Welcome New Mountain West Board Members!

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Founded over 50 years ago by moms who sought to support their children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF has since partnered with, relied upon and been successful because of remarkable volunteer leadership.

The Mountain West Chapter welcomes to the Colorado Community Board and the Utah Community Board the following new members, whose terms began July 1!

Interested in serving alongside them in a uniquely impactful and fulfilling role? Contact Laura Rosseisen at lrosseisen@jdrf.org or 303-209-7717.

Emily Bradley/Colorado has a background in economics and finance and has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years for institutions including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and S&P (formerly known as Standard & Poor’s) in New York City and London.  She currently lives in Evergreen, CO, with her husband and two children, and works in risk management for a Fortune 500 consumer finance company.  Her son, Owen, was diagnosed with T1D in January 2020 when he was 9 years old.

Dominick Esposito/Colorado has a long history with T1D: his father was diagnosed 40 years ago, and his son was diagnosed in May 2020. Dominick is a health economist and health policy researcher and has conducted policy and evaluation research for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, State Medicaid Agencies and non-profit organizations, focused primarily on policies to improve quality of care for individuals with complex chronic medical conditions. A native of New Jersey, he enjoys hiking and exploring the beauty of the Mountain West with his wife, two sons and daughter.

Molly Hobbs/Colorado  is a partner in the Denver office of Husch Blackwell, LLP. She helps employers engage and retain employees, specifically advising on the complex laws surrounding employee benefits and executive compensation. Molly’s husband (immediate past board member Eric) lives with T1D, and Molly has been involved in the T1D community in various capacities for nearly a decade. Molly and Eric are Mom and Dad to 21-month-old son Archie.

Kate Kelly/Colorado has 25 years of experience in sales leadership, talent development and scaling strategic solutions at Procter & Gamble. Her recent projects include elevating the new hire experience across U.S. Sales and building equality and inclusion skills for managers across the North American Region. She became involved with JDRF over 14 years ago when her son Jake, then 5, was diagnosed with T1D. The Kellys remember warmly being welcomed by JDRF’s Bag of Hope and Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes®, and enjoyed many years as a JDRF One Walk top fundraising family. Kate and her husband Ben live in Denver with their three children: Allie (University of North Carolina); Jake (University of Washington); and Meghan (Denver East High school). In her spare time, Kate teaches yoga, loves to ski and enjoys traveling.

Wade Sherman/Utah is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Adobe in charge of the legal team in support of Enterprise Sales and the Digital Experience business unit.  He is currently also serving as the Head of Integration for Adobe’s recent acquisition of Workfront (a Utah-based tech company). Formerly, he has served as Adobe’s Chief Privacy Officer and as Site Leader for Adobe’s operations in Utah (now approximately 2,000 employees). Wade is married with 2 children, and his oldest daughter was diagnosed several years ago as a high school student.

Josh Terry/Utah is an optometrist and the owner and founder of InVision Eye Center in Caliente and Overton, Nevada. There are small Nevada communities that Josh serves, providing comprehensive eye care to underserved areas in Nevada and Southern Utah. Josh’s daughter, Kycie Terry, tragically passed away from a late diagnosis of T1D. Kycie was 5 years old when she was diagnosed with T1D in 2015.  Hours after Kycie’s diagnosis, her brain herniated into her brain stem causing catastrophic brain damage that ultimately led to her death. Josh and his wife Jamie are fierce advocates for knowing the signs and symptoms of T1D and have helped spread awareness via social media that has led to several children being saved from Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).

Chris Sanders/Utah is Vice President of Data and Architecture at 1-800-Contacts and has worked there for nearly 2 1/2 years. Prior to that, Chris spent nearly 8 years at Ancestry modernizing and running data teams that oversaw data with over 2 trillion records. Chris was personally introduced to T1D when a friend in high school passed away from hypoglycemia. Then later, his oldest daughter, Lindey, was diagnosed at 8 years old. It was months before he was able to sleep through the night and would frequently check her blood sugar a couple times a night to make sure she was still alive. Over time, the family adjusted and life became normal again. Then five years later, his daughter Kaylie was also diagnosed at 8 years old. Round two was much easier because of the new tools available and they are very grateful for the advancements in technology to make life that much easier.