The BCH Ambassadors organization is an invaluable partner to Boulder Community Health and to the community it serves.

Robert J. Vissers, MD, MBA, FACEP
BCH President and
Chief Executive Office



BCH Ambassadors are excited to announce the recipients of our 2021 BCH Ambassadors Scholarship. Eleven qualified individuals, each beginning or continuing their human healthcare education, were selected.

High school senior Paris Kiehl (Peak to Peak); BCH Employees: Louis Bodin, Grace Franz, Kate Hamzi, Elizabeth Haselwood, Kassie Marquiss, Morgan Martin; Former Recipients: Nicolas Dailey, Cristina Lau, Breegan McClish, and Cameron Sprenger.

In addition, the BCH Scholarship Committee was honored to select four deserving individuals for the following special BCH Foundation Awards.

Betty Lu Hill Scholarship Award: Kate Hamzi Pat Shoemaker Scholarship Award: Louis Bodin Ron Secrist Leadership Scholarship: Grace Franz Jane Watlington Meyer Smith Scholarship Award: Kassie Marquiss

Special Comments From Former Scholarship Recipients

“As an employee of BCH, I was thrilled to qualify and receive BCHA scholarships that enabled me to complete my MSN and MHA degrees.  Immediately after graduating, I applied for a BCH Director’s position and received the promotion.  My school loans are not as high as they would have been without the generosity of the Ambassadors.  Thank you for supporting my career goals at Boulder Community Health.”

KRISTINE MICKENS, MSN/MHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM    Director of Nursing, Perioperative Services

“I am a previous recipient of your scholarships to help fund my undergraduate education. After receiving my undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and working at Boulder Community Health, I was accepted into a graduate program at Arcadia University.   I graduated with a master in medical science, physician assistant studies, and a master in public health. In addition, I received a public health scholarship, served as the president of my physician assistant class, and received the Program Director’s award for professionalism while in the program at Arcadia. While at Arcadia, I was also able to travel to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip through Global Brigades, and spend a month practicing medicine in South Africa.  I have accepted a position as a hospitalist physician assistant at St. Luke’s hospital group in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The scholarship through Boulder Community Health allowed me to achieve this longstanding goal of mine by helping to fund my education. I am so grateful to have worked with Boulder Community Health in many capacities throughout my career. I hope to eventually give back all the help I received throughout my education!”



2020 BCHA Scholarship Recipients

2019 BCHA Scholarship Recipients

2018 BCHA Scholarship Recipients

2017 BCHA Scholarship Recipients