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CFA Foundation Staff

CFA Staff

Debbie Chaves

Debbie Chaves

Executive Director

“Family DOES Matter!” – I believe safeguarding God’s design for the family will help secure our future. As the mom of seven children and wife for 29 years, I have worked as Executive Director since 2014 making my Christian values reality in state and local government. With 16 years of experience in political leadership and campaign work, I saw a need for Christians to step into roles that will influence society and public policy. I now help develop strategy, sponsor outreach events and speak on the importance of life, religious freedom and traditional family values.

Rigoberto (Rigo) Mendez

Rigoberto (Rigo) Mendez

Hispanic Director

I attest that my life was forever changed when I embarked upon a profession as an educator. I obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Ashford University and I have been blessed to receive the “Goodwill Ambassador Award,” recognized by the United Nations.

I serve as the Hispanic Director for Colorado Family Action and CFA Foundation and strive to defend life and family (La Familia) values in all that I do. I believe speaking and teaching Kingdom principles, while influencing society and public policy, is what will make family values a reality in the public square.

Barb Monark

Barb Monark

Executive Assistant

“Everybody is a teacher – and everybody is a student” – Previously, I was a teacher at St. Thomas More in Centennial. I began working with CFA and CFAF in 2012. My job was “recruiting” volunteers and educating voters. That job wasn’t so far from what I did in my past career – I was teaching citizens the importance of being involved. I believe we all have a lot to offer others, whether it be as simple as kindness or complex as our experience or knowledge. I believe we have a lot to learn from others… I have two adult children and have been married for 31 years…I know first hand how special family is.

Lauren Butler

Lauren Butler

Research Assistant

“Millennials can make a difference given the right tools and the opportunity to be heard.” I currently attend Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and am studying Political Science and History.  I have seen first-hand the potential in my generation to make a difference.  But I’m also witness to the  effects that a “watered down” education system has had on society. I am a passionate fighter for truth and as such, I feel so blessed to be able to take that passion and apply it in my work with CFA Foundation.  The opportunity I have to defend my values by influencing policy and culture is something everyone should experience.  CFA Foundation helps to make that possible on so many levels.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

A Great Team of People

Mark Cowart

Craig Saeman

Rich Todd

Pedro Gonzalez

Calivin Johnson

Doug Stimple

George Lentz