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 and Volunteer Assistant

Tiana Clark

Colorado Springs Distribution and 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

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 x435

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

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

Brandon Foster

Executive Chef

Brandon Foster

Executive Chef

Brandon began cooking in hotels twenty years ago, then made his way into Denver’s fine dining scene, where he cooked at The Fourth Story, Mel’s, and Vesta. Brandon joined Project Angel Heart as executive chef in 2016, where he leads a team of dedicated chefs and volunteers in preparing medically tailored meals for Coloradans living with life-threatening illnesses. Outside the Project Angel Heart kitchen, Foster also serves on the culinary advisory board at Emily Griffith Technical College and is an active member of the James Beard Foundation. He enjoys spending time in Colorado’s great outdoors with his wife Larissa and children Amelia, Ella, and Harrison.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x405

Mandie Garcia

Development Assistant

Mandie Garcia

Development Assistant

Mandie joined Project Angel Heart in 2019. She moved to Denver from Boston after receiving her master’s degree in management. She also holds a degree in American Sign Language interpretation. In her spare time, Mandie enjoys reading, yoga, sewing, and hiking.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x447

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

AM Kitchen Assistant

Rasha Husseini-Trujillo

AM Kitchen 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

Kamisha Jones

Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant

Kamisha Jones

Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant

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

Jessica Kraybill

Database Administrator

Jessica Kraybill

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 with her cat, Mocha. She enjoys time with friends, movies, outdoor activities, HGTV-inspired projects, and learning new things.

Logan Lafferty

Modified Meals Specialist

Logan Lafferty

Modified Meals Specialist

Logan joined Project Angel Heart as the modified meals specialist in 2010 after completing an internship with the organization while in college. He received a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x406

Bridget Loeper

Client Services Coordinator

Bridget Loeper

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

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

Rachel Newnam

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Rachel Newnam

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

Matt Nigro

Distribution Coordinator

Matt Nigro

Distribution Coordinator

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

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

Cortney Paddock

Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Cortney Paddock

Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Cortney started with Project Angel Heart in 2015 in client services before making the jump to volunteer resources. As a Denver native, she has been a community supporter of Project Angel Heart’s events since she can remember. Cortney is an avid reader, cook, and creator. She can be found scanning the shelves of the fiction and cooking aisles of any Denver Public Library.

Phone: 303.830.0202 x415

Meghan Perkins

Registered Dietitian

Meghan Perkins

Registered Dietitian

Meghan started working at Project Angel Heart in 2016. She received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado and previously worked at a private practice in Arizona educating patients about how their food choices impacted their health with an emphasis on CKD, diabetes, heart disease, celiac disease, and weight management. In her free time, Meghan enjoys exploring Denver by bike with her husband, Brad, trying new coffee or tea shops, hiking in Crested Butte, 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 books about travel, trail running, working on her blog at a coffee shop, trying new foods, or at almost any concert.

 

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

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Rachael Robinson

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Rachael spearheads Project Angel Heart’s strategic initiatives, government affairs strategy, and research. Prior to joining Project Angel Heart, Rachael worked 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. In her free time, Rachael obsesses over her dog, Tuna, and explores the outdoors with her husband, Kyle.  

Phone: 303.830.0202 x421

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 solidified 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. 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

Nick Sladeski

Production Assistant

Nick Sladeski

Production Assistant

Nick began his cooking career at age 13 as a dishwasher and prep cook and has worked his way up in the kitchen as a self-taught chef. He previously worked as the head line cook at Bacon Social House and as a sous chef at Gaetano’s before joining Project Angel Heart in 2018. Nick enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, playing video games, cooking, and coming up with new recipes.

 

Phone: 303.830.0202 x408

Mark Smith

Volunteer Resources Manager

Mark Smith

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

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

Mike Yost

Distribution Assistant

Mike Yost

Distribution Assistant

Mike held a variety of jobs before joining Project Angel Heart, including radio technician for Nikon, Inc. and a writer and distribution manager for Out Front Colorado. He also previously served in the Air Force and 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

Kevin Daly

Director

Kevin Daly

Director

Mountain Sun Pubs

Robb Green

At-Large Member of the Executive Commitee

Robb Green

At-Large Member of the Executive Commitee

Coldwell Bankers

Jeff Sepich

Vice Chair

Jeff Sepich

Vice Chair

Retired, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Gary Yourtz

Director

Gary Yourtz

Director

Retired, Past President and Owner of Du-Wald Steel Corporation

Employment Opportunities

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