Board of Directors

Board Chair

Michelle Search

Jefferson Wells

Vice Chair

Lani Kessler

Kessler Personal Development Coaching


Keith Trammell

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

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Keith Smith


Board Members


Kristen Deevy

Pensionmark Financial Group


John DellaSalle

Tennison Group


Laura Fitch

Centura Health–Porter Adventist Hospital


William Foy

Spearhead Mortgage Company

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Tom Krysa

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Dan May

Quitman Consulting

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Peter Meyers

Black Creek Capital Markets

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Melissa Morrow


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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. Michele has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. Most recently, she served as CEO for Susan G. Komen® Colorado. Prior to Komen, she 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.

Michele 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. She 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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