Baret WalkerExecutive Director - Denver
For the last two decades, Baret has honed her leadership, development, cultural fluency, and outreach skills educating and empowering under-resourced families; most recently as Director of Development for Center for Work Education and Employment, a workforce development program that upskills parents on public assistance.
Having lived, worked and traveled abroad extensively, Baret was thrilled to join the Project C.U.R.E. team as Executive Director – Denver in 2019 to deliver health and hope to the world. Baret received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Middlebury College and is multilingual. She has worked in a New York PR firm with an international clientele and in Caracas, Venezuela where she was a reporter covering the political beat for an English newspaper.
More recently, Baret co-led groups of U.S. high school students to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica for Destino Abroad, an immersion Spanish and community service. A Denver resident for nearly 25 years, Baret is well connected to the Colorado philanthropic community. She served first on the Board of Directors and as then as Development Director of Escuela de Guadalupe, a community-supported, dual-language, school creating pathways for low-income Latino students to attend college. There she co-launched a successful 3.4 MM capital and capacity campaign to facilitate a site move, program expansion and an endowment.
Currently, Baret serves as Vice-Chair of WorldDenver, home to the Denver World Affairs Council, hosting members of the State Department run International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Additionally, she chaired WorldDenver’s successful International Women’s Day, Women in Global Health event and was a guest speaker at the Diplomacy Begins Here Summit-Denver.