Executive Director: Jeanne Granville
Board President: Kristina Richens
In the summer of 2010, Kristina Richens joined the Board of Fresh Start and began serving as the Board President in 2011. Kristina is the Minister of Commerce (Director of Sales) for The Republic of Tea, based in Novato, California. She joined The Republic of Tea in 2002 and has held several roles in the company including regional sales, training and education and philanthropic partner management. Traveling extensively worldwide has only enhanced her desire to contribute to and enrich the Denver community where she has lived since 2003. She is committed to doing this through her participation with Fresh Start. Kristina grew up in New Jersey and has a degree in Economics from The University of Delaware. She moved to Colorado in 1996 and enjoys the bounty of activities and the healthy lifestyle that Colorado offers.
Board Director: Briar Sangiuliano JD, MBA
After growing up in Kentucky, Briar ran competitively at the University of Colorado. Briar joined the Sports and Entertainment Company in 2003, with breaks to earn her MBA from the University of New Mexico in 2008 and law degree from California School of Law in 2011. Briar now serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Sports-EntCo, and heads her own company, Summit Sports Management. From athlete management to corporate sports marketing, Briar has traveled the world developing brand strategies for Fortune 500 companies, specializing in turn-key events at the Olympics and other international platforms. As an entrepreneur, Briar has a passion for introducing core values to today’s youth, and serves as Executive Director for Denver Lemonade Day, a free, non-profit program that teaches entrepreneurship via business-planning process for a lemonade stand. Briar joined the board of Fresh Start in 2012 after bringing the Lemonade Day program to Sun Valley.