Our Board of Directors
Marie Maurizio, President
Marie graduated with a degree in International Business and Management from Dickinson College and spent 14 years working in Nonprofit Finance in Philadelphia. After moving to Colorado in 2017, she joined the Board of PPCM and began working towards a Master’s degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. She is the mother of three beautiful children.
Dara Bender, Vice President of New Museum Development
Dara graduated with a degree in Counseling from Oral Roberts University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Technology & Leadership. Her work background consists of Nonprofit outreach as well as education. She is a teacher and has taught both middle school science and elementary. She is a military spouse and moved to Colorado Springs in July 2018 with her husband, Brian, and three energetic teenagers.
Lindsey Cherry, Vice President of Marketing and Events
Lindsey graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Adams State College and has called Colorado Springs home since 2005. Lindsey started working in the nonprofit world 4 years ago and found her true passion. She wanted to be a bigger part of giving back to her community and joined the board of PPCM in March 2018. She also volunteers with other local organizations and enjoys running 5ks for charity. In her free time, you can catch her spending it with her husband and two sons and enjoying the great outdoors Colorado has to offer.
Cathy Michopolous, Vice President of Finance –