Pete Weir

Chair

Pete Weir has served as the District Attorney for the First Judicial District since 2012. He has had a distinguished career in public service in various positions including as a District Court Judge in the First Judicial District. Throughout his career Pete has served on many boards, committees and task forces including the Governor’s appointment to the Task Force on Sex Offender Registration, Colorado State Victim Assistance/Law Enforcement (VALE) Board, Colorado State Advisory Board for the S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Victim Services Statewide  Planning  Committee, Executive Board,  Colorado Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) project, and the Criminal Justice and Criminology Advisory Council for Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Mary Berg

Vice Chair

Mary Berg is the Executive Director of Jefferson County Department of Human Services where she has served the community for 25 years.   She is passionate about ensuring equitable access for all to the community influences of health (safety, food, stable housing, education, employment, transportation, behavioral/physical health care) for families and communities to thrive.  She has led child welfare reform efforts such as Differential Response and Workforce Initiatives to enable Jefferson County to serve more children, families, and adults in their communities.  She has been active at the local, state and national levels providing leadership to strengthen families through partnerships to end conditions leading to poverty.  She currently services on the State of Colorado Human Trafficking Council.       

Scott Shields

Treasurer

Scott Shields is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Tree, an organization dedicated to addressing the inter-related issues of child neglect and abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.  Scott has more than 20 years of not-for-profit leadership and management experience, and prior to being hired as the CEO he served as the Chief Financial Officer at Family Tree for nearly nine years. Currently he is a member of the Jeffco Connections Commission and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies (CAFCA).

Jenn Payne, Secretary

Jenn is the Secretary for the PorchLight Board of Directors. She is President of Loan Operations for FirstBank, a regional bank with over $18 Billion in assets based in Lakewood, Colorado.  Since joining the bank in 2001, she has held a variety of leadership positions within the organization, previously serving as President of Compliance before embarking on her new role as President of Loan Operations in April of 2019.  Jenn, along with her team, oversees internal loan origination and loan servicing functions, supporting an average of $3.9 Billion in loan originations each year.  Jenn also supports various charitable organization and is currently serving as a Board Member of the Hyland Hills Foundation.

Vista Exline

Vista is the Executive Director of Victim Outreach, Incorporated (VOI).  This organization partners with law enforcement to provide comprehensive services to victims of crime in Jefferson County, Colorado.  For 33 years Vista has advocated for services that foster recovery and healing for victims of crime and trauma.  She has trained community, police, prosecutors and human services organizations.  Her expertise informs multi-disciplinary policy and protocols that impact victims’ needs and rights.  VOI has been recognized locally and nationally for accomplishments on behalf of victims of crime. 

Bill Kilpatrick

Bill began his policing career with the Englewood Police Department, in Englewood, Colorado in 1979.  He accepted service as a Lieutenant with the Golden Police Department in 1989 and was appointed the Chief of Police on December 1, 2002.  Bill has received gubernatorial appointments to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council as well as the Suicide Prevention Commission.  Bill also serves on the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC), is a former member of the Juvenile Assessment/SB94 Executive Board and a former member of the Board of Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners.

Dave Kollar

Dave is the Director of the Student Engagement Office for Jefferson County Public Schools. He oversees programming related to Title VI, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Substance Misuse Intervention, and Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement. His responsibilities also include Restorative Practices implementation, Fostering Opportunities, and expanding secondary supports and pathways for opportunity youth. He sits on a number of boards and committees and is in leadership positions on the following committees: Co-Chair of Jefferson County’s Juvenile Services Planning Committee, Co-Chair of Jefferson County’s Communities that Care and Drug Free Communities Coalition, and Co-Chair of the Education Subcommittee of the Child Youth Leadership Commission in Jefferson County.

Kiara Kuenzler

Kiara is President and CEO of Jefferson Center for Mental Health, a non-profit, community focused provider of mental health and substance use disorder services in Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties. Jefferson Center serves more than 30,000 children, individuals and families each year through prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery services. In addition to her more than 10 years of experience in health care administration, quality, and program evaluation, Kiara spent years providing direct clinical services and teaching in the Psychology Department at the University of Colorado, Denver. In her current role, she brings a fierce passion and vision for a healthy community, where mental health and substance use matters and care is accessible to all.

Chris Lynn

Chris is the CEO of the Senior Resource Center (SRC). He served on the SRC Board of Directors and played an active role in defining the overall vision, direction and goals of the organization. Chris’ leadership work in the community has included: The Rocky Mountain Region Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Denver Program, and the University of Colorado’s 50 for Colorado Program.  He is a certified Master Coach and Negotiator, and his previous work has included serving as a commercial pilot, and being a successful realtor for 20 years.

Jeff Shrader

Jeff began his 33-year career with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) as a deputy assigned to the county jail. Prior to being elected Sheriff in 2014, he oversaw operations as Chief of each of the four major Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute, an executive development program for the largest law enforcement agencies in the country. Jeff has proactively led the 829 men and women of the JCSO and the nearly 300 volunteers who provide valuable support to its mission. He has also been effective in administering the organization’s $100 million budget, continuously seeking ways to better the agency’s services and efficiencies.

Dan McCasky

Dan has served as the Lakewood Police Chief since 2016.  His law enforcement career began in 1985 when he was a Patrol Deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.  Dan began his career in Lakewood in 1986, and during his 33-year career, he has held, line-level, supervisory, and leadership positions in all three of the Department’s Divisions. Dan serves on a variety of committees and boards including the State of Colorado Cold Case Task Force, Jefferson County Public Health Points West board, the Jefferson County Regional Communication Center, and the Foothills Credit Union. He previously served as a board member for Ralston House Child Advocacy Center, the Colorado Association of Sex Crimes Investigators, the Foothills Animal Shelter, and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  He received the Police Service Medal for his work with the Colorado Association of Sex Crimes Investigators.

Don Moseley

Don Moseley has been the Executive Director of Ralston House since 2006. Under his leadership, Ralston House has increased its scope of services, now serving children and teens at three sites - Arvada, Northglenn and Lakewood. Mr. Moseley’s experience with non-profit organizations goes back to 1981. He has worked with victims of crime, homeless families, abused and neglected children and youth, and adults suffering with long-term mental illness. He currently serves on the Jefferson County Fatality Review Committee and the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative Board. He was a member of the First Judicial District’s Crime Victim Compensation Board for six years and served on the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board for the First Judicial District. He also served on the Colorado Children’s Alliance Board, the Colorado Department of Human Services Child Fatality Review Team and the Colorado Human Trafficking Council. 

Lori Ropa

Lori has served as the Executive Director of The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties, a local chapter of The Arc of the US, since 2010.  As an advocacy organization, The Arc works alongside and on behalf of individuals with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to create a world where all people are valued and respected members of the community.  As the incidence rates of abuse, exploitation and sexual assault are exponentially higher for people with I/DD than for the general population, Lori joined the PorchLight Board to ensure that all members of the community who are victimized, regardless of ability, can access the critical supports needed to become survivors.  As chair of the Governance Committee, Lori brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit governance and management to this important work.  She also has an exceptional commitment to community collaboration, mentoring nonprofit executives and young professionals as well as serving on committees, councils and boards.

CONTACT

If you are a victim or survivor and need assistance please contact

Nicole Lopez at 303-271-6839 or nlopez@jeffco.us

For other information please contact

Cynthia Kornegay at 303-271-6831 or ckornega@jeffco.us

Candace Cooledge - Executive Director

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