Meet the Board
Brent Delehoy has been employed by the City of Aurora for over six years and has worked as the City’s Recreation Centers and Fitness Superintendent for the past three. In his free time, he volunteers for Project Angel Heart, a nonprofit that delivers nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Before becoming a board member at ACC, Brent served on a board that oversaw building projects in Denver. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities in the mountains, exercise and spending time with his family.
Daniel Friesen, Treasurer
Dan Friesen earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams College, where he majored in philosophy. After graduating from the UCLA School of Law, Dan started his legal career as a judicial clerk with a United States District Court judge in Denver. He worked at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, one of Denver’s oldest and largest firms, for 17 years before starting his own firm of 20 lawyers in 2002. During this time, Dan honed his expertise and experience in the area of employment law. Dan has received numerous honors throughout his career, including recognition as the best employment lawyer in Colorado, selection as one of the best lawyers in America by US News and World Report, and the Civil Litigator Award from the Colorado Bar Association. He has served on more than ten nonprofit boards, including that of the Colorado Children’s Hospital for over a decade. Dan also founded Colorado Qualistar and Family Futures, two organizations focused on improving early childhood education. He raised three children as a single dad, and has coached competitive soccer for more than 25 years. Now retired, he enjoys exercise, volunteering and politics.
Dr. Judy Fujita
Judy Fujita received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and later earned a doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Judy then completed fellowships in rheumatology at UCLA Health and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, both located in Los Angeles, California. Later, Judy moved to Denver where she established a private practice as a rheumatologist from 1982-2013. Since retiring, Judy has dedicated herself to learning Spanish, participating in immersion classes in Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia. She also enjoys taking piano lessons, studying art history, traveling, spending time with her family and friends and volunteering at ACC.
Dr. Norman Fujita
Norman Fujita was born in Niigata, Japan and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1958. He studied chemistry at the University of Redlands and received a doctoral degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Norman completed his residency in family practice and internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He continued on at UCLA as a fellow in infectious diseases and, later, as an assistant professor of medicine. In 1982, Norman moved to Wheat Ridge, Colorado to pursue clinical practice in infectious diseases. Before his retirement in 2013, Norman did consultations at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Centura-St. Anthony Hospitals in Lakewood and Westminster, Avista Medical Center, North Suburban Medical Center, Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital and Vibra Hospital. In his free time, Norman enjoys cycling, hiking, flyfishing and backcountry skiing.
Chris Gattegno has over 25 years of experience in international business as a senior executive, specializing in human resources. Prior to living in Colorado, Chris worked in Europe for seven years, where he was responsible for talent development and global HR functions at the French retailer Carrefour and the BIC Group. Previously, he was a vice president of human resources for a division of the multinational mining company, Rio Tinto, developing and leading HR transformation for the company as a whole. Currently, Chris is the owner of a Farmers Insurance agency near downtown Denver. As a dual citizen of France and the USA, Chris has lived and worked in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, in fields including retail, energy, transportation and manufacturing. He is a graduate of the Euromed Business School in France and holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.
Reid Hettich, ACC BOD President
Reid Hettich has served as pastor of the Mosaic Church of Aurora since 2014 and as a Wesleyan pastor since 1977. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His calling in life is to serve others and to reach out in caring, compassionate ways, aiming to show love to all, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized. In addition to leading ACC’s board, Reid chairs the Aurora Strong Resilience Center’s advisory board. He is also the chair of Aurora’s Key Community Response Team, the vice chair of the Aurora Wellness Court advisory board and a member of the Dayton Street Day Labor Center board. Reid volunteers his time as a Save Our Youth mentor.
Rick Hill is a bilingual vocational case manager for Aurora Mental Health Center. Previously, Rick worked for Behavioral Healthcare Inc., in Aurora, as a community connections center supervisor. He has volunteered for Pop Culture Classroom, a nonprofit that celebrates literacy, diversity and community, and Aurora Warms the Night, a cold-weather shelter for people experiencing homelessness. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and graduated with honors from the Defense Language Institute.
