New Board Members to Increase Community Impact

New members bring expertise in management and finance to support Mi Casa’s mission of advancing economic success for Latino and low-income families.

Mi Casa is delighted to welcome two new board members whose skills, experience and leadership will be invaluable as Mi Casa implements its 5-year plan of expanding economic advancement services to a growing Denver-area population. Mi Casa is pleased to welcome two professionals to our Board of Directors:

  • Javier Rodriguez, President of DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.
  • Michael Hiller, Vice President and Branch Manager of Colorado State Bank & Trust

“Rodriguez andJR Hiller each bring their own areas of expertise that will support Mi Casa’s efforts in our career and business services, as well as enhance our fundraising efforts,” said Christine Marquez-Hudson, Mi Casa CEO/Executive Director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Rodriguez, a renowned Latino leader in Denver with extraordinary management experience gained through DaVita, and Mr. Hiller with his strong ties to the Denver banking industry and demonstrated commitment to Mi Casa’s workforce development program,” said Christine Marquez-Hudson.

Javier Rodriguez (pictured at left) has been a featured speaker for the Graduate Schools of Harvard, Wharton and Stanford and earned his MBA from the Harvard School of Business.

“I am excited to be part of such a vibrant organization that is helping Latino and working families create a successful financial future,” said Rodriguez.

Michael HillerMichael Hiller (pictured at right) has worked at Colorado State Bank & Trust for more than 12 years and has spent his career in the banking industry. An active volunteer with Mi Casa since 2010, Hiller teaches career program participants about managing personal finances and working in the banking industry.

“I am involved with Mi Casa because I have a passion to work with others that are committed to bettering themselves, their families and those around them,” said Hiller.

Mi Casa’s board also appointed its leadership positions: Richard Gonzales, an Attorney at Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, was elected as Board President; Debbie Trujillo, Community Relations Director at Key Bank, will serve as Vice President. Luis Ventoza, Senior Vice President at PCL Construction, will remain as Treasurer and Inez Davis, Human Resources Director at URS Energy & Construction, continues her post as Secretary.

Both Hiller and Rodriguez were featured in the Denver Business Journal’s People on the Move for their appointment to Mi Casa’s board. See Hiller’s listing here and view Rodriquez’s listing here.

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