Steve Saunders & Nancy Sharp
2019 Gala Chairs
Nancy Sharp is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and trainer focused on building and sustaining resilience in business and life. She brings 30 years’ experience in the communications industry, along with expertise as a CEO and celebrity speechwriter and writing coach. Nancy holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and authored the bestselling memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, recipient of the Colorado Book Award. Her second book, Because the Sky is Everywhere, supports grieving children and families.
Steve Saunders is the Chief Communications Officer for Westminster Public Schools with a passion to ensure that all children receive a world class public education. Prior to his career in education, Steve was an Emmy Award winning television news anchor and reporter for KMGH-TV News in Denver.
Nancy and Steve are both drawn to the mission of the Invisible Disabilities Association via their individual and shared experiences as being caregivers for terminally ill spouses, and as parents to Nancy’s twins, Rebecca and Casey, both of whom have invisible disabilities. Their daughter Rebecca has been especially vocal about raising awareness through public speaking and advocacy efforts on behalf of people with invisible disabilities.