Senior Management Team

David Henninger
Executive Director

David E. Henninger has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1973, as a co-founder and executive director of Bayaud Enterprises, Inc., which has been in operation since May of 1969 first as a program of the State of Colorado and then incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1972. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the School of Business at the University of San Francisco and pursued doctoral studies in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management at the University of Colorado/Denver. He has served as a Board member of numerous nonprofit organizations including: Mental Health Assoc. of Colo. (includes being Board Chair twice), The Legal Center (Serving People With Disabilities) (includes being Board Chair), Center for Nonprofit Excellence (includes being Board Chair), Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations (CANPO – now known as the Colorado Nonprofit Association) (includes being on the founding Board), and several others. For the past 19 plus years, Mr. Henninger has served as an affiliate faculty member in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He has facilitated courses in History, Theory, and Future of Nonprofit Organizations; Governance of Nonprofits/Organizational Change; Leadership; and Critical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations. He has been a featured speaker at various association meetings and has received numerous honors and recognition as a passionate advocate for the nonprofit sector.

 

Dani Harris
Director of Federal Contracts

Dani Harris joined Bayaud Enterprises in 2002. She currently serves as a Manager of Bayaud’s Federal Contracts. She also oversees the Benefit and Resource Navigation Department. Dani graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business from Metropolitan State University. She also completed her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.

Scott Kerr
Director of Employment & Opportunity Center

Mr. Kerr has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 2009.  Scott joined Bayaud Enterprises after completing graduate work at the Iliff School of Theology.  With his team, Scott strives to bring a holistic approach to ending the poverty cycle with individuals and families by providing comprehensive employment services, while also investing in leadership development opportunities for participants.

Sue Richardson
Director of Employment & Opportunity Center

Ms. Richardson has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 1987 and is a Certified Vocational Evaluator. Sue holds a Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She serves as an active member of the Colorado State Rehabilitation Council.  Sue strives to maintain Bayaud’s focus on participant choice in all aspects of evaluation, work adjustment, career training, job placement and job retention services. 

Janet Rose Esq.
Director of Navigation Services

Janet Rose obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science and Latin American Studies at Loyola University Chicago where she graduated cum laude and with departmental honors. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law where she also served as a student attorney and guardian ad litem for children. Janet has worked in both the private and the public sector and has had experience with nonprofit advocacy, legislative drafting, contract negotiation and corporate risk management. In partnership with local governments, she has provided SSI/SSDI application assistance to vulnerable populations, including those experiencing homelessness. Janet is a trained mediator, parenting coordinator and is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Colorado.  Janet joined Bayaud Enterprises in 2017 and as SOAR Program Manager, she led a team of navigators in obtaining SSI/SSDI disability benefits for Colorado Works families. She has utilized her experience to advocate for systemic changes to the state Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) program, that ultimately improved access to this critical cash benefit program. She became Bayaud’s Director of Navigation Services in March 2019. She holds leadership positions within the Colorado Bar Association’s Disability Law section and a local nonprofit, Shiny Garden, in addition to teaching community groups about healthy relationships in her volunteer time. 

Laurie McCaw
Chief Development Officer

Ms. McCaw is a Colorado native and has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 35 years beginning her career with Mile High United Way. Laurie is past president of Denver DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) and was the founding Executive Director of the Denver Chapter of Rebuilding Together Metro Denver where she worked forten years. She joined the team of Bayaud Enterprises in 2014. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Chapman University, and has her certification as a professional life coach. Laurie is a former adjunct faculty member of Regis University’s Masters of Nonprofit Program where she taught for five years.

Lauren Patti
Chief Development Officer

Ms. Patti started with Bayaud Enterprises in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Oregon where she majored in both Psychology and Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Spanish. She holds over 12 years of experience working in government and nonprofit human services. From 2012-2016 Lauren held an active Colorado license for health insurance producer to ensure a full understanding of the healthcare landscape within Colorado. Currently she holds certifications in Certified Work Incentives Counseling since 2014 with the Social Security Administration and Mental Health First Aid. Ms. Patti acts as the local Denver Metro area SOAR lead and coordinates community wide efforts and collaborations related to SOAR advocacy and its related health promoting benefits.

Chris O’Conner
Director of Federal Contracts

Mr. O’Connor has worked at Bayaud Enterprises since 2005, and has over 20 years of experience in the Human Services environment. He also serves the Safety Coordinator for the organization, ensuring overall health and safety for Bayaud programs. Chris provides administrative oversight to several Federal Contracts, which provide supported employment to over 100 employees on a daily basis. He received a BA in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

Amy Hertling Johnson
Human Resources Director

Amy was born and raised in Minnesota.  She attended Augsburg College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.  She relocated to Colorado, making this her home since 1994.  While Amy has provided HR consulting services to Bayaud since January 2001, she joined the senior staff team June 2017, where she continues to provide professional human resource strategy and support.

Susan Williams Robinson
Director of Document Destruction

Susan Williams Robinson has been with Bayaud Enterprises since 2005. She graduated from CSU with her Bachelor in Business Administration and is from Colorado. Susan has worked in nonprofits since 1993 and brings her diverse experience working with individuals with barriers to employment to Bayaud. Susan started at Bayaud working with TANF participants and moved to sales for the Document Destruction department in 2008. She is now the Director of Document Destruction and oversees the entire shredding operation. Bayaud has several social enterprises and the document and hard drive destruction services have reached thousands of customers in the greater Metro Denver Area since 2002 while providing jobs to individuals with disabilities.