Colorado APSE

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Established in 1992


Kelley Land

Peter Pike

Vice President

Karin Cowan


Marilee Boylan


Ginger Stringer

General Board Members

Heather Hagen
Brian Dean
Deidre Sage
Shantelle Rockman
Katie Taliercio
Robert Lawhead
Tanner Whittaker
Jared Kane
Jamie Howard
Joseph Prezisio
Julie Cook
Kim Cortes
Charlene Parris
Gayann Brandenburg
Vikki Ortez


Tricia Jones-Parkin 

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Policy & Advocacy

Public Policy Liaison
Bob Lawhead,

State Employment First Efforts: Legislation (passed)

  • CO Employment First Implementation Legislation (passed): SB 18-145 passed into law in May 2018 to implement recommendations of Colorado’s Employment First Advisory Partnership, including staff training/credentialing, data collection, and supporting Discovery as a distinct service.
  • CO Employment First Legislation (passed): Colorado’s cross-disability E1 bill (SB 16-077) was enacted in June 2016.
  • Policy on Integrated Employment: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing – Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Rule 8.609.9 (former Division for Developmental Disabilities rule 16.626) stating that integrated employment is considered the primary service option for adults day habilitation services and supports for individuals within I/DD. This was a long-standing policy prior to the passage of legislation (policy is on pg. 63).

Colorado Employment First Advisory Partnership website

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