Board of Directors

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ALC's all-volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic governance and support for ALC’s Executive Director as they oversee the daily work and implementation of the agency’s mission.


Board members typically serve a 3-year term, and may act as a Director at Large or as Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer. Regardless of their role on the Board, all directors attend 10 Board meetings each year, assist the Executive Director with special projects, participate in fundraising and outreach efforts, and respond to Board communications throughout the year.

Interested in volunteering as a Director on ALC’s volunteer governing board? Find more details and our Board Interest Form here.


Hannah Guilford, Board Chair

Hannah grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado in 2016. She lived in Leadville until 2023, when she moved to Salida, and has been lucky enough to be a part of the ALC Board since 2022. Hannah has worked to support domestic violence and sexual assault survivors as well as youth experiencing homelessness, and most recently was the Lead Youth Coalition Facilitator at Lake County Build a Generation. Currently, she’s the Youth Program Coordinator for Family and Youth Initiatives in Salida, where she facilitates Salida and BV youth councils to implement county-wide violence and substance use prevention efforts. When she’s not spending her time on long distance backpacking trips, you can find Hannah with her nose in a book or starting a new baking project.

Breanna Sandoval, Vice Chair

Breanna was born and raised in Leadville and resided there until 2018 before moving to Grand Junction. Breanna is passionate about helping others, beginning with interning at ALC while living in Leadville to now working as a family therapist and providing DV victim treatment, mental health treatment, and family work. Breanna joined the board in 2023 and now holds the vice chair position. When not working, you can find her traveling or spending time with friends and family.

Lisa Sandoval, Treasurer

Lisa was born and raised in Leadville. She works for Full Circle of Lake County; she is the CFO. She has been on the board for the Advocates of Lake County since October 2021. She became the Treasurer in 2023. She believes in their mission. During her free time, she loves to travel. Her favorite place is the beach.

Jennifer Young, Secretary

Jennifer is an accomplished professional with extensive expertise and skills in various areas. With a strong background in early childhood education, business management, and customer service, she excels in systems development and enhancement, reliable data analysis, and coaching. Jennifer’s experience includes roles such as Assistant Director at Summit Head Start, where she implemented effective data monitoring systems and oversaw grant management, and Manager/Director at Copper Mountain Resort Child Care, where she developed programs and enhanced staff training. Jennifer’s current role is with Full Circle of Lake County as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). She comes to the ALC board dedicated to bringing her expertise and diverse skill set to contribute to the continued success of the organization.

Casey Doran, Director at Large

Casey is from and went to school in Madison, Wisconsin, and spent time living in Ireland, New York City, Chicago, Denver, and Boulder before moving to Leadville full time in early 2020. Early in his career, Casey worked on several political campaigns in field operations and volunteer coordination, as well as on police misconduct issues in NYC. Casey was a contributing author on a report on NYPD misconduct released by Public Advocate, Mark Green, leading in part to increased visibility and eventual updates in policing practices. Casey is currently VP of Product at a large technology company focused on building tools to reduce the carbon footprint of organizations using the public cloud at scale.

Casey lives just north of Leadville with his partner, Abby, and dogs Peanut and Cashew. When he’s not working, Casey enjoys cooking, playing guitar, exploring, camping, hiking and mountain biking.

Jenelle Stefanic, Director at Large

A native of Colorado, Jenelle fell in love with Leadville while earning her A.A.S. degree in Environmental Technology at Colorado Mountain College. Jenelle later completed her B.S. in Organizational Leadership and has spent her career working to clean up legacy mining impacted groundwater to improve the ecosystem and health of the Upper Arkansas Headwaters. She worked as an intern at the Yak Tunnel water treatment plant, worked in water quality research with USGS, and has been with the Bureau of Reclamation Leadville Mine Drainage treatment plant for 26 years. Jenelle joined the Advocates Board in 2019 and is grateful for the opportunity to support our community in this role. In her free time Jenelle loves hiking, time with her fur babies, and taking care of her historic home.

Interested in volunteering as a Director on ALC’s volunteer governing board? Find more details and our Board Interest Form here.