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Board Members

JUSTIN GOMEZ - Chair

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.

Giselle Cummings - TRESURER

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.

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. Harbandna is an avid hiker, camper, skier, and dog mom to 3 wonderful pups.

Rebecca Lavezzary

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.

Brenda Herrera Moreno

At an early age, Brenda moved with her family from Mexico to India. When she turned 11, Brenda left India and moved to South Carolina. Here, confronted with forces of American assimilation, Brenda formed the beginnings of her passion of social justice and advocacy. Brenda pursued an interdisciplinary degree at Hampshire College that focused on critical race theory, sociology and immigrant diaspora studies.  During her time at Hampshire, Brenda gained the skills and knowledge to navigate how systems silence and delineate marginalize communities. Her passion to create transformative spaces for individuals led to create unique integration programs for refugee and immigrant youth, become a peer recovery coach, and a counselor and advocate survivors and victims of domestic violence. With the 2016 election, Brenda founded In.Visible Paradigms which provides a space for White individuals to openly discuss, express curiosities and concerns about anti-oppression, privilege and allyship. 

Trustees

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

Kyle Zeppelin, Zeppelin Places & Zeppelin Family Foundation

Candi CdeBaca - Co-Founder and previous Executive Director of Project VOYCE

Advisory Board

Vanessa Quintana

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