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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
Editor, Education News Colorado;
Vice President for Policy, Public Education and Business Coalition

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
Executive Director, Aurora Public Schools Foundation; Director of External Affairs, Aurora Public Schools

Angela Mendiola '06 Angela Mendiola '06
Grant Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency

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

Jessie Pocock
Jessie Pocock '08
Southern CO Organizer, One Colorado; Development/Events Director, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art

Not Pictured:

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

Jason Callegari '07, Director of Child Care Resource and Referral, Qualistar Colorado

Jason Clark '07, Director of Recruitment and Retention, Office of Diversity and Inclusion,
CU Denver School of Education and Human Development

Edie Sonn '90, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Center for Improving Value in Health Care



On-Campus Advisory Board

Andrea Culp Andrea Culp
Career Center Internship Coordinator
(719) 389-6893 

Lani Hinkle '83 Lani Hinkle '83
Program Administrator
(719) 227-8175 

Mary Frances Kerr Mary Frances Kerr
Colorado College Associate
Director of Foundation Agency Relations
(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, Administrator
Public Interest Fellowship Program
Colorado College
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-227-8175
Fax: 719-389-6804