The Denver Foundation is honored to announce two new members of its Board of Trustees. These exemplary local leaders bring a broad range of skills and accomplishments in business, government, finance, advocacy, and the nonprofit sector to the Foundation’s governing body. All are deeply engaged in community work across the Metro Denver area. The new Trustees began new terms on January 1, 2019.
Also in January, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler began her tenure as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Mosby Tyler has served as a Trustee since 2017. Other officers are Barbara Baumann, Treasurer; Chrissy Deal, Secretary; and Eddie Koen, Vice Chair.
Julie Reiskin Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition; Kai Yeung, Accountant
Julie Reiskin, LCSW is Executive Director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), which advocates for social justice for people with all types of disabilities. CCDC is a leading disability rights organization whose unique model of blending legal and non-attorney advocacy has achieved results for thousands of Coloradans with disabilities. Prior to becoming the Executive Director for CCDC in 1996, Ms. Reiskin served as the organization's policy analyst. In 2010, Ms. Reiskin was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. She serves as an adjunct faculty member for the University Of Denver Graduate School Of Social Work and provides consulting with organizations seeking to improve, expand, or enhance their ability to effectively practice real and meaningful client/constituent engagement at all levels of the organization. She lives in Denver with her partner of more than 20 years and has two adult stepsons, who both make her very proud.
Kai Yeung has been involved with nonprofits since he was 14 years old as a board member, volunteer, employee, donor, and recipient of services. The organizations he has been involved with include The Bridge Project, The Binning Foundation, and The Denver Foundation. His nonprofit programming experience includes work on STEM, pre-collegiate education, racial equity and inclusion, and outdoor leadership. Kai works in the field of data analytics/visualization and systems integration. He grew up in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in finance and accounting and a minor in political science.
About The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2017, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $66 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community, and managing more than 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit www.denverfoundation.org.