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Meet Our Nurturing Newborns Board of Directors


A Note From Susan:

I am pleased to introduce the board members at Nurturing Newborns. Together, they bring big hearts and many, many years of experience supporting, managing, and encouraging non-profits. They are true champions for infants, toddlers, and families in our community. I am forever grateful that they are willing to share their time and talents.

Susan Huebner

Board of Directors

Linda Peotter
Linda Peotter, Board Chairwoman

Linda Peotter has been an Entrepreneur, and community leader in the Denver area for over 30 years. She is the former President of Metal Trading Corporation, a privately held non-ferrous metal brokerage firm, which she co-founded in 1995. Prior experience includes positions at Golden Aluminum, a Coors business, N.V. Philips, and AT&T. Philanthropic pursuits include serving on the board of directors at Nurturing Newborns, Colorado Succeeds, and mentoring Denver non-profit leaders. Linda is a former board member at the Leeds School of Business, Social Venture Partners. the Alzheimer Association and Ace Scholarships. Linda holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.

Joan French, Board Member

Joan French brings a background in science to the NN Board, including conducting lymphoma research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She later implemented research studies for Tri-County District Health Department and then became a statistical consultant for the Program de Salud de Northern Colorado. She received a scholarship to study for a Master's Degree in Management/ Organizational Behavior/Human Resources from the University of Phoenix where she graduated as The Outstanding Student in 1989. Her work through her company, French & Associates, has included strategic planning, human resource development, and change management.

On a personal level, Joan was on the Denver Symphony Board of Trustees for eight years during which time she conducted its lobbying efforts. She was a member of Leadership Denver and in 1992 won Leadership Denver’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She was also presented the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Aurora Prevention Partnership, an organization for which she later became Executive Director. She was a 2022 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and currently serves as a Mentor for its students.

Margaret Baker, Board Member

Margaret graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked in the finance industry for several years. She currently devotes her time to raising her twin sons and volunteering with several non-profits.Margaret developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector and volunteers with many groups her children are involved including Smoky Hill High School PTCO, Laredo Middle School PTCO, MACS Swim Team; as well as several organizations she is passionate about including Nurturing Newborns, Central City Opera Guild, and the Central City Opera.

Pastor Adrian Sherrill

Adrian Sherrill with his wife Linda are parents to 13 children and two grandchildren. Their very first daughter Hannah died a few months before her due date. The doctors wondered if Linda would be able to have any children at all, directing in part their lives together. Throughout his life Adrian with his family has had a concern for little ones and their development as his younger brother Caleb was born with Down Syndrome. As a young man Adrian worked with children separated from their families in a group home in Norfolk, NE. Later he was a youth director in Fort Wayne, IN at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School. For the last 22 years he has been a Pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Southwest Denver. In addition to caring for the congregation he currently is the principal of a homeschool co-op at Trinity teaching music, theology, and physical education. He has coached a number of bilingual baseball teams in the area. For many years he and his congregation maintained an early child learning center working together to bless the children and families of the community. The congregation continues to be involved in working to support foster children and those who care for them. He has had the honor to be many people's pastor through his career, including being our director Susan's and her family's pastor. From the beginning of Nurturing Newborns he and the congregation have encouraged, prayed for, worked alongside of, happily supported, and grown with Susan, her employees, the families who they serve. He easily vouches that this organization is entirely given to serve little ones however we might and would be pleased to speak with you about why those we serve and those doing the serving are worthy of your support.

What our clients say

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”