OUR ORGANIZATION

Board of Directors

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Board Chair

Michelle Search

Jefferson Wells

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Co-Vice Chair

Lani Kessler

Kessler Personal Development Coaching

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Secretary

Keith Trammell

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

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Treasurer

Brian Frevert

Retired, CPA/CFP

Board Members

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Kristen Deevy

Pensionmark Financial Group

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John DellaSalle

Tennison Group

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Laura Fitch

Centura Health–Porter Adventist Hospital

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William Foy

Spearhead Mortgage Company

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Tom Krysa

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Peter Meyers

Black Creek Capital Markets

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Melissa Morrow

FirstBank

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Brian Sward

Jackson National Life Distributors

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Noel Wickwar

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

PResident & CEO Michele Ostrander

Michele Ostrander joined Freedom Service Dogs of America in January 2016 as president and CEO. Ostrander has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. Most recently, she served as CEO for Susan G. Komen® Colorado. Prior to Komen, Ostrander served as executive director for Tahoe Women’s Services, helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Honors include being named one of the 50 most influential people in Denver by 5280 Magazine in 2010 and an Out Front Power Player in 2012.

Ostrander holds a master’s degree in psychology from St. Bonaventure University. She currently serves as a board member and treasurer for Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and as a mayoral appointee for the Denver Judicial Discipline Commission. Previously, she has served as a mayoral appointee on the Denver Women’s Commission, board director for the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, and vice president of the Clayton Neighborhood Association. Ostrander lives in Denver with her wife, Sofia Aguilar, and her dogs, Toodles and Scout, all of whom love to camp, hike, and enjoy the beauty of Colorado.

To contact Michele, email [email protected] or call 303-922-6231.

leadership team

Karen Aalund, Director of Philanthropy
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Erin Conley, Director of Communications
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Laura Rogers, Director of Finance and Administration
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Amanda Vallo, Director of Client Services
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