Project Angel Heart Staff

Our Team

Staff

Brandy Brogan

Client Services Manager

Brandy Brogan

Client Services Manager

Brandy joined the Project Angel Heart team in December 2002. She has worked in every department at Project Angel Heart but made her final move to client services in 2007. Brandy studied at New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work and Luna Vocational Technical Institute. She loves BJJ, hiking, painting, fishing, and watching her two sons compete in various sporting events.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x410

Tiana Clark

Colorado Springs Distribution & Volunteer Assistant

Tiana Clark

Colorado Springs Distribution & Volunteer Assistant

Tiana joined Project Angel Heart in June 2019. Prior to joining the Project Angel Heart staff, Tiana spent many years in the insurance industry as an agent and analyst. More recently, she worked in the classroom assisting with differently-abled and ESL students. Away from work, Tiana can be found transporting her two sons to their various activities. Spending time together as a family also usually includes movie nights, very competitive board games, and hiking the variety of local trails.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x423

Mitch Conley

Production Assistant

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Mitch Conley

Production Assistant

Mitch joined Project Angel Heart in July of 2020. Spending the first 18 years of his life in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Mitch spent most of his time playing drums, piano, or video games and discovered a passion for cooking. Starting his culinary career at the young age of 15, he attended a 2-year culinary program offered at the local community college. Mitch then proceeded to further his education at the Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) in Muskegon, Michigan.

At CIM, Mitch spent a lot of time honing his skills in the culinary arts, as a team member of the American Culinary Federation’s Hot Food Competition Team. He spent his off-hours volunteering at beer & wine expos and helped with many other local charities in Michigan. After completing his degree at CIM, Mitch was sick of the Midwestern winters and decided to move out west. Seven years later, he has been calling Colorado his home.

Those seven years have been a wild rollercoaster ride in the industry. Starting at the Hilton Inverness working banquet functions for over 5000+ people. Then working for Del Frisco’s Steakhouse where he was Sous Chef, soon after he began working for The Post Chicken & Beer as Sous Chef. Moving on to the Marriot Hotels as Sous Chef, Mitch was furloughed due to the pandemic. Through all of what seemed like fate, he was able to come work for the BEST organization, Project Angel Heart! Not only does he enjoy cooking, but in his spare time loves going to live shows and traveling as much as possible. He also touts to have BUCKETS of useful, useless knowledge. ;)

Phone: 303.830.0202 x407

Kyle Copp

Operations & Sustainability Manager

Kyle Copp

Operations & Sustainability Manager

After 10 years as a kitchen and events volunteer, Kyle joined the Project Angel Heart staff in 2016. As a native of Denver, Kyle enjoys the outdoors and most outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and occasionally running. His passions include sharing his enthusiasm for recycling and working in his garden.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x429

Jessica Daggett

Database Administrator

Jessica Daggett

Database Administrator

Jessica came to Project Angel Heart in May 2019, first as a part-time assistant in the development office and eventually filling the role of database administrator. Jessica has spent her entire career in nonprofits and a variety of development roles, first at Denver Zoo, then at Dumb Friends League. She was born and raised in Fort Collins and lives there now in her ever-evolving fixer upper. She enjoys time with friends, movies, outdoor activities, HGTV-inspired projects, and learning new things.

Amy Daly

Director of Marketing & Communications

Amy Daly

Director of Marketing & Communications

Amy joined the Project Angel Heart team in 2012. Amy has an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a BA in technical journalism from Colorado State University. She also completed her certification as a holistic nutrition consultant through Bauman College.  Amy loves living in Colorado and enjoys spending free time traveling, running, hiking, reading, and cooking.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x419

Alexandra Dougherty

Volunteer Resources & Administrative Assistant

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Alexandra Dougherty

Volunteer Resources & Administrative Assistant

Alexandra began her Project Angel Heart journey as a volunteer in the kitchen and joined the team full time in 2020.  She has a passion for volunteering with a background in mentoring students, fostering animals, and dedicating her time to issues that are meaningful to her and her community. She lives a green and humane lifestyle, promoting animal rights and environmental sustainability.

