Our Staff Members

One Colorado’s statewide staff works out of offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Durango to effectively advocate for the needs and priorities of LGBT Coloradans all across the state. Field offices are run by regional organizers. Meet the staff:

Dave Montez

Dave Montez

Dave Montez is the Executive Director of One Colorado and One Colorado Education Fund, overseeing the development and strategic advancement of both organizations’ vision and overall mission. Prior to joining the One Colorado team, Dave served as the acting president of GLAAD. During his tenure there – where he also served as Chief of Staff –Read more >>

Daniel Ramos

Daniel Ramos

Daniel Ramos is the Political and Organizing Director, leading One Colorado’s work to mobilize, educate, and engage the LGBT community around important issues. Before taking on this role, Daniel served as Director of Safe & Inclusive Schools, managing our safe schools program. Prior to joining One Colorado, Daniel served as an Organizer for the StonewallRead more >>

Don DeAngelis

Don DeAngelis

Don DeAngelis is the Southern Colorado Field Organizer for One Colorado, coordinating the organization’s efforts and alliances in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the surrounding areas. Originally from Colorado Springs, Don returned to Colorado after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the rainforest of Panama where he organized rural community groups to improve educational and economic opportunities. Prior toRead more >>

Harbandna Singh

Harbandna Singh

Harbandna Singh is the Denver Field Organizer for One Colorado; collaborating with team members, partner organizations, and the community to develop and implement a grassroots plan to educate and organize Colorado communities and allies locally and statewide. Harbandna most recently comes to Colorado from Arizona where she received her bachelor of arts degree in GlobalRead more >>

Heidi Jeanne Hess

Heidi Jeanne Hess

Heidi Jeanne Hess is the Western Slope Field Organizer for One Colorado, coordinating the organization’s grassroots efforts, developing diverse coalitions, and bridging gaps within LGBT communities in Grand Junction and along the Western Slope. Heidi is relatively new to Colorado, having moved to the Western Slope in 2009 from North Dallas, Texas. Born and raisedRead more >>

Jon Monteith

Jon Monteith

Jon Monteith is the Communications Director for One Colorado, leading the organization’s strategic communications, messaging efforts, and online and social media campaigns. Before heading west to join the One Colorado team in March of 2013, Jon served as a speechwriter at the Democratic National Committee during President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. As a member ofRead more >>

Lauren Cikara

Lauren Cikara

Lauren Cikara is the Safe Schools Manager at One Colorado, working to ensure LGBTQ and allied students are safe and respected at school. Lauren has been working with and for students for over 14 years. Most recently, Lauren was an Education Program Specialist for the Responsible Sex Education Institute at Planned Parenthood of the RockyRead more >>

Leo Kattari

Leo Kattari

Leo Kattari is the Health Policy Manager at One Colorado, working to ensure LGBT Coloradans have access to safe, affordable and adequate healthcare. Before joining the team at One Colorado, Leo was the Training and Education Manager at Colorado Youth Matter. In this role, he worked to build communities of askable adults to ensure young peopleRead more >>

Lia Sperandeo

Lia Sperandeo

Lia Sperandeo is One Colorado’s Development and Logistics Manager. Prior to joining One Colorado, Lia worked with Organizing for America, where she helped coordinate phone banks, voter registration drives, and fundraising efforts for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Lia is a Denver native who attended the University of Westminster in London before graduating from the University ofRead more >>

Luke Matney

Luke Matney

Luke Matney is the Southwestern Colorado Field Organizer, working to achieve One Colorado’s goals for Durango,  Telluride, Gunnison, Alamosa, Cortez, Pagosa Springs and all the smaller surrounding communities. He builds diverse coalitions between the LGBTQ community and allied groups in the region, coordinates grassroots efforts and works with local leaders and organizations in what, in manyRead more >>