Leading the Way

Our Board of Directors creates long-term success for SungateKids through dedication to our Mission and Vision

Meet Our Board of Directors

Alex Austin

Born and raised in Colorado, Alex Austin graduated from Metropolitan State University with a B.S. in Business Management. He has since worked in the Banking industry for 12 years, with a primary focus on Cash/Treasury Management. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking, traveling internationally, and spending time with family and friends. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth, a non-profit focusing on suicide prevention for inner city youth and scholarships for students living with mental health issues.

James McDonald

Originally from British Columbia, James McDonald has over two decades of experience in tax, audit and consulting, and serves as CFO of Tryba Architects in Denver.  He has worked with numerous start-up entities, not-for-profit entities, high net worth families, and established operating businesses in a financial capacity, including capital/fundraising, financial management and compliance.  In his little free time, James is an avid golfer and enjoys family time and the Colorado outdoors.  In addition to his role with SungateKids, James serves as a Board member of Colorado Miners, Inc. and as Treasurer of the Detroit Fitness Foundation.

Adam Saenger

As Vice President and Head of Enterprise Product & Marketing of the DISH Wireless network business, Adam Saenger leads the enterprise, wholesale and developer community portfolios, including the end-to-end portfolio strategy where he directs the company’s product development, product management and solutions marketing organizations. His specific  areas of focus include building the world’s first 5G standalone, Open-RAN, cloud-native wireless network that enables leading applications such as private networking, enterprise mobility, MNO, OTT applications and developer environments, to foster innovation for tomorrow’s business.

Prior to DISH Wireless, Adam held senior executive roles with Lumen Technologies, where he led the company’s global networking solutions, a multi-billion dollar portfolio of advanced capabilities including product management for the company’s SD WAN, hybrid networking, VPN, Internet, ethernet, managed services, access, voice & unified communications  solutions; as well as CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications and tw telecom where he served in a variety of executive roles across global product development, product management, customer’s digital interaction strategies and strategic product alliances.

Marc Willency

Mr. Willency joined the Board of SungateKids after many years as an ardent supporter. He first got to know the organization through his work with tw telecom, Inc., formerly Time Warner Telecom Inc., where he spent 18 years as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations leading network operations, customer care, field services, outside plant construction and had responsibility for the company’s customer experience strategy.

When tw telecom was acquired by Level 3 Communications, Mr. Willency served as GVP for Customer Solutions and Enablement. In 2015, Mr. Willency became the CEO and Director of Integra Telecom/ Electric Lightwave, the largest fiber-based network services provider in the western United States. In March of 2017, Mr. Willency successfully completed the sale of Integra/ Electric Lightwave to the Zayo Group for $1.24 Billion.
Mr. Willency currently serves as an advisor to several technology-enabled companies that operate within the telecom and cloud sectors. He also is an active coach and mentor in Colorado’s ice hockey community.

Kim Corbett

For over 17 years, Kim Corbett has served the business community, advising on all aspects of employee benefits programs. Kim works across all industries and has a reputation in the market for effectively meeting and often exceeding her clients’ objectives by providing insights into cost effective strategies, complex plan and network designs, alternative funding opportunities, financial analytics, wellbeing, communication and Diversity Equity and Inclusion goals and strategies.

 

Today, Kim leads the Health and Benefits business for the Mercer Denver office. Her responsibilities include driving revenue growth, overseeing service delivery and building Mercer’s brand and market awareness across the Front Range. Whether she is leading a consulting team or an office, her priority is always the people she serves. Her strength resides as a leader, effective communicator, and as a strategist; supporting her Mercer colleagues, who are helping their clients make data-supported, future- focused decisions that align with corporate values and guiding principles.

 

Prior to joining Mercer, Kim held various roles in production, consulting, management, and leadership with firms including IMA Financial Group, Lockton Companies, and WTW.

 

Kim holds the Group Benefits Associate designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and is a licensed producer for life, accident, and health insurance.”

Christine Moritz

Christine Moritz is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Empower Retirement. In her role, she is responsible for leading Empower’s financial teams and providing financial and strategic support for the organization. Christine joined the organization in 2003 and has held various roles within the finance department. She has also served as an Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on accounting and a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Colorado-certified public accountant.

Sruta Vootukuru

Sruta is a thought leader and established executive in Telecomm, Media and Entertainment industry, focused on Audio and Video categories, who is adept at taking businesses from concept to scale, creating and establishing sustainable growth.  She is a major influencer and creative thinker in growth, partnerships and distribution areas, is constantly sought out for counsel by digital and media companies, and has been awarded numerous leadership awards in the space and industry.

 

She started her career as an engineer, and worked her way to providing expertise in areas of strategy and operational execution to drive ecommerce and digitization of fortune 500 companies in CPG, Fintech, Media and Entertainment.  In the last decade, she worked at Dish, leading their Dish’s International Business line, Local and International content acquisitions, and their Fintech partnerships and operations.  She went on to help launch SlingTVand paved the way for innovative distribution and platform partnerships, technologies and operational practices across networks, customer experience, risk management functions, and drove strategic initiatives for the company. She currently is a senior executive at SiriusXM Holdings Inc, responsible for Growth of Streaming Distribution and Acquisitions across the house of brands, and has focused on establishing SXM as a formidable service outside the car in a short 24 months.

 

Sruta has an engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Shecares deeply about women in tech and increasing opportunities to all women.  She is currently a Board Member for SocietyofWomencoders.org. In addition to her day job at SiriusXM, Sruta is also an executive advisor to SiriusXM Cares, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality efforts, and in the past played a key role in DISH Women’s Network.   

Rick Corbett

Rick Corbett is a seasoned technology professional and strategic leader. As President and Chief Operating Officer at Advoda Technology Solutions, Rick works tirelessly to ensure the success of the company, its employees, clients, and partners. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role at Advoda. Prior to joining the team, he held high-level positions at global organizations, helping businesses leverage the power of voice, internet, and data services. When he’s not driving the success of Advoda, Rick can be found cheering on his favorite sports teams, hitting the slopes for some skiing, traveling the world, or hitting the links for a round of golf. As a proud father of three children, Rick values family and work-life balance.

Nick Peppler

Nicholas R. Peppler is an associate in the Trial Group at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where his practice has an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, white-collar defense, construction litigation, and commercial leasing disputes. Prior to joining DGS, he was an attorney in the Denver office of a large international firm, where he was responsible for handling all aspects of commercial litigation cases, including those concerning contract disputes, consumer class actions, false advertising, trade secret disputes, unfair competition, and other business torts. In addition, Mr. Peppler has experience providing regulatory compliance advice related to franchise disclosure requirements, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and food and beverage labeling requirements.

Mr. Peppler received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, he was an articles editor for the Oregon International Law Review and president of the Law & Entrepreneurship Student Association. He supplemented his program by gaining work experience as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Michelle Weinraub

Michelle Weinraub is the Director of Health Services for Cherry Creek Schools. She is a registered nurse, former social worker and loves working with kids and families.
A not-quite native of Colorado (20+ years), she and her kind and funny husband, Mitch, have two kind and funny daughters, Miriam and Hannah Meg.

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson has nearly 25 years experience in the practice of law, with extensive experience in healthcare and corporate law and in April of 2010, Craig was named General Counsel of Envision Healthcare. He joined the company’s EmCare subsidiary as corporate counsel in 2000, and later served in that position for Envision Healthcare from 2005–2010. Before joining the company, Mr. Wilson was an attorney in private practice from 1993–2000. He earned a B.S. in Business and Political Science from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

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