Originally from Florida, she traded the beaches for the mountains and has not looked back since. Alexandra graduated from the University of Florida and has a career background in both education and healthcare. Her time away from the office ranges from concerts, biking, pilates, eating, relaxing with her pups and a competitive game of ping pong with her husband!

Phone: 303.830.0202 x427

Amy Fleming

Senior Vice President

Amy Fleming

Senior Vice President

Amy joined Project Angel Heart in March of 2007 after years with both a large outdoor recreational corporation and in small business administration, and holds a BA degree from CCU. Amy is a lover of the mountains and spends her free Colorado summer days chasing her two children, Caleb and Addie Grace, and boating, hiking, and camping with her husband, Kyle, and family.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x403

Kevin Giles

Modified Meals Nutritionist

Kevin Giles

Modified Meals Nutritionist

Kevin started working for Project Angel Heart in December of 2015. He grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he spent most of his time working in kitchens and a technical high school that taught culinary arts. He attended the Johnson & Wales School for Culinary Arts and has a degree in culinary nutrition.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x438

Ashley Golder

Foundation Relations Officer

Ashley Golder

Foundation Relations Officer

Ashley joined the team at Project Angel Heart in January 2020. Prior to joining Project Angel Heart, Ashley spent 10 years working in fund development and communications at SafeHouse Denver and, most recently, worked as an independent contractor with a variety of local organizations. She has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University and a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys jogging, cooking tasty vegetarian food, seeing live music, and exploring Colorado with her husband and two young daughters.

Phone: 303.407.9425

Josh Graham

Prep Cook & Utilities Assistant

Josh Graham

Prep Cook & Utilities Assistant

Josh grew up in Grand Junction before moving to Denver in high school. He has worked in various kitchens and met Project Angel Heart’s executive chef Brandon Foster when both worked together at Vesta. While working in the medical field, Josh found his medical knowledge could be useful in helping to make nutritious meals for people living with life-threatening illnesses.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x407

Rasha Husseini-Trujillo

Delivery & Meal Inventory Assistant

Rasha Husseini-Trujillo

Delivery & Meal Inventory Assistant

Rasha first came to Project Angel Heart as a culinary intern in 2011.  She officially became a member of the Project Angel Heart staff in 2012 after graduating from Johnson & Wales University with an associate’s degree in culinary arts. She also works as a personal chef and small scale caterer. Rasha is a Colorado native with a passion for all things food and drink-related. Her interests include traveling, reading, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, live music, bad dancing, beanies, comfy t-shirts and the Colorado sky.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x407

Marisol Ibarra

Client Services Assistant

Marisol Ibarra

Client Services Assistant

Marisol joined the Project Angel Heart team in September 2019. Her love of food and fascination with its ability to make people feel good led her to pursue higher education in the field of nutrition, and she graduated with a BS in human nutrition and dietetics from MSU Denver in 2019. Her strong belief in the power of food as medicine led her to Project Angel Heart, where she currently serves as a bilingual Client Services Assistant. She is a Colorado native who grew up in Arvada and loves living in Colorado. In her free time, Marisol enjoys spending time with her super awesome family, reading good books, trying new vegan recipes, attempting to be more outdoorsy, and she is an avid Netflixer.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x411

Kamisha Jones

Volunteer Resources Coordinator

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Kamisha Jones

Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Kamisha was born in Aurora, Colorado, but most of her younger years were lived out in California. She enjoys swimming, math, sign language, volunteering, and reading, and wanted to make a career out of those hobbies. She came to Project Angel Heart as a volunteer in 2018, not knowing she would be staying.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x427

Bridget Loeper

Senior Client Services Coordinator

Bridget Loeper

Senior Client Services Coordinator

Bridget joined Project Angel Heart’s client services team in 2014. In her free time, Bridget can be found on her bicycle looking for used book stores and awesome food. She loves science fiction, pinball, gardening, and horror movies.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x412

