Kaakpema (KP) Yelpaala
Kaakpema served on the Governor of Colorado’s technology policy team during the campaign, as well as the Governor’s IT transition committee. He was also a member of the Advisory Council to the Chief Technology Officer in the State of Colorado, with a focus on mobile technology innovation. He is a member of the 2012 class of Leadership Denver, a flagship community engagement and leadership program of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and an Adjunct Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development and Global Health from Brown University and an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. Kaakpema was the recipient of the 2007 Yale University Eric W. Mood New Professionals in Public Health Alumni Award for leadership and innovation in global health.