Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jamie Idelberg, President
Jamie Idelberg, RDH, B.S., has been the Coordinator at Children’s Hospital Colorado Cleft Palate Clinic for 28 years. She serves on the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA) Commission of Team Approval and the ACPA Revitalization Task Force. Her passion is the Cleft Camp Program she created 14 years ago. Jamie is excited to serve on the board as she introduced Marley & Jamie, the founders of Face to Face Colorado, in 2011 and is looking forward to planning more educational and social events for this community.

Marley Hamrick, Vice President
Marley Hamrick co-founded Face-to-Face Colorado to provide the community resources for others that her and her family sought throughout her treatment for cleft lip and palate. She has her MA from Colorado State University where she received the 1st place award in Diversity and Social Justice Research for her thesis on the marketing strategies for cleft lip/palate and craniofacial organizations. She works as the Development and Communications Coordinator for the Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center. Her professional background and passion is in health, disability, and child advocacy. She received her B.A. from Colorado College.

Jennifer Freeman, Treasurer

Jen Freeman has twenty years of non-profit management experience at all levels including as executive director.  She has significant experience collaborating with non-profits, government agencies, and funders including grant solicitation, relationship building, grant management, fund management, and reporting. She specializes in youth development and engagement, conservation and stewardship, community collaboration, and national service/AmeriCorps programs.  Prior to launching her consulting business in 2014, Jen served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA), a statewide non-profit organization that promotes youth development through conservation. She has a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Management and Organizational Development, both from Benedictine University in Illinois.  Jen lives in Denver with her husband and two children.  Her husband and son are cleft-affected.  The Freeman family enjoys spending time in Colorado’s great outdoors – hiking, camping, and skiing.

 

Amanda McKenzie, Secretary
Amanda McKenzie joined the board because of her passion for helping the community and a desire to impact the lives of others. Having a best friend with cleft lip and palate has shed a light on an area where resources should be available and having always had a desire to sit on a board and make an impact, this was a perfect opportunity. Amanda works as the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs for the Colorado Community College System and earned B.A. in Business with an emphasis on financial management. She has certifications in non-profit management and project management.

Jill Robinson, Board Member
I am the proud mother of a beautiful daughter.  Kendall was born with a bilateral cleft lip and alveolar cleft (please don’t ask me to pronounce that however).  When Kendall was born I knew nothing about clefts, or how to care for my baby and it scared me.    Kendall was 5 when I first heard about Face to Face Colorado and I was so excited to be able to connect with other families like mine.  Now that Kendall is older and doesn’t necessarily need me as much, I hope to help make an impact on other cleft kids and their families.   I joined the board in hopes to reach out to families and support them in their need during their journeys.  To know you’re not alone in this process and your child isn’t alone means the world.  It means so much to Kendall to participate in different events with kids that are just like her and I want all of Colorado’s cleft kids to experience this!    I also run a Before and After School Program at Mountain Vista Elementary in the Cherry Creek School District.  I love being around kids and helping them grow and I get to do that every day with Face to Face Colorado and my Daycare!

Theresa Snelling, Advisory Board Member
Theresa Snelling is the team Speech Pathologist and Clinical Coordinator at the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center at Rose Medical Center. Her full time work is at her private practice/speech therapy clinic in Lakewood; her passion is medical cleft palate missions which she has been participating in yearly for 11 years now! She also serves on the advisory board for Face-to-Face Colorado.