Antonio Martinez

Kitchen Assistant & Dishwasher

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Antonio Martinez

Kitchen Assistant & Dishwasher

Antonio started working at Project Angel Heart in May 2020, and he’s been working in various kitchens for two and a half years. He likes computers and cooking/kitchen work and he’s currently enrolled in a local trade school for full-stack development. He’s still deciding if he wants to stay working with computers or continue learning in the kitchen.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x407

Sarah Mirick

Events Organizer

Sarah Mirick

Events Organizer

Sarah joined Project Angel Heart in May 2017. She earned her B.A. in business from the University of Puget Sound and moved to Colorado after college to be a ski bum. Prior to joining Project Angel Heart, Sarah worked as the marketing & special events director at YWCA Boulder County, a human service nonprofit serving women and their families. Sarah loves to travel and have adventures. As a Minnesota native, she enjoys canoeing, spending time outdoors with her three dogs, and all things Swedish.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x420

Patti Molai

Executive Assistant

Patti Molai

Executive Assistant

Patti joined Project Angel Heart as the executive assistant in September 2019. She is a Colorado native and has lived in the Denver metro area most of her life. After attaining a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders (hearing and speech therapy) at Colorado State University, she worked at hospitals while determining whether to become a speech pathologist or audiologist, pursue something in the medical field, or work in a business-related environment. Eventually, she attained a master’s degree in management and human resources.

She worked at a national membership association for certified financial planners where she worked in administration, human resources, and chapter relations. She then worked at a community college, managing the tutoring function and student labs. Her experience and skills are varied so one could say she is a “jack of all trades, master of none, pretty good at some.”  She calls her post-early-retirement work at Project Angel Heart her Act III Purpose. She feels lucky to work at such an amazing organization with caring and committed staff, volunteers, and board members.

Patti is married and has four sons, the youngest being 21. In her free time, she reads, watches too much Netflix and Hulu, and works on genealogy and documenting her life and her ancestors’ lives through pictures. She aspires to take more (and better) pictures and to travel more.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x441

Eric Nelson

Distribution Assistant

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Eric Nelson

Distribution Assistant

Matt Nigro

Lead Logistics Officer

Matt Nigro

Lead Logistics Officer

Matt joined the Project Angel Heart team in 2016 after three years with Food Bank of the Rockies in the roles of warehouse lead and program representative. Matt is a Colorado native, but grew up in Massachusetts and received his degree in communications and history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before returning to Colorado in 2012. In his free time, Matt enjoys painting, reading, hiking, and rooting for the Broncos and Avs.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x413

Turban Ollivierre

Prep Cook

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Turban Ollivierre

Prep Cook

Turban is from the tiny island of Mayreau in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean, where he worked in the restaurant industry for almost 15 years. He moved to Denver in 2016. Before joining Project Angel Hear, he worked at Mountain Sun’s Vine Street Pub and Brewery for three years. In his free time, Turban loves going to reggae shows, listening to vinyl records, and watching basketball.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x407

Andrea Pacheco

Individual Giving Officer

Andrea Pacheco

Individual Giving Officer

Andrea joined the Project Angel Heart team in May of 2015. She earned her bachelor’s at Smith College and has ten years of experience in development. Prior to coming to Project Angel Heart, Andrea worked in various fundraising roles at the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado College. Andrea and her wife, Jen, enjoy camping, cooking, biking, and home brewing.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x402

Meghan Perkins

Nutrition Services Manager

Meghan Perkins

Nutrition Services Manager

Meghan started working at Project Angel Heart in 2016. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado and previously worked as a registered dietitian at a private practice in Arizona educating patients about how their food choices impacted their health with an emphasis on CKD, diabetes, heart disease, and gastrointestinal issues. In her free time, Meghan enjoys hiking with her husband Brad and relaxing with their dog Barney.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x439

