Kristi Arellano joined the Colorado Health Institute as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications in October 2019.

Before joining CHI, Kristi served as Director of Communications for the Boettcher Foundation, a $300-million philanthropic foundation whose funding priorities include college scholarships and biomedical research. As the foundation’s first communications director, Kristi led a rebranding effort to reposition the foundation for increased impact and launched several new communications channels, including an alumni engagement effort. Prior to that, Kristi spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for The Denver Post.

Kristi grew up in Pueblo and attended the University of Denver as a Boettcher Scholar. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. An active community volunteer, Kristi chairs the board of the Community College of Denver Foundation and serves on the board of the Denver Dumb Friends League.