Staff Members

Ray Merenstein – Executive Director

Ray Merenstein has over three decades of experience in fundraising, public relations, lobbying and market research benefiting not-for-profit organizations.  After a decade of health care advocacy in Washington, DC (where he first collaborated with NAMI), he served as Vice President at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation during its $250 million comprehensive campaign.  Through RDM Communications, a consultancy he started in 2005, Ray has served as lead consultant for education, environmental, health, housing, and human service organizations.  He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Tulane University and an M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida.  He and wife, Ilana Steinberg, are Colorado natives with one son and two daughters.  They share a passion for social justice, mental health, travel, NPR’s Sunday Puzzle and desserts (Ray especially likes lemon meringue and key lime pies).