2017 All-Star Luncheon Thank You

Thanks to all who joined us for our “Celebrating Wellness” All-Star Luncheon!

February 22, 2017
Marriott City Center | 1701 California St. | Denver, CO 80202


We’re excited to share The Denver Post’s highlight of our recent Celebrating Wellness All Star Luncheon.

Check Out the Denver Post Article Here!

For more information please contact Megan Alexander, Manager of Events and Business Partnerships, at 303.320.5034 or malexander@warrenvillage.org.

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Joan Lunden, 2017 Keynote Speaker

Award Winning Journalist, Motivational Speaker, and Women’s Health & Wellness Advocate

An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women’s health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories.

Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted personalities. She is a special correspondent on the TODAY Show, host of Your Health for CBS. Women interact with her every day about health, wellness, lifestyle tips, family, and boomer information.

In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. An eternal optimist, Lunden wanted to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others. She blogged throughout her cancer treatment and wrote a memoir Had I Known, which documents her battle, and reflects on her life and career. Lunden is a mother of 7 including two sets of pre teens twins. Like many Boomers in America she has juggled being a working mom while caring for an aging parent, and brings this experience to her role as the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom, a company helping caregivers and families find the right care and resources for their loved one.


Michael Benedict | 2017 Corporate Leader Honoree

Mike is a committed trustee and outstanding advocate for Warren Village.  He actively serves on our Development, Corporate Advisory, and Facilities Committees. He inspires his colleagues and friends to support Warren Village. Mike joined Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in 2003 as Director of Strategic Sourcing and later worked as a Six Sigma Sourcing Director. Mike also serves on the board of Colorado Greyhound Adoption. He and his lovely wife, Chris, live in Centennial and have a son Ben and daughter-in-law Misty. He earned a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Healthy Beginnings | 2017 Program Honoree

Healthy Beginnings is a University of Colorado School of Medicine student-run pediatric clinic. The mission is to provide convenient, free healthcare services for Warren Village children, advocate for healthy lifestyles, educate on prevention and safety, and inform parents about primary care physicians. The program launched in 1998 and has been serving Warren Village families for over 18 years. Medical students and residents provide well-child examinations, diagnosis and treatment of routine conditions, and referrals to hospitals or specialists for more complicated conditions.


TaRhonda Thomas | 2017 Luncheon Emcee

9NEWS reporter and anchor, TaRhonda Thomas, will emcee this year’s luncheon.  From breaking news to feature stores, TaRhonda does it all, as a member of the 9NEWS morning show team and the co-anchor of 9NEWS midday shows.  She has been named “Broadcast Journalist of the Year,” by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists. In 2009 she won her first Emmy award for political reporting. And, in the past three years, she’s beaten out journalists from across the country to win five awards from the National Association of Black Journalists.




Luncheon Committee

  • Vincent Atchity, Equitas Foundation
  • Larry Baumgartner, Sundance Solutions LLC
  • Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council
  • Olivia Carlson, Johns Manville
  • Jack Ekstrom
  • Katie M. Goodwin
  • Greg Holm, CBRE
  • Jeff Kachel, Colorado Business Bank
  • Jody Mathie, MD
  • Thomas McClary
  • Carrie Respass, Encana
  • Emilie Robbins, Altria Group Distribution Co.
  • Jodi Rolland, Bank of America
  • Brian Walsh, Catalyst Planning Group
  • Mary A. Wells, Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC