Trustees

University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trustees

The University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trustees represent the Employer members of the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust.  The University of Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital Authority each have three Trustees, two of which from each Employer were appointed by employees.  CU Medicine is represented by one Trustee.

Kathy Nesbitt

Kathy Nesbitt joined the University of Colorado in January 2015 as vice president for employee and information services. She is responsible for a wide range of services, including payroll for CU employees, employment policy, compliance education, leadership and organizational development, benefits design, information security and enterprise technology systems, and employee data management and metrics. She […]

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Kathy M. McCreary

Kathleen McCreary is Vice President of Payer Relations & Network Development with the University of Colorado Health system. She was previously with one of the system’s founding members, the University of Colorado Hospital Authority, starting in 2006. Prior to moving to Colorado, Kathleen was Executive Director of a 650 member independent physicians association (IPA) in […]

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John D. McDowell

John D. McDowell, DDS, MS, is a tenured professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Dentistry. Dr. McDowell completed a five-year residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in […]

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Dallis Howard-Crow

Dallis Howard-Crow is chief human resources officer for University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), Colorado’s Front Range health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s top academic medical center. Ms. Howard-Crow joined UCHealth in December 2014 and is responsible for all human resources functions across the system, including organizational development and learning, employee engagement, […]

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Todd Saliman

Todd Saliman, vice president of budget and finance and chief financial officer, has 20 years of experience working on public policy in Colorado. He served in the Cabinet for two governors and is a former member of the Colorado General Assembly. Before joining CU, he worked with a private government affairs company in Colorado. He […]

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Allen Staver

Allen Staver is the latest trustee to join the board. He brings with him more than 35 years of legal experience, having provided legal counsel in private practices, for the University of Colorado and now for UCHealth. February 2012 to present: General counsel for University of Colorado Health July 2000 to present: General counsel for […]

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Elizabeth D. Kissick

Elizabeth Kissick is the Senior Director of Health Plan Development and Analytics at University Physicians, Inc. (UPI), a 501c not-for-profit corporation supporting all medical services operations for the clinical practice of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She’s been a trustee for the CU Health and Welfare Trust since June 2010. In her role, […]

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