CATPA Board of Directors

The CATPA bill was signed into law by Governor Bill Owens on April 22, 2003, and the CATPA was placed under the supervision of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, but administered by the CATPA Board. CATPA was developed to solicit monies and award grant funds to qualified applicants for the general purpose of improving and supporting motor vehicle theft prevention programs, and for the enforcement and prosecution of motor vehicle theft crimes. Specifically, section 42-5-112(1), C.R.S. created CATPA.

The nine-member CATPA Board was established with this composition; one representative from the Colorado Department of Public Safety, one from the Colorado Department of Revenue, three from the insurance industry in Colorado, two from law enforcement in Colorado, a representative of a statewide association of District Attorneys and a representative of the public or consumer group. In 2008, the CATPA board was increased by two additional members who would be drawn from the insurance industry.

Pursuant to the statute, responsibilities of the board include:

  • Soliciting and reviewing applications for grants
  • Approve grants ensuring that the grants are awarded to law enforcement agencies or other qualified applicants in a variety of geographic areas if the state, subject to available moneys
  • Appoint a director for the authority who may employ staff as necessary to operate and administer the authority, subject to available moneys
  • Report to the judiciary committees of the senate and the house of representatives on the implementation of the programs receiving grants

2017 CATPA Board Meetings

January February March April May June July August September October November December
1/19/17 2/16/17 3/16/17** 4/20/17 5/18/17 6/15/17 7/20/17 8/17/17 9/21/17 10/19/17 11/16/17 12/21/17

CATPA Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. For the 2017 calendar year CATPA will be having meetings throughout the state in an effort to reach more stakeholders.  For a complete list of meeting dates and locations please CLICK HERE**The March meeting will be held at the Cherry Hills Village Police Department 2450 E. Quincy Avenue, Cherry Hills Village,  CO  80113

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Current CATPA Board Members

Tonia Rumer


Colorado Farm Bureau -  Insurance Representative

Tonia Rumer with Colorado Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company has worked in the insurance industry over twenty years in Insurance Sales, Claims Investigations, Management, Special Investigations and Information Technology. Tonia has served on the CATPA board since 2005.

Sheriff Steve Nowlin

CATPA VICE CHAIR, Sheriff Steve Nowlin                    

Montezuma County Sheriff's Office - Law Enforcement Representative

Sheriff Steve Nowlin began his 38 year professional career as a Colorado Peace Officer with the Cortez Police Department where he served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant and Detective. Nowlin has also served with the Montezuma County Sheriff's Department as Detective Lieutenant, and the Colorado State Patrol where he served as a State Trooper and Criminal Investigator/Master Trooper. Sheriff Nowlin has served as the Colorado Certified VIN Inspection Program Director for the Colorado Peace Officers Standard and Training Board, and managed the Southwest Auto Theft Team and BATTLE Southwest from 2009 until his retirement January 2014. Nowlin continued his involvement in the auto theft prevention arena by serving as a Colorado Auto Theft Investigators Board Member-Southwest Region from 2006-2013 and is a certified Master Auto Theft Investigator. He was elected Montezuma County Sheriff on November 4, 2014, and is an active member in several local boards and organizations.

Judi Burk

Judi Burk

State Farm - Insurance Representative

Judi is a Claim Team Manager in the Special Investigative Unit at State Farm supervising a team of Claim Representatives that cover Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. She attended the University of Colorado at Denver and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with emphasis in Marketing. Judi obtained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1995, the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 2002 and the Charter Financial Consultant designation in 2003. Judi is currently a member of the International Association of Special Investigative Units, The Rocky Mountain Association of Special investigative Units, Colorado Auto Theft Investigators as well as the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority Board (since 2012).

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Toren Mushovic

Consumer Representative

Toren Mushovic is the Chief Operating & Compliance Officer for IMMUNOe Health and Research Centers. Prior to joining IMMUNOe, Toren was in private practice with an international law firm where he counseled domestic and foreign companies on all aspects of litigation matters and investigations initiated by U.S. and foreign authorites  For almost ten years, Toren served in the U.S. Navey as a Judge Advocate (JAG) and continues to serve as a reserve JAG.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and attended UCLA for law school as well as attending the London School of Economics.  Toren serves as Commissioner on the Board of Adjustments & Appeals, Board of Directors of SungatKids, Program Committee for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless as well as the CATPA Board. In recognition for his military, professional and civic duties,Toren has received several awards such as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and being named as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers.

Jason Juarez

Jason Juarez

Nationwide Insurance Company- Insurance Representative

Jason Juarez is a Sales Manager in the independent channel with Fortune 100 company Nationwide Insurance. His insurance journey began in 1999 and includes living in Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, California and Colorado. Juarez' career started in claims while attending and graduating from University of Northern Iowa. During 2004, Jason transitioned into Field Sales and Marketing. In his free time Jason enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children.

