Board of Directors

kent-moe Kent Moe, Executive Director Experience. Kent Moe has worked with Rite of Passage since the organization was founded in 1984.  He is also now serving as the Executive Director of Friends for Youth. Kent has been recognized by the State of Colorado with the “Best Practice Award” for developing intense Transition and Aftercare Programming.  As the Director of Program Development, Mr. Moe is in charge of Rite of Passage’s non-residential initiatives.  Mr. Moe is also the organization’s leader in developing, training and implementing evidence-based practices including the Positive Achievement Change Tool, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Moral Recognition Therapy. Mr. Moe attended Sierra Nevada College where he majored in Psychology with an emphasis on High Risk Youth Studies and completed post graduate certificates at University of Nevada, Reno in Human Resources and Non-Profit Management.
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Karl Bruce, Chair

Owner and President, KLB Consulting
Resident of Lone Tree, Colorado

Over thirty-six years of experience in integrated information systems to help organizations become more successful and competitive in their markets; Community Advisory Board Member for Rite of Passage (ROP)/Ridgeview Academy; Mentor in the Success Journey Program

 john-green John Greene, Vice Chair

Retired Oil and Gas Geoscientist/Executive
Resident of Silverthorne, Colorado

Over forty years of experience executive leadership, organizational management, and financial management Community Advisory Board of Ridge View Academy; Member of Ridge View Academy Mentoring Committee

 tom-warren Tom Warren, Member at Large

Organizational Development Consultant
Resident of Aurora, Colorado

Over 28 years working in the Petrolium Industry and as an Organizational Development Consultant

 

 pete-webb Pete Webb

Webb Strategic Communications, Principal

In strategic communications/public relations business 32 years, 28 years owning own business

B.A. Sociology, Seattle University, 1968 B.A.

Sally Ann Warren, Board Member at Large

Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX Alliance

Resident of Littleton, Colorado
Experience in Business Management, Business Organization, Marketing, Restaurant Development and Commercial/Residential Real Estate Investments.Sally’s dedication and heart for our youth is her lifetime passion.

Carolyn Jenkins-Bower, Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer Rite of Passage

Ms. Jenkins-Bower holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Ms. Jenkins-Bower has over twenty years of experience in Finance, including: finance banking, manufacturing and hospitals.  As the CFO, Ms. Jenkins-Bower oversees the Finance, MIS, Purchasing and Human Resources Department.

 

  Sgt. Paul Poole: Member at LargeSergeant Paul Poole is presently a 36 year veteran of the City of Aurora’s Police Department, presently assigned to the “Community Resource Section’s School Resource Officer Unit” (SRO Unit) as a supervisor of SRO Team 1.  He has also supervised officers in the department’s “Metro Division,” “Recruiting & Background Investigations Unit,” “Field Training & Evaluation Program.”  He has also been a member/officer of the department’s “SRO Unit,” “FTEP Unit,” “Gang Intervention Unit” & “Police Area Representative Unit” all prior to working “Patrol” early in his career.  Presently affiliated with the Boettcher Aurora Boys & Girls Club providing life skills instruction. Poole has also worked as a “Private Training Consultant,” “Assistant High School Football Coach,” “Adjunct College Faculty Member,” “KHOW Radio Co-host (Behind The Badge),” “Director-Five Points Eastside Action Center,” “Program Administrator-D.O. Youth Corrections Program,” “Supervisor-Community Group Homes, Inc.” & “Youth Counselor-Community Group Homes, Inc.”  Poole is married to his wife, Patty both having reared 3 adult sons.
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F. Jerald (Jerry) Adamek, Member Emeritus
FNF Associates, Inc., President/Consultant
Colorado Division of Youth Corrections, Director EmeritusDenver Resident – Colorado NativeB.A. from Regis University
M.C.J. from University of Colorado

Began Juvenile Justice career as Teacher, Counselor, Administrator and Consultant in 1966.

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