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Meet the Team

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KIMBERLY SMITH-ADAMS

Kimberly is the mother of Halston and the founder of Halston's Hope Foundation.  She has a Bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University in Sociology and is the owner of MMDay Properties which provides rental properties in Golden and Lakewood.  Kimberly is on the waiting list for Evergreen Life Care Center to volunteer playing the piano for residents once COVID is behind us.

CHUCK ADAMS

Chuck Adams is Halston's stepdad.  Chuck holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.  He is the owner and president of  1UP Aerial Drone Services.  Chuck is a FAA Part 107 certified pilot and tenured IT, Cloud industry veteran who spent 25+ years in the high-tech industry.  

MELANIE HALLOWELL

BOB VANOUREK

Melanie Hallowell received a BS in Hospitality Management from University of Delaware and completed a Software Engineering Apprenticeship.  She is the Director of Operations for a startup internet service provider bringing broadband to underserved Colorado communities.  A key responsibility of Melanie's is leading HHF's web and social media outreach.

Leadership expert Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five companies and the author of two award-winning leadership books. He devotes his time to numerous nonprofits and is a wealth of knowledge in governance, strategy, and is bringing organizational excellence to Halstons Hope Foundation.

 

CHERYLE POWELL

Cheryl has a dual Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Sports Event Planning from Metropolitan State University in Denver. She is currently involved in the Colorado Association of Realtors, MCPN Gala Committee, Golden Civic Foundation, and ARC Gala Committee. Cheryle has been on BOD for D.A.R.E. Colorado and Healthcare Network, and has spent many hours volunteering at the Steadman Research Institute to advance the cause, prevention and treatment of orthopedic disorders.

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CHUCK PAUSTIAN

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Chuck started his career as a business journalist with financial services, marketing, and residential real estate among the areas he covered. He then joined a marketing agency in Chicago where he was a lead strategist and member of the management team. He was worked with several non-profits over the years.

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CAROLE HUTCHINS

Ms. Hutchins is a dynamic leader with over 30 years’ experience in the defense industry. She is accomplished in program management, production excellence, new product development and sustainment.  Her experience spans work for the US DoD as well as support to the UK and other international customers.  She has successfully led programs/teams at Northrop Grumman, and L3Harris by developing trusted relationships with customers, innovative solutions based on cross-company collaboration, and developing a robust technology roadmap for core and adjacent market expansion.

 

A fun fact about Carole is that she hiked 43 miles through the Andean mountains (16k altitude) that only 30 people a year are approved to do. Note to self... always read the fine print!

Mission Partners

Organizations that we have aligned with that share our mission and vision.

Kirk Johnson, MA, LPC, LAC

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

South Platte Counseling

Kirk has spent over two decades helping clients overcome emotional distress and psychological pain.  Kirk's treatment approach addresses the entire person promoting healing in the body, mind, and soul.  

https://www.southplattecounseling.com   

West Pines Behavioral Health

For more than 30 years, West Pines has provided complete behavioral health services for people experiencing addiction, substance abuse, and mental health conditions.   Their holistic approach to treatment focuses on one's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.  

https://www.westpinesrecovery.org 

Jefferson Center provides mental health care and substance use treatment, suicide prevention, and wellness services. 

https://www.jcmh.org

Robbie's Hope

Robbie’s Hope mission is to cut teen suicide rates in half by 2028.  They empower a generation of teens to let each other know it’s ok, to not be ok.  Robbie's Hope inspires young people to have HOPE (Hold on Pain Ends) in an effort to fight the horrible suicide epidemic.

https://robbies-hope.com/

Advisory Board

Julie A. Corbett 
Freelance Writer and Ph.D. Student - Doctorate of Psychology, Specializing in Mental Health Policy & Practice

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