Mike Kavanagh

Board Member

Mike commitment to community service runs deep. In addition to joining the Board of Directors for Adam’s Camp in 2018, Mike previously served as a Director for 11 years with Lupus Colorado, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and training to those affected by Lupus. Additionally, Mike led the Western Pension & Benefits Council (WPBC), an educational and professional organization in the western United States for the dynamic field of employee benefits. Over his 14 years in the organization’s leadership, Mike served as President of WPBC at both the local and national levels.

Mike currently provides practical solutions to complex compliance and legal problems as Head of Compliance for the Empower Retirement (formerly called the Great-West Life and Annuity Insurance Company). He leads the company’s compliance efforts across a wide range of regulations, including broker-dealer, group life insurance distribution, regulatory audit and the company’s Conflicts of Interest Compliance Program. Mike also contributes to other company initiatives, including advising on product development and distribution, fraud prevention, risk management, fiduciary risk, anti-money laundering and the company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.

A Colorado native, Mike earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and his Master of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Denver College of Law, where he was a Jackson Scholar. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in finance. In his leisure time, Mike enjoys golf, hiking and standing on the sidelines of his son’s multitude of sporting events.

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Angela Wolf

Board Vice President & Community Volunteer/Grant Writer

Angela comes from a background in research, journalism, and nonprofits. When her first son was born in 2015 and diagnosed...

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Karel Horney

Founder and Director Emeritus

Karel is a Denver native who received her BA in Education and English from the University of Northern Colorado in...

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David Aarestad

Secretary

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Karl Schuster

Board Treasurer

A south New Jersey native, Karl moved to Colorado upon graduation from West Virginia University, with a degree in accounting. ...

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Lauren Polak

Board Member, Advantage Solutions Customer Team Lead

Mike commitment to community service runs deep. In addition to joining the Board of Directors for Adam’s Camp in 2018,...

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Ron Adams

Board Member

After graduating in Tecumseh, KS, Ron studied finance and economics at Washburn University. He then took a year off to...

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Robert Kent

Board Member

Robert is the parent of an Adam's Camp camper. As the parent of child with disabilities, Robert understands the importance...

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James Weise

Board Member

Tommy Gilhooly

Board Member

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Regis, Tommy Gilhooly had a successful career founding and owning multiple local and national...

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LaDonna Kelley

Board Member

LaDonna has a Masters Degree in Nursing and 32 years of experience. She currently serves as a Patient Safety Risk...

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Sarah (Wolfgram) Grazier, MNM, CFRE

Board Member

Sarah Grazier has 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, focusing on strategic program development, grants management,...

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