Craig Hospital Foundation Board of Directors

The Craig Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors guide our efforts to raise and manage funds for the hospital, establishing policy for the Foundation and helping determine fundraising priorities. The Board is comprised of business and philanthropic leaders who work to enhance community awareness and our ability to garner community support for Craig Hospital.

Suzanne Arkle
Suzanne Arkle established Zann & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in business diversity and inclusion strategies.  Prior to Zann, she was Vice President, Economic Opportunity for the Chicago Urban League, where she directed the utilization of women and minority-owned businesses on capital projects valued at $3.5 billion. Suzanne frequently speaks on the subjects of entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and inclusion strategies.  Throughout her career she has been involved with organizations that empower individuals by providing them with tools, information and access to resources. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A in Finance/Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peter Burg

Peter Burg
Peter Burg is a senior shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine P.C. He has developed a national reputation as a trial lawyer handling cases involving personal injury, product liability and mass tort litigation. Peter is a passionate advocate for survivors of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. He is a past chairman of the Craig Hospital Board of Directors and continues to serve as a member of both the Craig Hospital and Craig Hospital Foundation Boards of Directors. 

Richard Graff

Richard Graff
Dick Graff is a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry.  Since his retirement, he has been a consultant to the mining industry and was a member of a task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance for the mining industry in the United States. He represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the international standard setters in London on mining industry issues and to regulators in the United States on industry disclosure requirements of securities legislation. Dick serves on the board of directors of public companies, which are listed on exchanges in the United States, Canada and Australia. He is a past chairman of the Craig Hospital Board of Directors and currently serves as a member of the Craig Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Dick, a Craig alumnus, was a TBI patient at Craig Hospital.

Richard Hall, photo credit Jim Koch Digital Advantage

Richard Hall
Dick Hall has spent over thirty years in the Colorado banking and financial services industry having held senior positions with both regional and community banks in the state. He has also been involved in the start-up of a number of companies delivering financial services to banks and their clients. In addition to his business activities and work with Craig Hospital, Dick has been very connected to and passionate about the charitable side of our community. He has served as a national Director, Colorado Board member and past-chairman of Community Health Charities, is a Director Emeritus of Special Olympics Colorado and a Director Emeritus of the American Heart Association. He was selected for 50 for Colorado and for Leadership Denver and served as President of the Leadership Denver Association. He is also a past-chairman of ArtReach and is a member of the Society for Business Ethics.

Scott Hefner
Scott P. Hefner is the Denver office managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP (EY), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. He has led the Denver office for more than seven years and has more than 26 years of experience providing a variety of professional services to clients. Scott also serves as EY's Southwest region Technology, Media and Telecommunications market segment leader.  He is a member of the board of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council; a member of the American Heart Association’s Denver Heart Ball Executive Committee; a member of the Mile High United Way Donor Relations Council and past chairman of the Tocqueville Society. Scott is a Certified Public Accountant in multiple states and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting emphasis from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

Mark Honnen
Mark E. Honnen is the president and CEO of Honnen Equipment Co., a construction equipment distribution business providing heavy and light construction equipment, cranes and asphalt equipment. Mark started his career in banking with the Colorado National Bank of Denver, now U.S. Bank, in 1985 and joined the family business in 1988. He began as a territory manager and has been president of the company for eighteen years.  In the last eleven years, Mark has grown the business from three locations in Colorado to ten locations throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Mark graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in business finance and received his MBA from the University of Denver. He serves on the board of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council and is the treasurer/director of the John Deere Construction & Forestry Dealers Association of North America.

Betsy Mangone

Betsy Mangone (Chair)
Before her retirement in 2009, Betsy Mangone was vice president of the Philanthropic Services Group for The Denver Foundation.  She was in the major gift and planned giving field for 26 years.  During that time she served as vice president of the University of Colorado Foundation and as a national and international consultant to philanthropic families, colleges and universities and other nonprofit organizations. She is a founding member and past president of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now the Philanthropic Partnership), the national organization of gift planning professionals. She served as vice chair of the American Council on Gift Annuities, the national organization providing charitable gift annuity services to charities across the country.  Betsy is an original author of the widely adopted Model Standards of Charitable Giving, which defines the ethics of planned giving professionals.  She currently serves as an Advisor to the Aspen Institute.  She also serves as a Director and Trustee of The University of Colorado Foundation and co-chairs its Development Committee; the Craig Hospital Foundation Board of Directors; The Center for Women’s Health Research Advisory Board where she serves as Chair and the Junior League of Denver Foundation Board of Trustees where she co-chairs the Planned Giving Committee.  Betsy is an Honorary Trustee of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado where she continues to serve as an advisor on philanthropic topics.  Betsy serves on American University’s School of Public Affairs Dean’s Advisory Council.  She is an active member of The Denver Foundation’s Professional Advisor Committee and the Philanthropic Services Committee. 

