Our Board continues to be integral in the many aspects of governance, ensuring our mission, and supporting our fiscal operations. Board members ensure that the organization not only does things right, but does the right thing on behalf of all the families we serve.
DFX is currently recruiting interested individuals to participate as active board members. Please contact us if interested.
In addition to Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, Co-Founder and Co-President, and Sarah K Scharfenaker, Co-Founder and Co-President, Board members include:
Elizabeth Anderman, President
Elizabeth Anderman is the Associate Director of and an instructor in the Farrand Residential Academic Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She teaches writing, film, and literature classes for first-year students. She has published articles on Wilkie Collins and mid-nineteenth century Victorian sensation fiction. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature, visual culture, and film and women’s studies. She received her doctorate in English literature in 2006 from the University of Colorado Boulder, where her dissertation was recognized as the best dissertation in the humanities that year. In her non-academic life, Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for children with disabilities and the arts. She is currently on the board of Curious Theater and Developmental Fx. She has served on many boards in Denver including the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, the ACLU, Sewall Child Development Center, Colorado Public Television – KBDI Channel 12, and Theater in the Park. Elizabeth loves spending time with her two wonderful daughters, Maggie (20) and Jennifer (18), and her husband Evan.
Elizabeth Doris, Secretary
Elizabeth Doris is the Principal Laboratory Program Manager for State Local, and Tribal Audiences at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She manages a $10M annual portfolio and is responsible for developing and directing all aspects of NREL’s relationship with these audiences and coordinating these activities across the laboratory. Liz has 15 years of program development and management experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy research and content expertise in energy policy, including over 50 publications on effective policies for clean energy development. She has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Boston University and an M.A. in Environmental Policy from Johns Hopkins.
Cindi is a Fragile X author and worldwide advocate. She wrote Becoming Mrs. Rogers: Learning to Live the Fragile X Way about her journey with her two sons with Fragile X syndrome. In the mid-90s, Cindi served as Family Liaison for the Fragile X Treatment and Research Center at Children’s Hospital in Denver, CO. She has presented her innovative strategies to families all over the U.S. and other countries. It is her personal mission to share these strategies in hopes of generating ideas that families can implement in their own lives, while living with Fragile X Syndrome. She and her husband live and run a business in Littleton, CO. The four of them enjoy traveling the U.S. in their RV.
Jill Di Rito
Jil Di Rito is a carrier of Fragile X, and passionate about promoting Fragile X awareness. In 2013 she attended Fragile X Advocacy Day in Washington DC where she first met Mouse and Tracy. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is completing her Masters with a Nonprofit concentration at the University of Colorado Denver. Professionally, she is the Sales Director for an outdoor and interactive advertising company in Denver, Ad Focus. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, as well as Netflix binging, running, and her local church.
Don Drews is the President and Founder of Courageous Marketing. He is active in Denver’s marketing analytics community, with particular interests in integrating analytics across the marketing ecosystem and in corporate analytics leadership. He also has a strong interest in supporting social enterprise and mission-driven organizations. Described as a renaissance marketer, Don has held senior marketing and sales management positions in consumer products, services, and manufacturing companies. He was an adjunct marketing professor at DePaul and Loyola universities in Chicago, and he serves as a marketing advisor to several nonprofits. Don received his MBA from the University of Southern California, and his BA from UCLA.
Michael received his BA in Political Science, East Asian Studies, at Stanford University in 1973 and his MD at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1977. He completed a Pediatric Residency at The Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio (now Nationwide Hospital) associated with Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1980. He practiced for three years at a National Health Service site in Newport, Tennessee before moving to Denver in 1984 where he continued in general pediatric practice at Southeast Denver Pediatrics until his retirement in 2015. In the last 15 years of his practice he specialized in ADHD and related comorbidities also serving as the medical consultant to The STAR Center in Denver that specializes in children with Sensory Processing Disorder and sensory based feeding disorders.
