AdvocacyDenver salutes the many talents and large hearts that come together to guide and develop our organization.
President on the Executive Committee
Dr. Shauna Casement is a clinical psychologist who has worked for over twenty-five years providing psychological treatment for adults and children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. She has served for five years on a local Human Rights Committee and for over twenty years as a Director for the AdvocacyDenver Board.
Past President on the Executive Committee
Kent is an attorney and serves as AdvocacyDenver’s representative for Arc of Colorado. He is a founding member and also serves on the board for The Fund for People with Disabilities.
Secretary on the Executive Committee
Mitch is a graduate of Metropolitan College who uses a wheelchair and technology to communicate with others. He is a volunteer advocate and is active in the independent living movement.
Treasurer on the Executive Committee
Don is a retired businessman and the father of an adult son with developmental disabilities. He has been a member of the board since 1968.
Donald Johnson is a parent of a child with a disability and active in Denver Public Schools special education reform.
Raiko Johnson is a parent of a child with a disability and active in Denver Public Schools special education reform.
Dan Rosenberg is an attorney in Denver with a background in both civil and criminal law. His passion for protecting the interests of persons with disabilities comes from his parents Doctors Cordelia and Steve Rosenberg.
Peggi O’Keefe is a well-respected, long time consultant on policy development in many areas of interest. She holds a degree in law from Denver University, and has one daughter, Adelaide and other family in Colorado.
Khoa Nguyen arrived in the United States by boat with other Vietnam War refugees and lived for a time at Camp Pendleton, California. Once in Colorado, he followed the career path of his mother, formerly a social worker in Saigon whom he had often visited at work. After completing postgraduate work at the Family Therapy Training Center, Nguyen became a psychotherapist, did pro bono child custody evaluations, then embarked on a 23-year career with the Denver Public Schools as a youth activity specialist, school social worker, educational specialist/broker of student services, assistant principal and, since 1995, elementary school principal. A member of numerous boards and Denver’s Asian-Pacic American Commission, he received the Lift Every Voice Community Service Award in 2001 and was named one of Denver’s 150 “Unsung Heroes” in 2008.