Denver Chapter

Place-Based. People-Powered. Training Denver’s emerging leaders.

NLC Denver trains cross-sector leaders who are committed to moving the communities they serve forward. We connect inclusive leaders who have the expertise to implement change, and provide the skills and network to make that progress a reality.


Since our founding, we’ve trained over 100 local changemakers in Denver.


We’ve provided over 10,000 hours of training to emerging leaders in Denver, at no cost to participants.


Years serving place-based leaders in our community.

2021 Fellows

Aaron Moore

Strategic Planner, Public Policy Consultant, and State and Local Government Sales, LinkedIn Corporation

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Arriana Belkin

Public Affairs Manager, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

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Hannah Matthys

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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Kyle Rinne-Meyers

Strategy & Learning Manager, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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Marques Moore

Owner, Moore Consulting

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Michelle Fox

Director and Founder, The Bridge Studio

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Nadia Belkin

Colorado State Director + University of Denver, MA Candidate in Global Community Engagement, America Votes

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Natasha Pepperl

Founder, Just As Special

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Nazia Hasan

Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center

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Nikki Hernandez

Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Address Confidentiality Program

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Perdeep Badhesha

Policy Advisor, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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Sara Rose Tannenbaum

Climate Advocate, Conservation Colorado

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Theresa Marten

Cafe Manager, So All May Eat Inc.

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Valeria Martinez

Project Manager and Implementation Associate, Colorado Education Initiative

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Joy Xi

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Molly O’Connor

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Patricia Cameron

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Alejandro Vera

Alison Gordon

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Amy Steinhoff

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Dalia Quezada

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Matt Reamy

Michael Miller

Michael Oyakojo

Sarah Al-Haj

Tatiana Marquez

Uriel Berrum

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Al Sahlstrom

Antonio Mendez

Ariel Smith

Brandon Hellwig

Danielle Felder

Hannah Tall

Jessica Koerner

Julie Kennedy

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Kim Weiss

Matthew McAllister

Nicole Hensel

Paul Bindel

Peter Sargent

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Stephanie Olivas

Tony Lucero

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Alison Friedman

Allison Goodwin

Andrew Fish

Ash Harden

Bri Erger

Elizabeth Reetz

Emily Elsenbast Pares

Farrah Martin

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Hannah Bernath

Hannah Krieger

Ian Harwick

Kevin Amirehsani

Kyle Forsyth

Laura Harney

Michael Winterscheidt

PJ Johnson

Rachel Rose

Ryan Drysdale

Tera Jones

Theo Chapman

Tristan Gorman


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Emmy Barcelo

Felipe Vieyra

Hayden Dansky

Jane Wiedenbeck

Janiece Mackey

Jessica Anders

John Dillon

Kojo Asamoa-Caesar

Kyle Hartman

Lisa Raville

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Rachel Bush

Sara Joss

Shira Weiner

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