Eight new members added to United Way of Weld County’s board

Eight new members have been added to the United Way of Weld County board of directors. Those named to the board for a three-year term are: Robby Aguilar (vice president at Wells Fargo in northern Colorado), Ross Blackmer (executive director of Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District in Frederick), Leah Bornstein (president and CEO at Aims Community College), Nina Duran-Gutierrez (owner of Beso Hair Skin Laser Spa in Greeley and Beso Campus Salon at University of Northern Colorado’s UC Center), Chris Gaddis (head of human resources at JBS USA), Emily Kemme (author, lifestyle blogger and food/lifestyle writer for Greeley Tribune), Deirdre Pilch (Greeley-Evans School District 6 superintendent) and Ken Schultz (president of Northstar Management Group Inc. in Greeley and board executive officer of NCMC Inc.).


Jeannine Truswell, president and CEO of United Way of Weld County, is excited about the new additions to the 25-member board. “A strong nonprofit organization demands a strong board of directors with each individual bringing their expertise, talent and skills to the board room,” Truswell said. “We’re pleased that our new and current board members bring these qualities to United Way of Weld County as we face new challenges and opportunities.”


The 2016-17 officers are Dan Dennie (chairman), Bryan Guest (chairman-elect), Fred Otis (vice chairman), Mike Bond (vice chairman), CJ Archibeque (vice chairman) and Randy Watkins (treasurer). Other board members include: David Bruni, Mike Freeman, Judy Green, Tobias Guzman, Kathy Hamblin, Rebecca Koppes Conway, Ken Poncelow, Virginia Rosales, Becky Safarik, Sara Seely and Nancy Teksten.


New United Way Board Members

New members added to the United Way of Weld County board of directors, front row, from left, are, Emily Kemme, Deirdre Pilch and Nina Duran-Gutierrez. Back row, from left, are, Ken Schultz, Leah Bornstein and Chris Gaddis. Not pictured are Robby Aguilar and Ross Blackmer.