Allison Cusick, Executive Director

Allison is the executive director of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and Delta Dental of Colorado’s community engagement program. Her background includes 18 years of nonprofit and oral health leadership experience. Before joining the foundation, she worked at Washington Dental Service Foundation and also has held a variety of health positions in the early learning field. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education from Oregon State University. Allison serves on the board of directors for Florence Crittenton Services.

Monica Woods, Executive Assistant

Monica is executive assistant to Allison Cusick and the foundation board. Prior to working for Delta Dental of Colorado, she held the positions of Director of Client Services at Security Life of Denver/ING and the Rocky Mountain Western Regional Coordinator at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Monica graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in social work from Metropolitan State University.

Megan Wilson, Director of Programs

Megan leads philanthropic efforts to expand access, increase prevention and facilitate the connection between oral and overall health across Colorado. Most recently, she was the executive director of Reach Out and Read Colorado. She has worked in the nonprofit sector focused on family support and advocacy and has extensive experience leading teams and developing programs. She has a master’s degree in public service management from DePaul University. She serves on the board of Sun Valley Youth Center and the school advisory committee of Sandburg Elementary.

Amy Maillet, Communications Manager

Amy is responsible for the foundation’s communications strategy and the philanthropic efforts of Delta Dental of Colorado to achieve its nonprofit status. She also supports the community benefit efforts for Delta Dental of Colorado. She has worked as a brand development and proposal graphic designer as well as a marketing coordinator and trade publication editor. Amy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arizona.

Andrea Miller, Community Engagement Manager

Andrea is responsible for employee engagement, events and sponsorships, and strategic relationships for Delta Dental of Colorado. Her background includes 17 years of nonprofit management, training, and fundraising. Previously, Andrea served as the executive director of Colorado Youth Matter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Texas. She serves on the board of directors as the vice president of education for the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Colorado Chapter.

Marybeth Goodwin, Senior Program Officer

Marybeth is responsible for a overseeing a portfolio of grantee partners, and developing and implementing systems and processes that maximize the foundation’s grantmaking strategy. Previously, she held positions with both philanthropic and operational responsibilities at El Pomar Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Health Foundation. Marybeth has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University.

Cherith Flowerday, Program Officer

Cherith is responsible for implementing the access to care focus area, including overseeing the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project. Previously, Cherith spent three years working for the US Peace Corps in South America. She has worked for the Colorado Rural Health Center and has held multiple management roles within the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Cherith has a degree in business administration from Berea College. She volunteers as a translator and coordinator with The Sparrow Studio.

Mirella Chavez, Associate Program Officer

Mirella responsible for implementing the connections to overall health focus area, including the managing of data and analysis. Most recently, she served as the bilingual spokesperson for the foundation during her role as Delta Dental of Colorado’s community benefit coordinater and tooth fairy. She has a bachelor’s in healthcare management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Mirella also serves on the board of Dolls for Daughters and is a longtime volunteer with Colorado Mission of Mercy.

Veronica Contreras de Raya, Communications and Graphic Design Specialist

Veronica helps share how the foundation advances oral health equity. She also supports the philanthropic efforts of Delta Dental of Colorado to achieve its nonprofit status. Veronica has been working with community-based organizations for over 10 years. Previously, she worked at Colorado UpLift, a nonprofit organization that works with urban youth in Denver and Aurora. She earned an associate’s degree in film and video technology from the Colorado Film School at the Community College of Aurora as well as a bachelor’s in technical communications from Metropolitan State University of Denver.