Hope House Board of Directors:
Mindy Brown - President of the Board of Directors
Mindy Brown became involved with Hope House in January 2011 as a member of the Board of Directors. She currently holds the position of President and Chairperson. Over the years, Mindy has participated in many community programs and projects involving children, music and the arts. Over the past 25 years, Mindy has been involved in the geospatial technology field. Mindy owns Bruun Consulting Group providing consultative services for the geospatial market. In the most recent years, she has held the positions of Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Sanborn and Executive Director of Marketing for Space Imaging. She and her husband Rich feel blessed with their family of adult children. Rich and Mindy love the outdoors and enjoy many activities in the mountains and Northwoods of Wisconsin. Mindy currently serves as a board director and grants chair for a family foundation.
Lindsay Olson Bernum joined the Hope House Board of Directors in October 2012. She is the Global Macro Analyst for the Fixed Income Team at Janus Capital Group. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and has 10 years of financial industry experience. Having been a teenage mother, Lindsay was blessed with a supportive community, empowering Lindsay to reach self-sufficiency. Based on this amazing support, Lindsay strongly believes in giving back to the community that supported her and has been involved with Volunteers of America, AWARE Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter and Heroes Forever. Lindsay currently resides in Denver with her husband and three children and enjoys yoga, exploring Colorado’s beautiful mountain towns, and traveling with her family.
Patty joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2014 and currently is the Business Manager for St. Mary’s Academy. Patty has over 20 years of experience with nonprofits, most recently serving as the CFO for the Denver Scholarship Foundation; she has also served as the CFO for the National Sports Center for the Disabled. She has also acted as the part-time senior finance position for a variety of nonprofit organizations such as Caring for Colorado Foundation, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, Colorado Health Institute, Cydney & Tom Marsico Family Foundation, and others. Patty was also treasurer of Littleton United Methodist Church for 10 years. She and her husband Dennis have three grown boys and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Stacy Hougland joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2008. Previously, Stacy was a Director of Advertising for a book publishing company and Director of Volunteers for Oklahoma Special Olympics. She has served on committees and boards for her church including Parent Council, Deacons, and Women’s Ministry. Her greatest joys continue to be her husband of 22 years, two teenage children, four horses and everything about living in Colorado. Served as the President of Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012.
Brandon Ideker has served on the Finance Committee of Hope House for four years, and joined the Board in 2010. He is currently the Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee. Brandon is the President of Colorado Short Term Funding (Costfund). Costfund is a private equity fund which lends money to investors purchasing mostly distressed properties in the Denver Metro area as well as the rest of Colorado. Brandon received his MBA & MS Finance from the University of Denver in 2006. Brandon also serve on the Board of Directors for the Ideker Family Foundation, and is involved in several other non-profits as well. Brandon enjoys golfing, skiing, fly fishing, and everything else Colorado has to offer.
Lori Anne Reinwald
Ms. Reinwald joined Kundinger, Corder & Engle, P.C. in March 1998 after receiving her Master of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. Ms. Reinwald is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. She teaches a not-for-profit accounting and reporting course through the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Reinwald is also actively involved in community activities and is currently treasurer of Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC), an organization working to improve the immunization rate of children in Colorado. Lori Anne currently lives in Arvada with her husband and two children.
Chad joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2014 and is currently Vice President of Key Bank. Mr. Schneider earned a Masters in developmental economics at the University of New Mexico and has 10 years of banking experience, most recently as Business Banking Relationship Manager. Prior to starting a career in banking, he was an English teacher and debate coach for high school students in Florida. Despite the change in career, his focus on youth development has continued through several community service initiatives in the Denver community. Chad currently lives in Denver with his wife and step daughter. He enjoys cooking for friends and family, fishing, and camping.
John Steven, with his wife Lisa, is one of the founders of Hope House of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors since the ministry’s inception in 2000. John and Lisa were teen parents and have been married 23 years. John is a machinist and has been with his family’s business, J&D Machine Technology, for 26 years. John is also a kinetic sculptor, and designs steel sculptures that can be viewed at www.jrssculpture.com.
