Executive Board of Directors

Rebecca Lavezzary

Chair

Director of Marketing, Barker-Rinker Seacat Architecture; Teasurer, Board of Directors for Colorado Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS); Graduate of Colorado State University; Denver, CO; marketing and communications.

 

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 for US Bank responsible for the branches in the Central Denver District. At work, Mike's passion lies in creating future leaders for US Bank, and that is how he became involved with Project VOYCE. Creating leaders in our schools out of the students helps not only the student, but the school system and community as a whole.

 

Ben Kirshner

Secretary

Ben is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research examines how young people interpret their social context and learn how to exercise collective political agency. His publications have discussed youth civic engagement and activism, participatory action research, and urban education policy.

 

Katherine Marulanda-Carvajal

Katherine is the Program Director for the Office of Senator Mike Johnston. She spent some time researching the Northeast Park Hill Collective Impact Initiative as an Urban Leaders Fellow in Denver, CO. Prior to that, Katherine was a legal intern with Florida Legal Services providing legal aid to clients with cases concerning issues affecting people in institutions - prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers, mental health treatment facilities and immigration detention centers. Katherine also taught as an elementary school Bilingual teachers in San Antonio Public Schools for two years as a Teach for America corps member. She attended the University of Florida on a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, where she graduated cum laude with a focus in Spanish Literature, Youth and Community Sciences, and International Relations. 

 

Harbandna Singh

Harbandna is the Manager of Strategic Business Development at Breakthrough Broker. Harbandna received a B.A. from Arizona State University in Global Health and Communications. Her expertise lies in marketing, sales, donor management, and community building. She was previously a Denver Field Organizer for One Colorado, a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for LGBT Coloradans.

 

Project VOYCE Advisory Board

Nami Russsom, Teach for America

Chloe Louvouezo, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Zena Price-Broncucia, Project VOYCE Alumna

Rhonda Iris, Managing Director, Sustained Dialogue Institute

Project VOYCE Board of Trustees

Henry Chu

Brian Barhaugh, Co-Founder, Ex-Executive Director