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Board Members

Rebecca Lavezzary, CHAIR

As Director of Marketing at Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), Rebecca is primarily responsible for collaborating with the firm’s partners on strategic planning. She has 15 years of experience marketing in the A/E/C industry at both architecture and engineering firms. Rebecca spent her formative years in Colorado and New Mexico before relocating to the Big Apple after graduating from Colorado State University. She spent seven fast-paced years on the East Coast before returning to her more laid-back Colorado roots in search of a better work-life balance (which she definitely found at BRS!) and a nice place to raise her family. Rebecca and husband George are now proud parents to son GP, daughter Nora, puggle Clementine, and a lab/shepherd mix named Hardy. She is an avid Broncos fan on the weekends and an aspiring chef of Puerto Rican cuisine. Rebecca is also actively involved in the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and currently serves as President-Elect for the Colorado chapter.

Giselle Cummings, VICE CHAIR

Giselle is a Denver native, Denver School of the Arts graduate and holds a B.A in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies from Pacific University. After living and teaching abroad in South Korea, she returned to Denver and started her nonprofit journey at Project VOYCE as the AmeriCorps VISTA. Giselle is thrilled to support Project VOYCE's work as a board member and is continually proud of the progress and change PV brings to the Mile High City. She currently works in marketing and fundraising at Asian Pacific Development Center.

Charles “Mike” Shoemaker, TREASURER

Mike is Vice President, Project Manager for US Bank responsible for the branches in the Central Denver District. Like many transplants, Mike grew up in Chicago while spending many vacations in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. So as soon as he graduated from the University of Illinois, he packed up and moved to Summit County. After spending a year working at Keystone Resort he decided the resort lifestyle was not for him, and moved to Denver to start his "real" career as a banker. At work, Mike's passion lies in creating future leaders for US Bank. When not working, Mike enjoys time at home in Parker with his wife Alexia and three children Alec, Jake, and Niko.

Harbandna Singh, Secretary

Harbandna, is a social media marketing, fundraising, and client management strategist who partners with non-profits, executives and tech entrepreneurs to grow their personal and professional brands A Canadian/Punjabi immigrant by birth, Harbandna has spent time working with various organizations across North America and India, working in reproductive health and justice, domestic workers rights, and with the First Nations People in Canada. She joined Project VOYCE a year ago and can’t wait to keep helping the organization grow as much as she can! When not at the PV office, Harbandna is an avid hiker, camper, skier, and dog mom to 3 wonderful pups.

VANESSA QUINTANA

Vanessa is the Program Coordinator at City of Aurora. She received her Bachelors of Arts in
Peace, Justice, and Social Change with a Minor in Communications Studies from Hastings
College. She is a Daniel’s Fund Scholar, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient; Emerge Alumnae, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumnae.

JUSTIN GOMEZ

Justin is a retired US Army Captain that spent just over 16 years serving in our military before retiring from active duty in May of 2013. Justin is a native of North Denver, a graduate of Denver North High School. Upon graduation he immediately left and began serving in the military. He started his higher education at Auburn University and eventually graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with an undergraduate degree in Economics and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 2004. After taking some time to adjust to retirement from the military, he chose to pursue a master’s degree in business administration. After a few classes Justin realized that the business world didn’t meet his desire to give back to the community in the capacity he wanted to and changed his focus to nonprofit management. In December of 2017 Justin graduated with his master’s degree with honors from Regis University in Denver. Justin was raised in poverty and is passionate about providing an avenue for youth to change their circumstances by learning to leverage their own experience to advocate for themselves and their communities. Justin lives in Superior with his son Justin Jr and their two dogs Valentino and Chuck Edwards.

Trustees

Brian Barhaugh, Co-Founder and Previous Executive Director of Project VOYCE

Kyle Zeppelin

Advisory Board

Ben Kirshner, Faculty Director, CU Engage, Associate Professor of Education, CU Boulder

Nami Russsom, Senior Managing Director, Benefits & Compensation Partner, Teach for America National

Chloe Louvouezo, Communications Officer, U.S. Policy, Advocacy & Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Zena Price-Broncucia, Project VOYCE Alumna

Rhonda Iris, Managing Director, Sustained Dialogue Institute