Speakers

Brian Risley

A native of Colorado Springs, Brian is passionate about supporting local community initiatives that drive positive impact for our citizens. As president of CRP Architects, Brian and his team shape the built environment by creating spaces that support recreation, education, worship, work, and many other community interactions. Having designed nearly a billion dollars worth of construction for municipal, K-12, non-profit, religious and corporate office clients, Brian is humbled by the number of people impacted by our projects. Brian is always quick to note these buildings are not about the brick and mortar, but instead are about the important connections that occur within their walls.

In his free time, Brian and his family love spending time outdoors hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and generally making the most of beautiful Colorado.

Dr. Jonathan Lee

I went to college at UCLA and then medical school and residency at Boston University. I chose internal medicine and primary care because I enjoy developing close relationships with my patients and hopefully knowing them for a long time. I grew up in Oregon, but have lived all over the United States. I think Colorado is the best place to live. I now live in the south metro area of Denver, and I’m married with two great kids.

I specialize in general internal medicine, which means I treat just about anything. I treat many patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, various types of heart disease, and several other conditions. I like having patients who will work with me in an open and honest way so that we can develop a good working relationship to improve your health. I will coordinate your care with specialists, pharmacists and others so you receive the most appropriate care for your needs.

Dani Barger

Dani joined the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC in 2018 and oversees marketing, communications, and public relations for the organization. Dani has led several initiatives that market the region for prospective talent and businesses to thrive, resulting in earned media placements, and she’s proud to play a marketing role in the recruitment of Southwest Airlines to Colorado Springs. Dani serves on the board of Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and has a seat on the LART Committee. Dani enjoys spending time with her fiancé and welcomes any tips for new golfers.

Mina Liebert

Mina joined the Pikes Peak Community Foundation in 2019 and oversees community engagement efforts for grantmaking and community leadership activities supporting The Philanthropy Collective – a consortium of philanthropic organizations and individuals dedicated to addressing the most significant challenges in the region through coordinated collaboration. Mina has led numerous collaborative initiatives, building strong cross-sectional partnerships for transformational impact. Mina serves on the board of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (CSLI), Garden of the Gods Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Pikes Peak Library District, and UCHealth-Memorial Health System. She has called Colorado Springs home since 2001 and is most proud of her husband and two children.

Jim Harris

Jim is a life-long learner and is passionate about helping others succeed. He believes everyone is a leader and the best leaders help others realize their full potential. Jim currently serves as chair of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute Selection Committee and is a 2013 CSLI class graduate. He also serves on the board of Peak Vista Community Health Centers and is the Chair of Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation. Jim is Gigi’s spouse and Austin, Sarah and Mimi’s dad.

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