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City Year Denver board

Local community and business leaders work together to advance our mission to ensure public schools are places all students can thrive.

Sam Bailey, Board Chair
Economic Development Policy Manager, Amazon

Sam Bailey leads Amazon’s economic development efforts for the Mountain West region. Former roles include VP of Economic Development for Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., and various business development roles in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade.

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Sara Hazel, Board Co-Chair
Vice President of Development, Denver Public Schools Foundation

Sara Hazel (she/her/hers) is the Vice President of Development at the Denver Public Schools Foundation. Sara has worked at global, national, and local non-profit organizations, and has over fourteen years of nonprofit development and leadership experience. Prior to joining the City Year Denver Board, she served as a City Year mentor for multiple years. She loves the nonprofit sector and fundraising because of a desire for social justice and the ability to help donors navigate a path to support a mission that they can impact

Sabah Cambrelen
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, PwC

With over 18 years of management consulting experience, Sabah Cambrelen is a dynamic business leader. She has a proven ability to effectively direct the formulation and execution of new business strategies and reengineering projects to achieve organizational imperatives.

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Michelle DeVoe
Attorney, DeVoe Law

Michelle DeVoe’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, environmental and energy regulatory matters, oil and gas regulatory and compliance matters, and transactional work. She regularly counsels clients on environmental liability and compliance concerns. She also represents real estate and development clients in transactional matters involving environmental issues.

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Sarah Grey
Partner, Arnold & Porter

Sarah counsels a wide array of clients on regulatory, policy, and compliance matters related to climate change, including the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the Clean Air Act (CAA), and other state and international initiatives on transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Sarah is a leading strategic advisor on carbon capture, storage, and utilization (CCUS) and other energy transition-related opportunities.​

While at Stanford Law School, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.​

Sarah has a passion for public education and is greatly looking forward to supporting City Year Denver’s important work.

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Allison McGee Johnson

Allison McGee Johnson retired in 2018 with more than 25 years of experience in communications and public relations for public, private, government and nonprofit entities. Her most recent clients included the Colorado Department of Transportation, a government ethics watchdog, and a shopping center developer. Johnson focused her efforts on community relations, public affairs, media relations and crisis communications, and now lends her expertise to Denver community organizations on a volunteer basis. Allison has contributed her time in several ways to the Denver community, in particular as chair of the public relations committee for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, as board president of the Montessori Academy of Colorado, as a fundraiser for Stanley British Primary School and for East High School After Prom, and as chair and then treasurer of the board of directors for Urban Peak. She is currently a member of the board for the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.

Blair Nelson Marlin
Director of Marketing and Brand, 9News

As a four-time Emmy-award winning creative leader and brand strategist, Blair Nelson oversees the marketing department, research, and community relations programs.​ Blair received her BA in Public Relations from Drake University, where she competed as a NCAA Division 1 student-athlete. She serves on the Downtown Denver Partnership Board and Colorado Succeeds Board where she continues to make an impact in the Greater Denver community. She enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, playing soccer and hosting dinner parties with friends.

Bill Nunn
Deputy General Counsel, Denver Broncos

Bill is the Deputy General Counsel for the Denver Broncos where he supports the General Counsel in overseeing all legal and risk management matters relating to the organization. ​

Bill’s responsibilities include contracting, HR, litigation management and insurance. Prior to joining the Broncos in 2022, he was an associate for 4 years at the Denver office of Hogan Lovells practicing in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Bill has a B.A. in history from American University and received his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. Outside the office Bill enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Broncos at Empower Field, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

Dr. Anthony Smith
Deputy Superintendent of Schools, DPS

Dr. Anthony Smith is the Deputy Superintendent of Schools for Denver Public Schools, where he leads the schools and academics divisions. Dr. Smith aspires to change the face of education so that ALL students benefit from the opportunities afforded through an outstanding education. He has served in various school and district leadership roles.

Kenneth Smith
Vice President of Human Resources, Vail Resorts

A product of Houston’s Third Ward and an Inroads alum, Kenneth started his career in the Oil and Gas industry on the trading floor at Shell Oil Company. He then went into Insurance and Financial Services before transitioning to a variety of HR roles. Before joining the Vail team, Kenneth held the role of HR Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Comcast.

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Andrew Treaster
Senior Corporate Counsel, DaVita Inc.

Andrew Treaster is in-house counsel at DaVita Inc. where he manages a broad range of payor litigation, vendor disputes, and bankruptcies. Prior to joining DaVita, Andrew practiced commercial litigation at a large international law firm for seven years.

Delicia Tucker
Director of Client Success, RevGen Partners

Delicia Tucker is an accomplished management consulting professional who is experienced in successfully leading large-scale transformation projects across a variety of industries. She effectively builds relationships at all levels of an organization and consistently delivers results for her clients. Delicia is the mother of three students in Denver Public Schools.

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Ann Wilson
Nonprofit staff member and nonpracticing attorney

Ann Wilson is the parent of a student who experienced the positive impact of City Year Denver. She works at PEAK Parent Center, a nonprofit that supports families who have children with disabilities and works to advance the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their schools and communities. She has a range of experience, including corporate law and international business, and volunteers with a variety of organizations.

Whei Wong
Associate VP of Marketing and Brand Strategy, MSU Denver

Whei Wong is the Associate VP of Marketing and Brand Strategy at MSU Denver. She is a strategist, storyteller, communicator and creative thinker who has held a variety of communications roles in higher education and K-12 education. Whei also is a former TV reporter.

Jamie Villarreal-Bassett
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Pinnacol Assurance

Jamie Villarreal-Bassett (she/her) is an experienced leader with 18 years of leadership experience, including more than seven years leading equity, diversity, and inclusion work. She is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pinnacol Assurance, the largest workers’ compensation company in Colorado. Since January 2019, Jamie has also run her own DEI consulting business, assisting employers in Colorado and beyond in advancing their DEI goals. Jamie partners with multiple stakeholders to guarantee every single team member and community member, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and of other marginalized identities thrive, not by accident, but by design.

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