New Trustee Martha Barton Appointed to CSHF Board

The Colorado Springs City Council recently appointed Martha Barton to the Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Barton has extensive health and nonprofit leadership experience and expertise, primarily through her role as President and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for more than 30 years. Currently, she serves on the board of the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, Sunny Vista Living Center and the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of the Rockies. She earned undergraduate and nursing degrees from St. Olaf College and St. Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing. Barton’s recognitions include the Southern Colorado AIDS Project Hero Award, the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Dynamic Women Award, the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care President’s Award and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. We welcome her to the Board of Trustees.

Barton’s appointment resulted from Zach McComsey’s resignation from the Board of Trustees after four years of service. During his tenure as Trustee, McComsey, one of the founders of Atlas Preparatory Academy and currently CEO of the Lane Institute for Urban Education and Leadership, helped develop the Foundation’s mission, vision and values; hire its first executive director; and define its funding focus areas. He served as a member of the Governance and Grantmaking Committees. The Board of Trustees and staff recognize Zach’s many contributions to the Foundation’s establishment and early life and wish him well in his future endeavors.