2017 Colorado Children & Families Health and Human Services Fellows

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2017 Colorado FELLOWS

Meet the 2017 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows.

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Phyllis Albritton

P-Cubed Partners[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Phyllis Albritton is a principal with P-Cubed Partners. She is the former director of the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Economic Security.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Brown-Erin.jpg” alt=”Anthony Barrows” title_text=”Brown, Erin” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Erin Brown

Colorado Health Foundation

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Erin Brown is the Vice President for community investment and impact at the Colorado Health Foundation, where she leads a team of nearly two dozen professionals to bring health in reach for all Coloradans. Previously, Brown served¬†as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Michael B. Hancock in Denver and as the city’s first chief equity officer. As an appointed official for three consecutive administrations under Mayor Hancock, Brown provided provided bold and forward-thinking leadership, and has been instrumental in building a system of collaboration among community members and organizations, local businesses and city agencies. Brown previously led the Office of Children‚Äôs Affairs, accomplishing Mayor Hancock‚Äôs goals for children and youth as they relate to early childhood experiences, grade level reading, re-engaging disconnected youth, completing post-secondary pathways that lead to employment and decreasing childhood obesity.

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Matthew Dodson

Archuleta County Department of Human Services

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Matthew Dodson is the Director of Archuleta County Department of Human Services. The Department‚Äôs assistance programs are provided to eligible residents in financial need and include federal food, cash, and medical benefits, as well as child care, child support, energy assistance, child welfare, and adult protection, prevention, and intervention services, so children and adults have a future that is bright, full of hope, opportunity, and security.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_3,1_3,1_3″ use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”2″ make_equal=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” locked=”off” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Figoli-Veronica-e1512763641157.jpg” title_text=”Figoli, Veronica” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”|1px|||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Verónica Figoli

 

Accion Opportunity Fund

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Verónica Figoli is the vice president for institutional partnership at Accion Opportunity Fund, which envisions an inclusive world in which all entrepreneurs have the opportunity to make their dreams come true. Previously, Figoli served as president and CEO of the Denver Public Schools Foundation, overseeing the strategy, operations, and fundraising and managing a $15 million annual budget. She has also worked in Denver Public Schools and at the Piton Foundation.

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Anthony Gherardini

Office of the Governor

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Anthony Gherardini is executive director of the Department of Personnel and Administration for Governor Polis. Most recently Mr. Gherardini served as the deputy director of the Office of Behavioral Health at the Colorado Department of Human Services. Previously, he served as deputy director for operations at the Colorado Department of Human Services, where he was¬†responsible for the oversight of a $2 billion annual budget, and¬†the daily operations of the department’s 5,000 employees.

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Dr. Tista Ghosh

Edwards Lifesciences

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Tista Ghosh is the vice president for employee health at Edwards Lifesciences. A CDC-trained epidemiologist, Ghosh previously served as the medical director for Grand Rounds. Prior to that, she was the chief medical officer for the state of Colorado and a member of the US Community Preventive Services Task Force.

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Gretchen Hammer

Public Leadership Consulting Group

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Gretchen Hammer is the founder of the Public Leadership Consulting Group, which works with all sectors of civic life, supporting the public, private and philanthropic sectors to make an impact. Hammer previously served as Colorado‚Äôs Medicaid director.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Hatch-Nikki.jpg” alt=”Tony Gherardini” title_text=”Hatch, Nikki” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Nikki Hatch

Administration for Children and Families, Region 8

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Nikki Hatch is the Regional Administrator for the Administration for Children and Families, Region 8, which serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. In this capacity, Hatch partners with state, local, community-based organizations, and tribes to promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals, and communities in the region.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Jaeger-Bill.jpg” alt=”Kristin Bernhard” title_text=”Jaeger, Bill” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” module_alignment=”center” max_height=”415px” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

William Jaeger

Colorado Children’s Campaign

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Bill Jaeger serves as the vice president of early childhood and policy initiatives at the Colorado Children‚Äôs Campaign, leading efforts to advance child care, early learning, and mental health policy efforts to support Colorado‚Äôs youngest children. The Campaign is a non-profit, non-partisan research, policy, and advocacy organization committed to ensuring every chance for every child.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_3,1_3,1_3″ use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”2″ make_equal=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” locked=”off” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Johnson-Deidre.jpg” title_text=”Johnson, Deidre” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”|1px|||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Deidre Johnson

The Center for African-American Health

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Liane Jollon

San Juan Basin Public Health

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Liane Jollon is the executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, which serves all residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties. Their mission is to protect human and environmental health and inspire well-being in their communities.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Kling-Mark.jpg” alt=”Kristin Bernhard” title_text=”Kling, Mark” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” module_alignment=”center” max_height=”415px” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Mark Kling

