Nancy Thompson, Senior Director of Development
Start Date: 2017
Nancy has been working in this community for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in non-profit fundraising and donor stewardship.Prior to joining the Alzheimer's Association, she owned her own business working with many non profits in the Denver Community.
Amelia Schafer, Executive Director
Start Date: 2018
Amelia Schafer has been a leader in the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for over 10 years--most recently serving as the Senior Director of Programs. Amelia has been instrumental in the development and delivery of programs and services that the
Colorado Chapter provides to the 71,000 Coloradans living with Alzheimer's and other forms of
dementia, as well as the quarter of a million volunteer caregivers who assist them.
She is a seasoned veteran with a real passion for the cause and the heart and energy to successfully fund raise for it.
Jim Herlihy, Director of Marketing & Communications
Jim Herlihy, Director of Marketing & Communications, joins our organization with extensive experience in corporate, PR agency and not-for-profit settings. He recently founded Exigent Communications, a strategic communications consultancy, after serving seven years as vice president of communications for the global not-for-profit U.S. Meat Export Federation. Jim's previous appointments include vice president of communications and community relations for Swift & Company, a $10 billion global food company. He also has served in senior roles in corporate branding and crisis communications with Edelman Public Relations and Fleishman Hillard - where he won a Silver Anvil Award for a corporate branding program for Bank of Montreal. Jim also was public relations director for three Chicago-area colleges and universities, most recently for DePaul University. We're very excited about the experience and expertise Jim will bring to the Alzheimer's Association and for the support that an expanded marketing and communications effort will provide to increasing both public awareness and funding for our mission
Tina Wells, Senior Director of Programs
Start Date: 2018
Amelia Schafer, MS, Senior Director of Programs, received her Master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has worked in long-term care as an Ombudsman and Social Services Director, and she also worked at the Portland, Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. She helps guide the direction of the Chapter's Programs Statewide.
Renee Herrera, Director of Development Operations
Start Date: 1999
Seasoned professional development staff.
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts