The Steering Committee is actively working to recruit new members, form new partnerships, and create the right support network to ensure we are staged to make a meaningful IMPACT in our community. We are focused on building an organization that will be inclusive, democratic, inspirational, participatory, innovative, and always responsive to its members.
The Steering Committee meets frequently for purposes of planning and development of future plans and activities. Additionally, we have a number of active committees that we encourage members to participate in, including Membership, Communications/Marketing, Grant-making, and Education & Outreach.
Cathy Murphy, Co-Founder
Cathy and her husband lived in Denver for over 20 years before moving to San Francisco for an equal duration. They always knew they would return to Colorado and are happy to be here, living in Lone Tree, in the land of sunshine, blue sky, family and friends. Cathy owned and operated a successful senior care business and found her work there incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. In this newest phase of her life, as a co-founder of Impact100 Metro Denver, Cathy has a clear mission to work within a group of committed women to learn more about, and to address, the needs of our community.
Pat Wynne, Co-Founder
After almost 30 years in the software industry, Pat retired in 2008, left the Bay Area and moved back to Denver where she had raised her three children. Pat lives in Cherry Creek and spends her time playing tennis, hiking, serving on the WorldDenver board, traveling, and “grandmothering”. She has lived in four different countries for short periods of time and believes that the most informed philanthropy begins at home. She is delighted to be part of this growing community of like-minded, caring women.
Joan Brennan, Treasurer and Grants
In Denver since in 2002, Joan built upon her professional experience in finance and non-profit management by connecting with Metro Denver youth development agencies. She has served on numerous non-profit boards in Denver and is currently on the boards of 'Denver Kids' and the 'Colorado Mentoring Partnership'. Joan was honored in 2013 with the Outstanding Philanthropist award at the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado.
Barb Heverly, Assistant Treasurer
Barb has lived in the Denver area most of her life, earning her undergraduate degree in Business/Accounting from CU Boulder and her graduate degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Barb is a CPA and her diverse professional experience includes leadership roles with domestic and international non-profit and for-profit organizations where she delivers accounting, finance, personnel, and operational expertise. She is currently the Controller at The Brent Eley Foundation (aka Brent’s Place) and has served on several Colorado non-profit boards. Barb is very excited to contribute to the Denver area nonprofit community in such a meaningful way through her membership and support of Impact 100 Metro Denver.
Serena Bruzgo, Communication
Serena Bruzgo is the vice president of development at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where she leads the planning and execution of all fundraising and membership activities. Bruzgo is a Colorado native with more than 19 years of experience in developing and implementing fundraising and membership strategies, directing ambitious campaigns, soliciting major gifts, providing exceptional team leadership, and serving as a STEAM advocate.
Prior to joining the Museum, Bruzgo was founder and principal of Community Investment Advisors, a national corporate social responsibility and nonprofit consulting firm. From 2006 to 2014, Bruzgo held progressive leadership roles at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association. During her tenure, she expanded global alumni engagement programs, grew the organization’s endowment and membership revenue, served on the President’s Cabinet, and cofounded the Colorado School of Mines Leadership Summit.
She also led successful capital and endowment campaigns, major gift, and annual fund efforts for the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Freedom Service Dogs of America and Avila University. She serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she cofounded its mentoring program, and has led numerous humanitarian trips to Mexico City and Guadalajara. She is a graduate of Hannibal La Grange University in Missouri.
Her personal interests include exploring the world with her family, as scuba divers, Colorado adventurers, and citizen scientists.
Michelle Myers, Membership
Michelle has, in her profession, spent almost 20 years delivering strategy, HR and technology solutions to organizations. She and her husband, Craig, have been in Denver for 12 years and now live in Cherry Creek. When she is not working, she is 'living the Colorado dream' and is skiing, hiking, running, playing tennis and pilates. This is most valuable, as Michelle and her husband are also foodies and love most to enjoy all the amazing cuisine Denver has to offer.
Pat Andreatta, Events
Pat grew up in Kansas where she attended Wichita State University and Wesley School of Nursing. Pat has lived in Denver since 1972 and could not imagine living anywhere else.
She was an OR Nurse for 10 years and recently retired from OfficeScapes after 35 years as Executive Director of Healthcare Sales. Pat successfully orchestrated large projects for customers such as University of Colorado Hospital, Platte Valley Medical Center, Medical Center of the Rockies, Memorial Hospital, Exempla Health, St. Anthony Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has a knack for working through the details.
Pat joined Impact 100 because she wanted to meet other women with a common goal of making a significant difference in the non profit arena.
Beth McBride, Education
After spending 30+ years in Educational Publishing, Beth retired as President of McGraw-Hill Professional Development. Although her career sent her to live in almost to every major US city, Beth decided to spend her retirement years in Denver and moved here in November, 2014. Living in Denver allows her time to enjoy her multiple siblings and their families. Participating in Impact100 Metro Denver allows her the opportunity to become involved and give back to her new community while getting to know interesting women who are also committed to making an impact in Metro Denver.