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Board of Directors: University of Colorado Hospital Authority

The University of Colorado Hospital is a financially and legally independent entity overseen by an eleven-member Board of Directors. Our current board members are a distinguished blend of academic, business and medical leaders.

Lilly Marks

Ms. Marks is the Vice President for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado system, the Executive Vice Chancellor at the Anschutz Medical Campus and serves as Chair of the University of Colorado Hospital Board of Directors.

Background – Ms. Marks is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has been employed with the University for over 34 years. She previously served as Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and as Executive Director of University Physicians, Inc. She has served as a board member for several organizations, including The Children’s Hospital of Denver, Colorado Access, University Malpractice Trust Board, CU Housestaff Benefits Board and the Medical Group Management Association.  Ms. Marks belongs to numerous professional organizations and has received many honors and national awards.

Elizabeth Slifer

Ms. Slifer is founder and currently Creative Director and CEO of Slifer Designs in Edwards. She represents Congressional District 2 on our board.

Background – Ms. Slifer is a native of Jacksonville, Florida but has resided in Vail, Colorado, for nearly 30 years. She holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She presently serves as Chairwoman of the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau, the Board of Directors for the OK Corral (an affiliate of the Hole in the Wall Camps), and is a member of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Advisory Council. Prior to founding Slifer Designs, Ms. Slifer worked as Marketing Manager for Velsicol Chemical Company and worked for President Carter's administration. She is married to Rod Slifer, partner of Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate and former mayor of Vail.

Steven A. Dawes

Mr. Dawes is CEO of Dawes & Associates, a property management company in Steamboat Springs. He represents Congressional District 3 on the board.

Background – Mr. Dawes is a native of New York but has resided in Steamboat Springs for more than 30 years. He graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in Political Science. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, Ice Rink Advisory Committee, Steamboat Springs Little League and the Local Marketing District. Mr. Dawes also served on the Board of the Yampa Valley Medical Center for 16 years and was the President of the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.

Richard L. Monfort

Mr. Monfort is the Owner, Chairman and CEO of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. He represents Congressional District 4 on the board.

Background – In 1987 Mr. Monfort became President of Monfort of Colorado, a family-owned cattle business.  In 1991 the company merged with ConAgra Red Meats Inc. and he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until he retired in 1994.  He owns the Hyatt Grand Champions Hotel in Palm Springs, California, the Hilltop Steak House in Boston and interests in various commercial real estate ventures in Denver and Greeley.  He helped to launch the Montera Cattle Co. in 1996 and in 1997 opened the first Brett Favre Steak House in Milwaukee and has since opened a second location in Green Bay.  Mr. Monfort is the Chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees, and he serves on the Boards of Colorado Economic Development, the Venture Capital Authority and the Denver Zoo.  He is very active in philanthropy and has spearheaded a program that gives money to families of the Colorado National Guard and military reservists from Colorado stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.  He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business management.  He resides in Greeley with his family. 

Jerry Rutledge

Mr. Rutledge is the President and owner of Rutledge's Inc., an upscale men's clothing store in Colorado Springs, which he opened in 1967. He represents Congressional District 5 on the board.

Background – Mr. Rutledge currently serves on The Chancellor's Roundtable at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, as well on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Center.  Mr. Rutledge is a graduate of the University of Colorado and served on the CU Board of Regents from 1995 to 2007.  He was twice elected Chair and three times elected Vice Chair of the Board of Regents. He guided the University through three presidential leadership transitions and was granted the title of Regent Emeritus of the University of Colorado in recognition of his dedicated and distinguished service to the Board, the University community and the state of Colorado. He is a founding member of the CU-Colorado Springs Business School Associates, the Board of Directors of the Golden Buffalo Scholarship Fund, and the CU-Colorado Springs Engineering Business Advisory Board. He serves on the Board of American National Bank, and on the Board of Trustees of three Clough Global Mutual Funds. He is an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs and has served as a Trustee of the church. Mr. Rutledge remains an active member in the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and in the Colorado Springs Economic Development Council.

Mary Rhinehart

Ms. Rhinehart is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. She represents Congressional District 6 on the board.

Background – Ms. Rhinehart’s responsibilities at Johns Manville encompass all financial elements of the organization, as well as the global supply chain. She plays a pivotal role in the growth of John Manville’s corporate philanthropy program and served for more than a decade as the head of the JM Fund, which provides grants to charities in which JM employees are actively involved. Ms. Rhinehart takes great pride in giving back to the community. Having volunteered for Craig Hospital for more than eight years, she helped develop and implement overall strategic, financial and leadership succession plans. In 2008, Ms. Rhinehart was named CFO of the Year by the Denver Business Journal, was celebrated by the Girl Scouts Foundation as one of their Women of Distinction, and was named to the Board of Directors of CoBiz Financial.  Additionally, she is a member of the Colorado International Women’s Forum, Women’s Vision Foundation, was formerly Chairman of the Board of Craig Hospital, and a former board member of both the Denver Chamber of Commerce and Kempe Children’s Foundation.  A native of Wichita, Kansas, Ms. Rhinehart received her B.S. degree in business cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her M.B.A. from the University of Denver.  She lives in Littleton with her family.

