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Board of Directors

Leadership through expertise & experience

Brian Russ

Brian Russ
BMO Harris

Brian leads the Colorado Corporate & Commercial Banking Business for BMO Harris Bank, the 4th largest bank in North America by asset size.  Brian and his team provide financing and advisory services to private and publicly traded companies in Colorado and throughout the Mountain States.  


Whitney Crouse
Sunshine Behavioral Health

Whitney is a Colorado Native, and Accounting Professional. She received her undergraduate and masters degree at the University of Denver.  She spent 10 years at EY Denver in the audit practice and 4 years at the Eating Recovery Center. Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids.

Kalpana Mohanraj

Kalpana Mohanraj

Kalpana is an Architect with 21+ years of experience, currently working as a Project Executive – Healthcare Strategy Leader at Gresham Smith. Her husband, Jagan, and she have a son and daughter. Their son was born 6 weeks early, and they spent several days in the NICU so the cause of RMHC is close to their hearts.


Past Chair
Sarah Connolly
Colo. Fetal Care Ctr., Children’s Hospital Colo.

Sarah works at Children’s Hospital Colorado with the maternal, fetal and neonatal teams. In her role, she works with many of the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Sarah first became connected with RMHC in high school, when her sports team provided a meal for the families staying at the house. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work with RMHC in Denver and Richmond, VA.  


Nate Broeckert
Colorado Non-Profit Assn.

Nate has significant experience with both youth development and programming, including managing community centers in Jefferson County Public schools and working as Senior Impact Manager with City Year Denver, responsible for the training, coaching, and the professional development of AmeriCorps members as they served schools and communities.  Currently, Nate serves as the Manager of Programs at the Colorado Nonprofit Association.

Anna Davis

Anna Davis
Rocky Mtn Hospital for Children

Anna is the COO for Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.  She joined the team in 2018, bringing more than 8 years of sales and business development experience.   Anna lives in Denver with her husband, Andrew, and their three children. They enjoy running, biking, skiing, and everything a Colorado lifestyle offers. 

Brittany Denning-Boselli

Brittany Denning
 5B LLC, DBA McDonald’s

Brittany is a Colorado native who loves spending time outdoors with her husband, four young kids, and dog. Brittany and her husband are local McDonald owner/operators who are striving to raise awareness of the Ronald McDonald House as they value the importance of family.

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Ron Hammond

Ron Hammond is self-employed as an author. Prior to writing, he spent 25 years working in various Senior Level Corporate Finance Roles within the Information Technology, Workers Compensation Insurance and United States Defense industries. Ron has volunteered at RMHC-Denver as a Family Ambassador and also served on the Development Committee. He enjoys road biking, hiking and skiing.

Brett Kroll

Brett Koll

Brett is a Colorado Native, and is a senior manager in KPMG Denver’s audit practice.  In addition to working in/around Denver, Brett enjoys spending time outside in Colorado with his wife and two kids.  

Pat Luther

Pat Luther
Toddamy, Inc., DBA McDonald’s

As a McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Pat loves being part of a worldwide-recognized brand that not only serves great food but contributes so much to communities all over the world. What she most enjoys is the people – from suppliers to other owner/operators and our over 750 employees.  Her greatest accomplishment is selling their 2 restaurants in Missouri, moving to Colorado and then building and expanding the families brand to more than 20 restaurants.


Chris Nehls
Regis Jesuit High School

A California native, he and his wife, Linda moved to Colorado in 2019.  He is currently the Director of Facility Management for Regis Jesuit High School.  Chris has been involved with RMHC since 1980 when he stayed in the Los Angeles house during his checkup visit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  In 1984 he attended Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times as a camper, transitioned into a cabin counselor and served on the Board of Directors from 2016-2018.


Remi Rabins
JP Morgan Private Bank

Remington Rabins is an investment specialist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Remington has been in the banking industry for several years and has experience in international business development.  Remington graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Denver with a BS in Finance and concentrations in Business Information Analytics and Accounting.  She is a Colorado native and lives in Lakewood with her husband and Great Pyrenees dog, Sammy. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and the performing arts.


Mike Sandoval
Clara Corp., DBA McDonald’s

Mike is a second-generation McDonald’s Owner/Operator (franchisee). He has been an owner since 2015 and has worked in the McDonald’s system since 2006. Mike operates seven McDonald’s restaurants in the western suburbs of Denver. Mike is also a University of Denver alumnus and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Prior to becoming and McDonald’s franchisee Mike held various roles with the Colorado Judicial Branch. 

Raphe Schwartz

Raphe Schwartz
Children’s Hospital Colorado

As Chief Strategy Officer, Raphe is privileged to provide leadership for strategy, physician relations, business development, the clinically integrated network and several service-line programs. Before joining Children’s, Raphe was a partner with The Chartis Group and the leader of the Strategic Planning and Children’s Hospital practices where he advised health systems as they addressed strategic and operational challenges. Raphe graduated magna cum laude from Yale University.

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Will Smitham
Healthcare Professional 

Will is a Healthcare Administrator with over 20 years’ experience in medical groups and hospitals, a proud 5th generation Colorado native, and an avid outdoorsman. 

Chris Solum

Chris Solum

Chris has owned two companies in his career.  CA Companies, a landscaping design firm, is the most recent.  He has been involved with RMHC-Denver for over 35 years and feels that there is not a better organization to be a part of.  

Martine Wells

Martine Wells
Greenberg Taurig, LLP

Martine is a litigator whose practice focuses on employment law, with an emphasis on wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as advising employers regarding best practices, prevention, and mitigation of potential claims. She received her law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.  When she’s not working, she is trying to be outdoors as much as possible with her family. 

Lon Welsh

Lon Welsh
Your Castle Real Estate

Lon leads Your Castle Real Estate, the largest independent brokerage in Colorado.  Prior to YCRE, he was a strategy consultant for eight years with Accenture and Deloitte.  Lon lives in Denver with his wife Teresa and three kids.  They enjoy skiing, tennis, golf, cooking and wine.