Board of Trustees

Sen. Betty Boyd


Born and raised in Connecticut, Betty Boyd received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ, an institution of the Lutheran Church in America. She did graduate work in Psychology and Social Work at Fairfield University (CT).

Betty and her family moved to Colorado in 1974 and she became active in the Lakewood Community and in the faith community. She has held congregational, synodical, and national leadership positions in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Lutheran Church Women in the Lutheran Church in America (a predecessor church body to the ELCA). She co-chaired the transition team for the Rocky Mountain Synod when the ELCA was created through a three church body merger in 1988.

Savita Ginde

Vice President

Dr. Savita Ginde is proud to serve as the Medical Director for Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) an integrated health care delivery system consisting of over 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers providing primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, health education, and outreach services to the medically indigent population of suburban Denver.

Rev. Tamara Boynton


Rev. Tamara Boynton is a mother, a minister, and an organizational specialist. She has lived in Colorado since 1993. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and her M.Div. from Iliff School of Theology in Denver. She is an ordained clergy in the United Church of Christ and has served as campus minister CU-Boulder, as Minister of Education and Spiritual Formation in Lakewood and Denver, as solo Pastor at Berkeley Community Church, and as Associate Conference Minister (twice) for the Rocky Mountain Conference of the UCC. She has worked extensively with children, youth, young adults, and adults in camping, experiential education, mentoring, and retreats throughout her life. More recently, her work with churches and non-profits has piqued her interest in the psychology of organizations as influenced by leadership, culture, and history. Her time managing restaurants in her 20s makes her a bit of a foodie. Her two teen aged children, husband, and family dog give her great joy. She enjoys playing music, cooking, organizational discernment, NPR, her kids' athletics and performances, long walks with friends, activism, and competitive euchre.

Rabbi Birdie Becker


Rabbi Birdie Becker has been a Jewish educator and performer for over 40 years. Rabbi of Temple Emanuel, Pueblo, she works with numerous congregations throughout Colorado and is president of the Rocky Mountain Cantors Association. Innovator of teaching techniques, she is the author of Conversations at the Well: Where Modern Life and Ancient Stories Meet. As a medical social worker, she is experienced in hospice and psychiatric social work. Becker also served as Ohio State Consultant for Volunteer Services.

Amy Brown

Dr. Amy L. Brown moved to Colorado in August 2017 after earning her Ph.D. in Religion and Nature from the University of Florida. Her research focused on pregnancy and the different ways anti-abortion Christians, feminists, and evolutionary biologists describe the relationship between a mother and fetus.

She has spent the last 10 years teaching university courses on Religion and Women's Studies and spends her free time fighting for progressive causes, particularly around reproductive rights and justice.

Trudy B. Brown

I earned a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. I was a Massage Therapist for 10 years before retiring to follow my dreams of aiding in Reproductive Rights/Justice.

Currently, I am on the boards of The Freedom Fund (which assists low-income women with funding for their choice of an abortion), the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, where I am treasurer. I also participate in the loosely based Colorado Reproductive Freedom Coalition. which includes representatives from PPRM, NARAL, COLOR, ACLU, League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.

Rev. Nina Churchman

I worked as a Civil (Environmental) engineer at EPA’s regional office in Denver for 14 years in the hazardous waste and Superfund sections. I was ordained as an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Colorado in 1995 and served in parishes in the metro area for 20 years. I also worked as a chaplain at University Hospital in Aurora. I previously served on the CORCRC board for about 10 years.

Gail deVore

Gail deVore has lived in Colorado for more than three decades, serving on many local and national Boards of Directors. She is passionate about reproductive health rights and access to healthcare. She is a founding board member of the Nightscout Foundation, an organization focused on creating solutions for diabetics to better manage their condition. She is also on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section, serving as VP of Public Relations. NCJW is coalition member of CoRCRC. Ms. deVore is regularly at the Capitol to testify in committee and to meet with various elected officials supporting the ACA, reproductive rights, prescription pricing, and other issues affecting women, children, and families.

Ms. deVore’s career began as a student organizer in Kansas, then brought those skills to Colorado where she worked with several NPOs before going to graduate school. Gail holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and owns a website design and technical management company, 2Degrees, LLC. Her husband and she have four adult children between them. They share their home with two wonderful mutts.

Betty Field

Community Organizer of Colorado Springs

Betty Field was born and raised in North Dakota, but raised her family in Rapid City, SD. While living in South Dakota Betty worked in the Human Services field as a Youth and Family Crisis Intervention Specialist for several years before becoming the Executive Director of the Black Hills Center for Equality. She has called Colorado Springs home since 2011. Since moving to Colorado Betty has served as a volunteer Community Action Team Leader for Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, ran for Federal office and has continued her advocacy for reproductive choice by taking part in many educational, volunteer and activism opportunities.

