Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Chapter! We proudly serve Colorado, Wyoming and Utah - funding research, raising awareness, and providing education and support to IBD patients. 
There are many ways to get involved with our chapter! Learn about our programs, including Take Steps and Team Challenge, in the Events tab.



President Richard Geswell discusses CCFA's mission.

The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

We are proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, CCFA has achieved the coveted 4- star rating for sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator -- America's premier charity evaluator. Charity Navigator highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities with the goal of providing donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that CCFA adheres to good governance and other best practices and that we consistently execute our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 8% of the charities rated have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations which indicates that we outperform most other charities in America.



The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation currently funds ten research grants. Visit this page to learn more about them:


Crohn's and Colitis Center at UCH

And also University of Colorado's Mucosal Inflammation Program.

Staff Contacts

Rocky Mountain Chapter, CCFA
1805 South Bellaire Street, Suite 285
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 639-9163
Toll Free: (866) RMT-CCFA (866-768-2232)
FAX: (303) 568 0424
E-mail: rockymountain@ccfa.org

Jeremy Stern
Executive Director

Heidi Dudley
Team Challenge Manager, Denver

TeNeil Hartley
Take Steps Walk Manager, Denver and Colorado Springs

Jenny Roope
Take Steps Walk Manager, Salt Lake City and Fort Collins

Emily Curtis
Regional Education and Support Manager

Board of Trustees

Keith Dillion, President, Ad Focus
Jim Campbell, Campbell Killin Brittan & Ray, LLC
Evan Corazzari, Avalanche Capital Investments
Julie Farber, Community Advocate
Joe Hartman, CEAVCO Audio Visual
David Hauptman, Broadcast Professional
Katharine Jensen, Treece, Alfrey, Musat, P.C.
Molly Kufeldt, Centennial Bank
Rashel Meiworm, Ernst & Young
Stacey Messer, Wells Fargo Bank
Maxine Miller, Community Advocate
Jim Moore, James Moore & Associates, PC
Nelson Mozia, MD, Retired
Joy Murphy, Community Advocate
Peggy "Bean" Nance, Retired
Matthew Nichols, MD, South Denver Gastroenterology
Lauren Polak, Human Movement Management
Dan Rich, MidFirst Bank
John Sabel, MD, University of Colorado Health
Donald Safer, DDS, Retired
Mark Saxelby, Ryan, Inc.
Dan Skodol, The Rainmaker Group
Emily Tolve, Newberry Bros.
Cynthia Wax, Entrees Finest
Damien Williams, Regis University

Chapter Medical Advisory Committee

John Sabel, MD, Chairman (University of Colorado)

Katie Bauer (Nourished Health Center)

Benjamin Bernier, RN (Children’s Hospital Colorado)
Kenneth Blake, MD (SurgOne, P.C.)

Fernando Carreira, MD (South Denver Gastroenterology, P.C.)

Michelle Cowan, MD (University of Colorado

Sean Colgan, PhD (University of Colorado)

Alexis Davis, FNP-C (University of Colorado)

Edward deZoeten, MD, PhD (Children's Hospital Colorado)

Britt Drake, MD (Kaiser Permanente)

Blair Fennimore (University of Colorado)

Henrique Fernandez, MD (Parkview Gastroenterology)

Stephen Freeman, MD (University of Colorado)

Sarah Funk (University of Colorado Hospital)

Austin Garza (Associates of Gastroenterology)

Mark Gerich, MD (University of Colorado)

Roy Guerrero (Kaiser Permanente)

Robert Hill Harris, MD MPH (Denver Health Medical Center)

Ed Hoffenberg, MD (Children's Hospital Colorado)

Stef Husemann, MD (Your Health Elevated)

Nuzhat Iqbal, MD (Longmont Clinic)

Daniel Kao, MD (University of Colorado)

Nicole Kershner (Centers for Gastroenterology)

Miranda Ku (National Jewish Health)

Amethyst Kurbegov, MD, MPH (Children's Hospital Colorado)

Kyle Kusek, MD (Rocky Mountain Pediatric Gastroenterology)

Daniel A. Langer, MD (Centers for Gastroenterology, P.C.)

David Longcope, MD (Rose Medical Center)

Anthony Madrid, MD (Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology)

Lisa Mathew, MD (South Denver Gastroenterology)

Andrea Montoya
Nelson Mozia, MD (Northwest Surgical Associates)
Santosh Nandi, MD (SurgOne, P.C.)

Matt Nichols, MD (South Denver Gastroenterology, P.C.)

Bob Nieder, MD (Retired Anesthesiologist)

Gail Pearson, LPN

James Rhee (Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology)

Frank I. Scott (University of Colorado)

Erik Springer, MD (Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology)

Leslie Stark, MD (Kaiser Permanente)

Jon Vogel, MD (University of Colorado)

Melanie Weitzenfeld, PhD (Colorado Health Psychology)