Our Board

BOT group 2016The Kids In Need of Dentistry Board is a highly leveraged group of people that live and breathe KIND’s mission. Our board consists of individuals from many local professional industries and have the shared goal of keeping KIND’s mission in tact and providing the best guidance and support possible to the staff members and patients. Each board member brings a unique perspective to KIND and is committed to growing support throughout the local community.

 

Kerrie Bunce

President

Josh Austin

Treasurer

Dr. Jennifer Thompson

Board Member

Linda Mettler

Board Member

Mark Collier

Board Member

Caitlyn Fagan

Past President

Paul Luchau

Board Member

Sonia Gallego-Cubillos, DDS

Board Member

Ellie Burbee

Co-Vice President

Greg Sherwood

Board Member

Dr. Jim Bieneman

Board Member

Dr. Elizabeth Crespi

Board Member

Paul Jerez

Board Member

Clarisa Hernandez

Board Member
  • Kerrie Bunce
    President

    Kerrie is a Colorado native, born and raised in Centennial, CO. She became a KIND Board of Trustee member in August 2014. Kerrie has actively participated in many KIND events over the past 5 years as a sponsor and volunteers her time for annual KIND events. Kerrie has worked with hundreds of dental practices in Colorado financing acquisitions, expansions, re locations and equipment. She has worked in the financial industry for the past 11 years and has always specialized in commercial lending, business banking and practice finance. She has spent most of her career working with dentists as a trusted advisor and partner. Recently, Kerrie joined UMB Bank and is currently a Vice President - Senior Relationship Officer with the Business Banking division.

  • Josh Austin
    Treasurer

    Mr. Austin joined Mastin Bergstrom LLC in 2012. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College Of Law and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2011.

    Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Austin worked for over 15 years in the information technology field. This was the critical time frame when computers became such an integral aspect of how work is accomplished. He assisted companies to implement technologies that allowed for increased productivity which resulted in substantial reductions in costs and increased revenues.

    Professional Experience
    Mastin Bergstrom LLC, Associate, 2012 – Present
    Arapahoe District Court, law clerk for the Honorable Charles M. Pratt 2011 – 2012
    Colorado Court of Appeals, intern for the Honorable David Furman 2009 – 2009
    Independence Institute, intern to Director of Research David Kopel 2008 – 2008
    Regis University, Computer Field Technician 2005 – 2008
    United Airlines, Computer Field Technician 2003 – 2005
    Cub Foods, Retail Technology Field Specialist 1994 – 2003

    Community Leadership
    Small group leader for Harvest Bible Chapel
    Intern with Project 1.27 (agency committed to finding forever homes for foster children)
    History Center Colorado Volunteer


  • Dr. Jennifer Thompson
    Board Member

    Dr. Jennifer L. Thompson is a native of Colorado. She grew up in Colorado Springs and received her BS in biology and DDS degrees from The Ohio State University. After attending a one-year General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and two years of general practice focused on pediatrics, Dr. Jenn began her formal training in pediatric dentistry.
    Dr. Jenn received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Temple University Hospital. She was selected as Chief Resident during her second year and received the Richard C. Pugh Award for scoring in the top 3% of the national written board exam. In September 2011, she passed her oral boards and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
    Licensed to practice in Colorado, Dr. Jenn is Board Certified by The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds her Moderate Sedation License by the State of Colorado. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association (ADA), Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (COAPD), Colorado Dental Association (CDA) and the Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS).
    Dr. Jenn is an ardent sports fan – especially football and tennis. She enjoys traveling our country and the world to explore different cultures. She loves the outdoors and is an avid hiker and skier and also enjoys running.

  • Linda Mettler
    Board Member

    Linda Mettler is the owner of Mettler Marketing in Denver, Colorado and works specifically with dental and medical clients in Colorado and nationwide. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals (Bristol-Meyers Squibb) and health care data (Health Grades). She enjoys helping her clients grow their practice and serving the needs of the community. Linda joined KIND in 2016 and served on the Marketing Committee for over a year before becoming a board member. She has participated in several events including the Golf Tournament and Gala and believes strongly in the mission of KIND to provide dental services for children in need. She is active in the medical and dental community and is also a co-founder of the Denver Dental Advisory Group. In her free time, Linda enjoys traveling, cycling and water sports.

  • Mark Collier
    Board Member

    Mark Collier is a health care and litigation attorney at Messner Reeves LLP. His practice focuses on litigation counsel, advice, and risk management in health, dental, mental health care, and a variety of corporate matters. Mark represents practitioners and health-related entities in malpractice cases, and assists professionals in front of licensing boards including the Colorado Medical Board, Colorado Dental Board, Board of Nursing, and the mental health boards. In addition, Mark has represented clients with matters involving the Colorado Department of Public Health, Colorado Division of Civil Rights, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HIPAA complaints). Mark also assists clients with business concerns, including corporate formation and dissolution matters and risk management consultation. He has been asked to speak and write on issues regarding health care records, subpoenas, HIPAA, and other risk management topics.

  • Caitlyn Fagan
    Past President

    Raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Caitlyn has always had a passion for giving back and helping people. She went to school at the University of Miami, where after receiving an award for excellence in advertising, graduated cum laude with a dual degree in advertising and sociology. Immediately after moving to Colorado she became involved in various charity work, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and the Denver Rescue Mission.

