The 2017 Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellows
The Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship at the Aspen Institute invests in visionary Colorado leaders committed to making Colorado the best place to have a child and sustain a healthy, thriving family.
Collectively, they will advance solutions to transform the cultureand systems that serve childrenand families in Colorado. They will accelerate innovation and collaboration across communities and sectors. The Fellowship lifts up leaders that reflect the diversity and talent of Colorado.
- View the press release.
- Learn more about the Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship and the 2017 Fellows
- Read their full biographies.
These are the 20 Fellows of the 2017-18 cohort:
Phyllis Albritton, Director, Office of Economic Security, Colorado Department of Human Services
Erin Brown, Executive Director, Office of Children’s Affairs, City and County of Denver
Matthew Dodson, Director, Archuleta County Department of Human Services
Verónica Figoli, President and CEO, Denver Public Schools Foundation
Tony Gherardini, Deputy Executive Director of Operations, Colorado Department of Human Services
Tista Ghosh, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director, Public Health Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Nikki Hatch, Regional Administrator, Region 8, Administration of Children and Families
Bill Jaeger, Vice President, Early Childhood Initiatives, Colorado Children’s Campaign
Deidre Johnson, CEO and Executive Director, The Center for African-American Health
Liane Jollon, Executive Director, San Juan Basin Public Health
Mark Kling, Executive Director, Family Resource Center Association
Jeff Kuhr, Executive Director, Mesa County Health Department
Don Mares, Executive Director, Denver Department of Human Services
Michael Niyompong, Chief Operating Officer, Clayton Early Learning
Stephanie Seng, Director, Center for Marriage and Family Therapy and Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center, Colorado State University
Mary Anne Snyder, Director, Office of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Human Services
Cheryl Ternes, Director, Arapahoe County Department of Human Services
Stephanie Villafuerte, Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado
Scott Wasserman, President, The Bell Policy Center