Foundation Impact Team

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Foundation's team facilitates direction and support to further the care at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

Foundation Impact Team

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Foundation's team facilitates direction and support to further the care at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

Brandon M. Nudd joined Centura Health as CEO at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in July 2018. Prior to joining Centura Health he served as Chief Operating Officer at Gordon Hospital & Murray Medical Center in Calhoun, GA.

As an Adventist Health System (AHS) leader, Brandon has served as an Administrative Director of Organizational Development and Primary Care Services, and as a Director of Human Resources and Business Development at various AHS hospitals around the country.

He graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration, Management. He received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

John was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA with a BA degree.  Most of his career was spent in the Financial Services Industry with Mutual Benefit Life where he grew through the ranks to become Vice President, Field Services in 1982. During those years John achieved the professional designations of CLU and ChFC. In 1984 he moved his family to Colorado to broaden his career and joined a regional insurance group, Crump, Warren & Sommer, later, through mergers and acquisitions, Sedgwick James of Colorado where he served as Vice President, Sales Manager until 1990.

In 1991, having tired of corporate life, he and his wife Annlouise (Weez) ventured out as entrepreneurs and purchased a graphic design and printing company, AltoGraphics Inc. as a franchisee for PIP Printing.  After 5 years, and having won the “Best of the West”  award among 700 franchisees, they sold their business to another franchisee with John continuing in the business as it’s principal outside salesperson.

In 2009, John retired from his active business life to concentrate on his many volunteer activities which include the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock (Past President and current Board Member), The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Current Board Member Denver East), Peakview HOA (Board member), and The Colon Cancer Alliance (Co-Chair of the Denver Undy Race/Walk).

He and his wife Weez have been married for 45 years. Their first son Greg was lost to colorectal cancer in February 2009 at age 37, which fuels their passion for the fight against this disease. Their second son Chris and his wife Brooke have blessed them with two grandchildren; Delaney and Wiley.

As Vice President of Cisco Services, Marcy Blair leads the Americas Partner Sales organization. She is responsible for the Americas Services Partner Program which includes all sales, marketing and enablement programs.

For the past six years, Marcy led Americas Enterprise Sales for Cisco Services. She is recognized for building one of the largest growth segments in the company. Her success is attributed to her highly collaborative style and in building trusting relationships with customers, partners and extended teams, all with a focus on mutual success.

Marcy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Additionally, she completed the advanced program in Corporate Resource Management from I.M.D. International in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Marcy serves on the board of directors for both the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) at the University of Colorado and Junior Achievement and is part of the Foundation Impact Team for Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her family.

Lisle Gates, a 3rd-generation Coloradoan from Ft. Collins, was an educator/consultant for 48 years. After graduating from Phillips University in Oklahoma and his Master’s Degree from Western State, he got his start teaching History, English and PE, and worked his way through the ranks in central California schools for 26 years. During that time, he also coached football, wrestling and girls’ volleyball. He was awarded his Doctorate in Education at the University of Laverne in southern California.

As he tells it, he returned to “The Promised Land” of Colorado in 1995, to become the principal of Highlands Ranch High School. During his tenure, HRHS was recognized by the State of Colorado as a “School of Excellence,” and its CSAP scores were among the highest in the state.

One of Lisle’s longtime professional dreams was to open a new high school and that dream came true in 2005 when he was selected to open a new school in Castle Rock. He led a core team of teachers who spent a year researching “high school reform,” opening the school’s doors using an Academy Model (school-within-school). He established a leadership model empowering teachers and other staff members to lead the school’s curricular and instructional programs.

Lisle is married to Carole Murray and Carole has 2 daughters. Rachel is the Interpretation Manager at the Denver Botanic Gardens and Claire is in administration at the Arapahoe County Jail. Carole is a former State Representative, Douglas County Clerk and Recorder, and President of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Lisle has two sons, both pharmacists. His oldest son, Aaron, is a Director of Pharmacy in a hospital in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. His son Ryan is a Pharmacist Department Director in a major hospital in Visalia, California. Both sons are married, and Lisle has 13, soon to be 14 grandchildren. Lisle’s daughter, Shawna, is a Civil Engineer and works for the City of San Francisco.

Lisle has served on various boards and believes it is important to give back to his community. He loves Castle Rock and is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the hospital’s Foundation Board.

Mary Ann is an accomplished Senior Executive with an extensive background in business – large, small, global and domestic – startup and mature, where she has gained experience and insight into building high performance teams.

She is an accomplished speaker on a global scale with multinational users groups, Business Partners, AGMA, customers of AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Cisco and Bank of America. Mary Ann has been recognized as “the Voice” of companies seeking to create credibility and improve upon relationships both inside and outside organizations.

She has been sought out to take on new initiatives such as creating a consistent global technical support team for Fortune 500 customers. She understands how to build a culture of inclusion where people can work together toward a common set of goals and achieve success.

Throughout her career she has continued to accelerate in responsibility, and has successful first- hand experience with Sales, Marketing, Operations, Technical Support, Product and Relationship Management. Her P&L background has run the spectrum from $100M to $1.5B. And she has built organizations from the startup phase as well as leading mature teams through significant change.

