Meet Our Staff


Judy Regensteiner

Dr. Judy Regensteiner is Co-founder and director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, serves as the Judith and Joseph Wagner Chair in Women's Health Research, and is a member of the Center’s Scientific Council. Dr. Regensteiner's research explores why women with diabetes have even poorer cardiovascular outcomes than men with diabetes, as well as investigating peripheral arterial disease. She is a dedicated mentor, is a sought-after national and international speaker, and serves on an array of advisory boards and committees focused on advancing research on women’s health and sex and gender differences.

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Jennifer Broderick Engleby

Jennifer Engleby

Deputy Director

Jennifer Broderick Engleby provides organizational and operational leadership to the Center. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as a business and finance leader in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she enjoys being a force to achieve goals, work closely with others and learn new things along the way. Jennifer has a BS in Business Purchasing and Logistics Management from Arizona State University. An avid reader, she also loves to cook, explore the outdoors with her family and garden, and is learning to create pottery, with results that she describes as mixed at best. 


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Nancy Oudet

Program Manager

Nan Oudet develops and manages education and outreach initiatives and programs for the Center. Her professional background includes teaching English and  History in France, nonprofit management roles in program development, community and foundation relations, grantwriting, and development positions, and managing and developing business in Colorado for a New York based company. She holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and an MSW from the University of Denver. Outside of work, Nan enjoys spending time running, hiking, skiing, and travelling.

Anne Kercsmar

Anne Kercsmar

Business Services Senior Professional

Anne Kercsmar administers the financial and operational activities that support the Center. She also manages the seed grant program and analyzes metrics demonstrating the impact of the CWHR’s programs. Her professional background includes non-profit operations and fundraising. Anne holds an MA from the University of Kansas in Slavic Languages & Literature and a BA in Russian from Duke University. She is currently working on her MBA in Health Administration at the University of Colorado – Denver and hopes to complete this degree in December 2019. Outside of work, Anne enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and two dogs.


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Carly Pilius

Program Assistant

Carly Pilius provides support with fundraising activities, programs, and education and outreach initiatives and communications with the Advisory Board, researchers, and other internal and external stakeholders. She brings significant development expertise to this role, having worked with the National Sports Center for the Disabled and the American Indian College Fund. Originally from Vermont, Carly earned her BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She loves skiing, climbing, and taking advantage of Denver’s 300+ days of sunshine.

Ashley Ertmer

Ashley Ertmer

Research Services Professional

Ashley Ertmer is the assistant to Dr. Judy Regensteiner and the program assistant for the BIRCWH and Doris Duke Grants. Ashley has worked for many years with patients and families in various roles at Children’s Hospital and loved the idea to learn more about the Center for Women’s Health Research and its community impact. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Outside of work she enjoys spending time hiking and traveling with her family. She also is also a proud NICU volunteer at the Children’s Hospital.


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Elizabeth Hepworth

Senior Principal Gift Officer, Office of Advancement

Elizabeth Hepworth is a Senior Principal Gift Officer at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, providing philanthropic and strategic leadership to the Center for Women’s Health Research. Elizabeth has been in this role since 2007 and in development for over 25 years. She is inspired regularly by the commitment of community leaders when connected with their passion and vision to transform women’s health. Prior to development work Elizabeth was on the executive staff for the Governor of New Mexico for two terms. Elizabeth was born and raised in New Mexico and relocated to Denver with her husband who is a native. They have three daughters who keep them busy, but family hobbies include traveling and skiing. Elizabeth attended Drake University and the University of New Mexico.