Advisory Board

The CSSRC creating legislation (C.R.S. 24-33.5-1801, et seq.) outlined formation of an Advisory Board for the School Safety Resource Center to recommend policies for the Center. The legislation also identified the membership and terms of office. The Advisory Board began with thirteen members, as outlined in statute, who were appointed during 2008. Five additional members have been added at the recommendation of the Board and approved by the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety, and an additional member was added through legislation by SB 13-138.

The board now meets four times during each year. The board receives regular updates on the activities of the Center and board members have provided significant input and advice about the Center’s activities, its mission and vision. The Advisory Board approved operating By-Laws on June 1, 2010.

Go to Meetings for a schedule of upcoming meetings and to view the minutes from past meetings.

Advisory Board Members

Representative of Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Steven Fast, Executive Director, CSDSIP.

Professional Expert in School Security
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Kelly Jacobson, School Resource Officer, Westminster Police Department.

Representative of Building Level Adminstrators Responsible for Safety and Administration
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety 

  • Jamie Haukeness, Principal, Cortez Middle School.

Representative of Department of Public Health and Environment
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

  • Jarrod Hindman, Violence and Suicide Prevention Section Manager, CDPHE. 

Behavioral Health Treatment Expert
Appointed by Commissioner of Education

  • Melanie Voegeli-Morris. Mental Health and Prevention Coordinator, Poudre School District. 

Representative of Colorado Association of School Boards
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Kathy Plomer, Adams12 School Board. 

Representative of Classroom Level Teachers
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

  • Jenny Schoen, Littleton Public Schools.

Representative of Department of Law
Appointed by Attorney General

  • Currently Vacant. 

Representative of Department of Public Safety
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Meg Williams, Manager of Office of Adult & Juvenille Justice Assistance, Colorado Department of Public Safety.

Representative of Department of Education
Appointed by Commissioner of Education

  • Lynne. DeSousa, Director, Office of Learning Supports.

Front Range School Administrator
Appointed by Commisioner of Education

  • Caroleena Steen, Assistant Superintendent, Cheyenne Mt. School District. 

Representative of Parents' Organization
Appointed by Governor

  • Lorrie Odom, VP for Programs, Colorado PTA. 

Law Enforcement Professional
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Matt Lewis, Sheriff Mesa County. 

Representative of Community Colleges
Appointed by the Executive Director of Colorado Community College System

  • Greg Busch, Emergency Management Director, Colorado Community College System. 

Rural School Administrator
Appointed by Commisioner of Education

  • George Welsh, Superintendent, Canon City School District.

Representative of School District Administrators Responsible for Safety and Security at a School District
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Chris WIlderman, Director of Operations, Boulder Valley School District.

Representative of State Universities
Appointed by Executive Director of Commision on Higher Education

  • Mark Pokorny, Environmental and Emergency Preparedness Manager, IHE.

Representative of Department of Human Services
Appointed by Executive Director of Colorado Department of Human Services

  • Currently Vacant. 

Representative of District Attorney
Appointed by the Governor

  • Dave Young, District Attorney, 17th Judicial District.