Colorado Lieutenant Governor
Keynote speaker for CMC Breckenridge and Dillon (Summit County)
Dianne Primavera is a leading patient advocate who has spent three decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care.
As a young mother in 1988, Primavera was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor told her that she had, at most, five years to live. Since her first diagnosis, Primavera has fought cancer four times and survived. Her personal battle with cancer inspired her to make it her life’s work to ensure every Coloradan has access to the health care they need when they need it.
In 1990, she joined the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury Center, where her work focused on helping individuals dealing with serious injuries recover and resume dignified, fulfilling lives. Since then, she’s held many prominent positions throughout the public and nonprofit sectors devoted to furthering life-saving medical research and connecting Coloradans who experience illness with the treatment they need to recover.
In 2006, Primavera was elected to the first of four terms in the Colorado Legislature, representing Broomfield, Superior and parts of Erie. Throughout her service, she was highly regarded for her success working across the aisle to promote Colorado small businesses, lower prescription drug costs and expand access to affordable health care.
Most recently, Primavera served as the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, one of the largest organizations in the country dedicated to breast cancer prevention, treatment, research and education.
Primavera is a lifelong Coloradan and a Broomfield resident. She has two adult daughters and a 1-year-old granddaughter, Kailani. Primavera is also an avid country dancer — taking after her dad, who was a dedicated ballroom dancer throughout his life, even on his 95th birthday.