Welcome Betty Arkell and Bill ErnstromDevin Lynn Jun 15, 2021
Two community leaders recently joined the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research Advisory Board to continue their passion for women's health and sex differences research. Betty Arkell and Bill Ernstrom will be great additions to our outstanding board. We look forward to working with them.
Betty leverages extensive corporate finance and M&A transactional experience to guide companies through the entire corporate lifecycle, from formation through growth and planned exit. Her clients include established and emerging growth companies as well as venture capital and other private equity funds.
She works with clients in a variety of industries, including software, technology, telecommunications, analytics, medical devices, healthcare, fintech and manufacturing.
Betty regularly acts as outside counsel to companies and their boards of directors advising on corporate governance issues, strategic plans, equity and debt financings, and mergers and acquisitions. She draws on considerable involvement with community and nonprofit organizations, including membership on numerous boards, to deliver prudent guidance and advice to management teams.
Bill has served at Community First Foundation as chairman of the board, board member and community member since July 2004. Bill also serves on the boards of MAIA (a charity that supports the education of indigenous Guatemalan girls), Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp (a charity of outdoor ministries) and Juniper Unmanned (a drone services company).
Bill currently works at Faith Lutheran Church in Golden as the Director of Operations. He formerly led the Voyant division of Polycom, Inc. as the division vice president and general manager. Prior to Polycom’s acquisition of Voyant, Bill served as founder, CEO and chairman of Voyant Technologies. He holds a B.A. in physics from Hamilton College, a B.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Bill is a current member of the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research Medicine Cabinet and along with his wife, Janie Hanson-Ernstrom, has been a supporter of the Ludeman Center since 2015.