Reverend John Tellis has served on the Hope House Board of Directors since 2008; he previously served for two years in 2005 and 2006. Rev. Tellis accepted his call into the ministry under the leadership of Pastor W.D. Simmons, Central Baptist Church, Denver, CO. Rev. Tellis has been preaching for more than a decade. Rev. Tellis is the Pastor of Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church and believes that God has a great work for His people in a Season such as this. He received his Doctorate of Theology degree from Truth Bible College in Jacksonville, FL. He has partnered with a number of churches and schools to provide education and outreach services. John has worked as a telecommunications executive for more than 25 years. Rev. Tellis is the founder of Tellis Ministries, Inc., (TMI). TMI taps into the needs of hurting and wounded souls by planting hope into their lives. TMI also focuses on strengthening families and offering preventative methods to help deal with issues that might arise. Rev. Tellis has been married for 33 years and is blessed with three children and one grandchild.
Nicole Trujillo is the Director of Operations for the Sussex Law Group. She manages the firm’s day-to-day activities, operational systems, processes and polices of the firm and oversees the overall accounting and financial management, reporting, planning, systems, and initiatives related to growth. Ms. Trujillo earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. from Regis University. She enjoys participating in local chamber leadership programs and other community and volunteer programs. In her free time, Ms. Trujillo enjoys skiing, attending sporting events, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Moni Piz Wilson
Moni Piz Wilson is the owner and president of Grandma’s Frozen Noodles, a WBENC-certified business based in Arvada that has produced homestyle, fresh-frozen noodles for over 50 years. A strong believer in civic involvement, Moni currently sits on the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority Board of Commissioners, following a nine-year stint on the Arvada Economic Development Board of Directors. She has also served on the Foothills Animal Shelter Board of Directors, where she was instrumental in a capital campaign that helped build a new facility in Jefferson County. Moni and her husband live in Golden with their four rescued dogs.
Stephen A. Prokopiak, P.E.
With 45 years of engineering and construction management experience, Steve holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His experience includes not only design and design management but also construction management of small to medium sized projects. Since 2003 Steve has also served on the Board of Directors of HomeAid Colorado, a national charity with a mission to provide housing for the transitionally homeless with emphasis on providing facilities to local young families and military veterans. He has received several awards for his commitment to this cause, including HomeAid-Colorado Volunteer of the Year. Since retiring in 2015, Steve and his wife have focused on family, travel and giving back to the community.
The purpose of the Development Committee is to expand Hope House of Colorado’s reach via influential members of the communities we serve. This committee will help support our two major annual events as well as our smaller events. Committee members will help with connections, promotion and solicitation and attend quarterly meetings.
Crystal Hodge, Fuller-Sotheby's Realty
Brian Sump, Avalon Motor Sports
Brenda Reid, SAP
Mike Case, Westin Westminster
Lea Hoxit Maxwell, M&T Bank
Todd Borth, Borth Insurance
Ernie Burmetz, Pulte Homes
Tom Fox, Optic Nerve
Robyn Balsley, Whirley Industries
Danielle Norris, Berkshire Hathaway
Debbie Misrack, Misrack Accounting & Finance Consulting
Christopher McShane, Colorado Business Bank
Nick Macias, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Erin McDonald, Grainger
Victoria Diaz, KeyBank
Stephanie Trowbridge, Stephanie Trowbridge Photography
Jeanette Parker, Liberty Mutual
Lindsay Cox, 1st Electric Contractors
Keri I. Pugh, Pugh-Bellmar Financial
Jill Zack, Zack & Associates
Deborah Jean, General Moly
Moses Chavez, UPS
Darlene Henke, Audit Logistics
Mackenzie Fribance, Intensity Analytics
Ashley Lowe, Betty Ashley PR
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