Board of Directors

Gina Coufal
Executive Director of FRIENDS of Broomfield

Ms. Coufal is the founder of FRIENDS of Broomfield and past President of the Board of Directors. Before spearheading FRIENDS, in response to her son Joshua’s multiple disabilities, she was instrumental in initiating Special Olympics, Therapeutic Recreation, and served as the Disability Representative on the first Human Services Advisory Board during the establishment of the new Broomfield County. She worked for years in Deaf and Special Education in both Adams 12 and Boulder Valley School Districts. She continues to work tirelessly for individuals with developmental disabilities, ensuring they will have person centered support, choice, control and opportunity.

Tim Hynek
Senior Account Manager of Eli Lilly & Co (retired)

Mr. Hynek served as Senior Account Manager at Eli Lilly and Company, managing major account relationships. He worked with multiple State Medicaid Agencies, Regional HMOs and partnerships in the health care arena. He served on the initial Colorado Medicaid Formulary Committee. Tim decided to apply to the FRIENDS Board after seeing the role it played in strengthening the fabric of the community and its necessity in the DD population.

Mike Black
President of Advanced TelCom Group (retired)

Mr. Black served 25 years in the telephone business, starting as an installer. His hard work and dedication allowed him to work up through the ranks as salesman, Manager, Director, VP, then Executive VP of Operations, eventually to President and COO. He now dedicates his time to running his own personal finance business. Mike has sat on many boards and participated in numerous civic councils, and naturally jumped at a colleague’s invitation to apply.

Ty Fouchey
HR for General Motors (retired)

Mr. Fouchey, in his 35 years with General Motors, was Personnel Director at 2 manufacturing plants, supported corporate and divisional finance staff, as well as engineering and aftermarket staff. After seeing the benefits that his daughter, Beth, received from participating in the FRIENDS day program, Ty graciously agreed to lend his HR expertise and his compassion as Secretary on FRIENDS of Broomfield’s Board of Directors.

Carl Baranowski

Mr. Baranowski is Associate General Counsel for SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care system that operates hospitals, ambulatory practices, home health care, hospice, behavioral healthcare and safety net clinics in four western states. Carl’s youngest child has multiple disabilities, so Carl was immediately interested in the opportunity to serve in FRIENDS’ mission to the DD population.

Melinda Brewer
Board Member


Melinda is a native of Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1989 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She started her career in 1989 as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP. After 3½ years as an auditor, she transferred to the tax department where she specialized in tax compliance for not-for-profit organizations, large corporations with multistate tax filings, and partnerships.
After 15 years with Ernst & Young, Melinda joined Marrs, Sevier and Company LLC. Marrs, Sevier is a local CPA firm located in Lakewood, Colorado. Melinda has been with Marrs, Sevier and Company for 12 years and in 2015 became a partner. She is a member of the Colorado Society of CPA’s and the AICPA.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown boys enjoying the Colorado outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing are some of her favorite interests outside the office.

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