Susy Osorio-Kinsky was born in Quito, Ecuador, and moved to Denver in 2000, as a part of the Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery program. Susy enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver soon after her arrival, and graduated as class valedictorian. She then completed a master’s in linguistics at Ohio State University and worked as an interpreter for over a decade, for the Spring Institute for Intercultural Affairs as well as for various governmental entities in the Denver Metro area. Susy’s work has centered on assisting Latino families in accessing health and immigration services. Most recently, she worked as a bilingual recruiter for the Community College of Denver, assisting Latino students in planning their academic pathways and navigating the financial aid application process.
Razz Irasema Cortes Maceda
Razz Cortes-Maceda was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and moved to the United States with her family in the early 1960s, where she enjoyed a rich bilingual and bicultural upbring in the Chicago area. While in Chicago she co-founded Concilio Hispano/Hispanic Council, a nonprofit that assisted Latino immigrant families in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Razz moved to Denver in the mid 90s, she holds bachelor’s degrees in management and international business from UC Denver, and a master’s in human computer interaction and design from DePaul University in Chicago. Razz has built her career delivering exceptional human experiences at the intersection of high-touch and digital experiences, working for a variety of firms including Sun Microsystems, VMware, DirecTV, Boeing/Jeppesen, Accenture, and Bellco Credit Union where she served in a variety of senior management and executive roles. Razz contributes to her community in many ways, frequently hosting teenage exchange students in her home, volunteering at ACC and participating as a member of the Lions Club of Denver. She and her husband, Thomas Klein have also had the privilege of being foster parents to a sibling group. They have two children, two dogs and two birds.
Richard Mclean, Secretary
Rich is a parishioner at St. Therese Catholic Church in Aurora and a longtime Aurora resident. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in education, and worked as an Oracle database administrator and systems analyst with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Denver until his retirement in 2010. Rich tries to walk the talk in the Christian faith, loving God and his neighbors. Rich has been active in local community service for decades, helping form Residents Against Drugs And Crime in 1995 and FAMILY, the St. Therese Church’s social justice ministry, in 2006. His work with Kidz Blitz, the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved, All Kids Covered, Together Colorado and Aurora Health Access has underscored his commitment to making healthcare more accessible to underserved populations. Currently, Rich serves on Together Colorado’s Immigration Reform and Health Care committees, as well as on the boards of Aurora Health Alliance, Aurora Salvation Army Advisory and the DAWN Student Clinic. He has received several awards for his work in social justice and health care, and has been a member of ACC’s board since 2009.
Christopher Nielsen is a sustainability manager at the Encana Corporation. During his ten years at Encana, he has coordinated projects and managed programs in corporate social responsibility, environmental compliance, health and safety, corporate auditing, environmental and energy policy, sustainability, and business development. Christopher has previously held volunteer positions with Colorado Youth at Risk and WorldDenver. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, traveling, and listening to live music. Chris has a master’s in public administration from the University of South Dakota and a master’s in environmental policy from the University of Denver.
Laura Garcia Villapando
Laura Garcia Villalpando, originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, is a financial wellbeing coach at Operation HOPE, a nonprofit organization that provides financial literacy education to adults and children. Previously, she was a branch manager at Banks of the West. She is passionate about financial literacy and skilled in financial management and fundraising. Laura has volunteered for the No Excuse Mom exercise program, and served as a mentor for Running Start. At ACC, Laura has donated her time to support ACC’s Annual Fun Run and has volunteered in ACC’s tutoring program.
Art Wolfe is an alumnus of Rutgers University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in natural resource management. For the majority of his career, he has worked in sales, including nearly a decade as a senior sales representative at the Chicago Sun-Times. Since 2012, Art has been a financial advisor at Edward Jones, helping community members achieve their financial goals. He also manages ACC’s retirement plan. Giving back to the community is of utmost importance to Art, and he volunteers with ACC’s tutoring program for two hours every week. Additionally, Art is on the board of the Aurora YMCA and the Rotary Club of Aurora. Art and his wife have two children, whom they adopted from Russia in 2000.
Brian Yates is the director of school and community services at Aurora Public Schools (APS). He works closely with ACC to help create meaningful partnerships between ACC and APS, in the area of academic achievement as well as broader family support and strengthening . Before working for APS, Brian was a high school principal in Buena Vista, Colorado for eight years. In his free time, he likes to bake, hike and volunteer with the Young Life program for high school youth.