Meet the Team

  • Casey Badger
    Casey Badger, Oversight Council Vice-Chair

    Domain: Local business and communications

  • Sarah Brenkert
    Sarah Brenkert, Senior Director of Education & Evaluation, Children's Museum of Denver

    Domain: Family Support and Parent Education Services

  • Charles Dukes
    Charles Dukes, Education Policy Director, Office of Children's Affairs, City & County of Denver

    Oversight Council Chair

    Domain: Local government

  • Diana Gadison
    Diana Gadison, Director, Early Success Academy

    Domain: ECE

  • Lisa Grant
    Lisa Grant, Executive Director, Early Childhood by Design

    Domain: ECE Superintendent Appointee

  • Gerie Grimes
    Gerie Grimes, President & CEO, Hope Center

    Oversight Council Chair

    Domain: ECE


  • Malinda E. Jones, Ed.D
    Malinda E. Jones, Ed.D, Assistant Professor of ECE, Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Domain: ECE, Higher Education

  • Jennifer Koch
    Jennifer Koch, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health for School Based Services, Denver Health

    Domain: Health

  • Sarah McNeil
    Sarah McNeil, Senior Librarian, Early Literacy, Denver Public Library

    Domains: Local Government, Family Support, Parent Education

  • Heather Ramey
    Heather Ramey, First Steps Pediatric Therapy

    Domain: Parent of a child under 5, Health, Resource & Referral

  • Jane Walsh
    Jane Walsh, Early Education Coordinator, Denver Public Schools

    Domain: Local school district Early Education Coordinator, Denver Public Schools