Board of Directors
Chair – she/her
I am the Vice President of Retirement Plan Services at T. Rowe Price where I have worked for almost 14 years. I am currently the Chair of the PRIDE BRG at T. Rowe Price in Colorado Springs and involved in various diversity efforts and groups within T. Rowe Price. I moved from New York state to Colorado in 2001. I have been involved with Inside Out Youth Services for a few years sitting on the Governance Committee, the board, Vice Chair of the Board and is now the Chair. I am an advocate and ally for diversity and I believe everyone deserves a safe space to be themselves every day. I believe in people and the work that Inside Out Youth Services does for the youth and community.
Vice Chair – he/him
Secretary – she/her, they/them
I first got involved with Inside Out Youth Services as a student intern while studying Psychology and Education at Colorado College. Now, I am a Library Associate at Pikes Peak Library District and also a relief staff at The Place, where I have worked for nearly 4 years. Since first interning at IOYS, I have been involved at Inside Out in a variety of different capacities, from fundraising and event planning to supporting programs such as cooking classes and the scholarship program. I love Inside Out because it creates an environment for youth to not only be accepted by their peers, but for youth to celebrate their differences. In particular, I believe that Inside Out’s emphasis on physical, emotional and mental wellness is critical in ensuring that young people can empower themselves to thrive!
Treasurer – she/her
I’m originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Colorado Springs seven years ago. I’m Senior Vice President of Innovation at SSPR, a Public Relations Agency. For fun, I enjoy relaxing in the Colorado sun with my wife and dog. I love the mission of IOYS, and I want to help. I was very fortunate to grow up with a loving, supportive family, and I want to offer my time and resources to extend as much love and support as I can.
Board Member – he/him
Currently, I am the Colorado Political Director for Planned Parenthood. Prior to joining PP, I worked to pass legislation on education funding equity, school discipline reform, and better serving emerging multilingual students. I served as campaign manager and aide for then-Representative Pete Lee, and is an experienced organizer at the intersection of progressive politics and faith communities. I was the first transgender staffer at the State Capitol, and graduated cum laude from Colorado College with a degree in Religion and Gender studies.
Board Member – he/him
I have over 30 years of experience in LGBTQ+ activism throughout Colorado. Educated in project management, graphic design, and architecture. I currently own and operate a construction firm.
Board Member – he/him, they/them
I serve on several nonprofit boards that focus on equity, access, and reproductive health. I am actively involved in various advocacy and activism efforts across the state of Colorado. I hold a Masters of Science in Midwifery degree and currently work as the Maternal and Child Health Program Coordinator for the Jefferson County Department of Public Health. I have also most recently worked in youth programming for multi-system involved youth who have contact with the behavioral health system. I am a parent to a spunky, smart, courageous 5 year old human, 1 dog, and 3 guinea pigs. As a part of the local queer community, I am passionate about providing support, options, and community for LGBTQ+ youth and I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Inside Out Youth Services Board of Directors toward these goals.
Joanna Nelson Rendón
Board Member – she/her
After surviving winters in Minnesota, I moved to Colorado in 2005. The weather, activities, and people kept me here. Inside Out Youth Services is an inspiring organization that is changing lives. I am excited to be a part of it. I am a librarian and the director of young adult services for Pikes Peak Library District. In that role, I guide the district-wide services for 12-24 year olds in our community. While I was growing-up, the library was a refuge for me and my friends. Inside Out is that for LGBTQ+ youth in our community.
Board Member – she/her
I am currently a criminal defense attorney. I have held several board positions in the Colorado Springs area, most recently with the Pikes Peak Library District.
Skylar & Marshall Li
Youth Liaisons – he/him, he/him