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Colorado BioScience Institute

Help the Colorado BioScience Institute (the Institute) provide educational programs for students and educators, individuals and companies. The Institute is reaching diverse audiences of 6-16 grade students & teachers; improving access to bioscience career opportunities and providing mentorship.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
3
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
1
Volunteers Annually:
25
Retention Rate:
100%

Jennifer Jones Paton, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2018

Jennifer serves as both the the Colorado Bioscience Association and Colorado Bioscience Institute President & CEO.

Jennifer brings a passion and dedication to improving the Life Science pipeline in CO to her role at Colorado BioScience Institute. She focuses on developing the bioscience workforce, fostering a collaborative environment across the state's life science sector, and working with policymakers and economic developers on creating a thriving environment for the industry.

Before beginning work with The Institute, Jennifer directed Public Affairs for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She started with the Chamber in 2012 and quickly moved into leadership roles, becoming Public Affairs Director in 2014. She worked in the Vice President and policy role at the Colorado BioScience Association beginning in 2017 until moving into the CEO/President role in 2018.

Jennifer started her career in the international department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where she managed programs focused on Europe and Eurasia and planned events with U.S. and international heads of state. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from Southern Methodist University.

Meg John, Vice President
Start Date: 2014

Meg John is the Vice President for The Institute. Meg has over 15 years of experience in non-profits, specifically dedicating most of her career to increasing and improving STEM learning opportunities for students and professionals and providing meaningful opportunities for STEM workforce development. She is an active member of the Colorado Science Educator Network and sits on their Steering Committee. Meg holds an M.S. in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. Meg joined The Institute in December 2014 to manage, develop and implement programs, while also creating and carrying out a strategic long-term vision.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
7
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
3
Male:
4
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
7
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

4

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

79%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

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

Education
Finance
Sustainable Technology

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