Who We Are

Our Staff

Caring for Colorado’s staff members welcome your questions and feedback about the Foundation’s grantmaking and operations. Please feel free to reach out to us and learn more about our work.

Rikki Allen

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Caryn Apodaca

Philanthropy Assistant, Pueblo

Melanie Bravo

Vice President of Philanthropy

Emma Carpenter

Philanthropy Assistant

Juana Rosa Cavero

Director of ReproCollab

Colleen Church

Chief Strategy Officer

Sarah Dutcher

Healthy Beginnings, Statewide Philanthropy Lead

Sam Espinoza

Strong and Resilient Families, Statewide Philanthropy Lead

Gina Lopez Ferguson

Place-Based Philanthropy Lead

Jennifer Lobb

Grants Manager

Debbie McBride

Tech Support


Amy Mickles

Finance Manager


Ellie Mills

Office Assistant


Melody Morshed

Philanthropy Associate, ReproCollab

Stephanie Perez-Carrillo

Healthy Youth, Statewide Philanthropy Lead

Linda R. Reiner

President and CEO


Christine Sandoval

HR/Operations Manager

Heidi Van Law

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations