Meet the Team

  • Jane Walsh
    Jane Walsh, Director of Community Partnerships, Denver Public Schools

    Oversight Council Chair

    Domain: ECE, Local school district

  • Casey Myers
    Casey Myers, Childcare Partnership Specialist, Early Learning Ventures

    Oversight Council Vice-Chair

    Domain: ECE, communications


  • Diana Gadison
    Diana Gadison, Director, Early Success Academy

    Domain: ECE

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

    Domain: ECE


  • 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

  • Pedro Méndez
    Pedro Méndez, Birth to Three Outreach Program Administrator

    Domain: Family Support and Parent Education, Library

  • Dorothy Shapland
    Dorothy Shapland, Assistant Professor, Special Education Early Childhood, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, MSU

    Domain: Higher Education Institution

  • Heidi Whitney
    Heidi Whitney, Program Manager, Mental Health Center of Denver

    Domain: Mental Health