Professional Relations Staff
Hometown: Saint Joseph, MI
Susan Dearing-Bond is a Certified FundRaising Executive (CFRE) with over 25 years experience in non-profit management and economic development throughout Colorado and Southwest Michigan. She is responsible for leading and strengthening CeDAR’s comprehensive fundraising program in support of the organization’s mission and goals. She is an active member with the national/international Association of Fundraising Professionals as well as the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. Susan is a graduate of Western Michigan University and has participated in the University of Colorado’s Executive Development in Residence program and the University of Notre Dame’s Organizational Management program.
Allison Harden received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree at Denver University in Philanthropic Leadership. Ms. Harden began her addiction recovery in 1987 for alcoholism and is passionate about the recovery process and the 12‐Step program of recovery. She currently represents CeDAR in a Community Outreach role and works to help people gain our specialized treatment services. Through her recovery community organization, Beyond Betty, she also facilitates her 12‐Step experience training for healthcare professionals and the general public. Ms. Harden is passionate about supporting children impacted by addiction and was instrumental in launching the Betty Ford Center Colorado Children’s Program.
Hometown: Commerce City, CO
Veronica Booz has worked at University of Colorado Hospital for over 15 years and has received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from the University of Colorado Denver. Ms. Booz manages CeDAR's website and other in-house design projects. She enjoys working at CeDAR because it is an environment that nurtures self‐improvement and caring.