About Our Team

Who’s On Our Team?

 

Ann Heahn

Ann Heahn

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

Tera Stave Radloff

Secretary

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.

Tricia O'Connor

Tricia O'Connor

Treasurer

Tricia joins our team as a highly qualified member with a BSBA degree from the University of North Carolina, an MBA from Regis University and currently owner and president of O’Connor & CO CPA’s.  She has been awarded 4 years in a row Denver’s Top 50 Wealth Manager and also acknowledged by Five Star Professiona and 5280 Magazine. Tricia is originally from North Carolina but has lived many places with the last 27 years spent in her favorite city, Denver.  This past year she sent her adopted daughter, from China, off to college.  She considers the adoption of her daughter the best thing to ever happen to her and now with her off in college she has time to dedicate to Genny’s Hope.

Jeanie McIntyre

Jeanie McIntyre

Business Development

Jennifer Stepaniak

Jennifer Stepaniak

Administrator

Nicole Pogar

Nicole Pogar

Marketing Director

Cori McCoy

Cori McCoy

Information Technology

Mike Pogar

Mike Pogar

Business Development

Mary Zalmanek

Mary Zalmanek

Volunteer

Mike Ferris

Mike Ferris

Volunteer

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

Honorable Peter W. Booth

Board Member

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

Virjinia (“Jina”) V. Koultchitzka

Board Member

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. Uche Njiaju

Board Member

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.

Mark W. Brunvand, MD.

Board Member

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.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the Really Great make you feel that you, too, can become Great!

Mark Twain

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in joining our efforts, let us know and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Get Involved