2020-2021 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the PTSA at East High School includes the following seven members. Detailed information appears below.  To contact a board member, please e-mail Mina by clicking on her name and she will forward if needed.

  • Mina Goldstein – President
  • Veronica Ware – Vice President/Community & Equity Liaison
  • Vacant – Secretary
  • Gretchen Hammer – Treasurer
  • Vacant – Designee of Principal
  • Vacant – Teacher Appointee
  • Mark Kochevar – Parliamentarian

Elected Officers of the Board


Mina Goldstein has called Denver home for 19 years after living in several cities in California and Japan.    The mother of two children, an East High Freshman and a DPS Middle Schooler, she has been volunteering in schools and enjoys being involved in increasing opportunities for all students.  Mina has worked in International Business, Translations, Sales, Marketing, and Management, and is passionate about global food culture, travel, and increasing knowledge and connections among all people.  In addition to serving on several non-profit boards and committees over the years, Mina is a volunteer English teacher for refugees and started a fun neighborhood cooking club.  Mina is active in the local community through urban planning initiatives, advocating for a vibrant, multicultural and inclusive city.

Vice President

The vice president serves as an aide to the president, and performs the duties of the president in the president’s absence or inability to serve.

Veronica Ware is an elementary DPS paraprofessional. She is the mother of both an East high school and DPS middle school student.  Prior to having children and becoming a stay at home mom, Veronica was Vice President and Community Investment Manager for Commercial Federal Bank (Colorado and Arizona).  She served as a liaison between the bank and community, originated financing for the production and development of affordable housing units and awarded grants and donations to nonprofit/community organizations. Also in various capacities, she served on numerous non profit boards and committees.

Currently, she is very active with her church.  Every Sunday Veronica, with her family, serves 20-40 homeless individuals breakfast.  She also organizes her church’s annual Free Back to School Supply Giveaway Event, with over 200 backpacks and school supply bags given each year to K-12th grade students in the community. Veronica has also served as a parent volunteer on numerous school committees/events.

Veronica has lived in Park Hill with her husband and family for 21 years.

Secretary – Vacant

The secretary records the minutes of all meetings of the East High School PTSA and board of directors; is prepared to read the records of any previous meetings; files and maintains all records in accordance with document retention requirements; has a current,  approved copy of the bylaws; maintains a current membership list; and updates all official board documents as needed with the approval of the president.


The treasurer has custody of the funds of this local PTSA, maintains a full account of the funds of this local PTSA, in accordance with the budget adopted by a vote of the members of this PTSA, makes disbursements as authorized by the president, the board of directors or the membership of this local PTSA; and is one of the signatories on all PTSA accounts.

Gretchen Hammer. Bio coming soon.

Appointed Officers of the Board

As is consistent with the by-laws of this PTSA chapter, the following members have been appointed by the president to provide a cohesive group in furthering the goals of this organization.

Principal Representative – Pending Appointment

Teacher Representative – Pending Appointment


Mark F. Kochevar spent 41 years in senior cancer research administrative positions at the National Cancer Institute and most recently at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Retired as of June 2018, he and his wife Barbara Redmond have enrolled their daughter Caroline as a freshman at East, and are enthusiastic for, and supportive of the reconstituted East PTSA. Mark received his MBA from Loyola University Maryland and over his career engaged with national and local boards of directors and scientific advisors in addition to academic medical center institutional governing committees. An East Coast native, Mark moved to Denver in 2010, and has been a Park Hill resident since 2011.

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