Child Welfare Executive Leadership Council

The purpose of the Executive Director’s Child Welfare Executive Leadership Council is to advise CDHS regarding policy, budget and program issues that impact the safety, permanence, and well-being of Colorado’s children and families. The Executive Council will report on progress in achieving its stated goals. Members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the CDHS Executive Director. The Council consists of several steering committees that help guide the implementation of initiatives that significantly impact the children and youth involved in the child welfare system.  

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Name Representative
Reggie Bicha Colorado Department of Human Services
Crystal Ward Allen Casey Family Programs
Skip Barber Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies
Deborah Cave Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families
Bill Delisio Colorado State Court Administrator's Office
Sister Michael Delores-Allegri Colorado State Foster Parent Association
Meha Desai Annie E. Casey Program
Cindy Domenico Boulder County Commissioner
Carol Friedrich Ouray and San Miguel County DSS
Gretchen Hammer Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Tim Hart Pueblo DSS
Steve Johnson Larimer County Commissioner
Marilyn Kennerson Administration for Children and Families
Barbara Kirkmeyer Weld County Commissioner
Jerene Petersen Colorado Department of Human Services
Richard Krugman University of Colorado
Kim Mauthe Teller County DSS
Joe Homlar Denver Department of Human Services
Judge Ann Meinster Colorado Judicial
Doug Price Rocky Mountain PBS
Ann Rosales Colorado Department of Human Services
Des Runyan Kempe Center
Nancy Sharpe Arapahoe County Commissioner
Norm Steen Teller County Commissioner
Minna Castillo-Cohen Colorado Department of Human Services
Wendy Buxton-Andrade Prowers County Commissioner
Linda Wienerman Colorado Office of the Child's Representative
Libby Szabo Jefferson County Commissioner
Ander Jacobson Division of Youth Services Director, CDHS
Jenny Bender Executive Director, Colorado CASA
Luis Guzman Colorado Department of Human Services
Jade Woodard Illumninate Colorado Executive Director
Diego Conn Youth Representative