Board & Staff

Board Of Directors

Fran Hardman

Fran Hardman

Board Chair

I came to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University in 1980 and never left. I graduated with a B.S. in Management and now own and operate RE/MAX Advanced, a local real estate office. I discovered the Fort Collins Museum of Art just a few years ago, and fell in love with their mission. I think that art is indispensable to a community.

Patrick Rosen

Patrick Rosen

Vice Chair

Patrick Rosen was born in St. Louis, MO where he met his wife, Jenny, before moving to Loveland, CO in 2009. Upon moving to Colorado, he joined our local business partner, Eye Center of Northern Colorado and now serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Fort Collins-based Panorama Eyecare. Additionally, Patrick works with several small businesses in northern Colorado through his web design company, White Box Create. He has enjoyed bringing his children, Bayley, Jameson, and William to the museum, and joined the MoA board of directors in 2022 to provide support in promoting this treasure of Fort Collins.

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Chris Fiala

Treasurer

Chris came to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University in 1982. After receiving his degree he embarked on a 30+ year career in the banking industry. In 2016 he returned to Fort Collins, retired in April 2019 and began volunteering at the museum helping the Preparator between exhibits. His interests include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, pickleball and of course the arts!

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Jean P. Lehmann Ph.D.

Secretary

Jean P. Lehmann, Ph.D. emeritus professor, retired from Colorado State University’s College of Health and Human Services. She believes that art is key to sustaining vibrant communities.

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Dr. Shawn Bingham

Board Member

Shawn Bingham is entering his 21st year in academia, where he has been a faculty member in sociology and directed Honors Colleges in North Carolina and Florida. He has developed courses that link art, science, and mental health, traveled with students to multiple countries, and has worked with faculty from almost every department on campus to offer interdisciplinary undergraduate seminars. As the Director of the University Honors Program at CSU, his aims are to push students beyond their major and the classroom to understand that life is interdisciplinary. His academic works include books on Henry David Thoreau, comedians with disabilities, political art, the bohemian South, and the tiny housing movement.

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Dr. Bev Donnelley

Board Member

Dr. Bev Donnelley has been involved in community projects as well as healthcare initiatives and education during her 38-year career as an OBGYN doctor. She joined the Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado as the fourth doctor in that practice in 1983.Donnelley has served on numerous boards including the Fort Collins Symphony board, the Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation Board, the Larimer County American Cancer Society Board, the Hope Lives Breast Cancer Foundation Board and the Foothills Childbirth Education Association Advisory Board. In 2000 she received the Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian Award. Donnelley became involved with the Museum of Art|Fort Collins as a board member during the museum’s formative years in the 1980’s. 

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Chandler Elmore

Board Member

Chandler is a public relations and marketing professional with almost a decade of experience in a wide variety of industries. He currently works at Blue Federal Department in community relations and development. Chandler is an active member of the Northern Colorado community and strives to be a community connector in all he does. Chandler is married to Kristine, and together, they have a beautiful daughter, an ornery cat, and an incredibly energetic Boxer. They live in west Fort Collins and enjoy (almost) all things outdoors.

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David Johnson

Board Member

David Johnson is Founder and Managing Partner of Abraxas Group, a boutique advisory firm focused on providing transformational leadership to middle market companies in transition. He is a recognized thought leader on the topics of business transformation, change management, restructuring, turnaround, and value creation.  David received his MBA from the University of Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  

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Patti Tyrrell

Board Member

Patti Tyrrell moved to Fort Collins in 1973 with her husband, David A. Tyrrell. She was a union laborer for 45 years, in part to help her husband’s life work as an artist. Patti is excited to be part of the Museum of Art Fort Collins and is looking forward to helping share the value of the Arts with the Fort Collins community.

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Lisa Hatchadoorian

Co-Executive Director

Lisa Hatchadoorian is currently the Executive Director, Internal Affairs of the Museum of Art Fort Collins. She is responsible for the artistic direction of the museum, programming, finances and the facility. She received a B.A. in Art History and Music from the University of Virginia and an MA in Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art from Bard College, NY. She has over 23 years experience in arts administration, curating, grant writing, organizing public art projects and fundraising and her experience has ranged from the corporate to academic, municipal and non-profit venues. She has been a visiting lecturer at CSU (Osher Institute), Casper College, Casper, WY and has taught art appreciation at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ and Casper College, Casper, WY.  Read a recent article about Lisa from Voyage Denver.

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Elizabeth Martin

Co-Executive Director

Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director, External Affairs of the Museum of Art Fort Collins. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the museum, fundraising, donor, member and sponsor cultivation. She has built a career in the social sector based on creating impact. She believes in consensus-built-strategy based on clearly articulated vision and mission. Those who have worked closely with her know that her passion for creating change has played a major factor in her success. Her personal mission is to create an impact. To inspire others. To ignite passions in those who can create an impact. Her work in Development and Fundraising grew naturally from a desire to impact change. Creating new solutions for funding everything from literacy to the arts to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis—a personal passion.

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Cheryl Rogers

Director of Exhibitions

Cheryl’s work as Director of Exhibitions draws on her personal experiences as an artist. She has been with the Museum of Art Fort Collins for nearly a decade after her time with the City of Fort Collins art galleries and Art in Public Places. Working directly with artists is one of the most rewarding parts of her position, and she’s grateful to the dedicated volunteers who join her to prepare the exhibition spaces and install each show.

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Josie Taylor

MoA for All Manager

Josie was born and raised in the deep south and graduated from Mississippi College with a B.S. in Biology and English Literature. During college, she worked as a wrangler in the mountains outside of Fort Collins and fell in love with the city. The MoA For All Manager is responsible for the Museum’s community engagement and educational duties, which entail creating, developing, scheduling and implementing educational programming for youth and adults, as it relates to the MoA For All Program, as well as finding creative ways to execute on the mission of connecting art, artists and community. She develops and implements community engagement strategies and educational activities that are accessible, insightful, and inclusive and break down barriers to equity and inclusion creating a sense of belonging for all members of the community.

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lesly alvarez-rivera

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Lesly was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado up until her move to Fort Collins where she attended school at Colorado State University as a fine arts major. She has a passion for fiber artwork within the arts with interests in weaving, dyeing with natural and fiber reactive dye, and embroidery. Outside of the art world her favorite curiosities are trying different cultures of food and learning about events throughout all of the years in history.
Necklace by Gary Hixon Designs.

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ANNA DE SOTO

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Originally from the DC area, Anna is an Art History major at CSU whose main focus is fiber arts. Some of her favorite artist are Antonio Canova, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Vincent Van Gogh. She loves traveling around but loves Scotland the most. In her free time, you can find her skiing the slopes, in the climbing gym, or on her mountain bike falling on one of the many trails around town. She is a dedicated mom to her dog, Dakota.
Necklace by Gary Hixon Designs.