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.

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.   

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson has 30 years of experience in the practice of law, with extensive experience in healthcare and corporate law.   He earned a B.S. in Business and Political Science from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and a J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Wilson is currently the general counsel of Healthedge Software, Inc., a healthcare technology firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gerard Baglieri

Gerard comes to SungateKids from NYC with over 25 years of sales and marketing experience leading teams in large enterprise, Fortune 500 and start-up ventures.  Early career accomplishments include building Cisco’s Public Sector practice that brought funding of over $1 Billion to New York City’s Department of Education to connect underserved students across 1200 inner city schools.  He has held executive roles managing teams in and outside the US for Cisco Systems, Motorola, Avaya and several startups in the technology sector.

In 2013 Gerard joined Visualize as a Partner leveraging his experience and knowledge in go-to-market execution – Since then, Gerard has trained over 9000 associates at companies around the world, including VMware, ServiceNow, Adobe, and others.  In his free time, Gerard is an avid golfer and skier, enjoys family time with (3) active kids and rescue dog, Jojo. Gerard works with Colorado University’s Leeds School of Business, providing guidance through a student mentoring program on Fundamentals of Professional Selling and an active volunteer with (btc) boys team charity, here in Denver.


Dave Esler

Dave Esler serves as an Executive Advisor to Valtruis, focused on human capital strategy at all stages of the investment horizon. Dave brings more than 30 years of Human Resource leadership experience to this role.
Prior to joining the Valtruis team, Dave served as Chief Administrative and Chief Human Resources Officer with Nashville based Envision Healthcare. While with Envision, Dave was at the center of a transformative period of M&A activity that brought together a highly diverse group of healthcare services businesses to offer a unique value proposition to clinicians, health systems and payors.
Prior to joining Envision, Dave served for eight years as Chief Human Resources Officer for Illinois based US Foods supporting 26,000 employees.
Dave holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, completed the Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan and has been designated a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Emma Peppler

Emma works as a Finance & Accounting Associate in real estate private equity. Originally from Kansas City (go Chiefs!), she went to CU Boulder for her Bachelor’s and Master’s and now lives in Golden with her husband Nick, dog, and cat. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, playing guitar, taking her pup Blue on mountain adventures, and live music.

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.

Marc Bonora

Marc Bonora, JD, MBA
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

An accomplished legal, healthcare and business leader, Bonora plays a critical role in shepherding Ingenovis’ vision by ensuring corporate compliance, protecting and defending the company legally, and sharing his experience at large, complex organizations to help guide business and legal decisions. He brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare staffing and labor law to the role, including leadership experience in corporate strategy and governance expertise and a passion for ensuring diversity and inclusion and protecting civil rights.

Ingenovis’ first general counsel, Bonora designed and led the development of the organization’s corporate compliance function and developed an efficient system for managing all legal matters for the organization, from the simple to the complex. He also uses his experience and training to help the underserved, from volunteering with the 9/11 Commission to stopping human trafficking in Tennessee.

He holds an executive MBA from the University of Colorado Denver Business School, a law degree from New York University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia. He currently serves on the board of directors at SungateKids. Bonora’s previous experience includes legal roles with Envision Healthcare, Vail Resorts and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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. 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.arch of 2017, Mr. Willency successfully completed the sale of Integra/ Electric Lightwave to the Zayo Group for $1.24 Billion

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