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Jennifer Sommer Sheppard

ECMHC Supervisor, Aurora Mental Health Center

Shannon Kishel

School Psychologist, Denver Public Schools

Mary Alice Cohen

Deputy Executive Director, Colorado Department of Early Childhood

Ashleigh Kirk

Perinatal and Youth Oral Health Manager, CDPHE

Fateme Jafari

Home Visitor ECE Trainer, Empowering Communities Globally: For the Care of Children

Jason Gold

Healthy Child Care Colorado

Jennifer Kollerup

Regional Coach, CDEC

Kristina Turner

HealthySteps Program Manager, Colorado ABCD

Laura Freeman Cenegy, PhD

Research Fellow, Early Milestones Colorado

Jennifer O'Brien

Early Childhood Career Navigation Director, CDE

Juanita Puga

HIPPY coordinator, North Range Behavioral Health

Susan Burton

Senior HealthySteps Manager, Colorado-ABCD

Wayla Murrow

Training and Technical Assistance Manager, Early Intervention Colorado

Vani Tangella

Racial Equity Specialist, CDPHE

Lisa Matter

Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care Initiative Manager, CDEC

Kristen Klaassen

Co-Founder & Primary Coach, Dynamic Coaching Systems

Katie Nester

QI Navigator/Coach, Douglas County ECC

Alison Hargarten

ECMHC Program Manager, CDEC

Melissa Taucher

Regional Preschool Specialist, CDE

Dr. Rosemarie Allen

President & CEO, Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence

Julie Coats

Director- Emergency Preparedness and Response, CCAoA

Heather Tritten

Executive Director, Parent Possible

Jodi Gillespie

Licensing Supervisor-DELLA

Nicole Hubbell

Child Care Licensing, CDEC

Amanda Schoniger

Child Care Licensing Project Manager, CDEC

Kacee Miller

Portfolio Director-Early Learning, Early Milestones Colorado

Heather Craiglow

Director, Head Start Collaboration Office, CDEC

Krista Klabo, Ed.S. NCSP

School Psychology Specialist, CDEC

Marina Mendoza, PhD

Senior Policy Analyst, The Hunt Institute

Amy Harrison


Kristine Gauthier, PhD, MPH, PNP-BCPC

Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Claire Simpson

Research Inst./Occupational Therapist, CIDE

Marissa Gullicksrud, LCSW

Program Director, Child First, Invest in Kids

Melissa Buchholz, PsyD, IMH-E®, IV-C

HealthySteps State Director, Assuring Better Child Health & Development

Tiffany Phu

Doctoral Candidate, University of Denver

Michelle Garrison

Department Head & Professor, Purdue University

Andrew (Drew) McGee

Graduate Trainee, University of Denver

Geri Mendoza

Lead, The Colorado Coaching Consortium

Janet Humphryes

Co-Founder & Consultant, Dynamic Coaching Systems

Tanya Weinberg

Portfolio Director, Early Milestones Colorado

Becky Edwards

Early Childhood Specialist, Healthy Child Care Colorado

Constant Hine

President, Horizons in Learning

Jane West, LPC, ECSE

Infant/ECMH Therapist, Heart of the West Counseling LLC

Ellen Coker

Infant Toddler Specialist, EQIT

Audra Bishop

Workforce Development Section Manager, CDPHE

Robin Levy

Pyramid Coordinator, Healthy Child Care Colorado

Rebecca Dubroff

Senior Advocacy Coordinator, Children's Hospital Colorado

Andrea Stojsavljevic

Senior Policy Coordinator, Children's Hospital Colorado

Susan Kay

Social Emotional Early Development Specialist, DECC

Dr. Sandra Stenmark

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, CU School of Medicine

Joel McClurg

Integration Director, The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger

