BOARD

Jamie Sheridan, President  Registered Patent Attorney    Jamie is the managing member of Sheridan Law LLC in Golden, Colorado. As an intellectual property specialist, he has 20 years of experience helping clients identify assets, avoid infringement, and secure valuable rights involving patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, and technology transfer matters. His education includes a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University. Go Orange! In addition to the Foothills Art Center, Jamie’s civic involvement includes volunteer activities with the Rotary Club of Golden and Calvary Church. He is a past board member of these two local organizations. Jamie lives in Golden with his wife, Julie, and their two teenage children. In addition to enjoying various art exhibits, including several remarkable collections at the United Nations Headquarters, Jamie and his family members each have varying degrees of appreciation for reading, skiing, camping, hiking, traveling, basketball, dance, domestic cats, watching live sports, theatre, and golfing, especially golfing.

Jamie Sheridan, President
Registered Patent Attorney


Jamie is the managing member of Sheridan Law LLC in Golden, Colorado. As an intellectual property specialist, he has 20 years of experience helping clients identify assets, avoid infringement, and secure valuable rights involving patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, and technology transfer matters. His education includes a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University. Go Orange! In addition to the Foothills Art Center, Jamie’s civic involvement includes volunteer activities with the Rotary Club of Golden and Calvary Church. He is a past board member of these two local organizations. Jamie lives in Golden with his wife, Julie, and their two teenage children. In addition to enjoying various art exhibits, including several remarkable collections at the United Nations Headquarters, Jamie and his family members each have varying degrees of appreciation for reading, skiing, camping, hiking, traveling, basketball, dance, domestic cats, watching live sports, theatre, and golfing, especially golfing.

Deborah Deal, Vice President V.P., Marketing & Public Relations, IX Power Clean Water; and CEO, IX Power Foundation   Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Deborah has traveled extensively both as a “military brat” and for her own adult career in TV, public relations, public policy and business. Deb’s career has included serving as the CEO of Angel Flight Southeast, head of her own advertising and marketing firm, and liaison for a nuclear power company to the U.S. Congress and D.C. government agencies. An active member of numerous boards and organizations over the years, Deb is involved in many of Golden’s groups. She edits The Front Ranger newsletter covering Jefferson County, leads the annual Jeffco International Women’s Day event, and is a Trustee for the Jefferson County Public Library system. In her spare time she enjoys painting, pottery, and other mediums.

Deborah Deal, Vice President
V.P., Marketing & Public Relations, IX Power Clean Water; and CEO, IX Power Foundation

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Deborah has traveled extensively both as a “military brat” and for her own adult career in TV, public relations, public policy and business. Deb’s career has included serving as the CEO of Angel Flight Southeast, head of her own advertising and marketing firm, and liaison for a nuclear power company to the U.S. Congress and D.C. government agencies. An active member of numerous boards and organizations over the years, Deb is involved in many of Golden’s groups. She edits The Front Ranger newsletter covering Jefferson County, leads the annual Jeffco International Women’s Day event, and is a Trustee for the Jefferson County Public Library system. In her spare time she enjoys painting, pottery, and other mediums.

E. Tom Hughes, MBA, Treasurer Community Volunteer and Investor   Tom’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and later as Corporate Actuary/Treasurer for GenAmerica Corporation. Tom’s community service includes serving as president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and as a club member he has focused on fundraising, public relations, and various other projects. Tom has served on numerous nonprofit boards and he is well known throughout the community in Golden and Jefferson County. Tom received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

