Board of Directors

Scaling a proven model with one of the boldest visions in the state.

The Minds Matter Colorado Board of Directors is designed for individuals who are passionate about our mission and who provide great thought, financial, and networking partnership to the organization.

The Board of Directors is built for governance and strategy, and works with the Board of Trustees for fundraising and expansion.

The Board of Directors do not have an open application process to become involved, but if you're interested in learning more, please email

Minds Matter connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.

The Minds Matter approach comes at zero-cost for all students:


Intensive mentorship
(2 mentors for 3 years)


Rigorous after-school college-readiness programming
(3 years of 2 hours/week)


Access to summer programs
on college campuses

And 100% of Minds Matter Colorado graduates have gotten into college with scholarships.


Meet the Board of Directors

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Dotan "DJ" Johnson


Brady Miller

Carolyn Mitchell

Carolyn Mitchell

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David Portugal


Isaac Solano

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Anata Walsh