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.
Why I March: I march because I want to see a brighter future for my daughter and all future generations.
Sharon Hwang was born and raised in Colorado. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and currently owns The Wellness Center inside Whole Foods Market which offers: Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture. She is a current member of Good Business Colorado, and volunteers for Denver Urban Scholars. She lives in Denver with her husband and daughter. In her free time she enjoys travelling, hiking, biking, and hanging out friends and family.
This is her third year of involvement with the March and her second on the Executive Leadership Team.
Kerry O'Grady spent 25 years as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service. Having retired from a career in the white, male-dominated field of law enforcement, she is witness to the fact that working hard and being good at what you do does not resolve workplace disparities and unconscious biases that prevent women and minorities from obtaining equality in the workplace or in the criminal justice system. She is determined to use her privilege and energy to mobilize around a movement that fights to protect the rights of women and girls and strives to dismantle systems of oppression.
As a passionate runner, hiker and Coloradan, she is committed to raising awareness around threats to our environment and advocating for leaders who understand the exigency of our climate crisis and who will enact policy and affect measures, locally, nationally and globally to protect our imperiled planet.
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