Sandy Monteko-Sherman
Sandy Monteko-Sherman was the Founder/President of Monteko Associates, operating a high tech executive search and management-consulting firm for 14 years. She was instrumental in helping both established and early stage start-up companies in Silicon Valley. She was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Fidelity Partners, now known as The Reliant Group. Sandy recruited joint venture partners to participate in the Resolution Trust Corporation’s National Initiative for the work out and disposition of distressed real estate portfolios across the country. In her volunteer activities for over 25 years, Sandy has chaired a multitude of fundraising events for both private schools and the inner city public schools of San Francisco. Her commitment to public service also includes a position as a Managing Staff Member of the San Francisco Headquarters for the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign. She directed recruiting and management of over 2000 volunteers. In 2010, her son Harry sustained a devastating TBI and experienced the excellent care at Craig Hospital. She remains a staunch supporter of Craig.

Nanine A. Odell

Nanine A. Odell
Nan is a First Vice President – Wealth Management and Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.  She is deeply committed to the community and serves as active member, and past president of Denver Mile High Rotary, member of the Foundation Board of Bonfils Blood Center, and Tocqueville Society member of Mile High United Way.

Jim Roddy

Jim Roddy (Treasurer)
Jim Roddy graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce in 1982.  He has worked at KPMG, U.S. Bank, and Piper Jaffray before starting Bear Creek Asset Management in 2005.  At Piper Jaffray, he was the national head of institutional fixed income sales.  Bear Creek Asset Management at December 31, 2012 had $8.5 billion in assets under management. Jim currently serves on the advisory board of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.  He is also chairman of the Colorado selection committee for the Jefferson Scholars at the University of Virginia.  In the past he has served on the Foundation Board of Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Mary Schaefer
Mary Schaefer is the retired Director of Outreach of the Webb-Waring Institute where she served for four years.  While there, she established a group of young philanthropists and oversaw a fund raising climb to Mtn. Kilimanjaro. She has served on the boards of The Gathering Place , The Webb-Waring Institue, and The Foundation Board at Craig Hospital. She has been Vice President of the Garden Club of Denver and the Program Chairman and Treasurer of The Tuesday Morning Class. Her volunteer activities have included chairing “Flowers and Art” at the Denver Art Museum , the opening of the History Colorado Center, and several Plant Sale Preview parties at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Mary attended Kent School for Girls in Kent, Connecticut and Stanford University. She has four children, four grandchildren and is married to Hugh Rice. 



Don Scott
Don Scott is a founding partner of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP and is currently a practicing trial lawyer in general commercial litigation. Born in Joliet, Illinois, Don was raised in Plainfield, Illinois. He graduated from Harvard College in 1970, Phi Beta Kappa in economics. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973, and was a member of the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal. Scott joined the litigation department of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. In 1979, he relocated to Kirkland & Ellis.’ Washington, D.C. office and, in 1991, to the firm’s Denver office. In 1993, Mr. Scott left Kirkland & Ellis to found Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.

Mary Sissel (Redefining ROI Campaign Chair)
Retired as a law firm administrator, Mary Sissel is and has been an active community volunteer.  Currently she serves as Chair of the Craig Hospital Foundation's Redefining ROI Campaign and as a member of the Craig Hospital Board of Directors. She served as Chair of the Center for Women’s Health Research Advisory Board at theAnschutz Medical Campus, is past Chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, past Chair of The Denver Foundation and former President of the Women’s Forum of Colorado.  Mary served as chair of both the Ball State University Foundation in Indiana and Front Range Community College Foundation in Westminster.   She currently serves on the CU Foundation Board of Trustees.  Mary has also served as a Director of Girl Scouts of Colorado and as a Director and Officer of Rocky Mountain PBS.