In this section we’d like to thank and acknowledge our staff, former staff, board members, local and national advisory council members, videographers, program co-workers, consultants, interns, youth ambassadors and volunteers who have helped the Project grow over the past twenty years.

Rachel E. Harding
Acting Chairperson

Gloria Smith
Executive Director

Jean Campbell
Youth Projects Coordinator

We’d also like to thank and acknowledge many former staff, board members and volunteers who have helped the Project since its founding in 1997:

Rosemarie Freeney Harding (deceased)
Co-founder and co-chairperson (1997-2004)

Vincent Harding (deceased)
Co-founder and co-chairperson (1997-2014)

Mildred Freeney Dozier (deceased)
Board Member (1997-2013) 

Jennifer Coulter
Receptionist and Student Assistant (1998-1999)

Mariana Enriquez-Olmos
Receptionist (1998-1999)

William Fulton
Consulting Writer (1998-2003)

Maria Guajardo
Executive Director (2011-2012)

Jonathan Harding
Receptionist and Logistics Coordinator (1998-2001; 2005-2012)

Rachel E. Harding
Associate Director (1998-1999); Executive Director (2000-2004); Lead Consultant (2006-2014)

Shirley Kaaz
Transcriptionist (1997-1998)

Sudarshan Kapur
Founding Director (1997-1999)

Kaira Lingo
Program Assistant (1997-1998)

Deanna Oyafemi Lowman
Program Assistant (2006-2011)

Margaret Manion
Transcriptionist (1998-2003)

Linda Mizell
Consultant 1999-2011

Otis Moss, III
Youth Projects Coordinator (1997-1998)

Maaraidzo Mutambara
Special Projects Manager 1997-2005

Teena Racheli
Video Editor 1997-2002

Gloria Smith
Accountant (1999-2004); Executive Director (2005-2011); Managing Director (2013-present)

Sirat-al Salim
Educational Consultant (1999-2001)

Jessica Starr
Office Assistant (2011-2012)

Sandina Tanguma
Videographer & Assistant Editor (2007-2011)

Rachel E. Harding
Acting Chairperson and former executive director VOHP; Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Denver

Jonathan Harding
Member, florist and former teacher

Lynette Helm
Treasurer, Retired Police Commander

Gloria Smith
Secretary, Managing Director, Veterans of Hope Project

Shelon Trotter
Member, Small business owner

Gil Caldwell
Retired Methodist Pastor, Activist

Dawn Engle
Founder, PeaceJam

Jo Anne Miller Friedman
Interior Designer and Wellness Advocate

Brother Jeff Fard
Community Activist, Denver Foundation Board Member

Arthur Jones
Psychologist, Founder of The Spirituals Project

Grant Jones
Director Emeritus, Center for African American Health

Maria Guajardo
Director, International Education, Soka Gakkai, Japan

Donald Messer
Theologian, former president of the Iliff School of Theology

Mary Beth Mitchell
Community Activist and religious leader

Tanya Mote
Development Director, El Centro Su Teatro

Edmond (Buddy) Noel
Lawyer and Community Activist

Kate Springs
Community Activist

Marge Taniwaki
Human Rights Activist and Writer

Robert Woolfolk
Minister and Community Activist

Ronald F. Williams
Financial Consultant

A/V Services, Larry Alexander (videographer), donnie betts (No Credits Production), Tarek Chacra (Media Dynamics), Chris Moore Backman and Daniel Hunter (Jim Crow Study Guides), Rick Griffith (Matter – video cover design), Jai Harris (Videographer), Nmuta Jones (Website maintenance), Andy Newberg (Broadcast One Production), Denzil Paul and Jass Stewart of Invent Media (Website design), Jed Rosenberg (Website Design), David Rowntree (video archivist) Tony Shawcross, Sandy Smith, Brandon Tenorio, Bob Yablans and Way Kool Productions

Stephen Brackett, Cristina Brayner, Lea Chapman, Roger Clendening, Malaika & Steve Culpepper, Tanya Dawkins, Dan Edwards, Bro. Jeff Fard, Marceline Freeman (in memoriam), Lee Gearhart, Kerry Greenhill, Melanie Harris, Rev. Naomi Harris, Shea Howell, Rene Marie & Jesse Johnson, Rev. Sheila Johnson, M. Carmen Lane, Jamie Laurie, Chivonnie Guis-Meekins, Daniel Minter, Malik Robinson, John Scott, Cameron Shaw, Kenia Silva, Maristela Smith Leticia Tanguma, Teresa Unseld, Olga Vianey-Gonzales, Daryl Walker, Carol Ann West

(various years from 2003–2013)

Aaron, Adolfo, Adrienne (in memoriam), Ashante, Ashley, Aquilah, Brinton, Caroline, Chanel, Christian Z., Christopher K., Christopher S., Chrystal, Clarence, Danseh, Darius, David, Devin, Dionizio, Erik, Faleta, Faith, Georgie, Jazmyn, Jeff, Jessica, Jose, Justine, Keira, Kimimila, Lalo, Loren, Lucas, Maliq, Mandy, Mark, Megan, Michelle, Miranda, Raina, Robert, Sade, Sakile, Sandina, Santiago, Sarah, Shani, Shauntaye, Stephanie, Sylvester, Tyler (in memoriam), Tyrone (TJ), Victoria

(various years from 1997-2013)

Kimberly Beyer-Nelson, Gina Davis, Carissa Fields, Thelma Flowers, Kevin Hall, Katie Hapeman, Niki Herrera, Robyn Johnson, Will Jones, Anna Mansouri, Andrew Millard, Demyia Pridgen, Raymond Raney, Alla Rubinstein, Vlad Shchukin, Tania Sudduth

(various years from 1997-2016)

Bob Sanchez, Raina Baldwin, Eileen Feltman, Thelma Flowers, Maurice Campbell, Morrisa Crenshaw, Arvis Hadley, Dean & Melissa Johnson, Barry and Lisa McCann, Charlotte Ott, Alexis Colvin, Isabel Reis, Ravion Reed, Ursula Salas and Family, Tasha Sanchez and Family, Kurt, Ruth, Jessica (and Tyler in Memoriam) Starr, Phyllis Ward, Troylynn Yellowwood, Al Zook

(various years from 1994-2014)

Vivek Pinto, Her Vang, Charlene Chapman, Grant Gieske, Linda Sanchez, Dean Johnson, Dae Il Kang, Virginia Trabulsi, Dee Galloway, Michelle Sisk, Carolyn Love, Rose Myles, Terrilynn Towns, Gloria Smith, Rachel Harding and Ellen Rosenthal