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The Community Board is vital to the Center

The Community Board brings the voice of the community into our work, serves as a network of advisors, ambassadors and advocates, and is comprised of volunteer members who reflect the rich diversity of cultures and perspectives of the communities we serve. 

Bruce Blankenship   Bruce Blankenship
   Bruce Blankenship has been involved in bioethics and clinical ethics for over fifteen years. He currently serves
   on the clinical ethics committees of two area hospitals and is an experienced clinical ethics consultant. He has
   also served on the boards of various healthcare-related non-profits. He has a special interest in the ethical,
   legal and social issues surrounding advances in genomics.
Peter Fox   Peter Fox
   Peter Fox, PhD, now retired, was a health services researcher and consultant specializing in managed care and
   delivery system issues.  He spent 10 years with the federal government, including serving as the Director,
   Office of Policy Analysis, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human
   Services.  He has authored two books and numerous journal articles.
Griselda Pena-Jackson   Griselda Peña-Jackson, Vice-Chair
   Griselda Peña-Jackson is the Executive Director of 2040 Partners for Health, a non-profit committed to
   improving the health of Denver/Aurora Metro communities.  Griselda has 15 years specializing in non-profit
   organizations focused on community engagement, health equity, and education.
 Shakari Lee   Shakari Lee
Shakari Lee, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative, a community-based
    organization that is committed to improving health and wellness in Colorado’s Black, African, and African
     American communities through collaborations, partnerships, and teaming arrangements with community-based
    organizations, non-profits, public organizations, private entities and government agencies.
Mark Levine   Mark Levine, Chair
   Mark Levine, MD, is a past member of the AMA’s Ethics Council.  After practicing internal medicine and serving
   in various administrative roles, he now is engaged in fostering the integration of clinical and social services to
   address health-related social needs and the study of medical history to improve today’s health care.
Krista Robinson    Krista Robinson
    Krista Robinson is the Executive Director of Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, a non-profit community art center for
    kids in northern Aurora.  For 30 years DAVA has engaged diverse youth in arts education that sparks creativity,
    increases opportunity, and strengthens community. 
 D Schultz    Danielle Schultz
     Danielle Schultz is the Associate Director of Lifelong Learning and Accessibility at the Denver Art Museum.
     During her 10+ years in the art education field, she has worked closely alongside community members to bring
     attention and elevate the role of creativity in healthy aging for adults of all ages and abilities.
Nancy Sharp   Nancy Sharp
   Nancy Sharp is an award-winning writer with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. She authored the memoir
   Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, the children's picture book Because the Sky
   is Everywhere
, and a new program that builds connection and community called Tell Your Resilient Story.
   As a professional speaker and trainer, she frequently presents to healthcare and medical groups on resilience.
   See for more information. 
Todd Siler   Todd Siler
   Todd Siler is a multimedia artist who received a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art, from
   the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He was a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual
   Studies, and a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The World Cultural Council awarded Siler
   the 2011 Leonardo DaVinci World Award of Arts.

Bruno Sobral   Bruno Sobral
   A systems thinker with scientific and executive experience designing, and managing research institutes,
   research strategy, and implementation and execution of such strategies. Over last 30 years has led interactions
   between wet-lab and computational scientists with the goals of scientific discovery and informatics infrastructure
   development, deployment and evolution.  Most recently focused on social infrastructure development and
   implementation in increasingly participatory action research models, from a salutogenic perspective.

Learn more about the Community Board, by contacting
Meleah Himber, M.Ed.
Outreach Program Manager
(303) 724-8332
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