Maegan Lokteff

Executive Director, ECCLA

Tracy Troeger

Early Childhood Special Educator, Developmental Pathways

Eva Jankovsky

Infant Toddler Training Specialist, CDEC

Sherri Amen

HealthySteps Specialist, Centura Primary Care of Fort Morgan

Lynn Roberts

Mental Health Specialist, Family Star Montessori

Mary Morin

Preschool Child Find Specialist, CDE

Rachel Karas

Early Intervention Provider Training Coordinator, CDEC

Amanda Knight

Early Childhood Health Outdoors Senior Design Coordinator, NWF

Jessica Yuill

Early Childhood Health Outdoors Senior Education Coordinator, NWF

Jill Tullman

Speech-Language Pathologist/Augmentative Communication Specialist, Jill Tullman & Associates

Callie Robinson

Vision Specialist, Cerebral Visual Impairment Specialist, C.R. Vision

Letha Gillisse

ECMHC, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

Maya Turn

DEI Professional, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

Rachel Stein, PhD, LP, NCSP

Clinical Assistant Professor, School Psychology, UC Denver

Lilith Huff-Munoz

QRIS Coordinator, CDEC

Charlie Ruda

QRIS Coordinator, CDEC

Heather Nara

Early Childhood Services Program Manager, Mesa County Public Health

Stephanie Bivins

Director, Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families

Amy Gammel

Child Care and Schools Program Coordinator, CDPHE

Wendy Allen, PhD

RMPBS KIDS Manager, Rocky Mountain Public Media

Carrie McKee

Sr. Director of Partnerships & Early Childhood Initiative, Rocky Mountain Public Media

Carrie Germeroth, PhD

Managing Sr. Researcher, Marzano Research

Amanda Culbertson

Family Engagement Manager, CDEC

Laura Knudtson

Director, Colorado Home Visiting Coalition

Carolyn Martin

NorthWest Regional Coach, CDEC

Felicia Zee

ECMH Training Manager, CDEC

Melissa Mares

Dir. of Early Childhood Initiatives, Colorado Children's Campaign

Sarah Hughes

VP, Research Initiatives, Colorado Children's Campaign

Courtney Everson, PhD

Sr. Researcher/Project Dir., Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, University of Denver

Lauren Gase, PhD

Sr. Researcher/Project Dir., Colorado Evaluation & Action Lab, University of Denver

Anisa Ben Idris

Program Supervisor, Empowering Communities Globally

Deborah Young, EdS, PhD

Program Manager/Professor/Senior Researcher, Empowering Communities Globally

Brittany Martens

Farm to Colorado Specialist, CDPHE

Emily Bash

Nutrition Specialist, CDPHE

Angela Ben-Zekry

ECE Recruitment & Retention Manager, CDEC

Jamie D'Amico

Nurse Consultant: Coordinator of Schools and Community, CDPHE

Sara Lopez

Public Health Nurse Consultant, CDPHE

Lindsay Shields

Research Associate, ECE Insights

Meg Franko, PhD

Founder and Principal, ECE Insights

Sarah Goldman

Community & Membership Engagement Coordinator, ECCLA

Sarah Roberts

Regional Coaching Network Manager. CDEC

Enola Garland

Communications & Program Support Coordinator, ECCLA

Cameron Fall

Scholarship & Career Navigation Coordinator & Justice, Equity, & Belonging Collaborative Chair, ECCLA

Lisa Schlueter, PhD

ECMH Unit Manager, Colorado Department of Early Childhood

Meghan George-Nichols

Quality Improvement & Performance Management Specialist, CDPHE

Theresa Rapstine, MS, RN

CCHC Coordinator, Healthy Child Care Colorado

Dr. Julie Sweetland

Senior Advisor, FrameWorks Institute

Dr. Richard Fabes

John O. White Distinguished Professor, Arizona State University

Dr. Walter Gilliam

Mears/Jameson Professor of Child Psychiatry & Psychology- Yale Child Study Center

Dr. Elly Miles

Research Associate, Urban Institute

Holly Nett

Director, Child Care Emergency Partnerships-Child Care Aware of America

Dr. Junlei Li

Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education Co-Chair, Human Development and Education Program

Dr. Lisa Roy

Executive Director, Colorado Department of Early Childhood


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