Dede de Percin

Executive Director

Dede de Percin is a forward-thinking nonprofit executive and strategist, with over 18 years’ experience in senior management, during which she built several successful nonprofit organizations to effect social change. She is passionate about the independent sector, and is dedicated to program development, systems change, sustainability, cross-sector collaboration, and advocacy. Her breadth of experience includes a wide variety of issue areas, as well as experience in both grant-seeking and grant-making.

For seven years, Dede was the Executive Director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. In this role, she participated in numerous health-related boards, including the Consumer Council of the Colorado Department of Insurance, the Health Facility-Acquired Infections Advisory Council, CDPHE’s Interagency Health Disparities Leadership Council, and the founding Board of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). Under Ms. de Percin’s leadership, and working in collaboration with CCHI’s 50 organizational members as well as other partners and policymakers, CCHI was instrumental in increasing access to care and coverage in Colorado. Some of these efforts included restructuring the insurance rate review (2008), eliminating gender rating (2010), ensuring fair pricing and treatment of low-income people by hospitals (2012), and ensuring non-discrimination in health care coverage for LGBT people (2013).

Dede graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in History of Science, and Regis University with a Master of Nonprofit Management degree.  Originally from Washington, DC, she now calls Denver, Colorado home.  Her free time is spent engaged in progressive social issues and tutoring through Denver University’s Bridge Project, as well as mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, and herding an ever-increasing number of cats.

(720) 465-1593

Danni Lederman

Program Director, Specialty Care Network

Danni Lederman, a Denver native, has worked in the nonprofit community for over 25 years and is an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University Denver.  Her focus has been in health related nonprofits and organizations whose missions are reflective of creating community change through collaborative solutions.

Her experience includes a first career in the financial industry, which positively informs all of her work in the nonprofit sector.  She left the for profit world behind and jumped into the nonprofit arena in the early days of the HIV/AIDS health crisis, as many of her friends were being impacted directly.  Having never looked back from that leap, Danni has devoted her second career to working in the nonprofit sector with a deep personal commitment to creating communities that are healthier, happier, inclusive, and welcoming to all.

She considers herself to be left of left on the political spectrum and enjoys causing troubling conversations that lead to collaborative actions for the betterment of all.

Danni received her Master’s degree in Social Change from Goddard College and returned to Denver to continue her mission of stirring the pot.  In her spare time, Danni volunteers with various nonprofits and enjoys skiing, hiking, and kayaking in the mountains.  She is also an avid backyard city farmer who loves to prepare and enjoy delicious food with friends.

(720) 463-3272

Gaby Berhe

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Assistant

Gaby is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has been in Colorado since 2011. She has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from St. Cloud State University and a MPH degree from the University of Colorado Denver. She is interested in social and environmental factors that affect the health of individuals and communities.

Gaby wants to support the efforts Mile Hight Health Alliance by assessing the needs of underserved populations and identifying strategies to reduce health disparities. She is excited to work with an organization that brings various experts together to collaborate and develop action plans on various health-related issues. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, visiting museums, listening to music, and going to cultural events.

(720) 506-5123

Stephanie Salazar-Rodriguez

Regional Health Connector

Stephanie is a second generation native of Denver from a mixed Latino and Native American familial background and is bilingual.  She has over 20 years’ experience working with marginalized communities to effectively address social determinants to health and health and education inequities.  She also has extensive experience in grant writing, grant reviewing and providing training and technical assistance (TTA).

Stephanie possesses a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University and is currently an MPH Candidate, with an emphasis in Leadership from UCD, Anschutz and is also a Paralegal.  Stephanie’s most recent experience was as a Program Manager for a Promotores de Salud Program and has worked extensively with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), providing education, enrollment assistance and health literacy.

Stephanie is extremely active in the local community and serves on the following committees and panels; Denver Health Community Advisory Panel, Denver Health/Kaiser Permanente CoPPiR Network, Colorado SIM Community Engagement Workgroup, Florence Crittenton Hispanic Advisory Council, Patient Navigator Community Health Worker/Promotores de Salud (PN CHW PdS) Alliance and Wisdom Keepers.  In her free time she enjoys walking her three dogs, listening to music and working toward improving her own health and wellness.

(720) 465-7058

Vicente Cardona

Specialty Care Network Coordinator

Vicente Cardona is originally from Fresno, California and has recently moved to Colorado in 2016. Vicente Cardon has a B.S in Psychology and minor in Public Health and is currently working on his master in Health Policy and Leadership at the University of Denver. He has work in a clinic setting for five years, a diabetes health educator, intern with the current speaker of the house Crisanta Duran and patient representative at Centura Revenue Management department.
Currently, Vicente Cardona is on the Young Latino Philanthropist (YLP) board serving as both the grant chair and recording secretary. Where we are looking to redefine that way people look at Philanthropy and fund project/organization that looks to address pressing issues within our community. On his spare time, Vicente enjoys playing soccer, fishing, and cooking.
Vicente is excited to be working with Mile High Health Alliance because he believes they share the same core values and directives to help better Colorado through the collaboration of the community.

Tyller Kerrigan-Nichols

Americorps VISTA Program Assistant

Tyller Kerrigan-Nichols is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but has been in Colorado since the fall of 2008. Tyller has a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently an MPH candidate at Grand Canyon University. As an AmeriCorps VISTA he is excited to learn and help the Mile High Health Alliance in any way he can so they can achieve their mission of achieving better health through collaboration. He has previous work experience at the North Colorado Health Alliance in care management working directly with Medicaid members. In his spare time, he likes to go hiking and spend time outdoors enjoying the beauty of Colorado. He also likes spending time with his 4 dogs, 3 cats and albino hedgehog.

(720) 204-2585