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 of 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

2020 CATPA Board Meetings - FY2020 Calendar with Locations


February Funding


March Funding


April June August October December
02/20/2020 02/27/2020 03/26/2020 04/16/2020 06/18/2020 08/20/2020 10/15/2020 12/10/2020

CATPA Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday every other month beginning on April 17, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For the 2020 calendar year CATPA will be having meetings throughout the state in an effort to reach more stakeholders.    

**Due to the Coronavirus the April 16, 2020 Board Meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  There will not be an in-person Meeting on this day.  Zoom Conferencing Information is as follows:

 Topic: CATPA Board Meeting
Time: Apr 16, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Audio :  Call in on Conference Bridge (720)279.0026, Passcode: 948.48

Video:  Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 295 829 806
Password: 467239

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Funding Conference Day #2 March 26, 2020 Agenda


Additional Board Meetings

December 6, 2018 (Board Training)

December 7, 2018 (Board Training)

CATPA Funding Conference (March 13 - 14, 2019)

CATI Conference (April 28 - May 2, 2019)

Project Directors Quarterly Meetings  (February 7, 2019)

Metro Chiefs/Sheriffs Meeting (September 12, 2019) (Law Enforcement Members Only)

CATPA Board Retreat (September 19, 2019)

FY2021 Grant Workshop (December 5, 2019)

Project Directors Meeting Quarterly Meeting/Applicant Meeting (January 17, 2020)


If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Current CATPA Board Members

Sheriff Steve Nowlin

CATPA BOARD CHAIR - Sheriff Steve Nowlin                  

Montezuma County Sheriffi'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 in 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.


                 CATPA VICE CHAIR,  Lt. Colonel Barry Bratt ​     

           Executive Director Colorado Department of Public Safety Designee​ 

Lt. Colonel Barry Bratt has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and currently serves as the Region Two Commander for the Colorado State Patrol.  

Lt. Colonel Bratt has served as the District Four Commander where he oversaw Patrol operations for Northwestern Colorado, which included eleven counties with a combined population of over 304,000 people and nearly 23,000 square miles.  Prior to that, he was the District Five Commander in Southwestern Colorado, which is comprised of seventeen counties with a combined population of 219,000 people and over 23,000 square miles.  He has also served as the Captain of the Patrol’s Homeland Security branch, The Troop 4C Commander in Glenwood Springs, the Sergeant in charge of Motorcycle Operations, and as Trooper in both Motorcycle Operations and Troop 1D in Adams County. 

 Prior to the Colorado State Patrol, Lt. Colonel Bratt worked for the Westminster Police Department.

Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to manage and supervise a multitude of special events ranging from small community events to large events encompassing multiple days and locations to include; the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, Presidential escorts, Air Shows, the inaugural running of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in 2011, and the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.

Lt. Colonel Bratt currently serves as the Chairperson of the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial Committee.  He has been a past President of both the Western Colorado Peace Officers Association and the Four States Peace Officers Association and is the past Chairperson of the State Traffic Records Advisory Committee.  He has served as a subject matter expert for the NHTSA Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions, as well as the NHTSA Model Performance Measures for State Traffic Records Systems.  Barry also chaired the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Data Emphasis working group in 2014.  He has served as part of the Northwest Incident Management Team as an Incident Commander, and is State of Colorado Certified as a Type 3 Incident Commander.  Barry is a graduate of Session 263 of the FBI’s National Academy and Northwestern’s School of Police Staff and Command.




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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. Navy 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

Cory Amend

Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue Designee

Cory Amend is the Senior Director of the Enforcement Business Group which consists of the Auto Industry Division, Division of Gaming, Liquor Enforcement Division, Marijuana Enforcement Division and the Division of Racing.

Mr. Amend previously served as the Director of P.O.S.T., the Peace Officers Standards and Training Unit where his primary responsibilities focused on the development and revision of law enforcement training curricula, approval and inspection of law enforcement training programs and academies; administration of written skills examinations; compliance with state statutes, rules, policies and regulations and changes based on P.O.S.T. Board action and overseeing the training grant award application process.

