Director of Operations
Marci Hladik manages the work of the Foundation’s operations including human resources functions, internal processes, databases and systems.
Prior to this role, Ms. Hladik was part of the Foundation’s Communications department for eight years where she was responsible for a variety of strategic communications for the Foundation’s initiatives and programs.
Ms. Hladik moved to Denver and joined the Foundation in 2006 after living in Michigan where she was project manager for NPower Michigan, a nonprofit that strived to put technology know-how in the hands of other nonprofits. She tackled many roles and duties in her time there including communications, training and technology consulting. Before that, she was an office manager for a mental health clinic and was active in the American Red Cross as a volunteer and graduate intern.
She has a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan with concentrations in community organizing, and communities and social systems. She graduated magna cum laude from Ball State University with a bachelor of social work and minors in sociology and women and gender studies. While she was a senior, she was named an Indiana Woman of Distinction by Ball State University.
Ms. Hladik is passionate about community and has served on the boards of the League of Women Voters Denver and Revision International. She also enjoys knitting, staring at her computer screen, treating her cat Doralee like a small child, and exploring everything Colorado has to offer, whether it’s sledding in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, camping in Colorado National Monument, enjoying a good hot tub in Estes Park or picking the perfect produce in Rocky Ford.