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Candi CdeBaca

CO-FOUNDER & CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Candi CdeBaca is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Project VOYCE, Reviver & Member of Cross Community Coalition and Founder & Principal of Rebel Soul Strategies. She is a community advocate in her home community of Northeast Denver. She has been featured as an influential leader and advocate by several publications and outlets including Politico, Fortune, Forbes, New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, 5280 Magazine, Planetizen and Canadian Broadcast Corporation. She has also authored and co-authored publications featured in the Denver Post, Nonprofit Quarterly and Equity Alliance. She is a fierce advocate for equity. CdeBaca has an unwavering commitment to ensuring increased participation of underrepresented groups in the political process and in leadership and decision-making roles across sectors.

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Brea Zeise

CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brea first joined Project VOYCE as an AmeriCorps VISTA partner, and currently holds the role of Co-Executive Director, focusing on resource development, grant writing, organizational capacity-building, team support, internal operations, and administration. Brea grew up in Minnesota and received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing with minor in Sociology from James Madison University. Brea’s passion for social justice led her to join Chinook Fund’s grantmaking committee, The Giving Project, a new model to shift decision-making power in philanthropy. As a Giving Project member, Brea reviewed applications, conducted site visits, and helped disperse funds to grassroots, community-led social justice organizations in Colorado. When she’s not working, you’ll find Brea reading, watching documentaries, and obsessing over pugs (and all animals). She can be reached at breaz@projectvoyce.org

ANGELA MORAN

Program coordinator

Angela Moran is the Program Coordinator for Project VOYCE.  She received her Master’s in Public Affairs/Public Policy from the University Of Colorado School Of Public Affairs. Prior to joining the PV team, she developed over ten years of community engagement and youth development experience that led her to work for Oregon Partnership in Portland, Oregon where she graduated her coalition Community Action To Reduce Substance Abuse (CARSA) as a Drug Free Communities (DFC) grantee while becoming an Ambassador for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) located in Washington, DC, Pikes Peak United Way, Junior Achievement, and more. Her work has been recognized by the Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske while working on the nationally recognized Above the Influence Campaign (ATI). Her group SMASH – Students Making Ads for Social Health – was given the annual Public Safety Award for project work aimed at reducing drug use. Her work on Students Creating Entertainment for Neighborhood Empowerment (SCENE) was recognized by several county commissioners, police bureaus, and community members. She is a member of several community based groups with focus on service and outreach which include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Young Education Professionals, Mile High Young Professionals, Colorado Black Health Collaborative, Colorado Black Women for Political Action, and more. She can be reached at angela@projectvoyce.org

SAVION HARRIS

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL COORDINATOR

Savion Harris is from Aurora, CO and is a Freshman at Metro State University. Savion was one of three students to sit on the innovation board at Aurora Central High School during his Junior Year, to help rebuild school atmosphere and reactivate student engagement. Savion joined Project VOYCE also during his Junior year serving as a youth lead at Aurora Central High School’s Project VOYCE chapter. Currently, Savion serves as the Youth Advisory Council Coordinator. He can be reached at savionharris20@gmail.com

Pilar garcia

university of colorado-boulder intern

Pilar Garcia is currently in her first year of college at the University of Colorado Boulder, as a business student majoring in Marketing. Pilar attended George Washington High School and graduated through their IB program. She did speech and debate in high school and enjoys public speaking and writing. Next year she will be a Resident Advisor at CU, and she enjoys spending weekends with her friends and going to CU basketball games.

CHERRIE QUINTANILLA

STUDENT VOICE, STUDENT VOTE INTERN

My name is Cherrie Quintanilla I am a 17 year old senior at Mapleton Early College High School. I am currently involved in two school sports. I play varsity for both softball and tennis. This year I will be co-captains with another team mate for tennis. I am very passionate about my sports and my school. I like to be the best student-athlete I can be. I am very excited and interested in being an intern at Project VOYCE because I love the organization and the idea it is. Personally I want to do something similar around teaching kids but also not being a teacher and although I won't be doing that as my job it still opens many doors for my future.