Board of Directors
Jamie Torres – Board President
Director, Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships
City and County of Denver
Jamie Torres is the Deputy Director of the Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships and directs the Agency’s Office of Community Support focusing on immigrant and refugee integration. Jamie enjoys working with diverse communities and cultures and finds that is where she can best put her anthropological skills and values to use. She is a Denver native, born and raised in the west Denver neighborhood of Villa Park. Jamie received her B.A. in Anthropology from the Colorado College and M.A. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Denver. She currently serves the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s ACCESO Advisory Board. Jamie is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Denver and a 2009 Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Janey Bell is a former attorney who has worked for and been a board member of many different social justice non-profit organizations over the course of many years. Currently, she is a practicing massage therapist, and is the co-owner of Celestial Massage, LLC, a Denver area therapeutic massage practice.
Susan Bonsall Rosenberry is a Community Leader who serves on numerous non-profit boards in Denver and Larimer County that focus on environmental issues, social justice, education and community service. Susan has been the Director of Leading Learning Communities, a top management consulting firm; Executive Director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition; Executive Director of Earth Day USA; Regional Director of the Stewardship Community; Regional Director of Renaissance Business Associates; and a Marketing and Communications Specialist at Rutgers University. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado and her M.A. from Rutgers University. Susan plays her flute in three groups, is an oil painter and is a Master Gardener with Larimer County.
Giles Flanagin is currently the Senior Asset Manager for the City and County of Denver. Prior to this, he was the Redevelopment Manager for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and he was active in Chicago real estate development for over ten years, as a construction project manager, development manager, and as the owner of real estate consulting and general contracting firm. Outside of work, Giles is extremely passionate about protecting the environment and providing opportunities to youth, and he is an avid skier and hiker. Giles resides in Denver with his wife, daughter and three cats.
Cathy is the General Counsel for Lowry Redevelopment Authority, advising the Lowry board on governance issues, municipal law matters, real estate and other legal complexities. With more than 30 years in real estate, land use and public-private deal experience, Cathy has worked on the largest and most complex real estate deals in Colorado, including Stapleton, Denver International Airport, and Denver Union Station. Most recently an equity shareholder with the national firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Shreck LLP, Cathy also worked as a lead attorney for the City of Denver for over seventeen years. She has been an active civic participant and leader throughout the Rocky Mountain region, serving as the Board Chair for numerous organizations, including the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Cathy is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Attorney at Law
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck, LLP
Christine Jochim is an attorney with the national law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. Her law practice concentrates on energy, environmental and natural resources compliance counseling and federal policy, litigation and government enforcement. Prior to this, Christine was an attorney with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, Maryland, and the international law firm K&L Gates LLP in Washington, DC. Christine holds a JD from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, an MPH from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and an AB from Hamilton College. Christine grew up in Colorado and spends as much time as she can outdoors either in the mountains or around town.
Sonrisa is the Sustainability Strategist in the Office of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. A Sustainability Engineer with eight years of experience, she brings with her a deep knowledge of energy resources and all facets of sustainable buildings and their impact on the natural and built environment. Sonrisa has guided over eleven buildings to LEED Certification, including the highest benchmark a building can achieve: LEED Platinum. She has executed complex Energy Savings Performance Contracts, led diverse teams in understanding, articulating and meeting sustainability goals, and been a successful entrepreneur. A self-described environmentalist and socioeconomic activist, Sonrisa has for years been an enthusiastic supporter of Groundwork Denver. Sonrisa is a graduate of Stanford University and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is a Denver native.
Frederick Renner is currently the CFO of Integrated Listening Systems, a company that uses sound and movement as a therapy for children with developmental and learning difficulties, such as autism and dyslexia. Prior to this, he was in the energy business for 20 years, as a business owner and consultant to numerous corporations, governments and multilateral banks in more than 20 countries. He was the co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Econergy International Corporation, a renewable energy project development company with more than 270 MW of wind and hydro power plants in Latin America. Frederick managed all of the company’s operations, with more than 100 people on three continents, three business segments, and $350 million in assets. Frederick received a BA from Cornell University and an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Julia Richman – Board Secretary
Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer
City of Boulder
Julia is the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer for the City of Boulder. She is responsible for the City’s data, performance management and innovation programs. Prior to working for the City she spent nearly a decade at Deloitte Consulting, leading projects that advanced service and business operations strategies in the public sector. Mrs. Richman has worked with states, universities, non-profits, and the federal government on large scale, enterprise-wide transformation efforts including restructuring, cost reduction, business processes improvement, operations improvement, enterprise governance, portfolio management, innovation, and organizational design. Julia is a Colorado native. She is a graduate of Leadership Denver and the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training. She is a mentor for Colorado Based Greenhouse Scholars and also sits on the Colfax Marathon board of directors. She has an MPP from the University of Chicago and an AB from Dartmouth College.