Prior to being the P.O.S.T. Director, he spent twenty-three years in law enforcement.  Mr. Amend brings a solid background of supervision, organizational leadership and knowledge of police administration.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree from CU Denver, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

Amy Taylor

State Farm Insurance - Insurance Representative

Amy Taylor is a Claims Section Manager with State Farm Insurance in Greeley, CO.  Amy has been with State Farm Insurance in Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada for twenty two years primarily in Auto Claims.  Education is important to Amy, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Master in Business Administration from Regis University.  In addition, she has insurance certificates including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter.  For three years, Amy served as a Process Manager and has a Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma from Purdue University.   Amy is the mother of two boys (age 9 and 12) and enjoys being outdoors four-wheeling, camping, and riding her motorcycle.  Amy has been serving on the CATPA board since November 2018.

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 has 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 ihas been serving on the CATPA Board since March 2014.

Chief of Police, Clinton Nichols

Law Enforcement Representative

Clint Nichols is the Chief of Police for the Commerce City Police Department. He began his career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1992.  During his tenure in Las Vegas, Nevada, he attained a variety of ranks and positions. Most notably as a Police Lieutenant for 11 years in the Robbery/Homicide Bureau.

In 2015, Clint retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and relocated to Commerce City, Colorado to take a position as a Police Commander.   In 2017, he was appointed as the Chief of Police.  Since his appointment, Clint has navigated the organization through the Department of Justices’ Collaborative Reform Efforts.  A program focused on improving the level of police service to the community through partnerships, transparency, respect and collaboration.

Clint is a wealth of information surrounding complex and high profile criminal investigations.  Most notably, the OJ Simpson Kidnapping and Robbery investigation that he directly managed in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clint has Master Degree’s in Communication and Business Administration.

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 has been serving on the CATPA Board since May 2014.

Lovre Brajkovic

Nationwide - Insurance Representative

Lovre was born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia. He moved to United States on a tennis scholarship in 1999 and he became a Naturalized Citizen in 2015.  Lovre joined Nationwide Insurance shortly following his graduation from Indiana State University and has been in the Claims Department since 2004. During his tenure with Nationwide Insurance, Lovre obtained his MBA from University of Phoenix and two Associate Degrees from Insurance Institute of America and The National Underwriter Company. He also served as the Chair of Claims Diversity and Inclusion Council reporting to Claims VP. Lovre enjoys spending time with his wife and Earl, Mad Max, Mayhem, Nola, and Roxy…. You are correct; these are our numerous pets. Lovre has been serving on the CATPA Board since March 2018.

Tonia Rumer

California Casualty Insurance Company- Insurance Representative

Tonia Rumer is currently the Senior Claims Business Analyst for California Casualty Management Group.  She started her insurance career over 25 years ago and has extensive professional experience in creating working relationships with local and federal law enforcements and prosecutors as well as the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Department of Insurance.  Tonia earned a BS in Business management at Metropolitan State University of Denver and attended extensive training in the insurance industry.   Ms. Rumer brings extensive knowledge and experience to the CATPA Board, her current term is her second time serving the people of Colorado.



Meeting Minutes*

February 2020          Funding Conference #1      Funding Conference #2/March 2020
April 2020 June 2020 August 2020
October 2020 December 2020  


February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 June 2019
August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 December 2019


January 2018 February 2018 March 2018
April 2018 June 2018 August 2018
October 2018 December 2018  


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

2015 CATPA Annual Report

2015 CATPA Auto Theft Report

2016 CATPA Auto Theft Report

2017 CATPA Annual Report

2017 CATPA Auto Theft Report

2018 CATPA Annual Report

2018 CATPA Auto Theft Report

2019 CATPA Annual Brochure

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