    In 2011 she became a member of Colorado American Marketing Association and in December of 2012 Caitlyn joined the team at Zenman as well as the board of directors for KIND, eventually being elected president in 2014. Her choices in her career as well as her personal life directly reflect Caitlyn's kind, giving nature. She feels fortunate to be involved with such wonderful people, and hopes her skill set can affect positive change.

  • Paul Luchau
    Board Member

    Born in Rochester Minnesota
    Graduated from Mayo H.S. in 1979
    Attended the University of Minnesota, graduated in 1983 with a degree in Business and a minor in Economics. Played Varsity Golf for 4 years while at the U. Was a teammate of Tom Lehman’s for 3 years (the 2006 Ryder Cup Captain).
    Got involved in Mortgage Banking in 1985. Held various positions, such as loan originator, branch manager, regional manager, regional vice-president and president.
    Departed mortgage banking in the spring of 2000 and went to work as an independent Financial Representative for Foster Klima & Co. Have since moved to Colorado Financial Group.
    Am a Qualifying and Life member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
    50% owner of Blue-Luck LLC, a real estate investment and management firm.
    Married to wife Caren 25 years and have three daughters, ages 20, 22, 23.
    Hobbies include spending time with family, golf, skiing, boxing, long walks with my wife and traveling.

  • Sonia Gallego-Cubillos, DDS
    Board Member

  • Ellie Burbee
    Co-Vice President

    As a Small Business Banking Specialist for Commerce Bank, Ellie energetically serves her clients with over a decade of financial experience, a master’s degree in business administration, and a can-do attitude. She is a trusted partner and source of financial expertise for her clients, assisting with needs ranging from business transaction accounts, specialty products to small business lending. While she loves helping business owners from any profession, she specializes in helping veterinarians, dentists, and medical professionals uncover ways to improve their practices’ unique financial positions and with both excellent service and competitive pricing. She also advises on day-to-day personal and business financial needs for her clients, with concerns such as residential mortgage loans, budgeting, new and refinanced loans, student banking, or starting a new business with the right banking relationship and business partners.
    Ellie’s community involvement is an asset to both her clients and community through service and connection; she is the Board President-Elect for KIND (Kids in Need of Dentistry),a member of the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Professionals, as well as the founder and past-president of the DTC Young Pros, and a volunteer with Freedom Service Dogs of America. Her enthusiastic leadership, creativity, and enterprising spirit position her as a “go-to” resource, as she seeks unique solutions that meet the equally unique needs of her clients. She tries to embody the Commerce Bank mission everyday of “Ask, Listen, Solve”.

  • Greg Sherwood
    Board Member

    Greg is President and Chief Executive Officer of DBC Digital (formerly Denver Business Centers), a strategic marketing firm with expertise with B2B companies helping to build stronger brand awareness, customer engagement and revenue.

    Greg was previously National Executive Vice President of a global B2B firm. Prior to that, he was its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). DBC Digital is the only marketing company in the Denver area that has a former Chief Marketing Officer as its CEO.

    Greg is a featured writer, speaker and panelist on topics that include strategic marketing, content marketing, direct mail, social marketing and innovation.

    DBC Digital advises and assists clients in creating strategic marketing plans as well as provides expertise in inbound/internet/web marketing, direct mail marketing, graphic design, web design, print, email and social media.

    You can read more about marketing and DBC Digital's services from our website and blog at www.dbcdigital.com.

  • Dr. Jim Bieneman
    Board Member

  • Dr. Elizabeth Crespi
    Board Member

    Dr. Elizabeth Crespi is originally from Long Island, NY, but now calls Colorado home. Dr. Crespi recently started her own practice, Sunrise Pediatric Dentistry, here in Denver and enjoys working with children everyday! She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She attended Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her DMD degree in 2009, graduating with high honors and placing third in her graduating class. Dr. Crespi was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society based upon scholarship and character in the dental profession. Dr. Crespi went on to complete her residency at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY, and is board certified in pediatric dentistry. As a board member for KIND, Dr. Crespi brings with her a passion for helping underserved children and helping them find a dental home.

  • Paul Jerez
    Board Member

  • Clarisa Hernandez
    Board Member

    Since Clarisa moved to Denver from Phoenix, Arizona in 2012 to start a branch of her financial planning practice, she has been involved in the community and has been dedicated to giving back. She almost immediately became a partner for Social Venture Partners, had her office participate in charity work for Ronald McDonald House, Clothes to Kids, Extreme Community Makeover, etc. and most recently joined the board for Westwood Unidos. Clarisa is motivated by and committed to KIND’s mission of increasing the health and happiness of Colorado’s children because she herself was once a child who benefited from non-profit dental care.

    Clarisa graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Business Management as well as a minor in Spanish and a Certificate in International Business. She earned her CFP® designation is 2012 and her CHFC® in 2016.

    Well known facts about Clarisa include that Spanish was her first language and she is an avid skier, with the goal of 30 days a year on the mountain. A lesser known fact about Clarisa is that she is a “has been black belt in karate.”

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