We are thrilled to share the exciting news of two new additions to LiveWell Colorado’s board of directors: Jim García and Barbara Grogan.
Both García and Grogan are prominent members of the community who will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the table, as well as a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise. We are incredibly fortunate to have them by our side as we move forward in our mission to inspire and advance policy, environmental and lifestyle changes that promote health through the prevention and reduction of obesity.
Jim García has been actively involved in Denver’s nonprofit community for the past 24 years and has worked in various leadership capacities for a wide range of health and human service organizations. García received his undergraduate degree from Regis University and his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is recognized as an expert in developing high level collaborative partnerships with a broad spectrum of community and governmental organizations for the purpose of addressing health disparities. In 1994, García founded Clínica Tepeyac, a community-based health center that provides primary care and behavioral health services and health education to Metro Denver’s medically underserved, predominantly Latino population. In January of 2011, he was appointed as the organization’s executive director.
Barbara Grogan is the founder of Western Industrial Contractors Inc., where she served as CEO for 22 years. During her career, Grogan also served on the board of directors for three New York Stock Exchange companies, and was the chair of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City – Denver Branch and the Denver Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Grogan was appointed to the Metropolitan State University of Denver board of trustees in 2015. She serves on the finance committee. Throughout her career and since her retirement, Grogan has been deeply involved in the community, focusing primarily on children and their families with an emphasis on early childhood, K-12 and higher education.
With the leadership of García and Grogan and the rest of our exceptional board members, LiveWell is poised to reach new heights as we work toward a future where all Coloradans have access to healthy eating and active living opportunities.