Adrienne Mansanares, Director of Community Leadership
Adrienne Mansanares is the Director of Community Leadership at The Denver Foundation. Adrienne joined the Foundation in 2008 as the Inclusiveness Project’s first Program Officer to develop and manage the program. Before joining The Denver Foundation, Adrienne worked for nearly 7 years at a community-based management support organization, the Community Resource Center. Adrienne is a regular presenter at regional and national conferences and an alumna of the Circle of Latina Leadership. She serves on the boards of Community Shares of Colorado and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Adrienne earned a degree in Political Science, graduating with Departmental Distinctions at the University of Colorado at Denver, and enjoys laughing with her husband, two young sons, and 110 lb doggie.
Lauren Casteel, Vice President of the Philanthropic Partnerships
The Inclusiveness Project is housed in the Philanthropic Partnerships department.
Lauren has worked in the nonprofit and foundation sectors for 18 years with responsibility in various aspects of leadership, special initiatives, communication, grantmaking, fundraising, board development, operations, and external affairs. Lauren also served The Denver Foundation as Vice President of Donor Services. Prior to her work at The Denver Foundation, Lauren served as the executive director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and executive director and president of The Hunt Alternatives Fund. Further, she was senior communications advisor for Mayor Federico Pena. In this role she developed communications strategies to support his agenda of urban revitalization, economic development, and improved neighborhoods. Lauren has also worked as a producer of news and public affairs programs at KWGN Channel 2 and KRMA Channel 6 respectively. Originally from New York, Lauren is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communications.
Katherine Pease, The primary author of Inclusiveness at Work and
consultant to the Expanding Nonprofit Inclusiveness Initiative and
Inclusiveness Project since 2002.
Katherine served as the founding executive director of the Gill Foundation from 1995 to 2001. As an independent consultant, she has worked with many organizations including foundations and nonprofit associations and organizations. Katherine is also an active volunteer in the nonprofit sector, as is evidenced by her extensive service to nonprofit boards and advisory boards. A skilled speaker, Katherine frequently presents to large and small groups on topics ranging from race and ethnicity in nonprofit organizations to public/private partnerships.
Holly Kingsbury, Associate Program Officer of the Philanthropic
A Connecticut native and 2007 graduate of Bowdoin College with degrees in Geology and Latin American Studies, Holly is a hiker, reader, environmentalist, and enthusiastic explorer of Colorado. She currently volunteers as a mentor with the Cairn Stewardship youth program at Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Long term, she hopes to return to school to study urban planning with a focus on sustainability and community development.