Mission of the Community Board:
| Bruce Blankenship|
Bruce Blankenship has been involved in bioethics and clinical ethics for over fifteen years. He currently serves
on the clinical ethics committees of two area hospitals and is an experienced clinical ethics consultant. He has
also served on the boards of various healthcare-related non-profits. He has a special interest in the ethical,
legal and social issues surrounding advances in genomics.
| Peter Fox|
Peter Fox, PhD, now retired, was a health services researcher and consultant specializing in managed care and
delivery system issues. He spent 10 years with the federal government, including serving as the Director,
Office of Policy Analysis, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human
Services. He has authored two books and numerous journal articles.
| Betty Hart|
Betty Hart is a Senior Community Health Specialist with Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resources Program
in Denver and is a Master Facilitator for Experiential Learning Team (ELT). She has over twenty years’
experience in facilitating workshops, talkbacks, and group discussions for business, school, and artistic groups.
Betty is heavily involved in local theatre productions as a professional actor and director.
| Griselda Peña-Jackson, Vice-Chair|
Griselda Peña-Jackson is the Executive Director of 2040 Partners for Health, a non-profit committed to
improving the health of Denver/Aurora Metro communities. Griselda has 15 years specializing in non-profit
organizations focused on community engagement, health equity, and education.
Mark Levine, Chair
Mark Levine, MD is a past member of the AMA’s Ethics Council. After practicing internal medicine and serving
in various administrative roles, he now is engaged in fostering the integration of clinical and social services to
address health-related social needs and the study of medical history to improve today’s health care.
| Evi Makovsky|
Evi Makovsky has been involved with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities for the past 15 years as a
member and past chair. She currently serves on Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Board and on their
Quality and Safety Committee. As an attorney and social worker, Evi has been involved in formulating
policies on various ethical issues. She serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate
School of Social Work.
As a storyteller, activist, mentor, creative, and advocate for over 20 years, there isn’t much Damon McLeese
Helen R. Murray
Helen R. Murray is the Executive Producer of the Aurora Fox in Aurora, Colorado and the former Artistic
| Nancy Sharp|
Nancy Sharp is an award-winning writer with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. She authored the memoir
Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, the children's picture book Because the Sky
is Everywhere, and a new program that builds connection and community called Tell Your Resilient Story.
As a professional speaker and trainer, she frequently presents to healthcare and medical groups on resilience.
See www.NancySharp.net for more information.
| Todd Siler|
Todd Siler is a multimedia artist who received a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art, from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual
Studies, and a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The World Cultural Council awarded Siler
the 2011 Leonardo DaVinci World Award of Arts.
Aron Wahkinney, Secretary