Our People


The Gary Team

From the classroom to the board room and even the state capitol, we are committed to using our diverse experience to support Colorado kids and families.

There are two equally important aspects to philanthropy as I view it. One is financial in the ability to make dollars available to help solve community problems. The other, perhaps harder to measure, but no less significant, is the devotion of time, energy and attention to assure that the financial resources carry with them the commitment of personal involvement.”

Sam Gary1984 Annual Report

Board of Directors

Sam Gary
Dave Younggren
Founding Director, Vice Chair
Nancy Gary
Founding Director
Rob Gary
Founding Director
Chris Watney
Board Chair;
Founder, People & Possibilities
Tom Gougeon
At-Large Director;
President, Gates Family Foundation
Jim Kelley
At-Large Director;
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Vestar Capital Partners
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Hollie Velasquez Horvath
At-Large Director;
Regional Vice President, State Affairs & Community Relations, Xcel Energy
Photo by Ellen Jaskol. July 16, 2018.
Greg Moore
At-Large Director
EVP & Executive Editor, The Expert Press

The Gary Team

Santhosh Ramdoss
President & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Caitlin Finn
Vice President, Legal & Finance
Vice President, Communications & External Affairs
Jill Hawley
Vice President, Philanthropy & Policy
Annabel Arroyo
Executive Assistant
Rodney Bautista
Senior Data Analyst
Manager, Operations
Jim Bunch
Managing Director, Mission Colorado Fund
Controller, Gary Philanthropy
Steffanie Clothier
Director, School Readiness
Sydney H. Devine
Product Manager
Jess Ervin-Adkins
Project Specialist, Operations, Philanthropy & Policy
TeRay Esquibel
Entrepreneur in Residence
Algernon Felice Jr.
Senior Producer, Video & Multimedia
Javare Finley
Technician, IT Helpdesk
Brian Firooz
Manager, Family Economic Mobility
Mary Gerlach
Senior Manager of Brand & Integrated Marketing
Steven Gui
Investment Analyst, The Dearfield Fund
Elise Henson
Executive Director, MyFriendBen
Ivonne Hernandez
Software Engineer
Vice President, Technology
Hill Kaplan
Corporate Counsel
Will C. Holden
Director, Communications & Storytelling
James Lukens
Director of Operations
Lana Martin
Payroll & Benefits Manager
Zach Martinez
Legal Counsel, Ventures / Advisor, Policy
Angie McPhaul
Director, Youth Success
Sara Nadelman
Manager, Youth Success
Director, Impact Investing
Vilan Odekar
Director, Programs & Strategy
Rebecca Peterson
Senior Project Manager
Reilly Pharo Carter
Director, Policy & Advocacy
Liloni Ramos
Manager, Piton Fellowship
Nicolle Richards
Senior Investment Manager
Tiffany Roan
Client Success Manager, The Dearfield Fund
Lori Schatz
Senior Finance Assistant
Julie Stone
Director, Family Economic Mobility
Catherine Toner
Managing Director, Impact Investing
Cathy Trom
Controller, Corporate
Director, People Operations
Emily Williams
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Aisha T. Weeks
Managing Director, The Dearfield Fund

Join Us in Reshaping the Arc of Opportunity

We’re not simply stewards of Sam and Nancy Gary’s capital. We’re executors of their bold and daring vision. Every day, they inspire us to work together with our community to co-create breakthrough solutions to challenging problems. Come work with us!

Discover New Possibilities

Together, we will create the change our community wants to see. Whether you want to discover more about our ventures, or connect with a member of our team, we want to hear from you.