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Natalie Mannherz, Executive Director
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Board of Directors

Natalie M. Mannherz
Executive Director
Natalie is a pediatric occupational therapist, author, and piano teacher in Boulder, CO. She has been an advocate for children with special needs and is excited to establish an organization that does exactly this. To her, inclusion is about embracing and celebrating everyone’s differences.

Vanessa Kaufman
Peer Mentor Specialist
Vanessa’s career background is in real estate, interior design and sales yet her overall resume is diverse enough for her to value the significance of successful relationships. Parenting a neurodiverse daughter and neurotypical son has enriched her life and resume. To her, inclusion means working together so we can appreciate everyone’s unique gifts and expand our perspectives.

Denise Crosby
Extracurricular Relations
Denise Crosby is a Special Ed Paraprofessional in the Significant Support Needs classroom at SPARK!. She has spent the last nine years teaching gymnastics to children, including those with special needs, at Airborne Gymnastics and Dance. She started a Special Olympics Gymnastic’s program, is a Family Recruited Employee with Imagine!, and assists with a TOP Soccer program in the area – all contributing to the wellbeing of children with special needs.

Trish Groom
Business Strategist
Trish Groom is a tech entrepreneur, strategic connector, and fervent advocate of authentic people development. She spent the past ten years growing companies, raising over 8 MM in funding, and building dynamic teams to sustain growth. Trish’s vigor for fostering women in leadership has led her to become a mentor, board member, and impact investor, ensuring that the seats at the table are increasingly diverse for the good of our society.