He was a former Vice Chairman of the Dept. of Pediatrics at Rose Medical Center as well as a clinical faculty member of The Univ. of Colorado Health Science Center, and is a Senior Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Michael is married to Dr. Molly Frank, Family Practice, with whom he has three grown children. His outside interests include music performance and he has just completed another undergraduate degree in music composition at Regis University, Denver. He sings in two choral groups and performs in a local band called FreeStyle. He is on the Board of Directors of The Playground Ensemble, and Denver Sister Cities International, and he volunteers with several other community organizations. Additional interest include: fly fishing, cycling, photography, soccer, and international travel.
Mary Kay Hogan
Mary Kay Hogan an attorney who has worked in the field of state and local government relations for the past two decades. Her specialties include public education, housing, taxation and natural resource policy. She came to know Developmental FX when one of her children became a client of its speech and occupational therapy services in 2009. She is a Colorado native, avid tennis player, and self-proclaimed dog-nut.
Sebrina Ivey is the Chief Compliance and Operations Officer for GHP Investment Advisors (GHPIA) in Denver, CO. Sebrina joined GHPIA in 2012, prior to joining GHPIA, Sebrina was the controller for Developmental Pathways, a not-for-profit providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Sebrina is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado, a Certified Internal Auditor and earned a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation. She has over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries including non-profit, higher education, and business loss consulting. Sebrina earned a BBA in Accounting and a BS in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001. Sebrina lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and two boys.
Summer is a self-advocate and mother of 2 boys, ages 12 and 10. Her oldest son is affected with Fragile X Syndrome. Summer has been very active in the Fragile X community. She has served as the Co-Leader for The Fragile X Alliance of Texas since her son’s diagnosis in 2011. She was also instrumental in the planning of the 15th International Fragile X Conference in San Antonio, TX. Her family recently moved to the Denver area and is now the Facilitator of The Siblings and Self Advocate Group with The National Fragile X Foundation. Summer recently had the pleasure of presenting at the 16th International Fragile X Conference in Cincinnati with Nicole Tartaglia, MD and Dr. Jennifer Epstein, PSY.D to full mutation mothers. Her family is excited to be in Colorado and to participate in the special needs community.
John Wasserman, Treasurer
John recently retired from 40 years of the active practice of lawyer. He was a partner in Sender Wasserman Wadsworth where his practice included commercial real estate and complex bankruptcy work. In addition, he has been involved as a board member and fundraiser for several not for profits, including Breakthrough at Kent Denver, Camperships for Nebagamon and B’nai Havurah. He also served on the committee for the establishment of the middle school for Stanley British Primary School and as their legal advisor for the acquisition of its Lowry Campus. For the last 8 years he has served as a co-chair of the finance committee for Congressman Edwin Perlmutter. John and his wife Esther have lived in Denver since 1979 and have two adult children.
Kathleen has run a marketing and technology consulting business for the last 18 years, amassing clients from publishing, education, retail and design. She establishes branding, marketing, and technology operations for a variety of clients that are in their early stage, fast growth or re-branding. Developmental FX has played a major role in the life of her whole family and she is excited to help spread the word on this transformative organization. Kathleen has a BA from Trinity College, an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. A recovering New Yorker, she lives in Denver with her husband, two children and loveable mutt Domino. When not looking at a computer screen, being crafty or doting on her children, she is playing tennis or fly fishing Colorado’s beautiful streams.
Bruce DeBoskey, J.D., is a Colorado-based Philanthropic Strategist with The DeBoskey Group, a national consulting practice founded in 2010 to help families, individuals, businesses and foundations design and implement thoughtful philanthropic strategies to achieve meaningful impact for themselves and their communities. He writes a nationally-syndicated column “On Philanthropy” appearing initially in the Denver Post and then distributed to over 600 newspapers and other news outlets across the U.S. and abroad, is the Dean of Philanthropy for the Purposeful Planning Institute, and a Certified 21/64 Trainer. Bruce served for nearly nine years as the Anti-Defamation League’s Mountain States Regional Director, and before that, as a Colorado civil litigator. He holds a B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.