Advisory Board


Katie-Edwards.jpgKatie Edwards

Executive Co-Chair

Katie Edwards is the Associate Director for The Nonprofit Centers Network, an international peer-learning community for nonprofits that share space with one another.  Katie has a passion for building the capacity of the nonprofit sector, especially among small, rural organizations, since her first nonprofit jobs in Western Kansas. This desire led Katie to pursue an MPA in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University – Indianapolis. When she’s not out saving the world (like all young nonprofiteers), Katie can be found enjoying Denver’s slam poetry scene, on the pitch with the Denver Gaels, or grubbing around in the garden.

Brittany-Pyle.jpgBrittany Pyle

Executive Co-Chair

Brittany Pyle is the Executive Assistant at American Heart and American Stroke Association. She graduated Metro State University with a BS in Human Services and Nonprofit Administration. A Colorado Native, she enjoys camping and roaming around in the mountains, especially around Kenosha and Guanella Pass.  The rest of her time goes to National Parks, museums or her family! Brittany has been involved in many YNPN activities over the last 5 years, including being a member of the inaugural Elevate Denver leadership program.

Shelby.jpgShelby Clymer


Shelby Clymer is a Manager at CliftonLarsonAllen working in their Outsourcing group.  She works primarily with nonprofits providing outsourced accounting & finance services and consulting.  Shelby graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. in Accounting and Finance.  She is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations by taking off the weight of their financial responsibilities.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling with family and friends and exploring the local music scene.

Heidi Vielhaber


Heidi Vielhaber is the Manager of Volunteer Programs at Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. With an academic background in nonprofit and higher education administration and having spent two years serving with AmeriCorps, Heidi is extremely passionate about engaging folks in their community through service. Outside of work, she can be found fostering pugs, trying out a new restaurant, or exploring Colorado.  

Aine-Creedon.jpgAine Creedon

Board Member at Large

Aine is Director of Digital Strategies at Nonprofit Quarterly, a sector magazine reporting on issues affecting nonprofits and philanthropy. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with an undergraduate degree in architecture. Aine discovered her passion for the nonprofit sector when she was accepted into Americorps National Civilian Community Corps following college and spent two years in AmeriCorps programs serving with a handful of diverse organizations across the nation. Aine also serves as Co-Chair of the Marketing and Membership Committee. In her spare time Aine enjoys attending music festivals, yoga, traveling, and getting out to hike the beautiful natural environment Colorado has to offer.

Juliana-Fajardo.jpgJuliana Fajardo

Board Member at Large 

Juliana Fajardo is the Development Coordinator for Museo de las Americas. Juliana is a California native and she moved to Denver to finish her MPA degree. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Public Administration and a dual concentration in Nonprofit Organizations and Environmental Policy, Management, and Law. She has a B.S. in Statistics with minors in Environmental Studies and Dance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. On her free time, she enjoys dancing, running, practicing yoga, and experiencing the natural beauty Colorado has to offer. Juliana joins the YNPN Denver Board of Directors with a background in fundraising and development, through interning, volunteering, and serving on committees, including a year on the YNPN Denver Fund Development Committee.


Asha Holsopple

Board Member at Large

Asha Holsopple is the Assistant Director of Development for the Anti-Defamation League's regional office in Denver. Prior to joining the wonderful crew in ADL's Mountain States Region, Asha spent a number of years working at Tu Casa, Inc., a domestic violence shelter/rape crisis center in the San Luis Valley. Most recently, Asha worked for the state of Colorado helping to administer grant funds for crime victim services across Colorado. Before relocating to Colroado in 2011, Asha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. In her free time, Asha enjoys riding with her cycling team, Team Stay Phat; reading; and playing with her dog, Samson.


Raven Newberry

Board Member at Large

Raven Newberry is a program manager at the National Endowment for Financial Education in downtown Denver. She became involved with YNPN Denver after completing their year-long leadership program, Elevate Denver. Since then, she has co-chaired the Elevate Committee and currently serves as a board member. An AmeriCorps alumni, her professional passion is educational access and support. She has a Masters of Public Policy from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Kentucky. This southeastern transplant is a fitness class junkie who tries to spend most weekends outdoors exploring the beauty of Colorado. She lives in Boulder with her husband and their two very spoiled cats, Stanley and Arthur.

IMG-1422.JPGGene Ramirez

Board Member at Large

Gene Ramierz is the Court Specialist for Child Support Services (State of Colorado).  Born and raised in Colorado, Gene graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing.  He has also been involved in CrossFit for the past six years including three years as a coach.  Outside of work and repeatedly lifting and putting down heavy things he also enjoys time in the kitchen preparing for his inevitable appearance on Chopped... or Worst Cooks in America, one of the two for sure.


Katie Singleton

Board Member at Large

Katie Singleton is the Girl Experience Manager for the Girl Scouts of Colorado. Katie is currently working towards her Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit organizations at the University of Colorado Denver. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Women's Studies. Katie completed YNPN Denver's Elevate Denver program in 2017 and now serves as one of the co-chairs for the program.

Paige Cipperly

Board Member at Large

Paige Cipperly is a student at the University of Colorado, Denver campus working towards her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and she previously studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder earning a B.A. in Economics. Currently, she interns at CliftonLarsonAllen in their Outsourcing group and previously interned CDOT as a Budget Analyst. She is passionate about public finance, women's rights, and animal welfare. In her spare time, she can be found swing dancing at the Mercury Cafe or volunteering with the Humane Society.

Kirsten Polley

Board Member at Large

Kirsten Polley is a Business Services Specialist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz. Kirsten is currently finishing her Masters in Public Administration at the University of Colorado Denver with a concentration in Nonprofit Organizations. She has a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in History and a certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In her free time, you can find her hiking 14ers, biking, running, climbing, or doing yoga.


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