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Nine New Trustees Join WFCO Board

// April 3, 2024

2024 Trustee Class Strengthens WFCO Operations, Fundraising, and Community Impact

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) added nine new trustees to our board. The trustees represent many diverse backgrounds and identities of the people who make up the state of Colorado and strengthen The Foundation’s community impact through their collective expertise in board governance, public policy, finance, fundraising, and operations. They bring the total number of trustees overseeing the statewide community foundation advancing gender, racial, and economic equity to 26.

Board Chair Tania Zeigler began second term on April 1

Tania Zeigler headshot

Under the leadership of Board Chair Tania Zeigler (pictured right), WFCO trustees work in partnership with President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel to set The Foundation’s goals and priorities, ensure progress toward the strategic plan, determine policy priorities, and manage The Foundation’s assets over $30 million.

They also develop financial resources that ensure sustainability to meet the current and emerging needs of Colorado women and their families. Starting April 1, 2024, Tania began her second term as board chair while three new trustees became officers of The Foundation:

  • Vice Chair: Mary Ann Littler, Peak to Peak Business Strategies
  • Secretary: Courtney Lussenhop, The Community Impact Fund
  • Treasurer: Lori Feehan, financial and tax advisor in private practice


Meet our newest trustees

Dawn Bookhardt

Dawn is a partner with the law firm of Butler Snow, specializing in complex municipal bond financing and transactions. She also is the founder and principal of Odd Tale Books, an airport concession concern that owns three book stores and fifteen retail outlets at Denver International Airport. She has received awards from the National Council of Negro Women; Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce; Colorado Black Women for Political Action; Girl Scouts; the Denver Mayor, and more. Dawn previously served on the committee supporting WFCO’s impact investing.

Emily Davis

Emily Davis is the president of Emily Davis Consulting where she provides consulting services to nonprofits, philanthropists, and small businesses. Emily is a leadership coach, speaker, author, certified philanthropic advisor, certified governance trainer, and certified facilitator. She earned her master’s in nonprofit management from Regis University. Emily’s early career began in ending violence against women, international women’s human rights, and women’s health.

Lori Feehan

Loretta (Lori) Feehan is a financial and tax advisor in private practice. She is a certified public accountant and expert in taxation; her practice is focused primarily on comprehensive financial matters of high net-worth individuals. She formerly served as board chair of USA FOR UNHCR (The United Nations Refugee Agency), Texas Women’s Foundation, and the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.

Betsy Mordecai Heyman

In 2023, Betsy sold MorEvents, a global event planning company that she founded and led for 27 years. During that time, she built her business to focus on long-term event planning, budgeting, staffing, and client relations. She mentored MorEvents teams while collaborating with clients, including Mastercard International, Merrill Lynch, Dell, Xerox, Fila, Shell, Kimberly Clark, the US Government, Wrigley’s, and many more.

Annie Lee

Annie Lee (JD) is president and chief executive officer of Colorado Access with extensive experience working within the Medicaid landscape in Colorado. Prior to joining Colorado Access in 2022, she served as executive director of community health and Medicaid strategies at Children’s Hospital Colorado for over five years. She is the Governor’s appointee to serve on the board of the State of Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado.

John Mullaney

John is managing director-investment officer and co-founder of Stages Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors with a background in economics, investments, finance, and entrepreneurship. He provides peace of mind to individuals, families, and foundations around the complex issues of wealth management. He serves on the investment and audit & finance committees of WFCO and is passionate about growing the Dads for Daughters/Men for Women program.

Stephanie O’Malley

Stephanie O’Malley (JD) is the associate vice chancellor for government affairs and community relations at University of Denver since 2020. Prior to her position at DU, she served as a cabinet member in the administration of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and as county clerk and recorder from 2007-2011. Stephanie excels in implementing strategy, community building, advocacy and outreach, and managing a wide and diverse set of partners and constituents.

Jodi Rogers

Jodi is a Colorado Realtor® with LIV Sotheby’s International with decades of sales experience and project management. She is a fourth-generation Coloradan who served as WFCO’s 2021 luncheon chair after many years of volunteering on the development committee. She also supports Envision You, a nonprofit improving the mental health outcomes of the LGBTQ+ community.

Cody Teets

Cody served as a trustee and interim president for Regis University from 2014-2022. She is also a former McDonald’s market CEO, responsible for driving revenue and profit growth for the eighth largest global market while overseeing strategy, finance, human resources, marketing, and operations. While at McDonald’s, she chaired the global women’s network and is a first-generation college graduate.

Additional board transitions

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado would like to thank Gerri Gomez Howard, Raynard Gray, and Danielle Shoots who completed their terms as trustees on March 31, 2024.


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