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Staff

Part Time Staff:
154
Full Time Staff:
8
Contract Staff:
3
Volunteers Annually:
250
Retention Rate:
50%

Carrie Webber, Marketing Communications Specialist
Start Date: 2017

Carrie hails from the journalism field in Michigan, having worked as a news reporter writing stories and designing pages for print. She moved to Colorado in 2006 and eventMarketing Communications Specialist (09/01/2018-Current)
Development and Marketing Coordinator (10/6/2018-08/31/2018)

Aubrey Ryan, Customer Service & Database Manager
Start Date:

This is a brand new position, created to ensure we are giving you and all of our community members great service and information from our database.
Aubrey was born and raised in Indiana and started college at Indiana Purdue University in Fort Wayne. After a few years of college, she moved to Denver, CO to serve in AmeriCorps NCCC for 2 years which ignited her career path in the non-profit sector. Following AmeriCorps, Aubrey married her husband Bradley, and also earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from the University of Colorado Denver. In 2004 she started with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, serving as Supervisor of Admissions for six years during such blockbuster exhibits as Body Worlds 2 and Titanic: the Artifact Exhibit. From 2010 to 2014, she gained additional non-profit experience working at The Wildlife Experience Museum and The Kempe Foundation. In 2014, she returned to The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and served two more years as their Fundraising Database Administrator. During her career, she has led AmeriCorps volunteers and customer service teams, developed and fostered guest and donor relationships, assisted with events, raised funds, managed marketing and acquisition campaigns, and grown a passion for serving and giving back to my community. She and her family appreciate the wealth of arts and cultural organizations that Denver has to offer.

Ama Mills-Robertson, Program Director
Start Date:

Before starting in May, 2016, at the Art Students League of Denver, Ama was the Program Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), where she has been since August 2008. At MCA Denver, Ama was responsible for creating and producing educational programs, including lecture series, school and docent programs, artists talks, and special projects. Ama oversaw all of the museum's youth programs with a focus on teen programs. Born in Ghana, Ama grew up in Maryland, and she graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in art history. She also has a master's degree in art history and museum studies from the University of Denver. She previously interned at The Walters Art Museum, and held several positions at the Denver Art Museum.

Rachel Basye, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2012

Rachel Basye, Executive Director, has spent the last 18 years with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, a quasi-governmental organization which finances housing and business throughout Colorado. During her tenure at CHFA, Rachel developed her professional leadership experience in strategic planning, marketing, communications and community relations. In addition, Ms. Basye is a former member of ASLD's Board of Directors, on which she served for six years as as a member of both the Executive and the Marketing & Development Committees. She is an active board member and volunteer for multiple nonprofit organizations. She served as the founder and CEO of a local nonprofit providing art activities to low-income and homeless youth and families. Rachel is a visual artist who works in printmaking and book arts. She is a member of and exhibits at The Mix at Knoll Gallery, a gallery member of the Denver Arts District on Santa Fe, and exhibits her work throughout Colorado.

Philip Levine, Founder
Start Date:

Henry Meininger, Founder
Start Date:

Jennifer Ziemer, Business Administration Director
Start Date: 1997

Jennifer Ziemer, Business Manager, manages all ASLD's fiscal operations, including corporate, municipal, private, and government grants, such as the local Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) funds. Joining ASLD in 1997, as Operations Assistant, she has expanded her original areas of responsibility assisting in exhibition and administration to managing all the of ASLD's financials and human resources. She works closely with Tony Naes, CFO, Adelphia Communications, currently serving on the ASLD's Board of Directors as treasurer, and Valentine Seevers & Assoc., CPA, who prepares ASLD's audits and 990s forms.

Robin Murphy, Development Director
Start Date: 2018


Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
11
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
18
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
18

Board Demographics:

Female:
7
Male:
5
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
12
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

78%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

80%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Board Development / Board Orientation
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Financial Analysis
Fundraising
Inclusiveness / Diversity Committee
Marketing
Membership
Special Events
Youth

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