Board of Directors
T. A. Taylor-Hunt
Law Offices of T. A. Taylor-Hunt
Ms. Taylor-Hunt served as interim executive director of the agency for about a year, ending July 2010, when she resumed her role as president of the Board of Directors. She has established a private law practice providing service in estate/elder care, consumer protection and community education. She was an active supporter of class-action litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals unable to receive public benefits as a result of problems with the Colorado Benefits Management System. Ms. Taylor-Hunt also served as a member of a team of advocates who worked to prevene illegal use of sanctions imposed on families receiving assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families program. She conducts Legal Wellness seminars designed to help individuals and businesses understand the effect of the law on their well-being. She currently serves as a consumer representative on theColorado Collections Agency Board.
Ms. Taylor-Hunt is a proven leader in financial management. She held positions as comptroller, budget officer and accounting finance officer during her services as a military officer. She has been personally accountable for more than $360 million. She has extensive supervisory and management experience with direct supervision of more than 200 people and customer-service responsibilities for millions of customers. Ms. Taylor-Hunt also has collateral experience in a myriad of areas ranging from logistics and contingency planning to career counseling, executive office administration and management of personal financial responsibility programs. Ms. Taylor-Hunt graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law. She also has a master's degree with distinction in Human Resource Development from Webster University, and she received a bachelor's of science degree in psychology, summa cum laude, from the University College, University of Maryland.
Ms. Taylor-Hunt has been recognized by various organizations including the Colorado Supreme Court for her pro-bono achievements, the Colorado Lawyers' Committee for her advocacy work on behalf of lower-income Coloradans, and a citation in the U.S. Congressional Record for exceptional service.
James E. Scarboro
Board vice president
Senior partner, Arnold & Porter
Community affiliations include: Volunteer, Invest in Kids, Inc.; Volunteer, Legal Aid Foundation; American Bar Association; American Law Institute; Colorado Bar Association; Doyle's Inn of Court; Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Molly Ryan, Esq.
Colorado Legal Services, Chaffee County
Buena Vista, Colo.
Community affiliations include: Past President of Board of Directors, Alliance Against Domestic Abuse; Habitat for Humanity.
David Butler, Esq.
Retired, Holland and Hart
Community affiliations include: Former Chair of COLTAF; member of Access to Justice Commission, Colorado Supreme Court.
Jonathan D. Asher, Esq.
Executive director, Colorado Legal Services
Community affiliations include: Member, Greater Park Hill Community Inc.; Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty; American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants; Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees; Member, Governor’s Energy Assistance Reform Task Force 1997-1998; Member of Executive Committee, Denver Family Opportunity Council; past Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Emmanuel.
Jerome A. DeHerrera, Esq.
Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP
Community affiliations include: Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Member and Chair of the Education Committee; 2007 Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer Award from the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association; Law Week Colorado's Up and Coming Lawyers 2008.
Cynthia P. Delaney
Associate general counsel
Community affiliations include: Past board member, Colorado Legal Aid Foundation; past board member, Colorado Lawyer for the Arts; Gathering Place; Denver Urban Debate League; Rocky Mountain Survivors Center; former partner, Sherman & Howard LLC (1987-2003).
Jean Dubofsky, Esq.
Law Offices of Jean Dubofsky
Community affiliations include: Attorney in private practice handling mostly appellate work with social justice themes – successfully argued Romer v. Evans, the Amendment 2 case before the United States Supreme Court in 1995; former Colorado Supreme Court Justice 1979-1987.
Erik Estrada, Esq.
Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP
Community affiliations: Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Denver; Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program; Colorado Hispanic Bar Association; Community Resource Center; University of Colorado Alumni Association; and the Colorado Bar Association.
Diana S. Holland
Community affiliations include: Founding member and current advisory board member for the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute (SFAI grantee); Colorado Board Chair for Metro CareRing which provides basic needs for low income people in Denver; board member Mental Health Association of Colorado; board member Colorado Common Cause; board member The Forum Housing Development Corporation; Executive Committee for the Colorado Social Legislation Committee; Executive Committee for Metro Denver Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) - food and nutrition program that makes grants locally); member grant making board for Colorado Energy Assistance Foundation; acts as the official contact for the Denver Department of Human Services on two grant projects that are being developed locally with the Annie E. Casey Foundation - Family to Family, a new approach to foster care. Making Connections - organizing and empowering low-income neighborhoods. Recently received the Mitch Snyder Memorial Advocacy Award from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless working to address the issues of homeless and advocate for the homeless in Denver.
Lisa A. Reynolds, Esq.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
Community Affiliations include: Homeless ID Task Force, Colorado Lawyers' Committee; Project Homeless Connect; Colorado Bar Association; American Bar Association. Legal practice involves public lands and transportation issues.
Meshach Y. Rhodes, Esq.
Qwest Legal Department
Community affiliations include: President of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Board, Impact Denver/Leadership Denver Graduate, Easter Seals, Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee, Go For It! Foundation, Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence, Hispanic National Bar Associations Commission on Women in the Legal Profession, Qwest Diversity Committee, Alfred J. Arraj Inn of Court, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Corporate Counsel Women of Color.
Jean C. Townsend, M.A.
Community affiliations include: Chair, Downtown Denver Civic Ventures, Inc.; Member, Hope Communities, Inc. Real Estate Committee; Past Chair, Colorado Common Cause; Past President, Denver Association of Business Economists; Past Board Member, Arvada Chamber of Commerce; Past Board Member, Lower Downtown District, Inc.; Business Advisory Group, City of Westminster; CLE International Speaker in Real Estate and Condemnation Conferences; Colorado Real Estate Broker.
Annie Van Dusen Wohlgenant
Annie’s commitment to excellence, good health and accessible health care has been the driving force in her career. She has worked in the public and private, for profit and nonprofit sectors, and now runs her own health and healthcare consulting business, It’s All About Health. Her clients include foundations, government entities and health and education companies.
As part of a small executive team, Annie started up and turned around The Colorado Health Foundation. Under her management, the foundation focused and grew its grantmaking from $3.5 million in 2004 to over $100 million in 2009. Prior to her work with The Colorado Health Foundation, Annie served seven years as a senior program officer of health care with Rose Community Foundation. She founded Child Health Advocates, a nonprofit to enroll children in public health insurance programs and developed Hot Issues in Health Care, a project to provide health policy education to state legislators. Annie also was a founder of The Colorado Health Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to providing objective information to political officials and community leaders.
Annie served as a senior health policy advisor to Colorado’s Governor Roy Romer and worked in Washington DC as an associate for the Lewin Group. Annie is honored as a “woman of distinction” by the Girl Scouts and was profiled in Who’s Who in Health Care by the Denver Business Journal. She co-chaired a health care transition team for Governor Bill Ritter and was selected to participate Governor John Hickenlooper’s Transition Team. Annie currently serves on the boards of Get Smart Schools, The Colorado Center for Law and Policy, and Mental Health America Colorado. She has also served on the boards of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, the Rape Awareness and Assistance Program, and on the national board of Grantmakers in Health.
Annie earned her master’s of public health policy from Yale University Medical School and her bachelor of arts degree from Brown University.