Mary Ann also is involved in the community by serving on several non-profit Boards.

  • Centura Healty – Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus, Vice Chair, Chair Foundation Impact Team
  • Centura Health - Littleton Adventist Hospital, Past Vice Chair, Chair of Quality
  • Doctor’s Care – Chair Innovation Committee
  • University of Northern Colorado, Monfort College of Business –Executive Speakers Bureau 
  • University of Northern Colorado Foundation – Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Junior Achievement – Strategic Planning, Communications 
  • South Metro Chamber of Commerce – Past Chair, Co Chair STEM Initiative 
  • Colorado State University Global Campus Advisory Board
  • Leadership Denver Class of 1990

Mary Ann has been married to husband Dave for 33 years, and has two sons- Greg and Dan. She loves to travel both locally and internationally.  And she is passionate about Lacrosse and Formula 1 Racing. She is a third generation Colorado Native.

Meme Dunckel Martin is a retired executive in the fields of association management and government. Meme worked in public administration serving as Economic Development Manager for Douglas County. In the private sector she has over 20 years of experience as CEO of various non-profit organizations including the Castle Rock Economic Development Council, Colorado Horse Park, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Golden Chamber of Commerce and Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. 

Throughout her career, Meme Dunckel Martin provided executive leadership to government, economic development and business associations in Colorado. In retirement, Meme provided project consultation and interim CEO services through her consulting firm, On Call Executives.

Meme has always been active in the community both as a volunteer and sitting on numerous non-profit boards of directors including the Douglas County Community Foundation Board, Arapahoe Community College Advisory Board and Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees. She also has served as a board member for numerous professional organizations. Meme received her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and her Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Meme is the co-founder and co-coordinator for the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Angel Paws (therapy dog program). She also sits on the Castle Rock Bank Board of Directors and volunteers at her church. Meme lives south of Castle Rock with her husband, Larry, two dogs (including Angel Paws Therapy Dog Buddy), horses, cows and a miniature donkey.

Andy was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Pharmacy. He moved to Colorado in 1971 and then to Castle Rock in 1974 to practice pharmacy at Russ Drug Store. He then opened drug stores in Parker in 1975 and Elizabeth in 1978, along with other convenient stores and Hallmark stores in Castle Rock, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, and Littleton. He retired from pharmacy in 1997 to become involved in agribusiness and real estate development.

Over the years Andy has been involved in the Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, and the finance committee at St. Francis of Assisi Church. He and his wide Judy have raised their two daughters, Laurie and Marcie, in Castle Rock. Andy is very excited to have a hospital in Castle Rock and is honored to be a part of the Foundation Impact Team.

A Castle Rock resident since 1974, Judy and her husband Andy raised their two daughters here and opened several businesses in Douglas County.  Judy served on the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Board, some Douglas County School District Committees and served as President of Tri-County Board of Health.

Although, now retired, she holds a PhD in nursing and held a variety of interesting positions during her working career.  She was a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for a Family Practice, developed the Health Services Program for Douglas County Schools and later served as the Student Services Coordinator, was the Director of Nursing for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses and ended her career as the Executive Director of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Her retirement activities include volunteering for a nursing group, a church group and the Impact team, traveling, gardening, reading, puzzles, enjoying their lake house and spending time with family and friends.  She loves to cook and entertain and is always looking for new recipes.

Courtney was born and raised in Castle Rock, when it was a small town of 3500. She went to college in Steamboat Springs and finished her degree in Denver. She works for the family construction company in Castle Rock as an estimator, she just celebrated her 13th year. She lives in Castle Rock with her husband and toddler daughter and is expecting a new addition in spring 2017. Her and her family enjoy hiking in nature, gardening and being in the mountains. She has experienced the growth in Castle Rock and is proud that our community is of the caliber to be home to CRAH, she is proud of the role that the hospital has taken in community and wants to be an integral part of it. 

Juliana Young is the Business Development Manager for Home Care Assistance, a non medical home care agency. Juliana will play an integral role in developing key partnerships with healthcare and senior care professionals in Douglas County area, fostering the growth of Home Care Assistance of Castle Rock. Her role will largely focus on company initiatives and programs such as Hospital to Home Care and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an innovative approach to in-home dementia care.

With her extensive professional experience in the healthcare industry, she also brings a personal commitment to volunteerism with her recent appointment as the chairperson to the Castle Rock Adventist hospital Wellness Committee and the co facilitator of the Dementia Support Group held at the hospital. She recently joined the Foundation Impact Team as a way to continue to seek ways to give to the community.

She has 2 children and enjoys gardening, women's ministry and hiking.

After 25 years in the IT industry Steve decided to follow his passion and become a business owner. He and his wife founded Envision Counseling Clinic in downtown Castle Rock and have a growing staff of therapists assisting with the mental health needs of Douglas County. Their primary niche is Christian counseling, though they serve people of all faiths (or no faith). Envision has quickly grown to be one of the largest counseling centers in the region. As president, Steve focuses on the business and marketing aspects of the business, which led him to become part of the 2018 cohort of Leadership Douglas County.

