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.

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.

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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