Summer Polson

Sous Chef

Summer Polson

Sous Chef

Summer graduated from Johnson & Wales University in South Carolina with honors in culinary arts and food service management. She moved to Colorado Springs, where she worked at a small restaurant and later at the Denver Country Club before joining the Project Angel Heart team.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x406

Chris Potts

Production Chef

Chris Potts

Production Chef

Chris graduated from the Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas and worked as a line cook and sous chef for 12 years prior to joining Project Angel Heart in 2019. In his free time, Chris and his wife, Hannah, enjoy hiking, camping, and taking advantage of all of Colorado’s microbrews.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x408

Maggie Reilly

Client Services Coordinator

Maggie Reilly

Client Services Coordinator

Maggie’s lifelong passion for living well and service led her to Project Angel Heart. She joined the team after graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in food science and human nutrition with a minor in Spanish. Outside of work, Maggie can be found reading, running, on a search for the best chai tea in Denver, or anywhere with live music.

 

Phone: 303.830.0202 x424

Alex Reinhardt

Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Alex Reinhardt

Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Alex moved to Colorado after traveling around the world for a year with his wife, Megan. When he arrived, he discovered his passion for nonprofits and started at Project Angel Heart in the summer of 2019. He enjoys reading, running, yoga, camping, incorrectly identifying plants, and traveling.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x416

Rachael Robinson

Vice President of Program Operations

Rachael Robinson

Vice President of Program Operations

Rachael joined Project Angel Heart in March 2013, and serves as the vice president of program operations, supporting nutrition services, client services, volunteer resources, and the kitchen.

Prior to joining Project Angel Heart, Rachael worked as a project coordinator for the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that serves as a fiscal sponsor for a variety of public interest projects. She has her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado, Denver, and holds a B.A. in Communications & Journalism from St. John Fisher College.

Rachael loves spending time with her husband, hiking, backpacking, obsessing over her doggos (Tuna Fish and Frank), and crying over the Buffalo Bills.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x421

Rachel Rooney

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Rachel Rooney

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Rachel joined the Project Angel Heart team in 2017, bringing with her five years of professional fundraising experience from a nonprofit serving homeless families and a wide variety of volunteer experiences. She received her bachelor’s in global affairs with a concentration in social inequalities and a minor in business from George Mason University. Rachel is an adventure-addict and makes it a priority to travel internationally each year.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x417

Sally Rothstein

Colorado Springs Regional Manager

Sally Rothstein

Colorado Springs Regional Manager

Sally joined Project Angel Heart in October 2015. As a long-time and engaged resident of Colorado Springs, she is passionate about the health and well-being of her community and the people who create it. In her free time, Sally sings with and co-leads Pikes Peak Threshold Singers.

Phone: 719.323.0084

Owen Ryan

President & CEO

Owen Ryan

President & CEO

Owen’s passion for public health was sparked during his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi. In the nearly two decades since, he has worked for a variety of health organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS) in Geneva, Switzerland. Owen earned his Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health as well as a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x401

Leslie Scotland-Stewart

Director of Healthcare Innovation

Leslie Scotland-Stewart

Director of Healthcare Innovation

Leslie joined the Project Angel Heart team in 2015, looking for a new start after spending many years working in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies. She holds an MBA from the University of Denver. Leslie has a passion for all things health, including nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. Leslie loves spending time with her children, going to the zoo, hiking, or doing anything that will keep the family active.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x432

Mark W. Smith, CVA

Volunteer Resources Manager

Mark W. Smith, CVA

Volunteer Resources Manager

Mark joined Project Angel Heart in 2013, coming from an extensive background in volunteer engagement. Mark previously managed large-scale volunteer programs at both Volunteers of America and the City of Lakewood. He also serves as a board member for the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE), a national organization focused on supporting volunteer engagement professionals and served nine years on the Board of Directors for Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) Colorado. When Mark is away from work, he loves trips to the mountains, taking in all the glory and beauty that Colorado has to offer.