Timothy Travis

Mr. Travis has been employed with Eaton Metal Products and Eaton Sales and Service of Denver for over 30 years. He has risen through the ranks to the position of President and CEO and represents Congressional District 7.

Background – Mr. Travis is currently on the Boards of CoBiz Bank, the El Pomar Foundation, the National Western Stock Show. He serves on the Boards (and was past Chair) of both the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, STICO Insurance Company, and Raffles Insurance Co. Ltd.  He is active in many civic organizations, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, Colorado Council on Economic Education, Denver Museum of Natural History and the Denver Zoological Foundation. Mr. Travis is a member of the Denver Police Foundation and the 100 Club, which provide support to the widows and dependents of Denver policemen, firemen and the Colorado state patrolmen who lose their lives in the line of duty. He is a National Trustee, Legacy Sponsor and Grand Slam Benefactor of Ducks Unlimited.

Bruce D. Benson

Mr. Benson is currently the President of the University of Colorado, and Executive in Residence and Professional Attendance at the Business School at University of Colorado Denver. He is an at-large member of the board.

Background – Before he was named CU President in 2008, Mr. Benson was active in a variety of educational, civic, political and business activities. In 1965, he founded Benson Mineral Group, an oil and gas exploration and production company. The company also has been involved in geothermal power, real estate development and management, banking, mortgage servicing, cable television, restuarants, manufacturing and trucking, among other areas. Mr. Benson has sat on the boards of several companies, including United States Exploration, Inc. (chair), American Land Lease Corp. and Asset Investors Corp. He served as chairman of the Metropolitan State College Board of Trustees and was chairman of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. In 1999 Mr. Benson was awarded CU's University Medal, and the university's Ira C. Rothgerber Award in 2003. He has served in many political roles, both locally and nationally. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Peter H. Coors

Mr. Coors is Chairman of Miller Coors and Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company and is an at-large member of the board.

Background – Mr. Coors graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. and attended Cornell University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver. Mr. Coors' professional career in the brewing business follows a Coors tradition that has spanned more than a century and five generations of Coors family members. He has served in a number of positions at the company. In 1993, Mr. Coors was named vice chairman and chief executive officer for Coors Brewing Company. In 2002, he was named Chairman, Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of Adolph Coors Company. His outside corporate boards of director memberships include U.S. Bancorp, Inc. and Energy Corporation of America. He is a trustee of the Adolph Coors Foundation and the Castle Rock Foundation. His numerous and diverse civic responsibilities include serving as a trustee and member of the executive board of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the National Western Stock Show Association executive committee. He also is a member of the International Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, a member of University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business Advisory Board, and a trustee for the Seeds of Hope Foundation. Mr. Coors also serves as Chairman for the Vision 2006 Campaign for Johnson & Wales University at Denver. Active in wildlife conservation, he serves on the boards of several conservation groups. Mr. Coors also is a former national president and chairman of Ducks Unlimited, and is a member of the National Wildlife Centennial Commission.  Mr. Coors also is the Chairman of the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. 

Richard D. Krugman, MD

Currently Dr. Krugman is Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado Denver and Dean of the School of Medicine. He is an at-large member of the board.

Background – Dr. Krugman is a graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. A board-certified pediatrician, he completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. From 1981 to 1992 Dr. Krugman served as Director of the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, and he has gained international prominence in the field of child abuse. He became Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in March 1992. In his current role of Vice Chancellor at UCD, he supports the deans of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health, as well as the graduate school for the Health Sciences campus. He oversees all clinical programs of the University at its five affiliated hospitals. In addition, the Center on Aging, the Center of Bioethics and Humanities, the Colorado Area Health Education (AHEC) system and Risk Management report to Dr. Krugman. Dr. Krugman is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He is President of University Physicians, Inc., the CU School of Medicine faculty practice plan. He serves on the board of The Children's Hospital of Denver and has served on the boards of Princeton University, Denver Health and Hasbro Children's Foundation.

Robert C. McIntyre, M.D.

Dr. McIntyre was elected the President of the Medical Staff for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2011 and is an at-large member of the Board. The bylaws of the University of Colorado Hospital require that the President of the Medical Staff be a member of the Board of Directors.

Background - Dr. McIntyre is Professor and Director of Endocrine Surgery within the Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery. He is the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Director of the Trauma and Emergency Surgery Services at the University of Colorado Hospital.  Dr. McIntyre completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and his surgical internship and residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in Surgery and Critical Care and joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1992. Dr. McIntyre currently chairs the Credentials Committee, Critical Care Quality Improvement Committee, Trauma Committee, Trauma Quality Improvement Committee and Vice Chair of the Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Committee. He won the Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2001, Outstanding Clinical Teacher School of Medicine Class of 2003 and the Edward Bartle MD Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery Residents in 2003. He was the Full-time Physician of the Year in 2005 and is listed in the Best Doctors in America, Castle-Connolly Top Doctors, Consumer Research Council of America Guide to America’s Top Surgeons and 5280 Magazine. He has published over 175 manuscripts and book chapters.

Board of Directors Office
Allen Staver, Secretary to the Board of Directors
Nancy Jutras, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors
12401 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop F415
Aurora, CO 80045-0510
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