Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, May 26, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS SIX NEW MEMBERS TO THE CARING FOR COLORADO FOUNDATION
DENVER Ė Governor Bill Owens recently appointed six new members to the Caring for Colorado Foundation: Meyer M. Saltzman of Denver, Patti Shwayder of Denver, Marilyn Coors of Denver, Cynthia L. Erker of Fort Morgan, Bob Greenlee of Boulder and James M. Sullivan of Denver.
Meyer M. Saltzman is a long-time certified public accountant and partner of the accounting firm Saltzman Hamma Nelson Massaro LLP. He has served as president of the Community Associations Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter. Saltzman has his certificate of educational achievement from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, one of the many professional organizations to which he belongs. Saltzman received his bachelorís degree from the University of Denver.
Patti Shwayder is the executive director and chief executive officer of the National Stroke Association. She served as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment from 1995 to 1999. Shwayder also served as vice president of the Colorado Womenís Health Campaign and as a board member of the Childrenís Health Policy Board. Shwayder received her masterís degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Marilyn Coors is serving as a post-doctoral fellow in the programs of healthcare ethics and human medical genetics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She serves as a board member for Regis University and the Seeds of Hope Foundation, and she is a member of the Ethics Committees of Childrenís Hospital and St. Josephís Hospital in Denver. Coors received her doctoral degree from the University of Denver.
Cynthia L. Erker is manager of public affairs and public policy for US West. She served as the Fort Morgan County Commissioner from 1991-1999. Erker received her masterís degree from Regis University in Sterling.
Robert D. Greenlee is president of Centennial Investment and Management Company, Inc. He is an elected member of the Boulder City Council and served as the Mayor of the City of Boulder from 1997 to 1998. Greenlee is the director of the "I have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County" and trustee of the Greenlee Family Foundation. Greenlee received his masterís degree from Iowa State University.
James M. Sullivan is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SullivanHayes Companies. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, chairman of the board and director of Fresh Start, and he has chaired the Grand Prix Ball, Hope for the Children and other charity events. Sullivan received his bachelorís degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
The Caring for Colorado Foundation is a nonprofit organization which formed after the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Anthem last October. Because Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado was a nonprofit organization that did not pay taxes, the surplus monies from its sale to Anthem were to Caring for Colorado to help ensure that the unmet health care needs of Coloradans are met.
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