Board of Advisors

Beverly J. Haddon

CEO, Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities

haddonAs CEO of the Stapleton Foundation, Ms. Haddon manages the four programs, which comprise the mission of the Foundation.  They are: 1) A Life Long Learning Initiative for the schools at Stapleton (an urban redevelopment of the old Stapleton airport) and the surrounding neighborhoods; 2) The Neighborhood Connections Program between the new Stapleton neighborhood and the existing neighborhoods which surround the old airport; 3) A Sustainable Development Initiative for the new Stapleton community; and 4) Parks and Open Space Programs at the new Stapleton community.

Before joining the Stapelton Foundation Ms. Haddon served as Principal Partner at the Haddon Firm and as a Partner at CRL and Associates. From 1998 to 1992 she served as Executive Vice President of United Banks of Colorado (now Wells Fargo Bank). Ms. Haddon is the Chairman of the Board of the Denver Foundation and a Past President of the Colorado Women’s Forum. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and journalism from Iowa State University.

Damion LeeNatali

Executive Director, Teach for America Colorado

leenataliA Denver native, Damion LeeNatali taught as a high school English teacher in Denver Public Schools as a Teach For America corps member, where he was named a “Mile High Teacher” by the Denver Mayor’s Office. As chief of staff to Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston, Damion helped to author and secure passage of major school finance reform and co-founded Education Century, an innovative political fundraising technology platform. In 2013, Damion served as the Political Director for Yes on Amendment 66, the largest statewide issue campaign in Colorado’s history. In addition to working with Sen. Johnston, Damion has worked in the Arizona State Senate, the U.S. Senate, the Obama presidential campaign, and the law firms of Patton Boggs LLP and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP. Damion attended the University of Arizona on a National Merit scholarship, where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Political Science and History, and the University of Colorado Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.

Casey Nikoloric

Founder & Managing Principal, TEN|10 Group, LLC

nikoloricMs. Nikoloric’s firm, the TEN|10 Group, is a Denver-based marketing and communications firm that has provides public relations, marketing and design solutions for business and nonprofit clients. Her firm has assisted a number of DPS schools including Ashley Elementary, DCIS at Fairmont, and Denver Discovery School. Ms. Nikoloric is an accomplished strategic marketing and public relations professional with a 30-year track record of success. Her skill set includes brand development, strategic media relations, corporate transition and crisis communications, oversight of the creation of print and electronic marketing materials, event planning, and speechwriting. She has excellent project management and tactical skills.

Casey’s resume includes Deputy Press Secretary to the former Governor of Colorado and Speechwriter/Travel Advance aide to a United States Secretary of Energy.

She has served on the board of numerous nonprofit organizations. Current service includes the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain MS Society and the Friends of the Denver Fire Department. She sits on the Board of the Advisors for Waste Farmers LLC and is a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership. She is the very proud mother of Lt. Edward Taylor Hine, a Naval aviator currently serving at Leamore Naval Air Station in central California.