About Our Team
Who’s On Our Team?
Genevieve (Genny) Stepaniak serves as the foundation’s Patient Advocate. As such, Genny actively provides outreach services to those affected by blood cancer, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, and any other disease affecting the bone marrow. Because Genny is also a blood cancer and stem cell transplant survivor, she possesses a deep understanding of the challenges those battling cancer face. Besides visiting patients and donors in the hospital, Genny offers (at no charge) yoga and meditation services to help patients cope with their diagnosis, disease management, and living with treatment complications. Genny retains the following certifications: Chopra Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance RYT200, and Chopra Primordial Sound Meditation.
Founder and President
Ms. Haehn is the Founder and current President of Genny’s Hope Foundation. Ms. Haehn’s professional experience includes over 25 years leading professional organizations in the government, telecommunications, and information technology industries. She has a demonstrated record of success in product marketing and management, strategy development, acquisitions, and partnership and alliance development. Ms. Haehn is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She has two MCI patents for software development, two team Smithsonian awards for innovative system management solutions, is Pragmatic Marketing (Product Marketing/Management) and ITIL Foundation certified, and is a former member of the Project Management Institute.
Tera Stave Radloff
Ms. Radloff serves as the foundation’s Secretary and a member of the board. Her background in consulting has afforded her experience in various industries, leading successful initiatives for clients such as Comcast, Microsoft and the government in the areas of engineering, product development, methods and procedures, customer care and security. Ms. Radloff graduated from Baylor University with a B.B.S. in Finance. She also serves as a city councilwoman for her community and on the board of another 501c3 focused on creating women leaders.
I’ve always had a heart for people. From a young age, I wanted to help people and pursue a degree in Nursing. I worked for a number of years in the medical field as a CNA (certified nurse’s assistant.) After that, I changed direction to title insurance, and I have been doing this for 11 years. I am still working with people, just in a different way. My current company gives me the freedom to try new things and get involved. Thus, I have been on the Housing and Building Associations membership committee as their sales and marketing chair and held a seat on the board. I have also worked with the Women’s Council of Realtors Association and helped with their programs two years in a row. I currently sit as Vice President of my networking group and run the membership committee. Last year, I was going to coordinate a Real Estate Professional Day that turned into the “Bad to the Bone-Marrow” drive. I have to say that I enjoyed doing something that was about the community and brings value to so many. I love that things don’t always go the way we think in life. Life, it is what happens when we are busy making plans.
I am a career accountant and a cancer survivor. I have a passion for business and accounting and have worked in the accounting field for 29 years. For the past 5 ½ years I have been serving as the Chief Financial Officer for sister companies located in Colorado Springs; Graham Oleson, an advertising agency, and Windstar Studios, a production company. Prior to being promoted to the CFO position, I had served in the position of Controller since 1998. I have also held the position of Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors since 2012. Additionally, I have served as the Chairman of the 401k Advisory Committee for the companies. I have had the opportunity and the pleasure of wearing many hats in my long career with these small/mid-sized privately held companies. I have recently had the opportunity to serve as a business consultant to another small advertising agency; therefore, I have established my own business to provide consulting and accounting services to clients. I began studying for the MBA program with the goal of complementing the program by end of 2015. I didn’t meet that goal due to my diagnosis with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February of 2016. I underwent 6 month of chemo and I am now in remission! It has been a long journey not only to treat the cancer, but to get my strength and endurance back.
Who’s On Our Board?
Genny’s Hope Foundation is directed by seven professionals with many years of experience in medicine, finance, business and law.
Honorable Peter W. Booth
Booth is an American soldier, attorney, mediator and arbitrator, judge, and humanitarian. After college graduation, Mr. Booth served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Captain. After his military service, Mr. Booth graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, starting his legal career in private practice as a criminal defense, civil litigation, family, estate planning and business attorney. Several years later, he served his community as a county, district and senior judge, followed more recently as a mediator, arbitrator and appointed judge. Mr. Booth has trained other judges and magistrates on domestic violence, as well as presented on this topic to community and educational groups. Mr. Booth has been recognized by the Colorado Department of Health with the Colorado Lifesaver/3 Award for his innovations in DUI sentencing.
Virjinia (“Jina”) V. Koultchitzka
Jina is an accomplished attorney who specializes among other areas (like, real estate and contract law) in business and commercial law with an emphasis in non-profit entity formation and management. She received her JD from the University of Denver in 2005.
Jina grew up in Bulgaria and was the first person in her high school to be accepted at several colleges in the United States. She packed a suitcase and headed to America with little money and no family or friends to join her in her adventure. Jina never forgot where she came from. Not only does she visit her family in Bulgaria every year, but she also stays very active in supporting non-profit Bulgarian organizations, which provide homeless children with food, medicine, clothes, shoes, and school supplies through coordination with the Government Center for Social Integration and the Red Cross. Jina speaks fluent Bulgarian and Russian.
Dr. Uche Njiaju
Dr. Njiaju is a physician for the University of Colorado Health at Memorial Hospital. Although broadly trained in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Njiaju is particularly interested in the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. She strongly believes in evidence-based medicine, and in shared decision making between physician and patient in formulating management plans. She is involved in clinical trials, thereby working with other oncologists to improve outcomes for patients affected by cancer. In her career to date, she has published papers in research areas ranging from pharmacogenomics to new drug/regimen development in breast cancer. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2012.
Mark W. Brunvand, MD.
Dr. Brunvand is the Director, Unrelated Donor Transplantation Program, at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, in Denver, CO. Throughout his career, Dr. Brunvand has been recognized for his many contributions in the fight to conquer cancer, and he is published in numerous medical and scientific journals. Dr. Brunvand is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Society for Blood and Marrow transplantation. Our favorite recognition of this fine physician came in 2009 and 2010 when he was named Patient’s Choice Top Oncologist.
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