Meet the Staff


Meet the Brent's Place Staff!


Sean MeyerhofferSean Meyerhoffer Executive Director, Brent Eley FoundationSean Meyerhoffer


Sean joined Brent’s Place in 2010, after more than five years at the American Cancer Society. During his time at the American Cancer Society, Sean served as a Community Relationship Manager in Denver and as Distinguished Events Director for the 12 State Great West Division. Sean holds degrees in International Business and Communications from The University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a Masters in Public Administration with focus on nonprofit management. In his time at Brent’s Place, Sean has worked with the Board of Directors and staff to reshape the organization and position it for future success. To this end, Sean and his talented team have taken steps to continue the growth of support programs and fundraising in an effort to serve all of those in need of our services.

Allen Browning, Family Services DirectorAllen Browning Family Services DirectorAllen Browning

Family Services Director

Allen became a member of the Brent’s Place team in January of 2010. Allen has a varied background in nonprofit management and volunteer direction. He holds a B.S. in Music Management from the University of Evansville and a M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University. His experience working in volunteer management and development at an HIV/AIDS clinic gave Allen the passion to help patients and their families in times of crisis as well as helping others fulfill their desire to give back through volunteer service. During his time at Brent’s Place, Allen’s dedication to our families and willingness to go above and beyond has been remarkable. Thanks to Allen’s efforts, our programs have grown to serve more families and provide more support than at any other time in our history. Whether he is organizing an outing, helping with homework, or coordinating a new family’s arrival, Allen does whatever it takes to make our families comfortable during their stay at Brent’s Place.

Picture on the wayMaggi Fitzpatrick Family Services ManagerMaggi Fitzpatrick

Family Services Manager

Maggi works closely with families living at Brent's Place to provide impactful programming and daily support services.  She joins the Brent's Place team to help expand services as we double the number of families with the opening of the new Brent's Place facility.

Kid Pic on its wayAnne-(2).jpgRebekah Wells

Development Director

Rebekah recently moved to Denver from her hometown of Kansas City.  Prior to joining Brent’s Place as our Development Director, Rebekah worked at the Mid-America Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for nearly ten years in a variety of roles including event planning, grant-writing and donor cultivation.  Most recently she served as a Development Manager working with with donors to accomplish their charitable giving goals.  Rebekah holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University.  She is excited to continue her work supporting families touched by cancer and looks forward to working with staff, donors and volunteers to help Brent's Place continue its growth.

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AnnieAt4sm.jpgAnnie2017sm.jpgAnnie Thompson

Development Manager

Annie joined Brent's Place in 2017 as Development Manager to assist growing revenue needs with the expansion into our second building. Her passion for nonprofit causes and interest in fundraising developed during her AmeriCorps service. After two AmeriCorps terms, she attended graduate school at Indiana University, graduating with her Master of Public Affairs degree in 2015. She then launched her nonprofit development career at Invest in Kids in her dream city of Denver. In her previous role, Annie managed fundraising events and appeals, started a young professionals group, and created a mid-level donor program. She is excited about building on her experience at Brent's Place where she can continue to serve children and families in need.

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Lauren2sm.jpgLauren2017sm.jpgLauren Ellison

Development Associate

Lauren moved to Denver in 2015 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a dual Bachelor's in Sociology and International Relations. Through her varied leadership roles with UI Dance Marathon, Lauren worked closely with pediatric oncology patients and their families to help alleviate some of the stresses during their battle with cancer. Lauren joined the Brent's Place staff in June, and is excited to take on the challenge of managing our events and working closely with families, donors, and volunteers.

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Cassie kid picBecky Selig Family Services ManagerCassie Davis

Program Coordinator

Cassie instantly fell in love with Brent's Place the first time she had the chance to visit during a stop in Denver with Texas 4000. Two and a half years after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Cassie jumped at the chance to move to Denver and start getting involved with Brent's Place. After interning with the Brent's Place development team for 6 months, Cassie was thrilled to have the chance to begin working part time on the Brent's Place programs team as a Family Engagement Assistant. She looks forward to getting to continue to help support the past and current Brent's Place families. 

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Family Benefits and Revenue Coordinator


Marilynn assists families staying at Brent’s Place with accessing insurance benefits and untapped avenues of support.


