(From top left to bottom right: M.Kent Olsen, Shauna Casement, Jim Tatten, Lacee Artist, Marianne Ramos, Ted Gwathmey, Mitch McKinney, Clarence Miller, Don Morales, Famer Reini, Brock Herzberg, Raiko Johnson, Donald Johnson, Tana Rosenberg)
Kent Olsen, President on the Executive Committee, is an attorney and serves as AdvocacyDenverâ€™s representative for Arc of Colorado. Mr. Olsen is a founding member and on the board for The Fund for People with Disabilities.
Shauna Casement, Secretary on the Executive Committee, is a clinical psychologist in private practice that specializes in psychotherapy and skills training with persons who have been diagnosed with major mental illness in conjunction with cognitive and developmental disabilities. She developed an after-school and weekend program, The Kid Connection, which provides social skills training for children with developmental disabilities. She has previously served as vice-chair on the North Metro Community Services Human Rights Committee. She is involved is several professional organizations, including the American Association on Mental Retardation, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Dual Diagnosis and the National Organization of Women.
Jim Tatten, Treasurer on the Executive Committee, is an attorney and lobbyist. Mr. Tatten is involved in health care reform issues.
Famer Reini, Member at Large on the Executive Committee, is a father of an adult daughter with developmental disabilities. He has been a long time board member.
Mitch McKinney, Member at Large on the Executive Committee, is a graduate of Metropolitan College who uses a wheelchair and technology to communicate with others. He is a volunteer advocate and active in the independent living movement.
Clarence Miller, Member at Large on the Executive Committee, grew up in the Wheat Ridge and Pueblo Regional institutions. He is and was an early pioneer in community living. He is an active volunteer and part time assistant lobbyist for the Colorado Health Associations.
Lacee Artist, Vice President on the Executive Committee, is a professional lobbyist. Ms. Artist is affiliated with Pendulum, Boys and Girls Club.
Brock Herzberg is self-employed at his firm, Capitol Focus.
Beverly Hirsekorn is the Disability and Aged Policy and Program Performance Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Ted Gwathmey is a business entrepreneur with a background in business, sports recreation, and marketing. He is the parent of a child with a disability and actively advocates on behalf of his child in the community.
Don Morales is the father of an adult son with developmental disabilities. He is a retired businessman.
Marianne Ramos is a professional mechanical engineer and the parent of a child with a disability.
Donald Johnson is a parent of a child with a disability and active in Denver Public Schools special education reform.Â
Raiko Johnson is a parent of a child with a disability and active in Denver Public Schools special education reform.Â
Tana Rosenberg is a first-year board director for AdvocacyDenver and was recommended to us through a service coordinator. Tana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has an extensive background in Health Care and Claims management. She has also served on various nonprofit boards and volunteer committees including Hadassah,Â Junior League of Denver, and Holocaust Survivor memorial though University of Denver. Tana is married to Richard who is a Senior Project Manager for Centurylink and has two children; Haley and Ryan.