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Community Health Services Board Members


Carol Lewis, Chair

I became a member of this board because I believe the clinics are an integral part of the Denver community and I want to do what I can to ensure they are a lasting legacy of the Denver Health system. Angela's board service began in June, 2012.

Angela Casias

Angela Casias, Vice Chair

Carol has served on the CHS board for more than six years, and is a former Denver Health employee. She retired after 33 years of service, but recognized the importance of staying involved with the organization.


Graciela Gonzalez

As a teacher in DPS and a longtime Denver Health consumer, Graciela is excited to help strengthen the connection between the Community Health Clinics and the families of the students she serves.

April Kalish

As a Denver Health patient, April was eager to join the CHS board to be a strong voice for the patient and hopes to improve the CHS system.


Maria "Rita" Muñoz

Rita is excited to be on the Board of Directors. She is a patient of Denver Health and is dedicated to "making a difference for anyone who is sick."

John Niemann, Secretary/Treasurer

John has been a CHS board member for four years. He is a Denver Health patient and is committed to helping Denver Health provide high-quality care to all Denver residents, especially the uninsured.


Theresa Pena

Theresa is the Executive Director of the Denver Education Company for the City of Denver. She began her first term in 2012.  "As an educational activist, I know that access to a medical home is critical for all Denver children. I believe that community-based clinics provide critical medical support for our kids so that they can be and become successful students."

Susan Powers

Susan serves as a strong voice for the community.


Jose Reyes

Jose has served on the CHS board for three years, and as a Denver resident, is committed to contributing to the safety that serves the most at-risk populations.

Calvin Stegink

Calvin Stegink

Calvin is a retired Denver Health employee and a consumer in the Denver Health system. "I want to give something back to Denver Health in return for the many good years of employment that they gave me."


Cynthia Stone

Cynthia has been a Denver Health patient since being diagnosed with a chronic disease in 2006. “I hope to put my experience as a long-time Denver Health patient to good use.


Sara Carpenter

Sara Carpenter has served on the Board for one year, and is a pediatrician in the Denver area.


Aeric Watson

Aeric is employed by HBD Design and is a consumer in the Denver Health system.