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RISE: Academy Team
 

Katherine Hauff, Dean, RISE Leadership Academy 2022-2025 

Professional Experience: Katherine spent the last 15 years of her career in healthcare specifically focusing on patient acquisition, physician and payer alignment, strategic growth and cost & quality analytics for health systems.  She brings a diverse background in strategic development, project leadership, quality and process improvement, and communication strategies.

Rotary Experience: Katherine has been a member of the Rotary Club of Centennial Colorado, coming in as a new member when her father, Hank Henschen was president.  She has served on her Rotary’s foundation board, as Chair of State of Our City (luncheon and major fundraiser) 3 terms and led the club’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2020/2021.  She has received multiple distinctions:

- Excellence in Rotary, Centennial Club (2015-2016)
- All Avenues of Service, Centennial Club (2016-2017)
- President’s Award, Centennial Club (2017-2018)
- Rotarian of the year, Centennial Club (2021-2022)
- District Service Award of Excellence, District 5450 (2022-2023)

Her passions: "Filling in the gaps” to help clients and teams achieve their goals. Providing creative problem solving that propels others to achieve success. And, maximizing daily opportunities to “push off limits”, challenge abilities and personally grow.

In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for The Joshua School, where she served as Development Chair. She received her BA in International Political Economy from Colorado College.  A proud Colorado native – she boasts that, while well-traveled she has never had to live outside her home state.   She is married, with two stepdaughters in college and two Hunds (Murphy and Morgan.)


Mark Burnett, District Trainer & Leadership Development
 

Mark Burnett has been a member of the Rotary Club of Boulder Valley since April 2018.  He became one of the District Trainers in April 2022 and is currently a President-Elect.

Mark was a 3rd generation to be born in Santa Monica CA. He graduated from UCLA with a BS Engineering. And later went to Fuller Seminary and graduated with an MA in Theology. 

He has pursued a non-linear career path which has included working as an Aerospace Engineer, Church Youth Director, International Consultant, Volleyball Coach, Timeshare Salesperson, Financial Analyst, Research Analyst, Corporate Manager, and Teacher. 

His primary volunteer work includes working with the following organizations: FIRST Robotics, Boy Scouts, local school PTOs and multiple churches. He is married with two adult children. And enjoys working out at the gym and running.


Ann Hogan, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP - District Trainer & Leadership Development
 
Ann works with organizations to improve what makes them unique – their people and their culture!  
 
She has over 27 years’ experience in the Human Resources field, including: training, employee relations, benefits and compensation management, credentialing, conflict resolution, employee development and strategic planning. 
 
She speaks and facilitates training throughout the U.S. helping organizations and managers exceed and succeed when it comes to their people.  You will often find her working with organizations to transform their Managers and Team Members from Ordinary to Extraordinary!   
 
She holds her SPHR and SHRM-SCP and has a Master’s in Education focusing on Organizational Performance and Change.  She is also a graduate of the 2011 University of Washington Community Health Leadership Institute and in 2012 she completed the Geiger Gibson Fellowship Program through The George Washington University.
 
In May of 2023 her online management programs will be live on the web as well in the Summer she has a book coming out on HR best practices. Ann is a member of the Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club and serves as a Trainer for Rotary District 5450.   
 
She loves to travel and learn about other cultures and has climbed Kilimanjaro.  When at home in Colorado she loves spending time outdoors with her two horses, two English Setters and doing photography. 
 

Ray Anderson, Past District Governor
 
Ray Anderson has been a member of the Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch since 1997 serving as its President in 2000-01. He has served as Assistant Governor, District Membership Co-Chair, a member of the District Visioning Team, PETS Facilitator, and a graduate of RLI, the Rotary Leadership Institute. Ray is a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Paul Harris Society.
 
Ray was born in Chicago and after a short stay in Dallas his family moved to Coral Gables, Florida in 1955. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State University in 1972. He and his wife Peggy married in 1974 and subsequently moved from Tallahassee to Williston, North Dakota, where he began his career as a landman in the oil and gas industry. He worked as an independent landman until joining ANR Production Company/Coastal Oil and Gas Corporation in 1984 at which time the family moved to Centennial. From 1992 until 2004 he sold real estate through Century 21 and ReMax. Ray retired at the end of 2019 from Puckett Land Company as its Land Manager after fifteen years. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Denver Association of Professional Landmen, and National Association of Realtors.
 
Ray and Peggy have two children; Jane, her husband Chris, and their daughter Sequoia who live in Longmont, and Eric and his wife Jessie who live in Denver. His hobbies include fly fishing and going to car shows along with spending as much time as possible with family.