Family Resource Center Association

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Mark A. Kling is executive director of the Family Resource Center Association, an association of 30 urban, rural, and resort community Family Resource Centers located across Colorado.¬† Family Resource Centers promote the well-being of children and families through the provision of collaborative, coordinated, and effective community-based services.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_3,1_3,1_3″ use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”2″ make_equal=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” locked=”off” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Kuhr-Jeff.jpg” title_text=”Kuhr, Jeff” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”|1px|||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Jeff Kuhr

Mesa County Public Health

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Jeff Kuhr is the director of public health for Mesa County, Colorado. Based out of Grand Junction, his agency serves 148,000 residents on Colorado‚Äôs western slope, providing a wide range of public and environmental health services.¬† Mesa County Public Health plays a key leadership role toward the integration of resources among local health care, social services, and public health agencies.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Mares-Don.png” alt=”Tony Gherardini” title_text=”Mares, Don” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Don Mares

The Colorado Trust

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Don Mares serves as the interim president and chief executive officer of The Colorado Trust, a health foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. Previously, Mares served as the executive director of Denver Department of Human Services, which provides assistance benefits and protection and prevention services to one in three Denver residents, including including food, cash and medical benefits, child care, and child support.

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Michael Niyompong

Mental Health Center of Denver

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Michael Niyompong is the vice president of strategic community partnerships for Mental Health Center of Denver and is¬†responsible for working with community partners and businesses to meet the mental health and well-being needs of the community. Previously, he served as chief operating officer at Clayton Early Learning,¬†Colorado‚Äôs leading catalyst in providing access to high-quality early care and education.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_3,1_3,1_3″ use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”2″ make_equal=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” locked=”off” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Seng-Stephanie.jpg” title_text=”Seng, Stephanie” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”|1px|||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Stephanie Seng

Colorado State University

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Stephanie Seng currently serves as the director of the Center for Marriage and Family Therapy at Colorado State University, where she manages their community-based therapy center. She is also the director and one of the founders of the University‚Äôs Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center, which provides extensive assessments and recommendations for children across the state who have experienced complex trauma.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Snyder-Mary-Anne.jpg” alt=”Tony Gherardini” title_text=”Snyder, Mary Anne” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Mary Anne Snyder

formerly Colorado Department of Human Services

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Mary Anne Snyder served as the inaugural director of the Office of Early Childhood at the Colorado Department of Human Services from 2012-2020. The Office, which brought together the Division of Early Care and Learning with the new Division of Community and Family Support, provides child care licensing, subsidy, and quality initiatives, and houses early intervention, early childhood councils, Children’s Trust Fund, home visitation programs, infant and toddler mental health programs, and child maltreatment prevention.

[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Ternes-Cheryl.jpg” alt=”Kristin Bernhard” title_text=”Ternes, Cheryl” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” module_alignment=”center” max_height=”415px” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Cheryl Ternes

Arapahoe County Department of Human Services

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Cheryl Ternes is the director of the Department of Human Services in Arapahoe County, Colorado, the state‚Äôs third largest county, with a population of approximately 643,000. The Department provides child protection, foster care, adoption, adult protection, child support, and public assistance services.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_3,1_3,1_3″ use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”2″ make_equal=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” locked=”off” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Villafuerte_Stephanie.jpg” title_text=”Villafuerte_Stephanie” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”|1px|||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Stephanie Villafuerte

Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Stephanie Villafuerte serves as Colorado‚Äôs Child Protection Ombudsman. This state agency is an independent and neutral organization that serves as a resource and systems navigator for stakeholders and the general public, reviews complaints about the child protection system, and makes recommendations to the legislature and state government for system improvements.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” box_shadow_style=”preset2″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_image src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Wasserman-Scott.jpg” alt=”Tony Gherardini” title_text=”Wasserman, Scott” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”||||false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” text_line_height=”1.6em” header_text_color=”#8cbb3f” header_font_size=”33px” custom_margin=”||22px|||” global_colors_info=”{}”]

Scott Wasserman

The Bell Policy Center

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle title=”Bio” open_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” closed_toggle_background_color=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” title_text_color=”#8cbb3f” title_level=”h3″ custom_margin=”-18px||1px|||” custom_padding=”|||0px|false|false” border_color_all=”RGBA(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}”]Scott Wasserman is the president of the Bell Policy Center and the Bell Action Network. The Center leads the debate on family economic security and drives public policy solutions that help Coloradans get ahead and stay ahead.[/et_pb_toggle][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.10.1″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”|20px||20px|false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]