Devin kid picDevin  Volunteer CoordinatorDevin Traxler

Volunteer Coordinator

Devin was born in Ohio, raised in Indiana, and moved to Colorado in the summer of 2014.  She earned a Bachelors in Psychology from Indiana University, and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Denver. Through her time serving with organizations such as the Special Olympics and Denver Public Schools, Devin has grown passionate about social justice and making the world a better place, one step at a time.  After completing an internship at Brent's Place in 2016, Devin was excited to join the Brent's Place staff as our first full time Volunteer Coordinator and is looking forward to working closely with the amazing Brent's Place volunteers.

C. Fabian Jimenez House Operations ManagerC. Fabian Jimenez House Operations ManagerC. Fabian Jimenez

House Operations Manager

Fabian joined Brent's Place in 2010 after 19 years as the Operations Manager at Karl's Dairy/Wholeome Milk Products. Fabian is responsible for every aspect of our facility operations and works closely with our program staff to ensure that we provide the Safe-Clean environment that our families need. Fabian's broad range of skills makes him the go-to person to keep Brent's Place running smoothly and in accordance with our Safe-Clean environment standards. As a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, Fabian understands what our families are facing each day and he is dedicated to making our families' journey as comfortable as possible. His personal and professional experiences make him uniquely suited for the work of supporting Brent's Place families with compassion and understanding.

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FelixAt5sm.jpgFelix2017sm.jpgFelix Saquimux

Building Operations Coordinator

Felix joined Brent's Place in 2017 as a full-time staff member. Prior to joining the Brent's Place staff, Felix served at Brent's Place on a contract basis for more than two years. In his current role, Felix helps to maintain the Safe-Clean guidelines that are vital to helping immune compromised patients heal. 

Emily Roembach-Clark Grants Coordinator EmilyEmily Roembach-Clark

Grants Manager

Emily holds a degree in psychology from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Emily began volunteering at Brent's Place in 2009 when her interest in medicine and family support was sparked after caring for a pediatric cancer patient. She joined the Brent’s Place team as an intern in the summer of 2010 and jumped more deeply into our daily efforts to support resident families. Soon after her internship ended, we convinced Emily to take on a part-time position as our Grants Coordinator. In this role, Emily has worked with our development team to dramatically improve our grant program, resulting in a steady increase in grant funding for our programs and services.

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AnneAt1sm.jpgAnne2017sm-(2).jpgAnne Petrucci

Executive Assistant

Anne and her family have recently returned to Colorado after being away for fourteen years.  During that time, Anne had been working with elementary school students.  After volunteering in support of the cancer community on behalf of friends and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as well as experiencing cancer within her family, she is looking forward to continuing the opportunity to work with children and their families in a new capacity at Brent's Place.  Her previous office experience, organizational skills and desire to help others will ultimately further our mission in providing comfort to the families of Brent's Place. 

 Mary Kamau Overnight Monitor MaryMary Kamau

Overnight Monitor

Mary is originally from Kenya and moved to the United States in 1996. Mary has worked for the American Cancer Society(ACS) for seven years and joined Brent’s Place as our Overnight Monitor in 2010. In her role as an Administrative Assistant at ACS she supervises volunteers and works closely with patients and families looking for services. She also worked in the home health care industry as a certified nurse’s assistant for three years. Mary is easy-going, compassionate, patient, loving, and thoughtful. She is easily accessible and ready to help our families at any time and has allowed Brent’s Place to provide support 24 hours a day.

Dona baby pictureDona Walker PictureDona Walker


The next time you call or visit Brent's Place you will most likely have the opportunity to meet Dona. This new position will help us expand our guest relations and hospitality as we grow in size as well as assist with administrative needs. 

Barb babyJohnBarb Heverly


A Colorado native, Barb graduated from CU Boulder (Bachelor’s in Business/Accounting) and Regis University (Masters in Nonprofit Management). As a Certified Public Accountant, Barb helps keep Brent’s Place running effectively.  Her diverse professional experience includes leadership roles with domestic and international non-profit and for-profit organizations in the areas of accounting, finance, personnel, and operations.

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Senior Accountant

Tracey was born and raised in Ohio, studied accounting in Cincinnati, lived in Chicago for 17 years, graduated from DePaul University with a degree Management with a focus in nonprofit, and now calls Colorado home. She has over 20 years of accounting experience. Her role at Brent’s Place includes day-to-day bookkeeping, monthly financial reporting, and assisting with annual budgets. She is thrilled to be working for such a great cause!

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