Board Members and Planning Team Members

 Board Members

 President: Jason Smith,  Vice President of Development Humanities/Arts University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Vice-President:  Jessica Espinosa Novaria, 

Employer:  Marketing Analyst, Otter Products, Fort Collins, CO

Treasurer:  Not filled at present/in process

Bookkeeper: (Volunteer)

Judy Barth, Retired CSU Extension Office-34 years-Human Resources/Accounting, Windsor, CO


Dr. Caridad Souza Women's Studies & Gender Research Director /             

Special Assistant Professor  

Employer: Colorado State University,

Fort Collins, CO



Sonia Cooper Cooper Global, LLC.

Business Financial Consultant 

Fort Collins, CO and West Palm Beach, FL

(Marketing Chair)

Ujunwa (Uju) Melvis Okeke-                   

MS Communication/IT/Sustainability Currently in MBA program.

Employer:   The Learning Source, a nonprofit.  (Communication Chair)

Barbara Lambert-Retired

Experience:  Education, Finance, Office Management, Loveland, CO

Community Advisory Council/Planning Team Members


Alex Koenigsberg:  Grant Writer:  Joined our team June, 2019. Moved to Fort Collins from the East Coast having started a nonprofit and supported nonprofits with grant writing and event planning.

Alyse Smith:  Graphic Designer Joined our team August, 2017. Worked at University of Illinois Dekalb, ILL managing their online presence and graphic design needs over 6 years.  Picture on About Page..

Barbara Fleming-Website Content Editor  Barbara has been with our team since April,  2015 on our Planning team and Selection Committee and is an author, Coloradoan History Columnist, History enthusiast and a word smith.

Julie Ulstrup-Photographer joined our team September, 2017.  Julie is a creative photographer whose purpose is to create meaningful relationships with her clients which help her create story filled photos. 

Kirsten Johnson-Marketing Liaison Kirsten has been with our team since Jan 2015 and is currently working with Cornerstone Home Lending.  Thank you Kirsten for  time to complete all of our hand written corresondence.

Patti A. Smith, RN -Executive Director Living Her Legacy (LHL), Zonta Club member and through her business Healthcare From the Heart Consulting has assisted school districts in Colorado to create CTE programs to introduce students to the healthcare professions 20+ years. Patti initiated this LHL project in December, 2013 for the Zonta Club of Fort Collins and our Fort Collins community. .   FB:  Kind Deed Community Picture on About Page

Rachael Davis,-Art Director/Portrait Artist Rachael a previous Zonta Club Member and has been partnering with Patti since JAN 2014 to create the concept and art process for this project.  Picture on About Page

RJ Clay-Videographer  RJ has been a member of our team since 2015, is a musician and videographer, assisting with our women's music concerts. 

Rosann Winn-Musician joined our team spring 2017, assists with our women's music concerts and owns Basket creation business.

Trish Murtha-Artist Trish is a water color artist joined our team as our 2nd artist June 2017 and is our Role Model/Art Workshop Facilitator/Portrait Artist.

Previous Members:

Angela Kettle-Donor Management Zonta Club member, joined our team November, 2016-2017 and works for the Discovery Museum. 

Chelsea Glanz-artist Spring 2017 helped to create the Role Model workshop art curriculum.

Heather Bonema-Graphic Design joined our planning team Spring 2015 to offer her graphic design talents to help with marketing. Heather had worked with Coloradoan 10+ years as their nonprofit event manager/graphic designer

Michel Olds-Accountant/Treasurer  Michel was a Zonta Club member, was with our team since middle of  2016 to Spring 2019 until her move to CA.  


Stacey Jensen-Grant Writer Stacey was a member of our team from FEB, 2016 - Fall 2018 and is a Kindergarten Teacher in Loveland School District

Isis Lanigan-Artist Isis is our 3rd Portrait artist having joining our team June, 2017, is a creative photographer, artist and also works supporting elderly in her Loveland community.  (Is not longer with the team NOV 2020)