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SCFD Board of Directors

The SCFD Board of Directors is comprised of eleven members. Board members are chosen by county commissioners in each participating county (in Denver and Broomfield, each respective City Council selects the board member). In addition, four members are appointed by the governor. SCFD board members represent different segments of society, including business, education, government, and foundation management. The board reviews and oversees distribution of SCFD funds.

Rob Johnson, SCFD BoardRob Johnson: Chairman, Jefferson County appointee, co-owner Wilson/Johnson Creative graphic design firm and photography studio. Mr. Johnson is a Colorado native and graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado. His service on the Jefferson County Cultural County from 2007-2012 included several years as co-chair and chair. Mr. Johnson joined the board April 2, 2013. His 2nd term expires December 31, 2019.

Kathy J. Imel, SCFD Board

Kathy J. Imel: Vice-chair, Adams County appointee. President, La Loba International, a management and technology consulting company, which she founded in 1996. Ms. Imel served for seven years on the Adams County Cultural Council, six of them as Secretary. She is an artist with pieces in public and private collections and has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations. Ms. Imel has a B.X. degree from Pennsylvania State Universityanda M.S. degree from Colorado State University. She joined the board in February 2015. Her first term expires in January 2018.

Ann Speer, SCFD Board Member

Ann Speer: Treasurer, Douglas County appointee, currently a financial advisor with BCJ Financial Group. Ms. Speer earned her bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Utah and has worked in the banking and finance industry since 1985, primarily in Utah, California, and Colorado. While in California Ann assisted arts and culture organizations in her community. After moving to Colorado, Ann was appointed to the Douglas County Cultural Council and served from 2007-2015, chairing the council from 2011-2015. She joined the board March 2016. Her 1st term expires March 2019.

Lynn Jeffers, SCFD BoardLynice (Lynn) Jeffers: Secretary, Broomfield County Appointee; Ms. Jeffers served for over eight years on the Broomfield Public Art Committee. As Chairperson, she oversaw the acquisition of 19 public artworks for Broomfield's collection and helped establish two ongoing "Art for Awhile" programs. Nominated by Broomfield for the 2010 SCFD Rex Morgan Award, she has gained recognition as an arts advocate and community volunteer. A third-generation Colorado native, Ms. Jeffers earned her B.S. degree from Colorado State University. She joined the board in March 2014. Her 2nd term expires in February 2020.

Damon O. Barry, SCFD BoardDamon O. Barry: Governor’s appointee, partner at Ballard Spahr. Previously the managingdirectorwith Barry Legal Consulting Services. Prior to founding Barry Legal Consulting Services, Mr. Barry was a Vice President of Business Affairs and Assistant General Counsel at CSG Systems International, Inc. Mr. Barry earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He joined the board October 2012. His 2nd term expires May 2018.

Councilwoman KendraCouncilwoman Kendra Black, SCFD Board Black: Denver County appointee; was born and raised in southeast Denver a graduate of Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, with a BA in history and political science and an MA in history from the University of Colorado. Her experience includes work in non-profits, education and community outreach. She recently left her job at the University of Colorado Denver where she ran a statewide academic program to serve on Denver City Council. Councilwomen Black joined the board July 23, 2015. Her 1st term expires July 2018.

Hal Logan, SCFD Board

Harold R. Logan, Jr: Governor's appointee. Director of Basic Materials and Services LLC, an investment firm. Mr. Logan has extensive experience in finance, including investment banking/venture capital, and as senior financial officer and director of publicly owned companies. He sits on boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, a supporter of numerous cultural organizations in Colorado. Hal holds an MS/Finance from Columbia University and BS/Economics from Oklahoma State University. He joined the board in January 2013. His 2nd term expires May 2018. 

Jake Zambrano, SCFD Board

Jake Zambrano:Arapahoe County Appointee, has specialized in state government relations, public affairs, grassroots advocacy, and political campaign management for over 15 years. He has represented a number of clients at the Colorado General Assembly including Colorado Mesa University, Medtronic, Boehringer – Ingelheim, Extraction Oil and Gas, Community Financial Services Association, Mile High Racing and Entertainment and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable to name a few. Prior to joining EIS Solutions, Jake was a senior manager with two other firms specializing in lobbying, project management, campaign development and government affairs. His government experience saw him as the Director of Government Affairs for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, and he served previously as the Director of Operations for former Colorado Governor Bill Owens. Over the years, he has also managed governor, congressional, mayoral, and state legislative campaigns across the Rocky Mountain West. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado. 

Peggy Lehmann, SCFD BoardPeggy Lehmann:  Ms. Lehmann earned her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and master’s degree from Stanford University. She is a former school teacher and directed Denver Audubon Society’s outdoor education program, a Tier III organization. She also worked as coordinator of education programs for the Tier 1 organizations. She joined the board July 2011 as the Denver County appointee. Ms. Lehmann's first term as a Governor's appointee expires May 2018.

Elaine D. Torres, SCFD Board

Elaine D. Torres: Governor's appointee, Director of Community Affairs, CBS4. Ms. Torres earned a BA degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters Degree in Applied Communication from the University of Denver. Prior to joining CBS4, Ms. Torres worked as the Public Affairs Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain News where she was responsible for charitable giving and community relations. Ms. Torres has served on numerous cultural, educational and human services advisory and nonprofit boards, including the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Art Museum. Ms. Torres joined the board March 2013. Her 2nd term expires May 2018.

Deborah Malden, SCFD Board MemberDeborah Malden: Boulder County appointee, is the Arts & Culture Liaison at the Boulder Chamber. Following a career in the banking and financial sector, she moved to Boulder in the late 1990s. She has served on the Boulder County Cultural Council (2010 – 2015), including two years as chair. She has also volunteered her expertise as a board member of multiple Boulder nonprofit arts organizations, including The Dairy Center ARTS Center, where she served as interim executive director. Deborah is a board member of Social Venture Partners Boulder County, which strengthens Boulder County nonprofits and leverages individual engagement in philanthropy. She joined the board January 2017. 1st term expires December 2019.

Deborah Jordy, SCFD Executive DirectorDeborah Jordy: Executive Director, A native of Colorado, Deborah Jordy has played a prominent role in the arts and cultural scene for the past 30 years. Ms. Jordy joined the SCFD in December 2016. She is the former Executive Director of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, the Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and was Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum. She is a trustee of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts.


If you wish to contact any of the Board members either through mail or email please send information to 899 Logan Street #500, Denver, CO 80203 or scfd@scfd.org. We will send your information on to the Board. SCFD does not distribute Board contact information.