The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health in reach for all Coloradans by engaging closely with communities across the state through investing, policy advocacy, learning and capacity building. Learn how we’re working to achieve health equity and the cornerstones upon which our work is based.


  • We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.
  • We are a passionate, persistent team willing to take risks in the name of improved health in Colorado.
  • We do not see obstacles, we see opportunities. We tackle issues that will have the highest impact on improving health for communities in Colorado.
  • We share our results, including successes and lessons learned to help others with a common goal.
  • We know that we alone cannot make lasting change. But hand-in-hand with our partners we can.
  • We use our full philanthropic resources including: grantmaking, policy and advocacy, strategic private investments, technical advice and convening to improve the health of Coloradans.
  • We will not stop until Colorado is a state where people and communities experience good health and health equity.

The Colorado Health Foundation is guided by the following values and beliefs in pursuit of the mission:

  • Our stewardship commitment demands accountability and transparency.
  • We treat all with whom we come in contact with respect and humility.
  • Our staff and board are passionate and persistent.
  • We are relentless in our efforts to achieve health equity and opportunity.
  • To advance our mission, we and our work must be relevant and have lasting impact.  
  • Board Chair
    Tommy Barnhart
    Ten Mile Enterprises LLC
  • Ross Brooks
    Mountain Family Health Centers
  • Governance Committee Chair
    Cedric Buchanon
    Market President, Metropolitan Denver
    5Star Bank 
  • Dawn Davenport, Ph.D
    Vice President of Child and Family Services
    Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Investment Committee Chair
    Daniel Gottlieb
    Chief Investment Officer
    Southern Ute Indian Tribe
  • Ismael Guerrero
    President & CEO
    Mercy Housing Inc.
  • Oswaldo “Ozzie” Grenardo, M.D., M.B.A, M.S.H.A.
    Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Centura Health
  • Ashley Marks
    Co-Managing Partner
    Cordillera Investment Partners
  • Impact Committee Chair
    Carlos Martinez
    Executive Director
    Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
  • Laurie Muller-Girard
    West Regional Sales Executive
  • Terri Richardson, MD
    Retired Internist
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Adam Schlegel 
    Chook Chicken

Former Board Members

Our Team
Our Team
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