E. Tom Hughes, MBA, Treasurer
Community Volunteer and Investor


Tom’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and later as Corporate Actuary/Treasurer for GenAmerica Corporation. Tom’s community service includes serving as president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and as a club member he has focused on fundraising, public relations, and various other projects. Tom has served on numerous nonprofit boards and he is well known throughout the community in Golden and Jefferson County. Tom received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Kathy Jacoby, MBA, Secretary Vice President Marketing and Member Experience, Delta Dental   Kathy Jacoby is the Marketing Director of Delta Dental of Colorado responsible for advertising, public relations, marketing research, product development, corporate and marketing communications. Kathy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Kathy was an Assistant Vice President for 12 years at MetLife where she created and implemented the thought leadership strategy for their employee benefits sales and marketing organizations. Through her government affairs relationships, Kathy partnered with key industry trade associations such as the American Benefits Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute to identify emerging benefits issues impacting businesses now and in the future. Kathy has a BA in Speech Communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

Kathy Jacoby, MBA, Secretary
Vice President Marketing and Member Experience, Delta Dental


Kathy Jacoby is the Marketing Director of Delta Dental of Colorado responsible for advertising, public relations, marketing research, product development, corporate and marketing communications. Kathy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Kathy was an Assistant Vice President for 12 years at MetLife where she created and implemented the thought leadership strategy for their employee benefits sales and marketing organizations. Through her government affairs relationships, Kathy partnered with key industry trade associations such as the American Benefits Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute to identify emerging benefits issues impacting businesses now and in the future. Kathy has a BA in Speech Communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

William F. Deeley, At-Large   A native of Chicago, Il, Bill moved to Denver in 1973 after graduating from the University of Texas and began a career of almost 40 years in the Municipal Bond Industry in 1974. During that time, he specialized in trading, underwriting and sales of Municipal Securities for a number of firms and levels of responsibility culminating in being named Managing Director – Fixed Income Securities for Morgan Keegan and Co. Inc. in Memphis, TN. After retiring in 2012, he and his wife, Jolan, moved to Lake Geneva, WI where he became active in Rotary International while they evaluated various locations for their permanent retirement home, ultimately moving to Genesee in August of 2014. In 2016, Bill joined the Finance Committee of the Genesee Foundation and in 2017 was elected to the Board and named Treasurer. A common theme throughout their marriage has been the enjoyment of viewing and collecting art in various themes which informed his involvement with the Foothills Art Center. Together they enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado, travel and shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays.

William F. Deeley, At-Large

A native of Chicago, Il, Bill moved to Denver in 1973 after graduating from the University of Texas and began a career of almost 40 years in the Municipal Bond Industry in 1974. During that time, he specialized in trading, underwriting and sales of Municipal Securities for a number of firms and levels of responsibility culminating in being named Managing Director – Fixed Income Securities for Morgan Keegan and Co. Inc. in Memphis, TN. After retiring in 2012, he and his wife, Jolan, moved to Lake Geneva, WI where he became active in Rotary International while they evaluated various locations for their permanent retirement home, ultimately moving to Genesee in August of 2014. In 2016, Bill joined the Finance Committee of the Genesee Foundation and in 2017 was elected to the Board and named Treasurer. A common theme throughout their marriage has been the enjoyment of viewing and collecting art in various themes which informed his involvement with the Foothills Art Center. Together they enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado, travel and shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays.

Shelley Devitt Director of Grants and Stewardship, Denver Academy   Shelley is the Director of Grants and Stewardship at Denver Academy. In that capacity she works with foundations and corporate sponsors to bring critical funding to Denver Academy. She most enjoys working on individual grants to help teachers implement great things in their classrooms. Shelley also devotes time to ensuring that grantors and donors see the true impact of a Denver Academy education. Prior to DA, Ms. Devitt spent several years in the database marketing industry and developed an expertise in sales force automation. Ms. Devitt earned her B.A. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University.

Shelley Devitt
Director of Grants and Stewardship, Denver Academy


Shelley is the Director of Grants and Stewardship at Denver Academy. In that capacity she works with foundations and corporate sponsors to bring critical funding to Denver Academy. She most enjoys working on individual grants to help teachers implement great things in their classrooms. Shelley also devotes time to ensuring that grantors and donors see the true impact of a Denver Academy education. Prior to DA, Ms. Devitt spent several years in the database marketing industry and developed an expertise in sales force automation. Ms. Devitt earned her B.A. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University.

