National Jewish Health Welcomes Five New Board Members

FEBRUARY 14, 2019

DENVER — National Jewish Health is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors. Ross Chotin, Brad Farber, Daniel Feiner, Robin Hickenlooper and Bonnie Mandarich have begun their new roles with National Jewish Health.

“We are honored to have these five tremendous people join our leadership team,” said Rich Baer, Chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors. “They bring diverse experience, expertise and deep commitment to our institution. Their advice and guidance as board members will be invaluable to the ongoing success of National Jewish Health.”

Ross Chotin is Vice President of Real Estate for The Chotin Group. In addition to his leadership of the group’s real estate initiatives and acquisitions, Chotin serves on the Investment and Management Committees. He also is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the company's portfolios and assists in business development. The Chotin Group has supported National Jewish Health for more than 30 years.

Brad Farber is Co-Founder and Principal of Elevation Development Group, a real estate investment and development firm based in Denver. Previously, he was an attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Denver focusing on the acquisition, financing, disposition, leasing and development of various real estate assets. Farber also worked as an attorney for a national law firm in Washington D.C. doing securities litigation.

Daniel Feiner is President of Feiner Enterprises, a private family office concentrated on direct real estate investments and advisory services to the real estate industry. He was previously Vice President of Miller Frishman Group, and has also worked for AIG Global Investment Group and Forest City Development. Feiner and his wife Angela were founding co-chairs of the National Jewish Health 5280 AIR Society for young leadership, and have been very involved in the Denver philanthropic community. He is a graduate of UCLA and has two children, Sebastian and JJ.

Robin Hickenlooper is a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Liberty Media. In her role, Hickenlooper is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in the media, technology and eCommerce arenas, oversight of Liberty portfolio companies and assisting in the business development efforts of the portfolio companies. In addition, she serves on the board of directors for FTD, Inc. and Chipotle Mexican Grill. Hickenlooper received her BA from Duke University with a major in public policy and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Bonnie Mandarich has been involved with charitable and non-profit organizations for over 30 years in the Denver area. She began her 20 year career in the Oil and Gas Industry as a Petroleum Landman, acquiring mineral rights for Oil and Gas Exploration activities. Mandarich then later became involved in the Real Estate Industry in the Boulder and Denver area for over 10 years. National Jewish Health has been a focal point of her volunteer efforts. She was a founding member of “inSPAration”, an event first held in 2003 to raise funds for fighting diseases that affect women. In 2013, Mandarich was the Fund-A-Need Ambassador for the Beaux Arts Ball. In 2017, she was a co-chair of the inaugural “Rev the Runway Fashion Show”. In 2018, she was an honorary Chair of the event.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 124 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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