Meet the Team

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

    Oversight Council Vice-Chair

    Domain: ECE and communications


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

    Oversight Council Chair

    Domain: Local government – Mayoral appointee

  • 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

    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

  • Heather Ramey
    Heather Ramey, PT, DPT, 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

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

    Domain: Mental Health