Our Board of Directors
Attention Homes’ Board of Directors make a three year commitment to guide the organization to a stronger future and may serve multiple terms. Members make financial and professional contributions and serve on committees such as Finance, Fundraising, Board Governance, Program Evaluation & Development, and where necessary ad hoc committees. The Board has sought directors from a range of backgrounds in order to ensure diversity and representation from a variety of viewpoints. Board meetings are held monthly to review the organization’s activities, oversee financial reports, set policy and raise funds. A youth advisory board made up of current and former clients helps to inform and guide program evaluation. A youth representative from the YAB attends quarterly board meetings.
PresidentBaird has been on the Board of Directors since 2011 and was elected Board President in 2015. He is a Boulder native and went to Fairview High School. After receiving his undergraduate degree from CU Boulder, Baird also attained an MBA and Masters in Finance from CU Denver. Baird joined the Attention Homes Board in 2011 as a way to give back to the community where he grew up. Now, with three kids of his own who in no time will be teenagers, his dedication to our mission shines through in his enthusiasm to continue to strengthen the safety net and critical services that we provide. Baird serves on the Executive and Board Governance committee.
Nancy has been involved with Attention Homes for many years, first as a volunteer and since 2013 as a member of the Attention Homes board. She is passionate about their mission and appreciates the great work that is life-changing for many homeless youth. A member of the Executive and Fundraising committees, Nancy is proud to be a part of this great organization!
A Boulder native, Brian attended Fairview High School and graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. After returning to Colorado, Brian began working at FirstBank as a Loan Officer and currently works as a Credit Risk Officer. A resident of Louisville, Brian enjoys spending time exploring county open space with his dog, cheering on the Oregon Ducks, and “sampling” new craft breweries. Brian joined the board in 2013 and currently serves as chair of the Finance committee.
Alex has been a long time resident of Boulder since she first arrived here and attended graduate school at CU. Her children were born and raised here. Alex first became acquainted with the Attention Homes program in her role as a school counselor in Boulder Valley schools and has been a supporter of their work since then. Alex later returned to CU where she earned her master’s degree in accounting and went on to become a shareholder at Kingsbery CPA’s in Boulder. She now serves on the Attention Homes Board of Directors and is a member of the finance committee.
Maureen 'Beanie' Brady
Attention Homes has had a special place in Beanie’s heart since 2007, when she had a family member who was helped by the incredible staff and warm home-like atmosphere at Attention Homes. Previously, Beanie served as the Volunteer Director at There With Care and has extensive non-profit experience, including two years in AmeriCorps as a college student. In addition, she was a Victim Advocate in Boulder and Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, she is a proud stay-at-home mom to two girls. Beanie joined the board in 2012 and currently serves on the Board Governance committee.
Mary and her husband Tim are long term residents of Colorado. Over the past 25 years, she and Tim raised their family and built their business here. Mary is co-owner and CFO of Porchfront Homes. She and the company have been involved with Attention Homes for the past decade. She has served on the board since 2013 and is currently chairing the Program Evaluation and Development Committee. Mary is committed to the long term success of the youth served by Attention Homes.
Jeff grew up in Gainesville, Florida and received his BA in Sociology from the University of Florida. Needing to get out of his hometown for at least three years, Jeff decided to attend law school at the University of Colorado and moved to Boulder in 2002. Like many others, he ended up sticking around and now works for the law firm of Hensley & Kennedy, P.C. in Boulder and Longmont. He was a foster parent for Boulder County and learned of Attention Homes through a 17-year-old foster son. He has served on the Board of Attention Homes since 2012 and is on the Finance and Executive Committees.
Jim is a Senior Vice President for USI Colorado LLC in Denver, Colorado. He has been on the Board of Directors of Attention Homes for three years and currently serves on the Executive and Development Committees. Prior to joining the board of Attention Homes, Jim served on the board and development committee of another Boulder non-profit for six years. He has lived in Boulder since 1987 with his wife and three grown children.
Amy grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but moved west for the sun and the slopes. In 2005 she received her BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. For the past seven years she has worked directly with youth and families as Associate Student Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Boulder, CO. She is married to Michael and together they are foster parents for Boulder County. Amy jumped at the opportunity to join the Board of Attention Homes in the fall of 2014 as a way to further her community engagement and to work with an age group she knows and loves well. She serves on the Fundraising Committee and Program Evaluation Committee.
Herb Kroehl, who has been a board member since 2014, is a retired space physicist with NOAA who was active in international scientific programs for over 30 years. He was recently inducted as a fellow of one of the unions of the International Council of Scientific Unions. Herb has been an active member of The Rotary Club of Boulder Flatirons that has been an enthusiastic supporter of Attention Homes for many years. Herb is married to Lorraine. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. You may see him on hiking trails in the summer or on the slope in the winter.
Charlie believes at least one thing to be true–social connection helps in difficult times. In August 2012, Charlie began working to understand the types of conflicts young people get into. Nine months later, Charlie left his job in the financial industry to work full time with students, parents, and educators. Charlie oversees the strategic vision to develop partnerships with innovative educational institutions and help increase young people’s academic engagement, emotional wellbeing, and physical safety. Charlie joined the Board of Attention Homes to support Boulder County’s young people.
Rebecca joined the Attention Homes Board of Directors in 2013 after being involved with the organization for nearly a decade, and currently serves as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee. She also works as the Regional Business Development Director for Cornerstone Home Lending. As someone who was raised in Boulder County, she is passionate about working with youth in the local community. She is particularly passionate about working with children in foster care, as two of her own three children were adopted from foster care.
Fern O’Brien is an attorney with O’Brien Law PC, a Boulder law firm. She has lived in Boulder for 20 years and has always been active in the Boulder non-profit community including service on a number of non-profit boards. Fern is married to Morgan O’Brien and has two children both of whom are in their twenties. She is passionate about Attention Homes and its important mission of intervention and support for our youth. Fern is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee.
Roberta first joined the Attention Homes Board in 1999. She has also volunteered for Justice High, a high school for at-risk teens. Roberta is a past board member of the YWCA, Downtown Boulder, Inc and Forward Steps. She also currently belong to professional organizations CREW, Wise Women, FEI and CAMA. She has 2 grown children and 2 grown foster children.