Denise and Warren Cohen

Denise and Warren Cohen are volunteer leaders among numerous nonprofits in Colorado, as well as active members of the business community. Denise is an interior designer. She has served several years on the National Jewish Health board of trustees and is a former board member of Theater Aspen.

Warren is a third generation Coloradan, and he based his banking and real estate career in Denver. He is currently on the board of National Jewish Health. Warren has also served on the boards of the Allied Jewish Federation, Herzl Jewish Day School, Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy, as co-chair of the Rose Hospital Professional Advisory Board, co-chair of the board of directors of the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, and board president emeritus of Denver Jewish Community Center where he served many years as board president.

Denise and Warren are proud of the successes of their three children Max, Dan and Emily and enjoy their three grandchildren Sienna, Robby and Conrad, all of whom reside in Denver.



Jan and John Sarpa

Jan and John Sarpa have been very involved with and committed to the Aspen community for more than 26 years. They have been supporters of Bella Sera and their family has been grateful patients of National Jewish Health for many of those years.

Together they have supported many organizations, and John has served as board member or fundraising auctioneer of multiple others. A few of those organization are: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation (John currently chairs), The Aspen Institute, Theater Aspen, Jazz Aspen, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Bridging Bionics, Shining Stars, Roaring Fork Leadership and the Valley Health Alliance. 

John has been a successful real estate developer in the Aspen community, throughout the United States and internationally with over $2 billion of projects. Locally, those include the redevelopment of The Aspen Institute campus, the St. Regis hotel, the Residences at Little Nell and W Aspen hotel. 

Jan has had an active psychotherapy practice for over 40 years serving the mental health needs of citizens of all ages in the Aspen community and nationally. Her community service includes hosting a four-year TV program for Susan G. Komen®, serving as co-president of the Aspen Education Foundation, and as a board member for Youth Guidance at Aspen High School, Theater Masters and The Youth Center.

Jan and John are very proud of their daughter Emily who began her career as a music talent buyer at Belly Up and is now working her trade in New York City.