Committed to the Cause
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of the United Nations Association of Boulder County. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Carl is an economist with a PhD from the University of Colorado. He has worked for state and federal governments and for more than twenty years headed a small consulting firm primarily in energy and telecommunications.
Cori is a CU Boulder graduate with a degree in International Affairs. She works in Human Resources Management. Cori's focus with UNA-BC is on membership and outreach, and she serves as Secretary to the Executive Committee, and is a member of the Fundraising Committee. Cori's primary focuses include website content and maintenance, social media management, and membership related work.
Doug is an instructor at CU Boulder in history and international affairs, and serves as Faculty-in-Residence for the Baker Residential Academic Program. He is especially interested in the refugee initiatives of our chapter and is Fundraising Committee Co-Chair.
Robert is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His interest in international issues and the United Nations is a result of numerous international professional experiences, teaching and conducting research in Kathmandu, Beijing, Sydney, Hanoi, and Penang (Malaysia), as well as three voyages as a faculty member on Semester at Sea. As President of UNA-BC his guiding principle is to advance the missions of the UN through advocacy, education, and service projects.
Born and raised in East Germany, Zuza earned a master’s degree at UT–Austin in the 1980s. In Boulder she has been an educator for over 20 years at private and bilingual schools. She has also been a very active volunteer in a number of Boulder County non-profits, was the UNA regional representative for the Rocky Mountain region 2014-2016, and has been playing a leadership role in many local, regional and international non-profit initiatives, such as: Boulder Sister City Alliance, Boulder- Jalapa.
Following a teaching career, Judy became a political organizer specifically to promote candidates who support the United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals.
Susanne is an adjunct faculty member in anthropology at the University of Wyoming and a resident fellow in the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture (CMRC), at the University of Colorado Boulder.
A native of Ethiopia, Tinbet has lived in Côte d’Ivoire, where she ran her own business in African antiques, and in Liberia, Yemen, Kenya, and Switzerland. She has worked in Boulder public schools. She travels extensively with her husband, Carl, who works in polio eradication.
Meghan has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Environmental Law, Policy, and Management Certificate from CU Denver's School of Public Affairs. She is a local government consultant. She has focused on legislative analysis, affordable housing, transportation, economic recovery in a post-COVID world, and community wealth building. As a member of the board, she has served UNA-BC since January of 2018. She is Chair of the Sustainability Committee and Co-chair of the EDI Committee.
Amy is a social work major at MSU Denver with an associate's in psychology from the Community College of Denver. They experienced homelessness as a child and as a result became passionate about macro social work and collaborating with local communities to create equity for resources and opportunities. They have a background in research and applying results to create programming for DEI initiatives and allocating resources to underserved populations.
Kelly McGinnis is a concentration year student in Metropolitan State University's Masters of Social Work Program and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University. Kelly is a member of the Buffalo Toastmasters, the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She has over ten years of experience in the field of social services supporting marginalized and disenfranchised populations and is currently working on her bi-lingual
Bachelor’s from University of Colorado in Boulder. Masters in International Business from Bellevue University, Nebraska. Born in Kathmandu, Nepal but raised in Boulder, Colorado. Miss Nepal 2013. Founder of Project Smile – Nepal. Actively led several charitable projects since the past decade - specializing in women/children and health/education.
Karen is a senior at MSU Denver, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Affairs and Administration. Last semester, she worked on the Diversifying Higher Education Project and through that, her passion has grown to advocate for diversifying higher education and create a sense of community for students on college campuses. As a first-generation Latina student in a leadership position within my campus, she hope to pave the way for future generations of Latinas in higher education.
Amy Van Roo is an MSW student at MSU Denver. She started her social work journey in 2017 and will graduate next May. She has a previous 24-year career in healthcare, specializing in Radiation Therapy and working with cancer patients. She got her master’s in health services administration in 2007. Amy interned with The Center on Colfax a year ago. She continues to volunteer with The Center and is currently working with the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Amy is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights