Womxn's march denver
2020 Leadership Team
Why I March: I march because I will no longer be complacent and because I believe when we learn and grow together, the world is a better place.
Angela Astle is the Executive Producer and Founder of Athena Project, an organization that empowers women in the arts in all disciplines. She is on the Steering Committee of the Women's Collaborative and believes all womxn should feel empowered. She is the mom of two young activists in the making and partner to Jason who endlessly supports her passion and drive.
This is her fourth year of involvement with the March and her second year on the Executive Leadership Team.
Dr. Duran is currently an Assistant Director and Adjunct Professor at CCA. Her passions include providing a voice for underserved communities and affecting positive change through leadership, strategic planning, relationship building, change management, community outreach, community engagement, and organizational training.
Vanessa Michel is the Director of Communications at ACLU of Colorado and manages all external communications for the non-profit civil rights organization. She previously worked as the Special Projects Manager at Artforum International Magazine in New York. Vanessa is a first-generation American, holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Literature from the University of North Texas, and was a 2003 Yale University Resident Fellow. Her volunteer experience includes the San Diego Council on Adult Literacy, Comida Para Vida, and Meow Wolf art collective in Santa Fe. She has exhibited her artwork at Columbia University and galleries and museums across the country. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and their three dogs.
Rohini Gupta is a Clinical Psychologist. She is a core faculty member at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), International Disaster Psychology Program (IDP). She is the Director of the Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic (TDRC), which is a training clinic that provides mental health services to those who have experienced adversity and trauma. She is also Co-Founded of the Colorado Resilience Collaborative, a community based initiative aimed at addressing Identity based violence due to radicalization and discrimination. Dr. Gupta teaches courses in trauma interventions and co-leads a seminar that focuses on professional development and the supervision of clinical cases from a trauma informed and cross cultural lens. Areas of interest include the following: Trauma and trauma informed care; Vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue in the workplace; Work with ethnic/racial minority populations; Multicultural education; Diversity/inclusivity; grief and loss; community resilience work; and Clinical training and supervision. In addition to her work at the University, Dr. Gupta owns and operates a private practice in the Denver Metro Area and is pleased to serve on the Board of the Womxn's March Denver.
As long as Suzie can remember she's been raising my hand and speaking out. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Suzie relocated to Denver in 2016 to serve a nonprofit agency. Service has always been at the core of who she is how she lives. Her career is rooted in public service and nonprofit work.
Suzie is proud and honored to serve as a member of the Womxn’s March Denver Board because she believes we have an opportunity to inspire necessary and effective change in our community. She is committed to making our home a place built on equitable values.
From being a TV news anchor, radio talk show host and now Director of Public Affairs with the Mayor’s Office, Gloria Neal’s versatility has made her a much sought after talent for speaking engagements across the nation. With 30+ years of combined experience working with public and private sector entities throughout the Denver Metro Area, Gloria brings compassion and problem solving to everything she touches.
Gloria strongly believes in serving her local community. She is a current board member for the American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter, and for Warren Village. She is the past board member of Metro Denver Leadership Foundation and past President of the Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ). She is thrilled to be on the board of Womxn's March Denver.
2020 Heavy Lifters
Volunteers are the true power behind the march.
Chair: Sharon Hwang
Patricia Barela Rivera
Chair: Rohini Gupta
logistics & Volunteer
Logistics Chair: Kerry O'Grady
Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Suzie Schuckman
Chair: Angela Astle
Connie Lane: Stage Management
marketing & PR
Chair: Angela Astle