Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-19 in Colorado.
Maureen Johnson Ediger
720.962.0706 ext. 15
Maureen Johnson Ediger joined the team as the Executive Director in April, 2017. Maureen brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors to the organization with a background in disability advocacy and leadership development. She has a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration, both from the University of Colorado. She advocates with and for parent partnerships at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, serves on the Pediatric Quality Measures standing committee of the National Quality Forum, and is a 2017 Community Resource Center Executive Directors’ Leadership and Management fellow. Maureen is passionate about connecting people and teams to make an impact in their communities and is eager to make a difference in the lives of Colorado’s youth and their families through the work of The Second Wind Fund.
720.962.0706 ext. 14
Nancy Morgan joined the Second Wind Fund team in 2010 as Program Director. She received her MEd in Counseling and Career Development as well as a BS in Business Management from Colorado State University. She brings in twenty years of higher education administrative and career and personal growth counseling experience. Most recently, she spent six years managing and directing client services, a homeless shelter and volunteer programs for a non-profit human services organization in Jefferson County. She has held leadership positions in professional associations at the local, state and national level and was a member of Leadership Jefferson County Class of 2009.
720.962.0706 ext. 14
Kayla joined the Second Wind Fund team in June of 2017 as Program Manager. She received her BA in Sociology from Eckerd College and Master in Social Work degree from University of South Florida. After completing her education, she spent 10 years working in direct clinical care and program management in prestigious hospital settings. She has experience working with people across the lifespan and their key social support systems (e.g., families, schools, health and mental health providers). Kayla is strongly committed to making sure that youth and families who are in need have access to care that can be critical to saving lives.
720.962.0706 ext. 13
Chris joined the Second Wind Fund team in April of 2016 as Development Director. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2007 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After college, he served in the United States Peace Corps in the country of Belize from 2008-2010. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked for Urban Peak – a Denver non-profit that provides a variety of services to youth experiencing homelessness – in the Education & Employment Department as a Job Retention Specialist then the Development Department as the Development Manager. Chris brings a passion for making the world a better place and serving those in need.
Controller & Marketing Director
720.962.0706 ext. 19
Mandy has been working in the nonprofit industry for 12 years in the areas of accounting, operations, and marketing. Her relationship with Second Wind Fund began in 2005 when the program was beginning to expand throughout Jefferson County Schools. At the time, she worked for the fiscal sponsor of Second Wind Fund before it became an independent nonprofit. After several years of working for a local public jazz radio station, Mandy returned to Second Wind Fund in 2010. Mandy continues to be inspired by the hope and dedication of the donors, suicide loss survivors, and volunteers who support Second Wind Fund.