Our leadership team has been instrumental in the creation and perseverance of Smart Colorado.
Our efforts have been supported by many; including the efforts of countless doctors, educators, law enforcement members, and business leaders throughout Colorado. Most importantly, our many volunteers have contributed by raising awareness and leading the effort to protect the public health and safety of Colorado youth surrounding this issue.


LEADERSHIP TEAM

Diane Carlson

FOUNDER

Diane has participated in all aspects of the education, policy and regulatory making process, since Smart Colorado formed. Appointed by the Governor, Diane has served on the statewide marijuana education committee for over three years now. She remains a trusted information source for policy makers, media, youth, parents and community members.   She and the organization […]

Henny Lasley

Executive Director

Henny Lasley, is one of the co-founders of Smart Colorado. Founded in 2013, Smart Colorado is the only citizen led non-profit, non-partisan organization focused solely on protecting the public health and safety of Colorado youth as marijuana is commercialized and increasingly available. Smart Colorado provides information to policy makers, parents and adults, educators, youth-serving organizations […]

Rachel O’Bryan

CoFounder

Attorney Rachel O’Bryan, a graduate of University of Michigan School of Law, has been involved in Colorado’s historic recreational marijuana legislative and regulatory process since 2013. She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper’s office to serve on a subcommittee of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force to provide a voice of citizens, including community and […]

Gina Carbone

Gina Carbone is a co-founder of Smart Colorado, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting youth from marijuana. Appointed to serve on state and local task force panels, Carbone is a leading advocate for tighter regulations on marijuana policies, especially when it comes to commercialization and potency. She is a strong supporter of more education and […]

Julie Dreifaldt

Donor Relations and Special Events Coordinator

Julie Dreifaldt joined Smart Colorado as the Donor Relations and Special Events Coordinator in April 2018. Smart CO is a citizen-led, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that formed after marijuana was legalized for adult use. Smart Colorado’s sole focus is to minimize unintended consequences for Colorado kids, as marijuana is increasingly commercialized and available. The organization has […]

Doug Robinson

Chairman

Doug is co-founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Smart Colorado. He is actively involved in the community, starting three non-profits and most recently running for governor of Colorado in 2018. Professionally Doug spent 27 years working as an investment banker, specifically in the technology sector. He co-founded St Charles Capital, which grew to […]

Advisory Counsil

  • Doug Robinson – Chairman, Smart Colorado–Managing Partner Dry Fly Capital, former candidate for Governor
  • Jill Anschutz - Anschutz Foundation Board member; Community Leader, Denver
  • Celeste Archer – Executive Director, Colorado Student Leaders Institut
  • Wil Armstrong – Principal Three Tree Capital, Board of Trustees Colorado Christian University
  • Linda Brown – Board Member, 5280 High School; Community Leader,Denver
  • Gina Carbone – Co-founder, Smart Colorado
  • Diane Carlson – Co-founder, Smart Colorado; National Policy Director, CO Marijuana Education Committee
  • Wendi Chamberlain – Community Leader, Registered Nurse, Golden
  • Hailey Dennis – CU Denver Student; Student Leader
  • Mike Feeley, J.D. – Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck, former Colorado State Senator
  • John Faught – CEO and President, Kempe Foundation
  • Dr. Ken Finn – Physician and Owner, Springs Rehabilitation, PC
  • Dr. Jeff Hanson – Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group
  • Ted Harms – Community Leader, Denver
  • Henny Lasley – Co-founder and Executive Director, Smart Colorado
  • Dr. Melissa Larson – Partner USAP; Board Certified General and Pediatric Anesthesiologist
  • Nicole McCall - CoFounder and CTO of FieldGuide IT
  • Paula McPheeters – Community Leader, Pueblo
  • Doug Morton – Former CEO and Chairman Sports Authority
  • Rachel O’Bryan, J.D – Co-founder, author and policy advisor, Smart Colorado
  • Dr. Lorrie Odom – Retired Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, private practice
  • Scott Pann – Senior VP, UBS Financial Services
  • Sue Sharkey – Chair, University of Colorado Board of Regents
  • Ge’swan Swanson – CU Denver Student; Student Leader
  • Anna Weaver-Hayes – Executive Director, Colorado Psychiatric Society
  • Dr. Marie Whiteside – Pediatrician and Community Leader, Denver