Ron Kammerzel

Ron Kammerzel

Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue Designee

As the Deputy Senior Director of Enforcement, Ron has management oversight responsibilities for Liquor/Tobacco Enforcement, Gaming, Racing, Auto Industry and Marijuana for the Colorado Department of Revenue. Ron has been with the Department for over 22 years. Ron spent nearly 20 years with the Division of Gaming regulating the casino industry in Colorado, including 7 years as the Division Director. Ron began his state career with the Colorado Office of the State Auditor conducting both performance and financial audits of state agencies. In November 2012, Ron was appointed by the Governor to the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force and also co-chaired the Regulatory Framework Working Group. Ron is a Colorado POST Certified peace officer and a native of Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1987 with a BSBA in Finance and Real Estate, with a minor in Economics.

Lieutenant Colonel Brenda Leffler

Deputy Chief Mark Savage

Executive Director Colorado Department of Public Safety Designee

Deputy Chief Mark Savage has been with the State Patrol since 1995. He is currently responsible for the day to day operations of the CSP. For the majority of his career Deputy Chief Savage focused on improving commercial vehicle safety, however he also worked in the State Patrol's field operations and the Executive Security Unit,  The Deputy Chief has been an active member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance serving as the organization's president in 2012 & 2013; he is considered a subject matter expert in commercial vehicle safety nationwide.  Deputy Chief Savage has a bachlor's degree in political science and history from Coe College in Iowa and is a graduate of the 256th Session of the FBI's National Academy.  He is also a graduate of Northwestern University Scholl of Police Staff and Command Session #304, and the 63rd Session of the Senior Management in Police Traning at Boston University.

Robert Pace

Robert Pace

American Family Insurance - Insurance Representative

Robert Pace is a Quality Specialist with American Family Insurance in Englewood, CO. He started his sixteen year insurance career at State Farm and worked for American Family the last thirteen years as a Physical Damage Field Adjuster, Physical Damage Supervisor and Claim Manager. Robert received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, has several insurance certificates and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. In his leisure time, Robert enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and the Serenity Learning Center; in addition to, skiing, golfing, and enthusiastically cheering for the Broncos. Robert is one of CATPA's newest members, serving since March 2014.

Chief Kevin Paletta

Chief Michelle Tovrea

Cherry Hills Village Police Department - Law Enforcement Representative

After serving at the Lakewood Police Department for over 28 years, in May of 2012 Michelle Tovrea became the Chief at the Cherry HIlls Village Police Department.Chief Tovrea holds a bachlor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Criminal Justice degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.  She is also a graduate of the Harvard University of Denver Daniels College of Business Public Safety Leadership Program.  Chief Tovrea is an active member of both local and state boards and organizations including the appointments to both CATPA and Justice Assistance Grant Program in 2016. 

Jess Redman

Jess Redman

Statewide Association of District Attorneys - 17th Judicial District

Jess Redman was born and raised in Nebraska where he attended college and law school at the University of Nebraska. Licensed to practice law since 2000, Jess is currently an Assistant District Attorney for the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. In this capacity Jess is responsible for filing decisions, grand jury proceedings as well as the general prosecution of criminal cases ranging from capital crimes to misdemeanor offenses. Prior to joining the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office, he worked for the Colorado Attorney General's Office in the criminal appeals unit defending criminal convictions on appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. Jess is the newest member of the CATPA Board beginning his term in May of 2014.

Carole Walker

Carole Walker

Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association - Insurance Representative

Carole Walker has served as Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) since 1998. RMIIA is a non-profit trade organization that represents auto, home and business insurance companies in the Rocky Mountain Region. Walker serves as an industry spokesperson and advocate in the four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Walker serves on a variety of boards and stakeholder groups, including the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority, the Colorado Society of Association Executives and the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership. Walker has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Prior to joining RMIIA, Walker worked for 11 years as a television news reporter and anchor for ABC, NBC and CNN affiliates in Washington, Montana and Wisconsin.

 Meeting Minutes*

January 2017 February 2017 March 2017
April 2017 May 2017 June 2017
July 2017 August 2017 September 2017
October 2017 November 2017 December 2017


January 2016 February 2016 March 2016
April 2016 May 2016 June 2016-Cancelled
July 2016 August 2016 September 2016-Cancelled
October 2016 November 2016
December 1, 2016
December 15, 2016


January 2015 February 2015  March 2015
Grantee Interview Minutes
April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
July 2015 August 2015 September 2015
October 2015 November 2015 December 2015

*Please note that meeting minutes are not posted until they have been approved by the Board.

Reference Documents:

CATPA Board Position, Cycle & Appointment

CATPA Statute and Regulations

2014 CATPA Regulations Review

2015 CATPA Regulations Review

CATPA Board Operating Principles

CATPA Board Communications Plan

CATPA Strategic Plan

CATPA Annual Reports:

2009 CATPA Annual Report

2010 and 2011 CATPA Annual Report

2011 CATPA Auto Theft Report

2012 CATPA Annual Report

2013 CATPA Annual Report

2013 CATPA Auto Theft Report

2014 CATPA Annual Report

2014 CATPA Auto Theft Report

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