Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the entity in charge of the BlueFlower Fund. Each member has demonstrated a high level of commitment to our mission and brings an important set of skills. Current members of the Board of Directors include:

Mara Brosy-Wiwchar joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2014. She works for Congressman Jared Polis and lives in northern Colorado. Originally from Nevada, Mara moved to Colorado with her husband in 2010 and is passionate about electing pro-choice candidates at all levels of government.

Jason Crow is an attorney with Holland & Hart LLP and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Infantry and served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2012. His honors include Denver's 2013 Forty Under Forty top business professionals, 2012 Phoenix Multisport Catalyst for Change, 2011 United Veterans Committee's Outstanding Service Award and 2010 Denver Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer of the Year. He lives in Denver with this wife, Deserai, and their two children.

Rachel Gordon joined the BlueFlower board in 2015. She owns the fundraising firm RKG Development. She previously worked for the Democratic National Convention 2008 Host Committee, Cary Kennedy for Treasurer, and in the U.S. Congress. Rachel and her husband, Adam, live in Louisville with their two children.

Cory Kalanick hails from Big Sky Country in Montana. He and his wife, Kate, have made Denver home since 2011. Cory joined the BlueFlower board in 2014 and is an attorney at Sherman & Howard L.L.C. He represents state and local governments in public finance transactions, election law, constitutional law and economic development matters. Prior to law school, Cory worked in campaign finance, new technology organizing and grassroots political field operations. He also served on the board of the Denver Young Democrats from 2012-2015. Cory is currently a member of Impact Denver’s Class of 2015.

Sarah Moss has worked in politics and government at all levels, including two presidential campaigns, for two Denver mayors, and as an Obama Administration appointee in the Office of Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the U.S. Department of Justice. She served as Executive Director of the 2011 inaugural committee for Denver Mayor-Elect Michael B. Hancock. A Denver native, Sarah has lived twice in Washington, DC. She is a Truman National Security Project Fellow and currently manages legislative and community outreach for the Denver Fire Department.

Shad Murib joined the BlueFlower Fund Board in 2015. He is the Civic Engagement Director for the Colorado Senate Democrats and served as Campaign Manager for Kerry Donovan's campaign for State Senate. He previously worked for Congressman Jared Polis as a legislative assistant and for New Era Colorado in the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. Shad was born and raised in Colorado.

Toni Panetta joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2014. She is a program officer for a local affiliate of a national women's health foundation; previously, she served as political director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado. Toni is a Colorado native who lives in Denver and is an avid hiker and international traveler.

Jennie Peek-Dunstone joined the BlueFlower Fund in 2011 and currently operates her own consulting business, Alpine Public Affairs. She is a past Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party and the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund. Jennie is a Colorado native and grew up in Greeley. She currently lives in Evergreen with her husband, Adam, and two dogs.

Lizzy Stephan joined the BlueFlower Fund Board in December 2014. She is the Organizing Director with New Era Colorado, managing the organization's young voter mobilization programs and advocacy work. Prior to joining New Era in 2012, she was a Public Interest Fellow at the Bell Policy Center. Lizzy is passionate about electing more pro-choice women to office on the state and local level. She lives in Denver.

Ethnie Treick joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2011. She has worked in both the private and public sector. Most recently, she led the government affairs team for Xcel Energy in Colorado, helping shape state energy policy by working with legislators, the Governor's Office, and industry and environmental partners. In addition, she has worked as a reporter, in media relations, and in the communications offices of Gov. Jim Doyle and Sen. Tom Daschle. Ethnie lives in Longmont with her husband, Kyle, and their two young sons. She currently serves on several boards and stays home with her boys.

Katie Wolf joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2013 and serves as the Treasurer. She is the lobbyist for Mendez Consulting with an expertise in healthcare policy. Previously, she served three years as a legislative aide in the Colorado State Senate Majority, as the Compliance Manager for President Obama's 2008 campaign in Colorado, and as a Compliance Associate for the Bennet 2010 Senatorial campaign. Katie is a native and lives in Denver.

Serena Woods joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2011 and currently serves as President. Woods is a principal in the Denver office of Hilltop Public Solutions. Prior to joining Hilltop, she served as the Director of Strategic Engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI). In 2012, while on leave from CCHI, Serena was the Colorado Women’s Vote Director for Organizing for America and in 2010 served as Campaign Manager on Cary Kennedy’s campaign for reelection as Colorado’s state treasurer.  

Born and raised in Evergreen, she is proud to call Colorado her home state and is passionate about working to continue to elect more pro-choice Democratic women to lead our state.


Interested in joining the Board? Board members serve two year terms starting in January and can be renewed. Board member applications are available year round. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in joining the BlueFlower Board.

 
Advisors

We are proud to have the assistance of many leaders in the Colorado women's community as Advisors to the BlueFlower Project. Advisors work with us to transform Colorado's political landscape. Current Advisors include:

  • Susan Daggett
  • Beth Finger
  • Matt Gray
  • Lynea Hansen
  • Josie Heath
  • Edie Hooton
  • Jenifer Jessep
  • Cary Kennedy
  • Dottie Lamm
  • Beth McCann
  • Scott Martinez
  • Jennifer Mello
  • Brittany Pettersen
  • Dorothy Rupert
  • Gail Schoettler
  • Barbara Scott
  • Gloria Tanner
  • Pat Waak
  • Karen Wick
  • Mary Ellen Wolf

 

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