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We are proud to announce that President and CEO Jena Hausmann and Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Michelle Lucero have been announced as 2017 Outstanding Women in Business winners by the Denver Business Journal. Hausmann and Lucero were two of just 13 winners who were selected from more than 250 nominations. Nominees in each category were judged on innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments and community leadership.
Under both Hausmann and Lucero’s leadership, we have emerged as a leading innovator in pediatric medicine. As members of the executive team, they help inspire and guide partners as they conduct leading-edge research and pioneer groundbreaking treatments designed to transform pediatric medicine and eradicate childhood disease. They’ve played an integral role in connecting the pediatric network to the Colorado community and developing meaningful partnerships to expand Children’s Colorado’s reach, bringing top-rated pediatric care closer to kids across the region.
“Jena and Michelle are incredible leaders and advocates for child health regionally and nationally,” said David Biggerstaff, chief operating officer at Children’s Colorado. “They make significant impacts in advancing Children’s Colorado to new heights in the areas of clinical care, research, advocacy and education. Just as importantly, these strong leaders help create a culture of caring with a focus on patients and families and recruiting the best of the best in pediatric care.”
Hausmann, who won in the healthcare category, played a key role in the launch of the Center for Innovation in 2016, which was designed specifically to create a clear path for venture development and commercialization of transformative ideas generated by hospital employees and partners. Hausmann serves as a community leader on a variety of boards, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Forum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Education Committee of the national Children’s Hospital Association Board.
Lucero, who won in the legal category, is the chair of the Board of Trustees for Metropolitan State University of Denver and serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Foundation. Lucero also is actively involved with the Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation, where she provides pro bono legal services to make positive, lasting, foundational changes that are helping women and children on the other side of the world.