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Board of Directors

Caring Connection is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from member agencies and community advocates. Interested in serving on our Board of Directors or on a Committee?  Click here to download a job description and application: Caring Connection Board Application

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Barber Geoff Director   Geoff Barber has worked in the non-profit industry for 6 years, most recently as Director of Membership for jazz89 KUVO, Denver's local public radio jazz station.
Geoff just completed his Master's Degree in Public administration at the University of Colorado - Denver and has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Drake

Geoff and his wife VA spend much of their free time playing with their son, Merritt, and preparing for the newest addition to their family due this summer while enjoying all the fun that living in Colorado has to offer.
Boyer Barbara Director American Council of the Blind of Colorado

Barbara has over twenty years of experience in achieving organizational and project specific goals and objectives while maintaining and developing critical partnerships and a full spectrum of public relations endeavors. She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Colorado, Denver (Public Policy/Administration) and a B.S. in Psychology from S.U.N.Y. Barbara has served as the inaugural executive director in several developing non-profit organizations after as successful career as a municipal government manager.

Barbara was invited to serve as the American Council of the Blind of Colorado’s first Executive Director in October 2005 and has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer. She also has been appointed by Governor Ritter as a Commissioner serving on the State Commission for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals. She serves on the Secretary of State Voter Accessibility, Independence and Privacy Task Force and CDOT's Transportation and Mobility Council.  In 2008 Barbara also joined the Board of Directors of the Center for People with Disabilities in Boulder, Colorado and is now serving her second term as the Board President. In August 2011 Barbara was also appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Caring Connection.

Robyn Director UnitedHealth Group

Robyn Hacker has worked in the healthcare industry since 1996, for Life Care Center of America, Children's Hospital Colorado, PacifiCare, UnitedHealthCare, Ingenix, and as a private duty nurse. She is currently employed as a healthcare advocate at Optum, a UnitedHealthGroup company, where she has been employed since 2005 and serves on many engagement committees.

Robyn recently received her Masters degree from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors degree in 2003. Robyn has volunteered with many organizations including, Evercare Hospice, Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue, United Volunteers, A.L.I.E. Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Denver Rescue Mission, ARC Colorado, Colorado Children's Chorale, Pinnacle Charter School, Silver Mills Middle School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Northglenn High School Band Boosters, worked as a certified child car seat inspector, and served as a webmaster and Vice-President of Colorado Managed Care Collaborative.

Robyn lives in Northglenn, Colorado with her husband Joe, their 15-year old son Michael, and two dogs.

Haines Joe Past President The Action Center

Joe Haines has been involved with non-profits for almost 17 years. His past experiences include running non-profits for youth, developmentally disabled adults and feral cats. He is currently the Director of Development for Jeffco Action Center.

When not working, he is President of the Colorado State Chess Association and a member of the Lakewood Breakfast Optimist Club.

Heyl Lauren  Secretary Denver Rescue Mission

Lauren Heyl has worked in the non-profit industry for 10 years, most currently as a Development Officer at Arrupe Jesuit High School.

Lauren and her husband, Ryan, are Colorado natives and spend their free time with family, volunteering, coaching volleyball, and enjoying the Colorado outdoors!





Michael Kosakowski has worked in the banking industry for eight years.  His focus is lending in both the consumer and commercial markets.




Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Ashley Miltgen has been involved with non-profits for the last eight years, most currently as the Director of Development for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.  Ashley, along with her husbnad and two children, moved to Colorado from Michigan in 2012.  When not working, she likes to explore all that Colorado has to offer.

Sapp Aaron President UnitedHealthcare

Aaron R. Sapp has been in the healthcare/insurance industry for 14 years and currently serves as the National ICD-10 Program Director at UnitedHealthcare, where he has been since 2004.  Prior to his employment at UnitedHealthcare, Aaron worked for Rocky Mountain Health Plans and PacifiCare in network and operational roles.  Aaron graduated with his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in 1999 and received his master's degree, in Organizational Leadership, from the University of Denver in 2007.

Aaron currently serves as the President, Board of Directors for Caring Connection.  In addition, Aaron serves the board as a member of the Community Outreach and Development Committee and the Strategic Leadership Committee.  In addition to his responsibilities as member of the Caring Connection board, Aaron is involved in a healthcare-centered collaborative, the Colorado Managed Care Collaborative, where he recently served as the President, Board of Directors (2010-2011). 

Aaron enjoys running, writing (fiction), and traveling.  Aaron and his wife Amelia spend the majority of their free time keeping their three daughters, Gracie, Audry, and Tilly busy and out of trouble.
Yockey Maureen Vice President Alternatives Pregnancy Center

Maureen Yockey has served as Executive Director of Alternatives Pregnancy Center since January 2001. Her background includes major account sales with Xerox Corporation, family law as a paralegal, and real estate sales.
Maureen and Galen live in Denver and are delighted to be near their three adult children, and six grandchildren.




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