Speaker Date Topic
John Lohmeier - Rocky Mountain Eye Bank Nov 12, 2019
Update at Eyebank
Update at Eyebank

John has been with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank since January 1999. During his time at the eye bank, John has worked as the manager of quality assurance and the technical manager. He was appointed as the executive director in July, 2019.

As the executive director, John is responsible for the total operations of the eye bank.  John's education includes a B.A. in psychology from Midland Lutheran College. While attending MLC, John played three years of football and volunteered his time with Habitat for Humanity.

John is certified through the Eye Bank Association of America as an eye bank technician. He's also a member of the EBAA.

In his spare time, John volunteers as a climbing instructor for mountaineering, rock, and ice climbing courses with the Colorado Mountain Club, and has attempted to climb two of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks

Lion John Love Nov 26, 2019
What is Capitol Hill Community Services

Lion John Love, Executive Director, has lead the agency for over 20 years. In 2011, he received the University of Michigan's Humanitarian of the Year award. He also volunteers at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and has served on the City Council of his local municipality.   

Capitol Hill Community Services fulfills its mission by serving hot lunches at different locations in central Denver Throughout the week. Our hot meals are based on donated community food and are prepared with the appreciation that this may be someone’s only meal of the day.

In addition to very good and nutritious meals, we also serve dignity and respect to our clients. With a greeting table, individual placements and some music, we try to make the meal something more than a soup kitchen experience. Our hot lunches offer a temporary refuge from hard life on the streets and an opportunity to experience some kindness.

Steve Lindauer Dec 10, 2019
A Shared Vision
A Shared Vision

Colorado nonprofit that provides early intervention services for families with children (birth to three) who are blind or visually impaired. A Shared Vision focuses on home-based and community services, creating meaningful partnerships with families and other providers, and advocates for the best interests of every child and family to empower families within our community.

The goal of this 501(c)(3) nonprofit is to ensure that all families have access to and receive essential early intervention services specific to blindness, visual impairment or vision concerns from a community of highly skilled and collaborative professionals. 

Paula Landry and Steven Lindauer are co-founders of A Shared Vision. Started in 2016, they realized that families and caregivers of very young children who are blind, visually impaired or have vision concerns were not receiving essential early intervention services. Today, the nonprofit is the leading provider of Early Intervention vision services in Colorado.

Paula is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and leads their programs to provide education to physicians and therapists who support very young children with visual impairments. Paula received an M.A. in Special Education: Vision Impairment from the University of Northern Colorado. She is also the mother to an 18-year-old daughter, Maddie, who is blind. Steve is the executive director and oversees all operations, development and strategic planning for the organization. He has a broad track record of success supporting a variety of organizations and functions, ranging from nonprofits to start-ups and Fortune 500 enterprises.

This fall, A Shared Vision will be launching a newly updated “Colorado Vision Screening Protocol: Birth to Age Three” throughout the state.

Stacia Sellers - cdot Jan 14, 2020
Update on CDOT plans
Update on CDOT plans

Stacia Sellers is the CDOT Central 70 Communications Manager and is dedicated to giving the public more than just your standard construction update. Having worked with CDOT for nearly three years, Stacia has taken the communications lead on cutting-edge campaigns and projects such as “Winter Wise, ” C-470 Express Lanes, and I-70 Floyd Hill to Veterans Memorial Tunnels Improvements. In addition, she’s garnered national media attention for many of CDOT’s snow-fighting efforts.

Stacia was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English. Before CDOT, Stacia worked at a boutique PR agency and was a contributing writer and editor for Alaska Magazine.