Board of Directors
Our board of directors are passionate about promoting public health.
Ben L. Bynum, MD, MBA, MPH is the senior director of impact investing at the Colorado Health Foundation. Dr. Bynum develops the Colorado Health Foundation’s impact investing strategy and has guided the Foundation to investing over $100 million through its impact investment portfolio, including its nonprofit and for-profit mission-related investment (MRI) and program-related investments (PRI)
Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Bynum helped launch a $100 million nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) to help support health care services and good jobs in communities of need.
Dr. Bynum is currently an adjunct profession at the Colorado School of Public Health where he created and teaches mandatory healthy equity courses for graduate master in public health students. He serves on national nonprofit boards including Grounded Solutions Network, a national nonprofit that builds strong communities by promoting housing solutions that will stay affordable for generations. He also serves on the board for Mission Investors Exchange, which is the leading impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environment change.
Dr. Bynum received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed a dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City as a W.E.B. Du Bois Scholar.
Carl Clark, MD, is the president and CEO of WellPower (formerly the Mental Health Center of Denver). Dr. Clark inspires a culture of innovation and well-being by delivering strengths-based, person-centered, culturally-proficient services as well as employing trauma-informed, evidence-based practices.
Dr. Clark joined WellPower in 1989 and became the medical director in 1991, then the chief executive officer in 2000 and the president in 2014.
Under his leadership, the Mental Health Center of Denver was named a finalist for a 2018 World Changing Idea Award from Fast Company Magazine, and won the 2018 Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management Award from National Council for Behavioral Health. WellPower is proud to be a Denver Post Top Workplace for 10 years running.
Jeffrey L. Harrington serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Before that, he served as the vice president of finance at Children’s Hospital Colorado from 2005 to 2013. He previously served as corporate director of finance for the Atlantic Health System in Florham Park, N.J. from 1999 to 2005. And from 1996 to 1999, he was partner and site chief financial officer for CurranCare, LLC, a start-up health care consulting company in Chicago. Prior to that, from 1990 to 1996, Harrington held various finance and administrative positions at ScrippsHealth, culminating in the director of finance and operations for Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista, Calif.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in management from San Diego State University.
Donald Moore is the chief executive officer at Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC).
Before taking the role of chief executive officer, Moore served as PCHC’s chief operations officer from 1999 to 2009, during which time he directed its administrative and clinical support services.
In addition to serving the PCHC Board, Moore has extensive volunteer, nonprofit governance experience which includes serving on the boards of Colorado Community Health Network, CCMCN, Community Health Provider Network, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation, and Southeast Colorado Area Health Education Center.
He obtained his Master of Healthcare Administration degree in 1992 from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Moore is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and a member of its Certification Committee.
Dan Rieber is the chief financial officer of UCHealth, a nonprofit health care system with an operating revenue of $6 billion and a workforce of more than 28,000 people. UCHealth includes 12 Colorado hospitals with more than 2,000 inpatient beds and more than 150 clinic locations in Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
Rieber has been chief financial officer (CFO) for UCHealth since 2018. Prior to that position, Rieber joined UCHealth in 2007 as director of finance and controller at University of Colorado Hospital. He took on the role of UCHealth Memorial CFO in 2014, overseeing finances for Memorial Hospital Central, Memorial Hospital North and outpatient clinic locations in Colorado Springs. Rieber also managed the finances for several of UCHealth’s community hospitals and expansion projects. Rieber has focused on health care finance for almost two decades, and his career includes tenures at both Centura Health and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Rieber earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iowa State University, and he is a certified public accountant.
Brian T. Smith, MHA is the senior associate dean for finance and administration for the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the executive director of CU Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
Prior to joining CU Anschutz, Smith was at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City where he served as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice and senior associate dean for clinical affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine. Prior to joining Mount Sinai in January 2017, Smith was the founding executive director of Rush University Medical Group and vice president of clinical affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for more than 11 years. Prior to joining Rush in August 2005, Smith spent 12 years in Tampa, Fla. at the University of South Florida as executive director of the USF Physicians Group and was director of clinical planning for the USF Health Sciences Center. Prior to moving to Tampa, Fla., he spent five years in consulting in New York-based firms.
Smith has been active in physician faculty practice issues nationally and is the past president of the Academic Practice Plan Directors and past chair of the University HealthSystem Consortium Group Practice Council. Smith is serving a two-year term on the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Practice. Smith is currently on the University HealthSystem Consortium (Vizient) Performance Improvement and Comparative Data Operations Committee. Smith is the lay delegate on the American Orthopaedic Association Executive Committee.
Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan College School of Engineering in New York City and received his master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Tampa, Fla.
Simon Smith is the president and chief executive officer of Clinica Family Health. Simon joined Clinica’s staff in 2011 as a project manager and, in less than three years, was named as president and CEO of the organization.
Before coming to Clinica, Smith worked for Abt Associates, Inc., a research and consulting firm that assists companies and governmental agencies in implementing health, social and environmental programs. Smith spent his first three years with Abt in Kazakhstan helping restructure the country’s public health system. He spent another five years at Abt’s Bethesda, Md., office managing government-funded international activities to improve care in areas such as HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and community health. Before becoming Clinica’s president and CEO, Simon served as the clinic director of Clinica’s Boulder facility, the People’s Medical Clinic. In that capacity, he managed 64 staff members who provided care to almost 9,500 people annually. As Clinica’s CEO, Smith wants to work closely with other social service agencies and officials within Clinica’s service area to improve the health care safety net for low-income and uninsured individuals.
Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Helen Drexler is the chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Colorado, the largest nonprofit dental benefits provider in the state. She also serves as the managing director of Ensemble Innovation Ventures, the parent company of Delta Dental of Colorado, where she works to identify and fund innovative business models that improve community health and wellness.
Drexler is a seasoned health care executive with a passion for creating high-functioning teams that work from a foundation of trust to achieve great results. With more than 30 years of progressive management experience, Drexler is deeply versed in all aspects of the health insurance industry and has led Delta Dental of Colorado for more than six years.
Drexler serves on the national board of directors of Dental Lifeline Network, as well as on the board of trustees for Mile High United Way and the board of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. She previously served on the Women’s Leadership Council for United Way of Greater Atlanta.
She was named one of Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs in 2020.
Fernando Pineda-Reyes is the executive director and founder of Community + Research + Education + Awareness = Results (CREA Results), a social enterprise of Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Promotores de Salud (PdS) advancing health equity, environmental stewardship, and workforce development. He has implemented and supported hundreds of programs to address health disparities through the state of Colorado, México, and Puerto Rico where he helped design and launch the first Puerto Rico Public Health Trust Office of Community Engagement. As a director of community mobilization for the Vector Control Unit for the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, Pineda-Reyes led post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts through a CHWs/PdS model.
Pineda-Reyes has served on many boards, such as the Early Childhood Leadership Council, Head Start Policy Council, Metro Caring, CASA Soccer Club, Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, the Collaborative School Committee at Ana Marie Sandoval and Denver Center for International Studies in Denver Public Schools, the American Public Health Association/Governing Council, the National Steering Committee for Promotores de Salud (part of Health and Human Services/Office of Minority Health), and the Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation for the Colorado Clinical Science Institute. He was also a member of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Taskforce. He currently serves on the boards of Sheridan Health Services, the National Parent Leadership Institute, and The Junkyard Social Club. He is the current Chair of the Board for the American Mexican Association.
Fernando has dual degrees in clinical biochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He is a Leadership Denver Class of 2017 Fellow as well as a Community Resource Center Leadership Development Program and Regional Institute of Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) Fellow. He received the 2022 Water Hero Award from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.