Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Ann Murphy, Board President
Dean, School of Business, MSU
Ann Murphy, whose career has spanned both the business world and the classroom, has been Dean of the School of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver since June of 2011.
Murphy has been at Metro State since 1997 and won the business school's Distinguished Faculty Achievement in Teaching Award in 1998-99. In the private sector, she worked as a budget and financial analyst, as well as accounting and treasury manager at Salomon North America, Inc. She also worked as a controller at Trammel Crow Co.
She has worked with the Colorado AIDS Project and currently is involved with the Colorado Cancer Research Project and Clinica Tepayac, which provides medical care for low income families in Denver.
Estevan Flores, Board Vice President
Estevan Flores, Ph.D.
Dr. Flores was tenured as an Associate Professor in Sociology at CU Boulder in 1995. At Regis’s Dual Language Campus, he recruited over 85 bilingual (English/Spanish) faculty to teach in 9 undergraduate degree programs and four MA programs. His fields include public health and health disparities, immigration to the U.S., cancer control, and Latino populations. Professor Flores published work appears in U.S. journals like Cancer (2006), the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, International Migration Review, and the Houston Journal of International Law. Dr. Flores has published over 75 opinion editorials on immigration, Mexico, Latino health, politics and education. Dr. Flores has been an Advisor to the Mexican government (2006-08) which met annually with the Mexican President.
He has been funded for over $7.5M in research mostly on cancer prevention among Latinos. He served on the "National Minority Advisory Committee" on health disparities for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Board of Colorado’s Dept. of Public Health. He lectured at Harvard’s School of Public Health in 2010. Dr. Flores was an expert witness in the U. S. Supreme Court landmark Doe v. Plyler case (1982) which provides undocumented children access to public education. Estevan received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the University of Colorado System in 2005 for leadership and public service and the Cesar Chavez Award for Leadership and Community Service in 2014.
Darrell J. Vigil, Board Treasurer
Colorado Health Network
Darrell Vigil is the Chief Executive Officer of Colorado Health Network, a statewide not for profit health services organization with a focus on serving individuals living with HIV. Darrell has served in not for profit executive leadership positions since 1999, first at Bibliographical Center for Research and then at OMNI Institute. He has been in his current position since 2012. Darrell served on Governor Hickenlooper’s HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition from 2013 to 2015 and currently serves on Denver Mayor Hancock’s GLBT Commission. Darrell has served on Clinica’s board of directors since 2010 and is a past-President. Darrell is a Colorado native and completed his MBA in finance and accounting at Regis University in 2006.
Carlos Contreras, Consumer Board Member, Assistant Secretary
This is Carlos Contreras- Board Member
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Jim Garcia, Executive Director
Ex-Officio Board Member
David A. Martinez is a Colorado native who can trace his family roots to the original continuous settlers in the San Luis Valley dating to the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant from the Mexican government in 1844. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder; Stanford University and the College of Law at the University of Denver.
Interim Dean, Loretto Heights School of Nursing, Regis University
Dr. Axford joined the Clinica Tepeyac Board of Directors in 2010. She has a broad range of experience in nursing which includes 8 years in nursing practice in the U.S. and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritius. Her experience as a nursing instructor includes 15 years in the U.S., the U.S Virgin Islands, and Australia. Although she has worked in hospitals as well, her clinical expertise is in community and public health nursing. She has been a senior academic and administrator for 14 years and is completing her 19th year at Regis University. Her most recent accomplishments include working with a team of health care educators to develop global immersion experiences for nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy students in Ethiopia and, in 2013, a Fulbright Scholarship to Cyprus.
Jack Montemayor, Consumer Board Member
This is Jack Montemayor -Board Member
Food Service Industry-Kitchen Manager
Francisco Horta Consumer Board Member
Candy Hernandez, Consumer Board Member
Yuvicela Garcia-Diaz, Consumer Board Member
Jose M. Alvarado, Consumer Board member
Rita Elsa Toro, Consumer Board Member
Ludy Esperanza Chacon, Consumer Board Member
Patrica Martinez, Consumer Board Member