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Meet Denver Housing Authority’s Newly Elected Board of Commissioners Officers

Charles Gilford III Named Chair of Board of Commissioners
Sergio Ferrufino Named Vice Chair of Board of Commissioners
Melinda Pollack Named Treasurer of Board of Commissioners

DENVER – Thursday, May 16, 2024 – The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) announced today that Charles Gilford III has been elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.  

“Charles is an excellent selection as chair of our commission,” Joaquín Cintrón Vega, Chief Executive Officer said. “His extensive experience and people-centered approach provide strong leadership for DHA.”

Gilford is a proud Colorado native and innovative leader with a passion for and commitment to serving others. Deeply involved in the community, his experience spans functions, and industries in both public and private sectors. He currently serves as CEO of Inner-City Health Center and formerly served as the director of regional affairs to Mayor Michael B. Hancock in the City and County of Denver. Additionally, Gilford serves on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Board as a Gubernatorial appointee, the 18th Judicial Performance Review Commission as a Gubernatorial appointee, the board for Rocky Mountain PBS, the board for Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, the Board for Fully Liberated Youth, is an Associate Pastor for ONE at Potter’s House Church and is a Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and is the first African American appointed to the University of Colorado at Boulders Leadership Institute Advisory Board.

In addition to electing Gilford as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Sergio Ferrufino serves as Vice Chair and Melinda Pollack serves as Treasurer. 

Ferrufino is one of the most accomplished and recognized broadcasters in Spanish media in Colorado. He is the Executive Producer and host of the popular and community-oriented radio show “La Voz del Pueblo.” The show allows him to interact with listeners daily and procure solutions to their everyday problems in areas such as housing, finance and education.

Pollack is the Managing Director at Blue Meridian Partners. Prior to joining Blue Meridian, Melinda was Senior Vice President for National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners where she oversaw strategic planning, national fundraising, and program management with a focus on affordable housing, economic mobility, racial equity, health and environment.