Our Board and Staff

With the support of our board and staff, There With Care is grateful for the incredible support we receive from the hundreds of volunteers each year. Always with our heart on the families we serve, we thank our community for joining us in care. Below please meet our board of directors and staff.

Board of Directors


Current Board

Amy Carpenter

Board Chairperson

Michael Barnathan

President, 1492 Pictures

Pamela M. Bernal

Co-Founder P2P Alliance; Executive Coach and Mentor advising small for-profit and non-profit ventures

Sheri Bernal

Global Brands HR Vice President, VF Corporation

Ruchi Brunvand


Geoffrey Hansen

Film Producer, 1st Assistant Director

Kirsten Heckendorf

Talent Buyer at ValsList.com

John Marlow

Associate Vice President, U.S. Engineering Company

Jody Mathie, M.D.

Founder, Cherry Creek Pediatrics

Rwenshaun Miller

Mental Health Change Agent

Paula DuPre’ Pesmen

Founder of There With Care, Film Producer

Anne Trujillo

Anchor, Denver7News

Jacqueline van Someren

Venture Capitalist/Philanthropist

Stephen Webster

Sales and Business Development Executive, Charter Communications, Inc.


Advisory Board

There With Care is building an Advisory Board for middle Tennessee. If you are interested in learning more, please email Dana Bacardi.


Honorary Board

Chris Columbus

Honorary Board Member; Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Diane Nelson

Honorary Board Member

Mimi Roberson

Honorary Board Member, CEO, Roberson Consulting Group LLC



Executive Director

Paula DuPré Pesman

Founder and Executive Director


Operations Department

Hank Pennington

Vice President of Operations

Derek Calderara

Operations Manager



Development Department

Dana Bacardi

Vice President of Development

Megan McGuire

Development Manager

Bill Campbell, PhD

Grants Director

Kristina Miller Olsen

Grants Strategist


Marketing and Communications Department

Cassy Matthews

Director of Marketing and Communications

Lisa Jones

Marketing Associate

Betsy Edwards

Marketing Associate


Programs Department

Mary Beth Appel

Vice President of Programs and Volunteers

Andrea Mosher

Program Director

Brooke Galardi

Program Coordinator

Julie Rich

Program Coordinator