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Cameron Taleaghni, STEM Intern

Cameron Taleaghni, STEM Intern

Cameron Taleaghni, Student Intern, Job Developer, Tech Support

2013 STEM Intern Of The Year

Cameron is a high school student in Colorado.  He is  taking college level classes and navigates R2W’s technologies with ease.  He also teaching new volunteers  how to utilize R2W’s complex software systems to achieve unprecedented positive outcomes.



Florida Advisors

Florida Advisors

Seeking retired professionals who can donate 5 hours / month (+) to advise R2W’s board.  Please click on our CONTACT tab.

Fran Nixon, Florida Missions Operations Manager (MOM)

Jannie Hendrikje Huiskes-Smith – Development

Colorado Advisors

Colorado Advisors

Jalali Hartman, Chief Human at ROBAUTO – Website, Social Media and Fundraising







IN LOVING MEMORY – Bill Wyman, PhD, Owner, Seven-Tel Systems, Inc. – Technologies and Operations




California Advisors


Stephen B. Litchfield


Collins, Collins, Muir + Stewart, LLP, Attorney At Law.

Mr. Litchfield practices primarily in the area of professional liability with an emphasis on the representation of architects, engineers, and similar design firms and professionals. Mr. Litchfield provides a full range of services to clients from contract formation and risk management to mediation and trial. For more information about Mr. Litchfield’s practice areas, please call or email him at your convenience.


University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2012)

University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. International Relations, 2008)

Bar Admissions

California, 2012

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2013

United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2013

Professional Memberships

The State Bar of California

Bar Association of San Francisco

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Recent Publications

Senate Bill 474: Leaving Design Professions to Fend for Themselves on Indemnity

Has the Duty to Defend Framework in California Been Turned on its Head? Senate Bill 474 and its Aftermath


Practice Areas

  • Trial
  • Professional Liability

Telephone: 714-823-4100

Email: slitchfield@ccmslaw.com

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Gary Hahnenkamp

Gary Hahnenkamp
Treasurer Pro Tem

Gary Hahnenkamp, Assistant Treasurer


Since 1998 Gary has owned and operated YourOffice-Denver, an executive suite business center offering full service office rentals and virtual office services to small businesses.  Prior to starting his current business, Gary had a 20 year technology related career with Conoco, Boeing and Software AG in technical support and sales roles.

Gary graduated from Colorado State University in 1978 with a Bachelors Degree in Statistics.

In his spare time Gary enjoys hunting and fishing and time with his family.  Gary is married and has 3 adult children.

Richard Harris, Executive Committee

Richard Harris, Executive Committee


Lora Reed, PhD – Executive Committee

Dr. Lora Reed, R2W Executive Committee

Dr. Lora Reed, R2W Executive Committee

Kevin Mahoney, Executive Committee

Kevin Mahoney, Executive Committee


 Kevin Mahoney is a seasoned senior executive manager who has spent the past 35 years in the hospitality business focusing on investment, development, operations and overseeing the many facets of running a 3,000 employee-based company. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Office for Stonebridge Companies with prior experience as the Executive Director of Hotel Investments for Amstar Group; both based in Denver. Although not having served in the armed forces he comes from an extended family who has served and strongly believes in the unconditional support of our Veterans. Kevin lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Ellen, and have two grown children.




Ronald A. Cole, PhD

 Ronald A. Cole, PhD
Executive Committee

Ronald Cole, PhD, Executive Committee



Ronald Cole has written grant proposals for R2W since 2007 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2011.  He currently leads R2W’s Grants Committee and is helping R2W team with lead educational and government institutions for client services and key research.

Ronald Cole received his undergraduate degree in experimental psychology from the University of Rochester in 1967 and his PhD in psychology in 1971 from the University of California Riverside.  He worked first at the University of Waterloo between 1970 and 1975 and in the psychology department at Carnegie Mellon University between 1975 and-1980.  In 1980, Ron moved to the computer science department at CMU to work with Raj Reddy and the CMU speech group developing speech recognition systems.  In 1988, he moved to the Oregon Graduate Institute where he established the Center for Spoken Language Understanding . While at CSLU, he obtained funding for and managed development of the CSLU Toolkit and over 20 different speech corpora ; these resources have been distributed worldwide to support research and development of human language technologies.  In 1998, Ron moved to the University of Colorado Boulder where he established the Center for Spoken Language Research with Dr. Wayne Ward.  Research at CSLR led to state of the art spoken dialog systems, the SONIC speech recognizer, the CU Animate character animation system, and over a dozen projects that produced virtual tutors and therapist that incorporate these technologies. Summaries of these systems can be found here .
Ron has published approximately 60 articles in peer-review journals and 150 papers in archived conference proceedings. He is the recipient of over $40 million in individual investigator awards from the NSF, NIH and IES. For the past 15 years he has led research projects that aim to create a new generation of learning tools that feature conversational interaction with virtual teachers and therapists. His work using a virtual tutor to facilitate vocabulary learning by children with profound hearing loss at an oral deaf school was featured on ABC TV’s Prime Time and the U.S. National Science Foundation’s home page.  In 2007, after 37 years as an academic, Ron left the University of Colorado to work at Boulder Language Technologies and Mentor Interactive Inc., two companies founded by Ron and Wayne Ward, with the goal of developing accessible and affordable tutoring and therapy programs for use by the general public.  Ron is currently chief scientist at Mentor Interactive and President of Boulder Language Technologies.



John Miller, MD, Secretary

John Miller, MD, Secretary



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