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Board of Directors

University Hills Neighborhood Association

Donna Wickham


I'm an adjunct professor at both the University of Denver and Colorado Community Colleges online, and I received both my BM and MM degrees at DU. I bought my house in University Hills in 2005 and love living in this neighborhood. Outside of work, I love outdoors activities like climbing and skiing as well as tending the lovely garden of native plants that I've built around my home. I share my home with two awesome rescue kitties named Abbey and Max who came from the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue.


I love that the University Hills neighborhood is a place that regular middle-class folks can still afford to buy a home. I'm very interested in researching ways we can preserve the affordability and friendly vibe of the neighborhood. 

Jazz Instructor, Lamont School of Music

Music Instructor, Colorado Community Colleges Online

Mayor's Pedestrian Advisory Committee, member

ADU's in Denver Focus Group, member



Amy (Hopp) Robinson

Vice President

Amy (Hopp) Robinson was born in Colorado, raised in Michigan, after developing a fondness for the outdoors, wine, and gardening I decided to return to Denver in 2013. I can be found regularly walking the neighborhood and High Line Canal with my Old English Sheepdog; Oliver.


I have been a residential Realtor for nearly a decade in Metro Denver, I got my start in real estate by mentoring under one of Denver’s largest fix and flip investors. After a season of learning that aspect of the business I transitioned into working on large scale new construction projects and helped design, execute and sell Denver’s first sustainable living development in the RiNo Art District.


My years of experience in real estate have provided me with invaluable insights into why and how to maintain the health of local communities and neighborhoods and the common errors that exist which threaten them.


I plan to provide knowledge and guidance on various areas of real estate such as: Single family, Multi-family, Zoning, ADU’s, as well as on macro and micro market conditions. Additionally, I hope to provide a vision for how University Hills can grow into a community of genuine neighbors.

Broker/Owner of Cannon Collective Real Estate

Lisa Zinn


Lisa Zinn is a rare native Denverite and has lived in Southeast Denver all of her life. She is a product of Denver Public Schools (Manual Thunderbolt Class of '82). She has two sons, a daughter-in-law and 2 granddaughters. Lisa is an Early Childhood Educator and teaches at Bradley International Elementary School and has been there for the past 25 years. She is very active in the Bradley community. Lisa is the only UHNA board member that has sat on the UHNA board every year since its inception in 2004. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling when possible, Pickleball, volunteer work, movies, cooking, and gardening. 



Laura Mersmann

Events chair

I moved to Denver from Kansas City with my husband, Michael, in the Spring of 2012 due to a transfer in Michael's job. We fell in love with the city and even though the transfer was to be temporary, decided to make Denver and University Hills our permanent home. Since that move in 2012, we have added a labradoodle (Oscar), a daughter (Ellie), and most recently a son (Dominic) to the family. On a daily basis, I'm an electrical engineer for Burns & McDonnell and in my spare time you'll catch me reading a new book or spending our time outdoors together as a family taking advantage of what our neighborhood and surrounding area have to offer.

Burns & McDonnell, Sr. Electrical  Engineer
University Hills Neighborhood Association, Treasurer
Bradley PTO, Chair
Bradley International CSC,
Girls Inc of Metro Denver, Board of Directors


Kathy Corbett

History Chair

Kathy Corbett served an earlier term on the board about eight years ago and is happy to return. A
professional architectural historian, she works in the field of historic preservation, both as owner of the
consulting firm, Corbett AHS, Inc., and as a senior planner for the City and County of Denver’s
Landmarks division. She and her wife have been University Hills residents for twenty years, and Kathy
has been a Denverite for almost forty years. While much has changed in University Hills in the time she’s
lived here, the most important things—the sense of community and the feeling of being surrounded by
good neighbors—have stayed the same.


David Mindock

 Senior Outreach & sustainability Chair

David Mindock has lived in University Hills for 35 years. He enjoys walking along the High Line Canal and has a deep appreciation for Eisenhower Park and open space in our city. He recently retired after a career teaching ESL and English, the last 28 years at DU. Dave still teaches ESL two days a week at the English Learning Center, a non-profit school. He is interested in getting senior citizens and non-profits involved in neighborhood activities. Dave focuses on non-profits like the High Line Canal Conservancy and public sector organizations, like the Ross University Library and the Denver Fire Department. His short term vision involves increasing recycling in Eisenhower Park and other areas and getting more senior citizens involved in the U-Hills Neighborhood Association. Dave's long term vision is to create more open space in our U-Hills community.

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