Transplant Leadership Council Members

Traci Wachs Aldrige

 

Brian Anderson
Jet Blue
 

Angela Arrington
TS Boardshop & L3 Dezign
 

Dr. Bridget Bailey
 

Brian Cerise
Steel Mountain Capital
 

C.J. Chapman
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
 

Matthew Cline
 

Charlie Crichton
Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C.
 

Scott Cummings
COO at The Urbanity Group
 

Angela Cupps
Vertical Communications, Senior Project Manager
 

Russ Cupps
West Metro Fire Protection District
 

David Ehrlich
American Transplant Foundation Board Member
DBE 1156 LLC
 

Susan Fakharzadeh
Founding Co-Chair
Community Relations Manager at PDC Energy, Inc.
 

Brad Farber 
Founding Co-Chair
Elevation Development Group, LLC
 

James Feger
Century Link
 

Linda Flaherty

 
Jennifer Henderson
Porter Transplant Center
 

Chris Hennessy
Accuro Medical Products
 

Melanie Henninger
 

Anastasia Henry
American Transplant Foundation, Executive Director
 

Mason Holland
 

Melissa Hooley
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
 

Ongisa Ichile-Mckenzie

 
Suzanne Johnson
First Western Trust Bank
 

Nicole Lang
Udall for Colorado
 

Chelsey Larson
Fossil Trace Golf Club
 

Jack Luellen
Burleson LLP
 

Leslie Maginn
University of Colorado Hospital, Respiratory Therapist
 

Riley Maitland
Student
 

Zander Maitland
Student
 

Gavin Maitland
BoomCom! Inc
 

Sara Martin
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
 

Brian M. McCary
 

Andrew Menard
 

Tim Monis
Student
 

Lauren Napheys
Student
 

Yawah Nicholson
Donor Alliance
 

Lisa Padilla
 

Michele Patarino
Collaborative Health Solutions
 

Elizabeth Peros
Lowe, Fell & Skogg, LLC
 

Elle Powell
Artist, Elle Powell Art
 

Chris Shelvock
University of Colorado Hospital
 

Dr. Michael Shomaker
Denver Nephrology
 

John Shaver
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
 

Andrea Smith
Donor Alliance
 

Jessica Smith
TLC 2017 Co-chair
Aurora Public Schools

 

Mark P. Sovchuck, Jr.
TLC 2017 Co-chair
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP

 
Matthew Travis Tanner
Founding Co-Chair
Director of Endowments at the Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta, GA)
 

Jennifer Thompson
Silicon Valley Bank
 

Aja Tolve
Liberty Oilfield Services
 

Danny Veith
Denver Police Department
 

Mike Wallen
Highland Tax Group, Inc.
 

John Warner
 

Alyna Waters
 

Matt Weiss
 

Alyson Wells
 

Bill Wise, MD
Baylor Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
 

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Leadership – Founding Co-Chairs

susan fakharzadehSusan Fakharzadeh: Community Relations Manager, PDC Energy, Inc.

 

Susan Fakharzadeh is currently the Community Relations Manager at PDC Energy, Inc. Formerly, she worked as the director of business development for a nonprofit organization that services the energy industry in the intermountain West, with an extensive background in marketing and business development.

She has been a volunteer with the American Transplant Foundation since joining Team Transplant in 2009; since then, she has supported the Foundation through fundraising, recruitment, strategic planning, and extensive volunteer work on Team Transplant in 2010, including her favorite role to date: the Team Transplant blogger.

Susan has been touched personally several times by the power of transplant, most notably through an uncle, who received a lifesaving heart transplant in 1998, and her father, who gave the gift of eyesight to two people when he passed away suddenly in 2008. Susan looks forward to participating in Team Transplant in 2011 and exploring other opportunities to support the Foundation’s core mission.

 

 

brad farberBrad Farber: Co-Founder and Principal, Elevation Development Group LLC

 

Brad is the Co-Founder and Principal of Elevation Development Group of Denver, CO, a real estate investment and development firm focused on acquisition and development of commercial and residential properties in high barrier to entry submarkets.

Brad is actively involved in many political campaign initiatives in Colorado and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining BHFS, he worked on Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change, coordinating all aspects of Jewish community outreach and business community outreach in Colorado. He has also worked as a congressional intern for U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, including helping on Senator Daschle’s 2004 campaign.

Previously, Brad was an associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf in Washington, DC and interned for The Honorable Philip S. Figa of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and for the NYC District Attorney’s office.

Brad’s father, Steve Farber, is the founder and chairman of the board of the American Transplant Foundation. Brad’s brother, Gregg, became a living kidney donor for their father in 2004.

 

matthew travis tannerMatthew Travis Tanner: Director of Endowments, Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta, GA)

 

Matthew Travis Tanner currently serves as the director of endowments at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta, a major visual and performing arts center that houses four arts divisions in one campus and not-for-profit organization. He previously worked for Merrill Lynch during his time in Denver. Before that at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Matthew’s focus was on advising foundations and nonprofits, as well as philanthropically minded individuals with a focus on mission driven investing. In the past, Matthew worked for Wells Fargo Advisors (formerly Wachovia Securities) and AT&T.

Matthew received his Master’s in International Administration from the University of Denver where he also received his Bachelor’s degree. He has extensively studied non-profit management and the unique aspects of fundraising, fiduciary responsibility, and international economics and governance.

Matthew has volunteered with nonprofits throughout Colorado, and was a founding steering committee member for the Clyfford Still Museum’s 1944 Society, on the American Lung Association’s Leadership Council, and recently completed the Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Transit Alliance Citizens’ Academy.

Outside the office Matthew enjoys traveling and music. Often combining the two, he recently traveled to Lyon to see his favorite band, Arcade Fire, in concert.

Matthew has taken a personal interest in the American Transplant Foundation following the understanding that his sister may someday need a kidney transplant. Furthermore, his father received a kidney transplant, and after his death, Matthew was privileged to see the impact organ and tissue donation has on the lives of others. Matthew feels personally aligned with the cause of the American Transplant Foundation and is excited to see how he can make a difference.

 

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