Jim Halderman, Past District Governor
 
Jim Halderman has taught court ordered, and company ordered, clients for 27 years in anger and conflict management. He has taught communication skills as a separate class to businesses and specific groups.  He is certified with National Curriculum Training Institute, the leader in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Change Programs, personality profiles, NLP, and other learning tools. College brought studies in science, music, and philosophy. He has trained in prisons with Alternative to Violence Programs teaching communication, anger management, and life skills for five years.  Jim is also treasurer and on the board of Stout Street Foundation, Colorado’s largest substance misuse rehab facility where he also teaches Anger Management.
 
In Rotary Jim had the opportunity to train in RYLA for five years, PETS for six years, and several different subjects in Zone for eight years.  In addition, he taught classes in public speaking to both District events and Zone Institutes.  
 
His background includes many successful years in the retail industry, along with an avocation in music and theatre. Jim has been a Rotarian since 1991.  A past District Governor, he serves as the Ombudsman for District 5450 and listed in Zone 26/27 ExpertHub for Conflict Resolution. He was one of 26 in the US and Canada trained in the Peace Activator Program with Rotary International and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). In 2023 he was invited as one of ten in our zone to be trained on a new Rotary program to defeat toxic charity. 
 
His role as Peace Activator is to train Peace Committees how to use the tools created by IEP on how to bring peace. Jim, and his Rotarian wife Peggy, are Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.  A recipient of Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award in 2020, his passion is to work with, and train, Rotarian’s effort to bring peace to all.

Bob Heavers - Facilitator
 
 Everybody Matters … Bob has devoted his career to helping people and organizations bring out the best in themselves.  He grew up in Montrose, Colorado, graduated from CSU, and spent 15 years working for Coors and an amazing, Texas-based distributor, who mentored him in Values-based leadership and service to others.
 
After losing his spouse to breast cancer, Bob will forever be grateful for the goodness of people who stepped up to help with his three young children, especially his mother and father-in-law who put their lives on hold to help.  In 1988 he moved back to Colorado and began a 30-year career in corporate training with Priority Management.  Conducting workshops and consulting with leadership at every level, he was soon delivering team and leadership retreats to enrich work cultures and bring out the best in all stakeholders.   
 
Following a long-term engagement with a wonderful mortgage lender, Bob began originating home mortgages for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation and helping seniors with mortgages more suited to retirement.  Bob re-joined Rotary in 2021 (Centennial) and is humbled every day by the dedication, caring and generosity of its members, not to mention Rotarians worldwide who are making such a big difference for others.

Ken Hope - Facilitator
 
Ken is a 3rd generation Coloradoan with an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and a law degree from Washburn School of Law. Ken has practiced law for more than 45 years. He launched his mediation practice in 2010. During this time he has acted as a neutral and facilitator in more than 400 cases.
 
Ken is admitted to practice before the Colorado Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. He has acted as a volunteer mediator in Denver County and Eagle County Courts and was a lead mediator with the Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS).  Ken also served as a volunteer settlement master for the Arapahoe County District Courts. Ken has been a presenter for CLE of Colorado in a variety of mediation related topics including Advanced Mediation Techniques and the Dynamics of Mediating Family Business Disputes. He was on the faculty of the ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Convention when it was held in Denver. He is past president of the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce and has served as a board member of the Arapahoe County Bar Association.
 
Ken has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Centennial since 2001, serving as the chair of the Centennial Rotary Foundation and as club president during 2013-14.   He has also served as an Assistant Governor for area 3 from 2017 through 2021.
 
Ken has been married to Cindy for more than 50 years. They have 2 adult children and are proud grandparents to Cora and Xander.

Jolene McKenna - Facilitator
 
Jolene McKenna retired from IBM after 30 years where she led global best practices in IT Service Operations. After retiring from the corporate world, she worked as a career and life coach specifically for women working as solo entrepreneurs or within a corporate environment.  As an encore to her career, she served with several non-profits, ranging from homelessness to health care, and church related boards and as the administrator for her son's fraternity's $3M fundraising campaign project to rebuild their fraternity house in Fort Collins.
 
Jolene joined the Erie Rotary in 2021 to build new friendships and explore volunteer opportunities within her community. In 2022, she joined the District 5450 Scholarship Program to expand her awareness of District programs. She is the 2023-2024 President of the Erie Rotary Club.
 
Jolene stays active with pickleball, golf, and spending time in Estes Park, she is learning watercolor art, and loves traveling and socializing with friends and neighbors. She is motivated to be involved with RISE Leadership because she sees how Rotary engages people to serve worldwide projects and supports ideas starting with one person's passion.