Our Board of Directors is a volunteer team that provides strategic guidance and financial oversight for Building Bridges. These dynamic leaders set the direction for the organization, and drive our financial and programmatic strategies.
Senior, Gateway High School in Aurora
Brittany Bobadilla, MSW, NCL
Therapist, Lifelong Inc.
Brittney earned her Masters of Social Work degree at The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work where she focused on Public Policy and Organizational Leadership. Brittney currently works for Boulder County in Child Welfare as an Ongoing Caseworker.
She is a first generation citizen; her family is originally from Mexico. She is passionate about advocating for immigrant rights, social justice, and the empowerment of marginalized communities. She is dedicated to upholding the ideals of justice, equality, equity for marginalized communities, and the progression of these ideals. She believes in the empowerment and encouragement of young folks to realize their potential, and in collaboration with Building Bridges, hopes to spread this message of empowerment to youth and their communities.
Brittney has been in Colorado for the past fifteen years, originally from Richmond, Kentucky, and has spent time living in Mexico.
Brittney’s pronouns are she, her, hers.
Brittney can be reached brittneylbobadilla[at]gmail[dot]com
Legal Director, Heska
Rachel is an attorney at Snell and Wilmer LLP, in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Rachel graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in accounting and political science. Rachel graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in May, 2016.
In the community, Rachel has participated in Impact Denver, a program that links young professionals with a nonprofit for a 6 month project improving the nonprofit’s business processes. Rachel also coaches a Girls on the Run of the Rockies team, which gives 8-10 year old girls the opportunity to participate in physical activity after school and teaches lessons on empowerment and self-image. Above all, Rachel is interested in the perpetuation of diversity in the Denver community and serves as her law firm’s contact for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, the Women’s Bar Association, and the firm-wide Diversity Committee.
Rachel serves as Building Bridges’ Board Treasurer. She brings innovative thinking and collaboration skills. With an accounting and corporate law background, Rachel is experienced in identifying business as well as legal issues that may need to be addressed.
Rachel can be reached at rlynn[at]swlaw[dot]com
Drought Coordinator, Bureau of Reclamation, US Dept. of the Interior
Darion Mayhorn is the Bureau of Reclamation’s Drought Coordinator. In this position he responds to congressional inquiries, develops and maintains the multi-million dollar annual budget, develops agency policy, and coordinates and communicates with stakeholders and internal staff to support the planning and implementation of actions that build long-term resiliency to drought across the West.
He received his BS in Civil Engineering and Applied Math from Saint Louis University, and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Colorado. Darion was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, but has made Denver his new home. His hobbies include traveling, reading, biking around the city, and going to ramen and pho restaurants.
Darion can be reached at dmayhorn0220[at]gmail[dot]com.
Independent Living Program Director, Atlantis Community, Inc.
Robbie Roppolo was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1900s and learned to fish before he learned to walk. He spent his last 2 years of high school in San Francisco. Robbie served in the United States Air Force as a Crew Chief on a B-1B Bomber.
Robbie moved to Denver in 1996 and started working in the Disability Community on a part time basis shortly thereafter. He joined Atlantis Community, Inc. in 2016 as an Independent Living Specialist and is currently the Independent Living Program Director. Robbie is an activist with Atlantis ADAPT/National ADAPT, and has participated in numerous local, regional, and national actions fighting for the rights of people who experience disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness.
He is also passionate about dismantling White Supremacy and crushing the Patriarchy. He is a roadie for The Wayfaring Band and has traveled across 11 states as well as Paris and Portugal with them. In his spare time, Robbie volunteers for the All Sacred Tattoo studio at their quarterly events, the money raised is donated to other non-profits in the Denver Metro area. He also volunteers at the Transformative Freedom Fund’s annual fundraiser.
Robbie also enjoys fishing, rafting, traveling, cooking, cross-stitching, hanging out with his friends, and getting tattooed. Robbie’s pronouns are He/Him/His. Robbie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior, Denver Center for International Studies
Zoe is an alumn of the Transform and Alumni Fellowship programs. She enjoys facilitating with Building Bridges and hopes to continue community facilitation after university. Zoe participates in competitive Irish Dance, soccer, theatre, and she runs her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. She says she is excited to be a part of the board and help lead Building Bridges in a positive direction for years to come.
Zoe’s pronouns are she, her, and hers.
Zoe can be reached at zoewest963[at]gmail[dot]com
Jalisa Williams, LCSW
Adjunct Professor and Private-Practice Therapist