Steve met his wife Veronica while they were attending Biola University in Southern California. Since that time, they have primarily lived in the Denver metro area except for a short stint in Virginia Beach where she obtained her Doctorate of Psychology. In addition to raising their three hilarious children, they love exploring Colorado and trying new places to eat. They are active in their church here in Castle Rock and are excited to find new ways to reach people in need, both locally and across the globe.

Growing up in Alaska as the son of an Air Force physician, Roger Hudson began a lifelong passion for both adventure and improving the lives of others. Both have taken him around the world as an award winning journalist and advocate.

During his more than 25 years as a major market news anchor and news director, Roger has covered everything from devastating natural disasters to the poor healthcare of our nations veterans and seniors. While working in many of the country’s most prestigious newsrooms, he has been fortunate to have reported from the frontlines of many of the top stories of our time.

Roger and his family recently moved to Castle Pines when he became the chief communications officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections in 2013. He has since held similar executive communications positions with the Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. In both of these positions, Roger has been very involved with issues that directly affected Colorado public policy and safety.

More recently Roger has focused his three decades of communications experience assisting Colorado entrepreneurs, nonprofits, small governments and political campaigns. He currently operates both The Hudson Firm, LLC and The Lobby – consulting, LLC. Each of these growing businesses have been successful in advocating for his clients and a better Colorado.

Outside of work and time with his family, Roger is very involved with public service. He sits on several boards including the Denver Regional Council of Governments, Adventist Hospital Foundation, Aurora’s Vintage Theatre and the Boy Scouts of America. Councilman Hudson is also a newly elected councilmember for the City of Castle Pines representing his neighbors in the 3rd Ward.

Roger Hudson attended both the University of Alaska and the University of California - Davis law school.

Stephen was born and raised in Madison, New Jersey, spending time in northeast Ohio and southern Indiana before he settled in Granville, Ohio for roughly 20 years. It was there that he raised 3 children and met Barbara Wolfe. Together, they have 5 children ages 19 to 25. The family relocated to Castle Rock in early 2016 where he is a Certified Home Inspector and recently started his own business, Vista Home Inspections. They own a 35-acre ranch where they raise horse, cattle, Paco-Vicuna for their exquisite fiber, and of course several dogs.

Stephen holds a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington, Indiana) as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration from Kent State University. His public sector career has seen him work for city, county, and state governments in economic development and environmental planning, while his non-profit career has seen him work for organizations in the fields of downtown revitalization, housing, as well as an organization devoted to building worldwide economic opportunities for the next members of the global middle class. His diverse background in economic development, environmental planning, non-profit administration, non-profit board membership, and education has left him always wanting to be involved in the community doing more for others than himself. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Castle Rock and the Rotary Club of Castle Rock Foundation.

Diane Crowley Ortiz is a 21-year resident of Douglas County and considers the Town of Castle Rock the best place to work and live! Over the last five years, Diane and her family have had a long patient relationship with the hospital and are extremely grateful for the physicians, staff and availability of the hospital campus. She believes that this is the perfect place to give back to the community.

Diane has over 20 years practice in the Colorado real estate industry. Her experience is very diverse, working in all segments of the industry including residential sales, custom construction, title agent and land development. But her favorite has been the last 14 years as a RE/MAX Realtor with focus on Douglas County. Her office in downtown Castle Rock provides excellent convenience to those she serves.

Diane holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Colorado Christian University. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Castle Rock Impact Afterhours Club, and Board of Directors for Housing 180. Past experience includes President of Mile High Women’s Council of Realtors, Board of Directors for Professionals Miracles Foundation, and various industry leadership positions.

Diane has been married to Brian for 38 years and they have two grown sons, and a brand-new baby granddaughter.

Christel has lived in the Denver area since the mid 1970’s. She and her (late) husband moved to the Castle Rock community in November of 2014 when she began enjoying her next chapter…Retirement. She spent nearly 40 years in the retail industry with various positions with the Denver Dry Goods Company, May D&F, Meier & Frank and most recently with Neiman Marcus (30 years) where she was the Vice President and General Manager of the Cherry Creek location for 20 years.

Christel volunteered at the Sky Ridge Medical Center from March of 2015 until October of 2017. Her role was the liaison between the medical staff and families in the surgical waiting area. She is looking forward to contributing to the Castle Rock community through continuing her involvement with the Castle Rock Hospital Foundation.

Christel recently became a grandmother to her beautiful grandson Turner. Her daughter and family along with her son both live in the Denver area.

Laura is a marketing and communications professional focused on the construction industry through strategic planning, public affairs, employee communications, and media relations. In her current role as Communications Director for GE Johnson, Laura supports the Company’s five business units as the leader of the shared services department of Communications.

Laura is active in community giving and volunteer activities and is a class of ’19 graduate of Leadership Douglas County. In addition to Castle Rock Adventist Foundation, she and her husband support a variety of organizations including A Precious Child, Castle Rock Arts Council, and Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

Laura and her husband, James, are raising their three boys in Castle Rock, where they spend lots of time on the soccer and football field sidelines. She enjoys running, cooking, and SEC football.