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PIFP Advisory Board

Colorado College’s Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) is an alumni-supported and alumni-driven program. The Advisory Board is comprised of Colorado College alumni who have experience in the nonprofit sector (more than 150 years, collectively!), as well as representatives from the faculty and from key campus departments, such as the Alumni, Career Center, Development offices.

The PIFP Advisory Board is responsible for:
* Selecting host organizations
* Screening fellowship candidates prior to host organization interviews
* Supporting Fellows in training opportunities
* Programming decisions

Alumni Advisory Board

Heather Carroll '89 Heather Carroll '89
President and Executive Director, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation

Alan Gottlieb '79 Alan Gottlieb '79
Co-founder and editor, Chalkbeat

Mindy Klowden '94
Mindy Klowden '94
Director, Office of Healthcare Transformation, Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Kari Kwinn '03 Kari Kwinn '03
Nonprofit Consultant

Paul Lhevine '90 Paul Lhevine '90
CEO, Swallow Hill Music

Angela Mendiola '06 Angela Mendiola '06
Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, Environmental Protection Agency

Annie Oatman-Gardner '80 Annie
Oatman-Gardner '80
Pikes Peak Regional Director, US Senator Michael Bennet

Jessie Pocock
Jessie Pocock '08
Owner, Off-to-Work Employment Services

Not Pictured:

Wade Buchanan '83, PIFP Partner Organization Representative: President, Bell Policy Center

Jason Callegari '07, Program Officer, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Jason Clark '07, Director of Admissions and Outreach,
CU Denver School of Education and Human Development

Edie Sonn '90, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, PinnacolCare


On-Campus Advisory Board

Andrea Culp Andrea Culp
Career Coach/Internship Coordinator
(719) 389-6893 

Lani Hinkle '83 Lani Hinkle '83
Director, Public Intereest Fellowship Program
(719) 227-8175 

Mary Frances Kerr Mary Frances Kerr
Special Assistant to the President
(719) 389-6704

Jeff Livesay Jeff Livesay
Professor of Sociology
Founder, Public Interest Fellowship Program
(719) 389-6644

“PIFP is a wonderful way to connect with fellow alumni and get involved with Colorado College in a significant way, while working toward systemic change.”

--Mindy Klowden ‘94

Development Director, Jefferson Center for Mental Health and PIFP Advisory Board Member

PIFP is affiliated with The Alumni Network, a group of colleges and universities that have similar alumni-supported programs in the public service sector. For more information on The Alumni Network, go to
Contact info:
Lani Hinkle, Director
Public Interest Fellowship Program
Colorado College
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-227-8175