well-being Programs; Sports; Summer Camps; Teen Leadership Programs; and YMCA Centers and Managed Locations (including risk and safety)

Caitlin Heffern, Director, Executive Operations

Oversees Board Communications & Governance; Executive Operations; Staff Relations 

Erin MacGuire, Chief Financial Officer

Oversees Accounting-Payables & Receivables; Business Intelligence/IT; Human Resources/Payroll; and Purchasing & Contracts

Claudia Morlan, VP of Marketing and Communication

Oversees Brand Marketing & Advertising; Communications-Staff, Member & Participants; Mobile App; Public Relations; Social Media; Website 

Cheryl Precious, Interim Chief Development Officer

Oversees Fundraising Strategy & Outreach – major and individual gifts; Corporate Sponsorship; Grants-Foundations, State, Federal; Planned Giving