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Kelsey Lyon, Health Planner and Evaluation Specialist at Larimer County Department of Health and EnvironmentKelsey Lyon is the Health Planner and Evaluation Specialist for Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. With this role, she supervises the Community Health Assessment Process, the community health improvement plan, and performance measurement, quality improvement for the department, and the external health equity committee (Healthy Larimer). Kelsey served in the Peace Corps in Peru and as an AmeriCorps volunteer in West Baltimore. Kelsey has her undergrad degree from University of Notre Dame and her Master’s in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.
Sara Maranowicz, Community Programs Director at Bohemian Foundation
Sara Maranowicz is the Community Programs Director at Bohemian Foundation. She has a background in grantmaking, nonprofit capacity building, program management and evaluation in the fields of community development, youth development, early childhood and PreK-12 education. Prior to joining Bohemian Foundation, Sara worked at the Community Development Foundation in London helping to set up a new charitable trust and a national community development program. While in the UK she also managed a national grant program designed to support nonprofits facing financial hardship due to the recession. Before ‘crossing the pond’ she worked in Los Angeles and led the design and implementation of nonprofit capacity building, sustainability and social enterprise development programs for First 5 LA. She has also managed a portfolio of school readiness grantees and supported various nonprofit capacity building grant programs. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and Master’s degree in Educational Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Stanford University.
Jen Ryan, Program Director for CASA of Larimer County's two programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates and Harmony House Visitation and Exchange
Jen Ryan is the Program Director for CASA of Larimer County's two programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates and Harmony House Visitation and Exchange. Part of her role is collecting and analyzing program data to determine program effectiveness in providing the best outcomes for children and families served. Jen has been involved with the CASA program for about 4 years.
Marc Winokur, PhD, Director of the Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University
Marc Winokur, Director of the Social Work Research Center, joined the School of Social Work faculty at Colorado State University in fall 2004. Dr. Winokur has over 15 years of applied research experience in child welfare that has influenced policies, practices, and procedures at the international-, federal-, state-, and county-levels. In 2018, he received the Innovative Leadership Award from Illuminate Colorado for his distinguished service focused on the prevention of child maltreatment and strengthening families. Dr. Winokur has contributed to evidence-based practices in the field through randomized controlled trials on differential response and home visitation programs, and systematic reviews on kinship care for the Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations.
Ryann Vernetson, Executive Director of Clinical Innovation and Technology at Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth
Ryann Vernetson is the Executive Director of Clinical Innovation and Technology at SAFY. In this role, she leads the agency’s innovations efforts in order to improve care for families and children. Additionally, she works with a multidisciplinary team to improve technology for the agency, in order to codify best practices, increase efficiency, and ensure that clinicians have the tools they need to meet their workplace potential. Ryann previously served in operations as SAFY’s Executive Director for Colorado, overseeing administrative, clinical, and programmatic functions State-wide. She is a practicing animal-assisted psychotherapist and clinical consultant.
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