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KIM GORGENS, PHD, ABPP, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kim Gorgens

Kim has been with the University of Denver since 2001 when she began teaching at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Since the beginning of her career, her passion for excellence in education has fueled professional development and continuing education at GSPP and now, the University of Denver with the inception of the Center for Professional Development under her leadership. Her vision is that the Center for Professional Development offer the best in interprofessional education and be a resource for post-degree educational excellence across all disciplines.

SHANNON GRAY, MS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MARKETING DIRECTOR

Shannon Gray

Shannon is a strategic communication professional with extensive experience executing strategic plans to increase constituent engagement through public relations and marketing efforts. Skilled in crafting goal-oriented communication campaigns for university, corporate and non-profit clients. Expertise in identifying target publics and creating key messaging themes to best satisfy the organization's communication goals.

MOSES GUR, STUDENT CHAIR, WEBMASTER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, MARKETING

Moses Gur

Moses focuses on CPD's national events and manages content across media channels, including the CPD website. Moses holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in forensic psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

RACHEL LAHODA, STUDENT CO-CHAIR

Rachel LaHoda

Rachel organizes and plans events, and helps to foster professional and institutional connections between CPD and the community. Rachel holds a BS degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and is a PsyD candidate in clinical psychology at DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

NATALIA WANNON, STUDENT CO-CHAIR

Natalia Wannon

Natalia's contributions to CPD also includes event planning and coordination and lending her vision to CPD programming by researching topics and speakers. Natalia holds a BS degree in psychology and brain & cognitive sciences from the University of Rochester, and is a PsyD candidate in clinical psychology at DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology

DEANNA METROPOULOS, STUDENT EVENT CHAIR, ASSISTANT WEBMASTER AND GRAPHIC DESIGNer

Deanna Metropoulos

Deanna assists in planning and organizing CPD's events, as well as contributing input to the media channels. Deanna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and psychology from the University of Denver and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in forensic psychology at DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

VANESSA FULTZ, STUDENT EVENT CHAIR

Vanessa Fultz

Vanessa assists in planning and organizing CPD's events, contributing to social media channels, and fostering professional and institutional connections between CPD and the community. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from Bloomsburg University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in forensic psychology at DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

JANALEE CARD CHMEL, MA, WRITER AND MARKETING

Janalee Chmel

Janalee is a Denver freelance writer. She assists the Center for Professional Development with course development and descriptions. Janalee has been writing professionally since 1988, earning national recognition in fundraising, marketing, multimedia, video and creative writing. Janalee earned a B.A. in journalism and political science from Rutgers University and an M.A. from the University of Denver in creative writing.