Arden is a Place-based Program Officer focusing on increasing access to oral care in the San Luis Valley and Aurora. Prior to starting at Delta Dental, Arden worked in jobs ranging from cofounding and directing a startup organization in South-Central Colorado dedicated to health promotion among low-income children, youth, and families, to joining Peace Corps Peru as a health promoter with her husband in their 40’s. Most recently she served as a Community Partner in South-Central Colorado at The Colorado Trust, working alongside her coworkers to develop a place-based organizing strategy to build individual and collective power among people most impacted by issues to impact systems change. When not working in her remote office or on the road, Arden likes to spend time with her husband and friends in her home in Chaffee County, hiking, volunteering in her community, and instigating backyard potlucks, dinner parties, and general merrymaking.
Place-based Program Officer