Finance and Administration

Bailey, Brittany

Brittany joined Rose Community Foundation in July 2023 as an accounting associate. Brittany came to the Foundation from Colorado Outward Bound School, where she served as an accounting and finance manager and later as the interim director of finance and administration. An outdoor education enthusiast, she previously worked at Blue Sky Fund in Richmond, Virginia, […]

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Haynes, Mary

Mary Haynes has more than three decades of experience in administration, college admission, program development, coaching and facilitation in the educational, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Haynes spent 21 years at the Daniels Fund where – as the senior scholar relations officer and Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program officer – she managed the college scholarship program for students

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Evans, Marit

Marit Evans joined Rose Community Foundation in July 2021. In her role as information systems manager, Evans supports the Foundation’s broad systems needs, from developing and implementing best practices around technology and data to serving as the administrator for the Foundation’s various technology tools. Prior to joining the Foundation, Evans was the development associate and

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Chavez-Rey, Mary

Mary Chavez-Rey joined Rose Community Foundation in July 2021. In her role as Office Manager, Chavez-Rey supports office operations and administrative services, such as hosting visitors and managing other special projects. Her passion is to deliver excellent customer service and support a wide range of responsibilities at the foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Chavez-Rey

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Sarvestani, Afshin

Afshin Sarvestani joined Rose Community Foundation in April 2019. In his role as accounting and benefits manager, Sarvestani helps to support the human resources and accounting functions of the Foundation. Previously, Sarvestani worked for six years at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, most recently as Operations Manager. Prior to joining Big Brothers Big Sisters,

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Lenamond, Gretchen

Gretchen Lenamond joined Rose Community Foundation in August of 2017 after nearly two decades serving as the vice president of finance at the Daniels Fund, one of the largest private foundations in Colorado. Her passion for the nonprofit sector was sparked by working with the Daniels Fund during business school as a start-up foundation. As

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Lindsey, Catherine

Catherine DiBella Lindsey is the Committee Liaison. She was born and raised in Denver and is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, where she received a BFA in Acting and was awarded a teaching position in the Department of Theatre and Dance while still an undergraduate. She began her career on-air at Wyoming Public

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Rojas, Kelli

Kelli Rojas is the vice president of operations at Rose Community Foundation.  In her role, Rojas oversees grantmaking operations, human resources, information technology, risk management and office operations. She is passionate about aligning strategy and operations to organizational values and ensuring practices are efficient, effective, equitable, inclusive, transparent and responsive to best meet community needs.

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Schwarz, Emma

As controller at Rose Community Foundation, Emma Schwarz is primarily responsible for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the Foundation’s financial records. Prior to joining the Foundation, she held various positions in accounting and management in the for-profit sector. While working full time, she also helped run her family business with her husband. Schwarz serves

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