MEET THE TEAM
Richard Krugman, M.D.
Co-Founder & Board Chair Emeritus
Dr. Richard Krugman is one of the preeminent experts and scholars in the field of child abuse and neglect in this country and a protégé of Dr. Kempe himself. Dr. Krugman, Dick as many know him, is a pediatrician and Distinguished University Professor at The Kempe Center. He is the former Director of The Kempe Center and served as both Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In the 1970’s, he also served an appointment with the Public Health Service at the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in Washington D.C. Most notably, Krugman headed the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect from 1988-1991. Throughout his career he has authored over 100 original papers, chapters, editorials, and six books. Dr. Krugman co-founded EndCAN, a long time dream of his with Lori Poland after retiring as Dean so to help move child abuse from being seen solely as a social and legal issue, to also a health, public and mental health issue.
Lori Poland, M.A., L.P.C.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Lori is a thought leader by nature, guiding and leading innovation and conversation about taboo topics using authenticity, humor, and humility. Lori is a therapist who specializes in attachment and trauma, is trained in family counseling, child and adolescent therapy and infant mental health. Lori maintains a small private practice supporting people in attachment, relationships, and personal growth. Lori has spent the last 27 years as a public-speaker motiving audiences in self-improvement, personal introspection, and healing through life’s presented challenges. Lori shares openly and genuinely about the effects of trauma, the journey of healing, and the impact that relationships have on our growth by being open about her own traumatic experience of being abducted, abused and left for dead in the pit of an outhouse toilet at the age of 3. Lori’s healing experience has led her, along with her treating doctor from her kidnapping, to co-found The National Foundation To End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN). Through her work at EndCAN, Lori continues the conversation with audiences big and small helping people to talk more openly about child abuse and neglect, moving it from its current view of being solely a social and legal issue to also being seen as a public health, mental health and physical health problem that needs attention, community, a voice, and significant change in order to end abuse and neglect. Lori’s mission in life is to be intentional, impactful, kind and loving to as many people as possible, spreading messages of hope and possibility and uniting communities to change together one audience at a time. <3
Director of Development
Amy Farnan brings more than 25 years of fundraising experience to her position as Development Director since joining EndCAN in 2022. Her experience includes developing and implementing successful fundraising programs to reach a variety of constituencies in diverse environments through grant writing, events, and personal solicitations. Amy is passionate about social justice and connecting donors to the powerful work of EndCAN.
Amy held leadership positions at Dumb Friends League, Craig Hospital, Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation, Kent Denver School and University of Denver. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Theatre from the University of Colorado.
Karyn comes to EndCAN with a strong background in customer service and operations management. She has worked mostly in the hospitality industry and has a strong passion for helping and connecting with others. She loves all living things and especially has a soft spot for plants and animals.
Karyn strives to bring a positive outlook to every situation she is in and adapts well to challenges. Integrity, compassion, and dedication to improving the lives of those around her are what set Karyn apart and will help her and EndCAN succeed.
Remy always knew she wanted a career in something that didn’t feel like “work” but rather, a chance to make a difference. With a Bachelor of Science in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, she could not wait to join the world of nonprofit organizations. Remy comes to the team with a background in animal welfare but was entranced by EndCAN’s mission. She is excited to share EndCAN’s message by fundraising and building relationships across the nation.
You can find Remy at a live concert, cuddling cats, outside on a mountain, or practicing the banjo.
Kendall Eckman’s journey into nonprofit work began when she relocated to Colorado in 2019, after earning her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. With over two years of experience in grant writing and fundraising, Kendall is passionate about applying her skills in support of causes close to her heart. She is always trying to learn new things and recently earned her Nonprofit Pathways Certificate from Red Rocks Community College.
Kendall is also an avid horror fan, loves hiking and snowboarding, and can often be found trying out new restaurants in and around Denver.
Born and raised in Colorado, Rebecca Howard has spent much of her career as a writer and content specialist. She is experienced in creating compelling content for websites, blogs, marketing materials, social media, and more. As a storyteller at heart, Rebecca is passionate about helping EndCAN fulfill its mission to spread awareness about the impacts of abuse.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and technical communication from Colorado State University.
Outside of work, she enjoys live music, good food, and pop culture trivia.
Gifts to EndCAN, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN # 82-3752131), are deductible to extent provided by law.
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