 

Phone: 303.830.0202 x414

Nic Soucy

Client Services Assistant

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Nic Soucy

Client Services Assistant

Nic Soucy (she/her/hers) works in the Client Services department at Project Angel Heart and loves the opportunity to connect with our wonderful clients, volunteers, and referrers. A native New Englander, Nic moved to Denver from Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue her Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Health after spending years working in various positions at a 58-family shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, and seeing every day the importance of food, health, and well-being. Outside of Project Angel Heart, Nic works part-time on a research team for the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research, trains puppies with Guide Dogs for the Blind, and is otherwise becoming accustomed to the Denver culture of hiking and beer!

Phone: 303.830.0202 x448

Aaron Strock

Registered Nutrition & Dietetics Technician

Aaron

Aaron Strock

Registered Nutrition & Dietetics Technician

Aaron first started his journey with Project Angel Heart as an intern in June of 2014. After graduating from Johnson & Wales with degrees in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management and Nutrition, Aaron found his way back to Angel Heart in June 2020. He is a Colorado native and loves to geek out about various science facts.
As luck would have it, the Denver building is the same one in which his Grandfather, Armando Lovato, worked as a foreman when the building was still owned by Colorado Lamb. This makes Aaron the third generation of his family to work in this building.
In his free time, Aaron can be found training in Capoeira, reading, gaming, and chilling with his many pets.

Jordan Strong

Development Assistant

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Jordan Strong

Development Assistant

Jordan joined Project Angel Heart in the summer of 2020. Originally from Indiana, she received her Bachelor’s in Art Management with a focus on nonprofit fundraising in 2016 at Indiana University. In 2019, she started working towards her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Colorado. During her free time, she loves doing crafty stuff like making cosplay outfits, riding her bike, and hanging out with her demanding kitty, Sasha.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x447

Kathy Thomas

Office Coordinator

Kathy Thomas

Office Coordinator

Kathy joined Project Angel Heart in May of 2019 after a decade working with Denver Public Schools in the Department of Arts & Physical Education as the budget specialist and office manager. Kathy was born and raised in Denver, which is also where she met her husband and raised her two children. Any conversations with Kathy will likely involve her dog May, adventures with antiques, miniseries on Netflix, or her latest attempt at home improvements.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x431

Desiree Townsend

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Desiree Townsend

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Desiree joined the Project Angel Heart team in May 2020, with a strong background in administrative support, client services, and digital marketing. There are a lot of things Desiree loves about working with people, but she loves stories the most. Desiree’s interests are varied and include participating in a local chorale, creating home décor with chalk paint and ink, and more recently, she bought a Jeep so she can go four-wheeling with her husband and friends.

Phone: ‪303.830.0202‬ x404

Mike Yost

Distribution Assistant

Mike Yost

Distribution Assistant

Mike held a variety of jobs before joining Project Angel Heart, including radio technician in the Air Force and a writer and distribution manager for Out Front Colorado. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Arts in humanities from CU Denver. Mike’s passions are photography and writing, and he’s frequently seen roaming the streets of Denver with his Nikon camera.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x440

Board

Raul Abad

Director

Raul Abad

Director

Foster Graham

Kevin Daly

Director

Kevin Daly

Director

Mountain Sun Pubs

Suzy Egan

Director

Suzy Egan

Director

Newmont Corporation

Robb Green

At-Large Member of the Executive Committee

Robb Green

At-Large Member of the Executive Committee

Coldwell Bankers

Lorez Meinhold

At-Large Member of the Executive Committee

Lorez Meinhold

At-Large Member of the Executive Committee

Caring for Denver Foundation

Beth Perez

Director

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Beth Perez

Director

DaVita Hospital Services Group

Jason Rayburn

Secretary

Jason Rayburn

Secretary

Extraction Oil & Gas

Jeff Sepich

Chair

Jeff Sepich

Chair

Retired, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Employment Opportunities

Interested in joining our team? Please visit the Employment Opportunities page for a list of current openings.