Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Colorado Elects Three New Members to Hospital Board of Directors, Elects New Chair

Children's Hospital Colorado | September 26, 2018
Four people's headshots are compiled into one image, side by side.

From left to right, Soledad DeLeon Hurst, Megan Fearnow, Barth Witham, Jenn True. Not pictured is Jack Wold.

Children’s Colorado has elected Soledad DeLeon Hurst, Meagan Fearnow and John “Jack” Wold to its board of directors, and current board member Barth Whitham has been elected board chair. The members of the Children’s Colorado board of directors play an important role in developing strategy and guiding the hospital as it helps to improve the health of children across the state, throughout the Rocky Mountain region and across the country.

Barth Whitham, newly elected board chair

Whitham has been a Children’s Colorado board member since 2013. His primary focus as a board member has been in helping fuel the hospital’s growth and providing the best care to patients closer to home. Whitham is CEO of energy infrastructure company Enduring Resources, and he has served in a number of senior leadership positions over the course of his career, including as a director at Ensign Energy Services, Intrepid Potash Corp., and the National Western Stock Show Association. He also is chairman of the board of Jonah Energy and a trustee of Regis University.

New board members bring a breadth of experience

The three new board members who will be joining Whitham and his board colleagues bring decades of experience in the legal, education, investment banking, marketing and energy industries.

  • Soledad DeLeon Hurst is graduate of Yale Law School who has been an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and an investment banker at Allen & Company. She currently serves as a community volunteer while raising her two children. Hurst chairs the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Country Day School and serves on the Aspen Community Foundation Board of Directors, and the board of trustees of Theater Aspen. She previously served as the board Chair of FINCA, and is a past board member for the Vanguard Advisory Board, Aspen Institute, the Roundabout Theater and The Buddy Program, a local organization in Aspen that provides mentoring, counseling and scholarship support for children in the Roaring Fork Valley.
  • Meagan Fearnow has more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale advertising and marketing accounts for some of the most recognizable global brands. Fearnow also is a board member of The Salah Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations in the United States that strengthen families and communities while advancing individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. She also serves on the board of directors of Judi’s House.
  • John “Jack” Wold is the CEO of Wold Energy Partners and president of Wold Oil Properties, LLC.  A geologist by training, Wold has served as president of the Wyoming Geological Association, president of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Geologists, a director of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, and the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States (IPAMS).

“We are honored to have Soledad, Meagan and Jack bring their expertise and experience to the Children’s Colorado board of directors. We look forward to their guidance and support as we continue to establish Children’s Colorado as one of the world’s most respected pediatric healthcare systems,” said Jena Hausmann, president & CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado. “We are also very fortunate to have Barth Whitham leading the board. His experience and drive have been invaluable in helping us achieve so many of our recent successes.”

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Elects Jenn True as Trustee 

The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation has elected Jenn True as a member of its Board of Trustees. True is an executive with the True Companies in Casper, Wyo., and she is an active volunteer and philanthropic supporter of nonprofits in her community. True is a past chair of the Nicolaysen Art Museum Board of Directors and currently serves on the board of directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Wyoming and the Casper Downtown Development Authority.