Our Leadership

Ryan McCoy, M.A.

Executive Director

Ryan holds both a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to serving as the Executive Director for the FRCC Foundation, Ryan is an Adjunct Professor of Communication. Ryan has proudly served FRCC over the past 8 years and has worked in the Foundation for over 4 years. In addition to his work at Front Range Community College, Ryan is an elected official who serves on the Adams50 School Board of Education. He is a 5th generation Coloradan and is dedicated to education. Ryan resides in Westminster with his wife Anna and his two children Ida and Jameson.

Ryan.Mccoy@frontrange.edu | (303) 404-5238
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Angela Raby, M.A.S.

Associate Development Director

Angela holds a Master of Applied Science in Community Development from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before joining FRCC, Angela served as an administrator and adjunct faculty member for 8 ½ years in Nebraska’s community college system. Angela comes to FRCC with over 16 years of experience working in the nonprofit community. Angela currently resides in Arvada with her husband and two children.

Angela.Raby@frontrange.edu | (303) 404-5464

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Gwen Garrison

Coordinator 

Gwen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Colorado State University and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership. She has worked for Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus (FRCC-LC) for over 7 years as the Event Services Coordinator and recently joined the Westminster Campus at the Foundation. She is a seasoned event professional with 15 years’ experience, including several years of experience working for the Bohemian Foundation in Ft. Collins. Gwen is Past-President of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) – Rocky Mountain Chapter. She is also a recipient of AAWCC’s National Top 40 under 40 award as well as the FRCC-LC Employee of the Year award.

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Foundation Board

Kristen Bernhardt, Chair

Since 2012
Kristen is a Senior Vice President at FirstBank where she has worked since 2006. Her responsibilities include business development, commercial real estate lending and branch management. She earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and minored in Economics at Colorado State University. Additionally, she received her Graduate of Banking degree from Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington. Kristen has been a member of the Loveland and Foothill Rotary clubs. She was one of Bizwest’s 40 under 40 awardees and is currently participating in the Northern Colorado Leadership program.

Kristen Bernhardt

Harold Henke, Past Chair

Since 2011

Harold worked in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years specializing in information design and learning. He is the owner of Flatirons Technical Communications, which specializes in helping customers create structured, reusable information for technical documentation and training.  Previously he had worked for Brocade, IBM, Lexis Nexis, and Oracle.  Harold earned a Doctorate in Computing Technology Education from Nova Southeastern University and his dissertation focused on the design of electronic books.  Harold supports FRCC students through the Harold Henke Scholarship. His connection to community college began when he graduated from Scottsdale Community College, home of the Fighting Artichokes. He believes that the community college system is vital to the development of a competitive workforce.

Harold is a participant in the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification sponsored by the Colorado Archaeology Society and the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado.  He has also completed over 100 hours in training to use metal detecting for historical archaeology surveys.

Harold Henke

Catherine Doering, Treasurer

Catherine served as a Private Client Advisor at the Wealth Management division of First National Bank up until September, 2016.  At this time Catherine has elected to take hiatus from her professional career and is helping her husband manage their longhorn cattle herd, ranches, and other business interests.   She brings to the board extensive financial expertise and the perspective of being not only a former student herself but also as a parent of FRCC students. Catherine has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Texas A&M and an MBA/Finance degree from the University of Denver. She is a Certified Wealth Strategist (r). In the community, Catherine is a graduate of Leadership Northern Colorado and Leadership Weld County. She currently serves on the board of the Local Lending Company of Fort Collins. She has been an event chair numerous times for the Cattle Barons Ball for the American Cancer Society of Weld County and Wines of Note for the Greeley Philharmonic Symphony.

Catherine-Doering

Ryan Tharp, Governance

Ryan is a corporate and regulatory attorney with the Denver law firm, Fairfield and Woods, P.C., where he focuses his practice on business, communications, and technology. Prior to joining Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Ryan was a legal intern at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., serving in Chairman Genachowski’s office and in the Office of the Bureau Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a juris doctorate, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also took an online class from FRCC. Prior to going to law school, Ryan taught English to college students in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Tom Cassady

Tom retired from Broomfield-based Ball Corporation in 2014 after 27 years with the company. He held various finance and accounting positions before being named the director of accounting systems. Before joining Ball, Tom was the finance director for the Toledo Zoological Society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and earned a master's degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is a Certified Management Accountant.

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Terry Dye

Terry founded Dyecrest Dairy in 1970 in upstate New York, it has been located in Colorado since 1985. There are presently two dairies totaling about 5,000 head of cattle making it one of the largest registered Holstein herds in the country plus it has 2,000 acres of farm ground.Terry became intrigued with FRCC after his step daughter-in-law enrolled and earned a scholarship from the FRCC Foundation. In 2013 Terry established the Dyecrest Dairy Scholarship, giving preference to non-traditional students plus children and grandchildren of Dyecrest employees. The scholarship also funds non-traditional students who are single mothers and students that are pursuing careers in technical fields at the Larimer Campus.