Vivienne Douglas Artist and Art Lover   Vivienne was a Senior Executive for a major multi national insurance brokerage and risk management firm. After retirement, she put her time and energy into interests long put on hold, including all things related to the fine arts. She joined art groups, museums, took art classes and developed a whole new appreciation of the visual world around her. Vivienne has been a founding member of the Open Studio group that meets and paints at Foothills. Over the years, her work has been shown at various art exhibits in the area, and any recognition and awards she received must be shared with a cadre of fine art teachers too numerous to mention. Persuaded by the new leadership and mission of the Foothills Art Center, she joined the organization in 2017 as a board member. As a resident of more than 40 years in Golden, she has seen the area grow and diversify, and feels the time is right for Foothills to expand its reach. Vivienne wants to see a mix of families, cultures, community and events come together at Foothills to form a place, not just for art in and of itself, but as a mecca to promote thought, excitement, conversation and sometimes, controversy. She hopes the art experience gained from Foothills Art Center will be relevant to our times, offer a cultural and learning context, and become a catalyst for change.

Vivienne Douglas
Artist and Art Lover

Vivienne was a Senior Executive for a major multi national insurance brokerage and risk management firm. After retirement, she put her time and energy into interests long put on hold, including all things related to the fine arts. She joined art groups, museums, took art classes and developed a whole new appreciation of the visual world around her. Vivienne has been a founding member of the Open Studio group that meets and paints at Foothills. Over the years, her work has been shown at various art exhibits in the area, and any recognition and awards she received must be shared with a cadre of fine art teachers too numerous to mention. Persuaded by the new leadership and mission of the Foothills Art Center, she joined the organization in 2017 as a board member. As a resident of more than 40 years in Golden, she has seen the area grow and diversify, and feels the time is right for Foothills to expand its reach. Vivienne wants to see a mix of families, cultures, community and events come together at Foothills to form a place, not just for art in and of itself, but as a mecca to promote thought, excitement, conversation and sometimes, controversy. She hopes the art experience gained from Foothills Art Center will be relevant to our times, offer a cultural and learning context, and become a catalyst for change.

Nan Dyer Community Leadership   Nan has over three decades of progressive, successful leadership experience. Upon her retirement, she made the decision to dedicate her leadership experience to serving the arts community and looks forward to expanding the access of visual arts in Golden. Nan is a visual arts patron, accomplished pianist,  and has been a performing artist in local community theaters for over four decades. Her professional career includes Chamber of Commerce CEO in Indiana Area Chambers of Commerce, Community Economic Development operations, Policy Analyst with the Indiana Dept. of Commerce Economic Development team, and Executive Director of the Indiana Agricultural Development Corporation. While in Washington State, Nan implemented a partnership program between Boeing and Microsoft and the state’s largest School District and served as a Loaned Executive for the United Way of King County (Washington). Nan retired from the City of Redmond where among other duties she created and managed a citizen volunteer program to staff the first ever Redmond Town Center Police and Fire Community Outreach Station.

Nan Dyer
Community Leadership

Nan has over three decades of progressive, successful leadership experience. Upon her retirement, she made the decision to dedicate her leadership experience to serving the arts community and looks forward to expanding the access of visual arts in Golden. Nan is a visual arts patron, accomplished pianist, and has been a performing artist in local community theaters for over four decades. Her professional career includes Chamber of Commerce CEO in Indiana Area Chambers of Commerce, Community Economic Development operations, Policy Analyst with the Indiana Dept. of Commerce Economic Development team, and Executive Director of the Indiana Agricultural Development Corporation. While in Washington State, Nan implemented a partnership program between Boeing and Microsoft and the state’s largest School District and served as a Loaned Executive for the United Way of King County (Washington). Nan retired from the City of Redmond where among other duties she created and managed a citizen volunteer program to staff the first ever Redmond Town Center Police and Fire Community Outreach Station.