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Amanda Guerrero

Project Administrator,
Southeast Colorado

Amanda was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo., where she co-owns a yoga studio (having taught yoga for 10 years) and remains an active community member. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a M.Sc. in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado Denver School of Business. Amanda previously worked in energy and commodity trading, but left to pursue a life dedicated to community and holding space for others.

Monica Hernandez

Community Partner,
Southeast Colorado

Monica brings a state government and nonprofit lens along with over a decade of experience working with volunteers, youth and marginalized communities. She has coached various community groups and organizations across the state to promote health equity and collaboration on community issues to meet shared goals. Monica is Pueblo proud and in her spare time, she finds self-care by working out, cooking new recipes, going on camping adventures and spending quality time with her family.

Duane L. Gurulé

Community Organizer,
Southeast Colorado

Duane and his family live in Rocky Ford, Colo. He has a passion for helping low-income communities, stemming from first-hand experience growing up facing many of the barriers and inequities that historically disenfranchise low-income populations. He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Metropolitan State University in Denver, and his background in the IT industry have helped him develop a vision of promoting health equity in rural areas by leveraging the same technology that has driven Colorado’s growth along the Front Range.

Sol Tafoya

Community Organizer,
Southeast Colorado

Sol has lived in Pueblo for the past 15 years and was born and raised in Los Angeles. She holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in mass communications with a public relations emphasis and the other in Spanish. Sol brings her passion for organizing, social justice and racial equity; she has 10 years of experience in the government sector. Sol enjoys running, gardening, frothy lattes and empowering young women. She has two children and a dog named Esteban.