Dr. Maryam Guiahi

Dr. Maryam Guiahi is Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Guiahi trained at a Catholic hospital for her OB-GYN residency and since that time she has been interested in how religious institutional restrictions impact women’s access to family planning services and OB-GYN residency training. Maryam lives in Cheesman Park with her husband and son.

Marcia Helfant

Marcia Helfant currently serves as CO. State Policy Advocate for the National Council of Jewish Women, a grassroots social justice organization that emphasize the quality of life issues for women, children and families.

Growing up in New York City, and living in Philadelphia for many years, Marcia received a B.A. degree from Queens College, the City University of New York, with a major in history; and an M.A. degree in Political Science from Hunter College, the City University of New York. After teaching history in New York City Public High Schools for 9 years, Marcia left to raise a family.

Rev. Dr. Valerie L. Jackson

Valerie L. Jackson is the senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Aurora, Colorado. She also serves the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) via the Commission on The Status and Role of Women, The Ethical Education Task Force, and The District Superintendent’s Committee. She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from the Iliff School of Theology with research in Homiletics, Womanist Theology, and Black Church Studies. The project title is A Critical Analysis of Preaching in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated: The Socio-Cultural and Existential Reality of Women.

Joyce Lisbin

Executive Director

Dr. Lisbin has been in the field of health education and communications for over 35 years. She continues to combine the fundamentals of public health philosophy with her non-profit administrative experience.

As the Coordinator of Health Communications at the STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health, she created a statewide database of locally developed educational and promotional materials, conducted a wide variety of trainings, produced health promotion campaigns for the Branch, and provided social marketing technical assistance to local health jurisdictions.

Dr. Lisbin has been an Executive Director of a Planned Parenthood affiliate, taught at several universities and has worked in Kenya and Sri Lanka focusing on sexual health and violence prevention. She is the co-founder of Pando Health Resources, the producer of the educational app called SmartSex™.

Tatiana Lopez

Hello! I am so excited to be apart of CORCRC and help bring the organization to the Colorado Western Slope, a place that could definitely use the resources that CORCRC provides!

I’m a student at Colorado Mesa University, majoring in Communications while also doing a minor in Political Science. I’ve been working in the non-profit sector since high school. I publish a monthly newsletter for Shimmer Sparkle Shine, a non-profit that, works with young girls and pre-teens to educate them on the importance of self-worth and feeling comfortable in their own skin. I am also the vice president of the newly formed AAUW (American Association of University Women) CMU branch, which I like to think is the next step above Shimmer Sparkle Shine, working to help empower women in their careers and communities.

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. with CMU for the Colorado Capital Conference. This visit happened to correlate with the first draft of the Republicans new health care bill that was to replace the Affordable Care Act. Being in D.C. that week and in the Senate building at the time the draft was released to the public had its own special whirlwind of excitement and was fustrating as well. This experience made me want to help and make a bigger (healthier) impact on lives than the one I felt like I was making.

Now being apart of CORCRC, I hope to do just that.

Gregory Movesian

Gregory Movesian is the Deputy Director for Development, Marketing and Communications of the Denver Scholarship Foundation as of May 4, 2015.

Greg served as Canon Steward of Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver, Colorado for nine years, from 2002 until joining Girl Scouts in 2011. Greg has been a fund development professional for 30 years, having begun his career as a fundraising consultant in 1984 with the Martin J. Moran Co. in New York City. In the 1990s he worked with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. In recent years, he has served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement of The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and Chief Development Officer for Girl Scouts of Colorado as a member of their senior management team.

Rev. Dr. Stephan Papa

Rev. Dr. Stephan Papa is a Unitarian Universalist minister; he served the First Universalist Church in Denver from 1982-2001; in 1984 with Dorotha Howe, he started the Freedom Fund, which provides financial assistance to women choosing to have an abortion. Stephan has served on the CORCRC Board for many years. He has a BS in Education, a Masters, and a Doctor of Ministry degree. He has served five congregations in different parts of the country and worked for the Unitarian Universalist Association. After forty years in the professional ministry he has retired and lives in Denver with his wife Patty Prevost.

Michelle Sheehy

Michelle Sheehy joined the CORCRC Board in 2014. She is a Colorado native and upon completing her degree in Philosophy she took off for Los Angeles where she received her MA in Bioethics. She has a strong interest in sexual and reproductive health. Michelle is Co-Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee, coordinating and organizing events. She’s a strong advocate for birth-control and access to sexual and reproductive health services. She currently is working at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains as a Clinical Research Assistant. She enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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