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Arapahoe House Names New Board Presidents and Staff

Press Release       
September 23, 2009

Denver, CO — Arapahoe House, Colorado’s leading nonprofit provider of affordable drug and alcohol treatment recently named two new board presidents and added three new staff members.  The new appointments and staff will play a key role in advancing Arapahoe House’s mission of serving thousands of Coloradoans suffering from substance abuse.  


Rodger Hara was named president of the Arapahoe House Foundation Board.  He brings 25 years of real estate experience as an appraiser and mortgage banker to his new leadership role and holds a BSBA from the University of Denver.


Ron Rose, a community leader with 36 years of experience in the banking industry was named president of the Arapahoe House Board.  Previous positions include regional business banking manager and community bank president for Wells Fargo in Denver.  Rose holds a BS in business administration from the University of Colorado.


Arapahoe House named Hank Robinson, owner of Argonaut Liquors, board member emeritus.  Mr. Robinson served on the Arapahoe House board for more than 20 years.


Aleah Horstman was named director of development and comes to Arapahoe House from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.  She brings 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to the organization and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs.


Dean Kramer comes to Arapahoe House from Replidyne, Inc. and brings more than 20 years of information technology experience to his new position as director of IT.  Kramer holds a BS in accounting from the University of Arkansas.  


Kate Olsen was named communications officer.  She has more than 5 years of public relations and marketing experience, including a previous position with Mile High United Way.  Olsen holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. 


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