We’re pleased to announce our board voted unanimously to approve the appointments of two new directors — Ned Calonge of The Colorado Trust and Amy Latham of The Colorado Health Foundation — to serve through the end of 2015.
Dr. Calonge, President and CEO of The Colorado Trust, will fill the director and Board Secretary officer position previously held by Gay Cook, who left The Colorado Trust earlier this year.
Before joining The Trust in 2010, Dr. Calonge served as Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Dr. Calonge was also Chief of the Department of Preventive Medicine for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and a family physician for 10 years. Dr. Calonge’s academic appointments include Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Medicine; and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UCD School of Public Health.
Dr. Calonge serves on the boards of Delta Dental Foundation and LiveWell Colorado. Nationally, he is past Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Task Force on Community Preventive Services. He is Chair of the CDC’s Evaluating Genomic Applications for Practice and Prevention Workgroup, and is a consultant for and past member of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Calonge is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities. He is a past member and President of the Colorado Medical Board.
Dr. Calonge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from The Colorado College, a Master of Public Health degree from University of Washington and a Medical Doctorate from University of Colorado. He has been board-certified in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011.
Amy Latham, Vice President, The Colorado Health Foundation, has been appointed to fill the director position held by Kelly Dunkin, who is leaving the foundation at the end of May to move to Peru with her family.
Latham is currently serving as interim vice president of philanthropy at The Colorado Health Foundation, leading all of the foundation’s grantmaking teams to invest in nonprofits throughout the state. She also serves as the portfolio director for health care and health coverage. In that role, she oversees the Foundation’s efforts to ensure that all Coloradans have health coverage, as well as the Foundation’s strategies to ensure that Coloradans achieve health with support from a network of primary health care and community services. She has been with the Foundation since 2008, serving in program officer and communications roles prior to her current position.
Amy moved to Colorado from Missouri, where she was director of communications and public policy for Missouri Family Health Council, a nonprofit health care organization. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later did public relations and strategic communications for a telecommunications company before entering the nonprofit world. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri.