Leadership

Katie Thomas
Executive Director and Corporate Counsel

Katie Thomas founded the Colorado Nonprofit Legal Center on April 30, 2019. She currently serves as Executive Director and Corporate Counsel for the organization.

Katie is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and Daniels College of Business. She teaches Nonprofit Organizations, Business Law and Public Policy, and Corporations.

Katie has extensive experience and knowledge in the nonprofit sector and is the former Corporate Counsel for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a $180 million national nonprofit.

Board of Directors

Officers

  • Chair – Nathaniel Quintana
  • Vice Chair – Hope Nearhood
  • Treasurer – Aly Neiffer
  • Secretary – Aimee Geurts

Directors

Tamara Gaedtke
Director

Tamara Gaedtke is a Trusts and Estates Paralegal who has a passion for planned giving education. Tamara has spent the last five years working in the legal department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society managing bequest administration and planned giving. Prior to joining the legal team at the MS Society, she worked in the tax and estate planning department at a large law firm in Denver.  She lives in Idaho Springs where she enjoys reading, hiking with her dog, skiing, and cycling.

Aimee Geurts
Secretary and Director

Aimee Geurts is a customer service extraordinaire with additional experience in management and marketing. She has an Art History, Theory and Criticism degree from Metropolitan State University and in her spare time, dabbles in Organizational Leadership and Development. Aimee has an Advanced Supervisory Certificate as well as a Coaching Certificate from the Employer’s Council. Her number one Strength Finder strength is Woo…meaning she excels at fun, relationship building and convincing people to do what she wants. Aimee has been a Colorado resident for 22 years, residing for the last 5 years in Park Hill with her two crazy dogs.  

Hope Nearhood
Vice Chair and Director

Hope Nearhood is currently a Manager of MS Navigator Services Delivery for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she has worked for the last five years, and she has an additional background in healthcare and public health. Hope believes in developing sound relationships both within her formal working role and outside of that position where she does so by serving in a volunteer capacity for multiple organizations. When the workweek winds down, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, cycling and escaping to the mountains for camping, fishing and hiking.

Aly Neiffer

Nathaniel Quintana
Chair and Director

Nathaniel J. Quintana is a certified Results Trained Coach, a Professional Project Coach and Scrum Master; he has been a certified Project Management Professional since 2004 and has a Master of Science in Education Media Design and Technology. Mr. Quintana brings over 25 years of management as well as program/project management and training experience to his role as a Performance Coach for HarvestPM & Sr. Project Manager at Douglas County Colorado. His strategies are being implemented in a variety of industries including Non-Profits, Healthcare, Local Government, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Civil Government, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Convention Services, Call Centers and Education. As an expert in the field of performance and project management, his thought leadership has impacted several areas including communications, leadership, process improvement, project management maturity, and resource management. Nathaniel was selected as a member of the 2009 Denver Business Journal’s list of 40 under Forty.