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Janet Lombardi

Owner Shear Productions Salon for 45 years. Licensed Cosmetologist since 1970 making Denver/Lakewood beautiful one person at a time. When you look good you feel good! Active Member of the IABA for 14 years including Past Vice President and board member for the last 3 years. Member of the Professional Hairdressers Assoc., West Metro Chamber. Salon owners coaching team, educator for cosmetologists across the country. Licensed Cosmetologist since 1970. Colorado native.

Gina Molinaro Hallisey

Vice President

With over 25 years of experience as an event consultant, Gina’s company Get Connected Events, has been creating and producing innovative events since 2000. For the last 10 years Gina has produced a vintage Italian Circus in Colorado and recently took over as Director of the Automezzi, a Celebration of Italian Motoring. Gina’s love of music finds her focusing on supporting music venues, festivals and concerts across Colorado as a talent agent. Her favorite is a fundraising concert for Blue Star Connection, a charity dear to her heart. Gina is a native, raised in Welby, Colorado on a property her family acquired when arriving from Italy in the 1930’s. She enjoys spending free time with family and is “Noni” to two grand children that she adores. Gina has been a member of the IABA since the beginning and has served on the events committee. 

Ann Bosso-Johnson


Ann has worked in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, financial services and biomedical as an Accounting Manager/Controller.  

She formed her Accounting and Tax business in 2013 and enjoys applying her experience to helping clients meet their business goals.  She received 

her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver and  is currently a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and National Association of Enrolled Agents.

When not at work you will find Ann hiking with Max and Toci, two black Labrador Retrievers, traveling to Italy, where she still has immediate family,  or photographing the beautiful scenery Colorado has to offer. 

Joannie Flynn


Joannie has been a member of IABA for over 12 years. Having been on the board as secretary, membership chair and now member at large. A great organization she enjoys all activities. Her heritage  is 100% Italian (confirmed by DNA).  So proud of her family heritage .She is retired from her career job in sales. 

Simona Fava 


Born and raised in Italy, she's  the founder of Simo Altitude, a graphic and surface design studio based in Denver. Simona has a 20 years background in the design field. She provides graphic design solutions for clients in the US and Europe;  Her clients include Red Bull Media House, Costa Cruises, Archdiocese of Denver, U.C. Sampdoria and much more. As a surface designer, she illustrates products within home decor, textile, stationery, and giftware. 

Nick Picucci

Membership Chair

Nick Is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He works tirelessly to help clients navigate the complex financial world. Nick develops comprehensive retirement, education, and financial plans using customized portfolios that ensure clients assets meet their unique needs. Nick was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He lives in Englewood with his wife Nancy, daughter Emilia and dog Dakota. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, hiking and rafting. 

Nick Zipeto

Member at Large

Nick is the proud owner of Brixton Barbers, a babershop located in Centennial. With over 20 years experience in the hair industry, He has built his business from nothing into a successfully acclaimed location. At Brixton Barbers they are proud to say they have put themselves at the highest guest retention rating in the Centennial area as well as the highest Google review ratings. Nick is a seventh generation Barber, as well as a fourth generation Italian American with my roots spanning from Sicily. Other than hair, he's an avid board gamer, as well as an audiophile and he thoroughly enjoy live shows. He's engaged to my beautiful fiancĂ© Kimber Dempsey who is also a local Realtor in the Denver area.

Nick is grateful to have the opportunity to work with the IABA in creating a lasting club of business enthusiasts who want to better the local business community, as well as establish new grounds in business communication in a healthy and welcoming environment. 

Tish Gance

Member at Large

Tish highlights what differentiates brands by exploring and elevating customer’s buying experience. By focusing on the experience, she simplifies and streamlines your marketing, increases your referral opportunities and sales, and distinguishes your brand as the optimal choice for exceptional service.  While I was working in the printing industry for 22 years, I watched many epic failures of customers doing their own marketing, and decided needed to do something about the lack of common sense in design and small business. So I started Apexd by Design in 2015 to shine light on the importance of designing and strategizing amazing customer experiences in business. My love of cars and games has been as steady as my lack of filter between my brain to my mouth, all of which have gotten me into some great opportunities and also in some interesting predicaments over the years. I own 3 vintage Fiats which I do most of the work on myself, am owned by 5 cats (don’t ask how that happened), and met my boyforever Logan at our weekly board gaming group.

IABA Colorado - Italian American Business Association
Incorporated in 2006 as a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation and under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code as a 501(c)(6) Business League, the same classification as chambers of commerce. Our corporate headquarters is in Denver, Colorado.

P.O. Box 151165

Lakewood CO 80215