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Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness

Our Board

Burnes Institute board members represent a range of expertise, practice areas, and community entities.

  • Don Burnes, PhD | Founder and Board Chair 2014-Present | Author of "A National in Denial" and Co-Editor "Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven't, How We Can"
  • Meg Collins | Member 2016-2018 | Vice President of Public Affairs at Good Chemistry Nurseries
  • James Herbert Williams | Member 2014-2018 | Former Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver
  • Doug Hock | Member 2016-2018 | Media Relations at Encana Oil and Gas (USA), Inc. 
  • Cyndi Kahn | Member 2016-2018 | Community Activist Education and Homelessness
  • Ray Lyall | Member 2016-2018 | Community Activist Denver Homeless Out Loud
  • Arthur McFarlane | Member 2016-2018 | Population Health Analyst at Children's Hospital of Colorado
  • Amanda Moore McBride, PhD | Ex Officio Member 2016-Present | Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver
  • Anne Olson | Member 2016-2018 | Director of State Advocacy at KnowledgeWorks
  • Christian Sederberg | Member 2016-2018 | Partner at Vicente Sederberg Law Firm
  • Dedrick Sims | Member 2016-2018 | CEO Sims-Fayola Foundation
  • Susan Stockinger| Member 2014-2016 | Business Executive