Board chair Holly Armstrong is a communications professional with 20 years experience in communications planning, event management, media relations, public relations, internal communications, campaign strategy, writing and editing. She began her career helping with outreach for the ill-fated Equal Rights Amendment campaign in Iowa in 1992 and has held numerous positions for all levels of government, including local campaigns, state legislatures, state administrations and Congressional offices. In her spare time, Holly loves to explore Colorado, most often on her bicycle. A native of Iowa, she has ridden her bicycle across that state most of the past 25 years.
Durham (Durrie) Monsma
Durham (Durrie) Monsma is a retired attorney and media executive. He was CEO and Publisher of The (Stamford ) Advocate and Greenwich Time from 2000 until his retirement in 2008. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of the Denver-based aviation publisher Jeppesen. Mr. Monsma is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Since returning to Colorado in 2012, he has been active member of the Colorado Mountain Club, where he leads group hikes and is a member of the Denver Safety and Leadership Committee. He and his wife (Robbie) have three adult children.
Jane Potts is a creator of successful programs and projects for the arts, nonprofit organizations, community development, business and education. She worked for the city of Denver managing Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) grant funds to 100 arts and cultural organizations in the city. As head of the Colorado Arts Consortium, she re-established the Colorado Cultural Arts Caucus with lawmakers. She also has owned and managed a conference and event planning business and has experience building and running nonprofit and business coalitions. Jane is active in several community groups in Denver.
Damian Thorman founded True North Philanthropic Partners, LLC. He was director of the White House Social Innovation Fund during the Obama administration, and has held leadership positions in all three branches of government, philanthropy, higher education and the nonprofit sector.