Policy Advisory Committee

The Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) was created by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to provide a formal forum for counties and the state to work together to make recommendations to the CDHS Executive Director about policy changes that improve service delivery for children, families, and adults throughout Colorado. The PAC discusses and votes on policy changes and submits those recommendations to the CDHS Executive Director. The PAC values collaboration, cooperation and communication. 

PAC membership is intended to be multi-disciplinary to encourage broad policy analysis across many complex programs. There are three PAC Co-Chairs who represent CDHS, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and counties. In addition to the co-chairs, membership includes seven CDHS representatives and seven county representatives -- one from each of the six regions in Colorado and an at-large member. 

Five subcommittees, called Sub-PACs, specializing in specific program areas report to the PAC. These Sub-PACs have similar membership composed of state and county representatives. 

Meetings

All PAC meetings are held the first Thursday of the month after the first Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Please note: Due to the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the next PAC meeting on Thursday, July 9, will be held virtually. 

There are two ways to join the meeting:

  • Using the dial-in number and PIN below to join by phone.
  • Clicking on the meeting link below to join using your computer's audio and video.

Dial-in number: (617) 675-4444

PIN: 254 532 363 8539 # 

Meeting link: meet.google.com/rzu-zzez-zww 

 

Members

Name Representation
Anne-Marie Braga Co-chair, Colorado Department of Human Services
Tom Massey Co-chair, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Matthew Dodson Co-chair, CHSDA, Archuleta County
Dan Makelky Metro Region
Jerri Spear Northeast Region
Janeen McGee Northwest Region
Donna Rohde San Luis Valley
Tim Hart Southeast Region
Tracey Garchar Southwest Region
Julie Krow Member-at-Large

PAC Voting Members

Name Representation
Anne-Marie Braga Co-chair, Colorado Department of Human Services
Tom Massey Co-chair, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Matthew Dodson Co-chair, CHSDA, Archuleta County
Dan Makelky Metro Region
Jerri Spear Northeast Region
Janeen McGee Northwest Region
Donna Rohde San Luis Valley
Tim Hart Southeast Region
Tracey Garchar Southwest Region
Julie Krow Member-at-Large
Andrea Eurich  Office of Administrative Solutions
Yolanda Webb Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services
Robert Werthwein Office of Behavioral Health
Minna Castillo Cohen Office of Children, Youth and Families
Mary Anne Snyder Office of Early Childhood
Ki'i Powell Office of Economic Security
Valerie Cassano Division of Performance and Strategic Outcomes

 

Sub-PAC

There are five Sub-PACs that generate policy and practice recommendations about a specific program area and submit those recommendations to the PAC. Each Sub-PAC has a county co-chair and a state co-chair, and membership of the Sub-PACs include both state and regional county representatives. 

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