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Nancy Hamilton

Since 2011
Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations and is currently the CFO for Ubiterra Corporation. She has held CFO and COO positions for numerous technology companies in the Boulder/Denver area which includes Boulder Ionics, Local Matters, SpectraLink and Intrado. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University in Denver.

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SeonAh Kendall

SeonAh Kendall, CPA serves as the City of Fort Collins’ Economic Health Manager. Prior to her work for the City of Fort Collins, SeonAh was Business Program Director/Faculty at Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus.  SeonAh has a broad base of experience and education in small business, accounting, talent development/recruitment and economic development to ensure a vibrant Fort Collins economy. 

SeonAh has an Associates of Arts degree from Front Range Community College and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in financial and tax accounting from Colorado State University.  

SeonAh has served on several local and state boards such as Larimer County Workforce Investment Board and the Economic Development Council of Colorado.  She currently serves on the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Board of Directors.

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Kate Kimball

Kate is a Senior Attorney for Ball Corporation, headquartered in Broomfield, CO. She provides legal assistance for various business groups through the company specializing in transactional matters, corporate compliance, real estate, environmental and benefits work. Prior to joining Ball, Kate worked for seven years in the Boston office of an international law firm. She completed her undergraduate studies at Colorado College and earned her law degree from Boston College School of Law. Kate is an active volunteer for her high school, Phillips Academy, Andover. Kate lives in Boulder with her husband and two young children.

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Marilee Menard

Since 2014
Menard retired as executive director of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, after 21 years. She started her career on Capitol Hill, joined a number of trade associations, and also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Quality Service where she was the Director of Information and Legislative Affairs. Menard is a founder of Women in Government Relations and serves on the National Marine Mammal Foundation board.

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Rick Samson

Rick, founder of Samson Law Firm in Longmont, donates time and expertise to a broad spectrum of non-profit, educational, and community organizations. He was a member of the St. Vrain Valley school board for eight years. Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bethany College, where he later served on the board of directors, and a law degree from Washburn University Law School. He has received the Ron Porter Community Service Award from the Boulder County Bar Association, the Lee Shepard Memorial Volunteer of the Year awarded from Partners of Boulder County Inc., and the Larry Nelson Community Service Award from the Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary Club.
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Alvina Vasquez

Alvina Vasquez, an alumna of FRCC, is the communications director for Colorado’s Strategies 360 (S360), which helps organizations with integrated, successful approaches to marketing, business strategy and public policy, and government relations, crisis management, and brand positioning. Earlier this year, Alvina was a Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner. The award recognizes “40 outstanding local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions.” Alvina also is a fellow in the Latino Leadership Institute Executive Program at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She began her career in Spanish language radio for Denver’s Radio Romantica and Radio Tri-Color. Before joining S360, Alvina led political advocacy and messaging efforts for the Campaign for a Strong Colorado.

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Teri DePuy, Emeritus

Since 2005

Teri is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member, with more than 30 years of success across the technology, higher education, public safety, healthcare, and telecommunications industries. Throughout her executive career, Teri has held leadership positions with InsideOut Advising LLC, Knowledge Factor Inc., and Intrado Inc. In her current role as Principal of InsideOut Advising LLC, she has been responsible for achieving significant results with clients due to her executive coaching and facilitated workshops, creating long-lasting relationships with clients, and assisting in the entrepreneurial transition process. Teri holds Management Basics and Business Specialization Certificates from Front Range Community College. She also holds a Certificate in General Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has held board positions with Front Range Community College, and advisory board positions with WILD Summit, and Intrado Inc. She is also the Director of College Relations for the Boulder Area Human Resources board, a local SHRM chapter.

Teri DePuy

Jeffrey Knight, Emeritus

Since 2008
Jeff, a territory manager for Oracle, has more than 30 years experience in sales, marketing, and management in computing, storage, and e-commerce industries. His work has taken him to Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. While with Sun Microsystems, Jeff developed key relationships with Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado, the University of Utah, the Center for High Performance Computing, and the Scientific and Computer Imaging Institute. He has a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

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Martin Ruffalo, Emeritus

Since 2005
Marty retired from Ball Corporation in 2008 following 18 years of progressive senior management positions in both Sales & Marketing and Operations Management.  Since early 2000, he was the Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for the Ball Beverage Can and Plastic Bottle divisions.  His previous work included finance and operations management at Schlitz Brewing Company in Milwaukee, and Stroh Brewery Co. in Detroit, following his initial position with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte) in Milwaukee. Marty is a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society for philanthropic leaders and on the Board of Directors of EPIC of Colorado (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children).  A Certified Public Accountant, Marty has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is married with three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, skiing, golf, and following professional sports.

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