DENVER ADVISORY BOARD

Learn more about our board and their roles.

Virginia Bayless
Advisory Board Member

Virginia Bayless is a financial consultant and an active community supporter. She has over 30 years of investment banking, financial advisory, business valuation and international banking experience. Ms. Bayless serves on the Board of Directors of Professional Assist Corporation and is Chair of the Audit Committee. She is also Chair of The Denver Foundation Board of Trustees. In addition, she is a member of the Advisory Committee of PCs for People.

Ms. Bayless previously served on the boards of Concepts Direct, Inc., Graland Country Day School, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver and Scholars Unlimited. She received an MBA degree from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University.

Scott Cardenas
Advisory Board Member

Formerly Chief Technology Officer for Kiewit, Scott Cardenas has been Chief Technology Officer for the City and County of Denver since 2013.

The City and County of Denver, Technology Services, offers a unique opportunity to work with a diverse business and technology environment that supports over 56 agencies. We employ over 12,000 people, of which 9,000+ are daily technology consumers in support of a diverse population in excess of 500,000 citizens.

Scott is an innovative leader with experience in developing strong teams that achieve desired results. He has an extensive history of managing complex large-scale projects and diverse teams and creates bottom line financial impacts through standardizing systems and operations for reliability and efficiency. Scott translates multipart goals into succinctly designed plans while developing informed client relationships resulting in effective deliverables and successful projects. Having experience in construction and engineering, healthcare, financial, telecommunications, aviation and government arenas Scott possesses a strong ability to communicate effectively with all business partners.

Andy Davis
Advisory Board Member

An eighteen-year veteran of communications strategy and public affairs and a Colorado native, Andy is a Director of Government Affairs in Comcast’s Mountain West Region. He leads Comcast’s external affairs and economic development work with public officials and business leaders in the western part of the Denver Metro Area, Boulder, and Colorado’s mountain communities. Combining a decade of experience on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., corporate public affairs experience, and an MBA, Andy is skilled at building productive, results-oriented communication between private sector organizations and influential public stakeholders. Additionally, he brings to the PCs for People Advisory Board a long-time personal and professional interest in social enterprise.

Sarah Lehmann
Advisory Board Member

Sarah Lehmann is a Principal and Strategist at Ebb+Flow Design. She brings over a decade of experience in brand strategy, messaging, positioning and creative content management to her role in service of clients in the non profit, private and public sectors. Previously, Sarah served as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Denver Public Schools Foundation, contributing to the vision and executing the strategy that helped the organization grow 112 percent in fundraising revenue from $6.6 million to $14.1 million during her five-year tenure. In this role, Sarah directed the communications and marketing for the organization, setting strategy and overseeing a team of professionals in community outreach, branding, design, web communications, media relations and social media.

Previously, she served as Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the Vail Valley Foundation, marketing the Vail International Dance Festival, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, the Mountain Games, the Birds of Prey World Cup ski races, and other art, athletic and education programs in the Vail Valley.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sarah serves as a mentor for the City Year Women’s Leadership Initiative, and previously served on The Denver Hospice NextGen Board of Directors from 2012-2015. Since 2012, she has had the honor of being paired with a DPS first grade student to read weekly as a volunteer of the TutorMate program. She was a member of the 2010 Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Access Denver program, the 2015 Downtown Denver Partnership’s Leadership Program, and is currently a member of the 2016 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts program.

Hanna Patterson
Advisory Board Member

Hanna Patterson is a Manager in Deloitte Consulting's Social Impact Practice. She has over eight years of consulting experience and has served clients across the non-profit, life sciences, and health care industries. She has a particular interest in promoting collaboration between the private and social sectors to help address some of our most challenging problems. Hanna lives in Denver with her husband and dog.

Brad Saari
Advisory Board Member

Brad Saari is a Director of Information Technology at Sykes Enterprises. He graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Management Information Systems in 2000, returning to academia several years later to obtain his MBA from Bowling Green State University. He has over 15 years experience delivering mission critical, enterprise-level software solutions in the Manufacturing and Business Process Outsourcing arenas. He resides in Denver and is ecstatic to be giving back to the community through his involvement with PCs for People.

Peter Van Genderen
Advisory Board Member

Peter Van Genderen is a board member of Blue Star Recyclers, the Beanstalk Foundation and the Energy Resource Center. Earlier, Peter served as a General Partner with Stolberg Equity Partners, and represented the firm on the boards of portfolio companies including: Alpine Access, Capital Returns, Central Security, Eschelon Telecom [ESCH] and Inflow. He was also participated on nonprofit boards including the University of Colorado Center for Entrepreneurship and the Colorado Venture Capital Association.

Prior Mr. Van Genderen worked as the general manager of UniLink, an Inc. 500 software development company in Jackson, WY, and as a corporate finance analyst at Bankers Trust in New York. Peter graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and received an MBA with honors from the University of Colorado.