Cheryl Ternes is the director of the Department of Human Services in Arapahoe County, Colorado, the stateā€™s 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.

Stories featuring Cheryl Ternes

Group of Ascend Fellows at Wind Cave National Park
My heart is filled with love and gratitude for the courageous community of leaders our Ascend at the Aspen Institute team works with everyday. Ā And I am simply delighted to share ourĀ Ascend at the Aspen Institute Impact & InspirationĀ Report. In thisĀ magazine-style 2022 Impact & Inspiration Report, you will meet just a few of those inspiring …

2022 Ascend Impact & Inspiration Report

PublicationFebruary 14, 2023
What would it take to make Colorado the best place to have a child and raise a thriving family? To answer that question, Ascend invested in a cohort of diverse leaders across systems and communities, on the Front Range and along the Western Slope – leaders with big ideas and leverage points to transform Colorado’s …

Leadership in Action

BlogNovember 13, 2019
Washington, DC, May 16, 2017 Ć¢ā‚¬ā€œ The Aspen Institute announced the inaugural class of its Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship. The Fellowship invests in visionary leaders committed to making Colorado the best place to have a child and sustain a healthy, thriving family.
Press ReleasesMay 16, 2017