Board of Directors

 

Rebecca SalinasRebecca Salinas, M.A. 

President                                                                               

Rebecca is currently an adjunct professor at Metro State University (MSU). She has worked in the Educational field for over 30 years including classroom music teacher to working as the Director of Assessment and Testing at MSU. Rebecca is also an artist/musician.

 

Diane Waters, M.A.

Diane Waters, M.A. has provided services to families in crisis for over 30 years.  She was employed as a child welfare caseworker for 20 years.  She developed and directed Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in rural counties in Colorado; training volunteers to advocate for children in the child welfare system.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Denver Child Advocacy Center and was a Community Representative on the Adams County Head Start Parent Policy Council.  At the Denver Indian Family Resource Center she advocated for American Indian families involved in the child welfare system, wrote proposals and coordinated fundraising for the agency.  She is currently retired.

 

larry-medinaLarry Medina

My role is a Board Member with the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition. I bring two years of experience of being Second Vice President for the Alamosa School Board and 14 years of  personal and professional experience in participating in the Los Padres and Los Madres FatherHood program and the Strong Fathers program. I am retired from the Colorado Department of Transportation and currently live in Arvada, Colorado, married with two children. I am looking forward to serving the families and the communities in which CSPC supports.

 

 

Bob Norris         

Bob Norris earned a PhD in Chemistry from Notre Dame University.  He worked in the chemical industry and as an environmental consultant cleaning up soils and groundwater.  He has been active in immigration and Latino issues for over ten years. He served as board president of El Comite de Longmont, a Latino assistance agency.  He has served on the executive committee of the board of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and the policy committee that does legislative work having defeated Colorado’s show me you papers law and passed drivers license for all and other pro immigrant bills. He has served for nine years on the board of the Hispanic Education Foundation as the primary fund raiser.  He currently serves as an advisor to Motus Theater and is a member of the Boulder County Latino Coalition, the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalists Fellowship’s Immigration Justice Task Force and the Immigration committee of Together Colorado.

 

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Dr. Deborah Watson PhD

Dr. Deborah Watson offers the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, a unique combination of research and evaluation, strategic planning and networking skills. She brings over 20 years of community consulting in organizational improvement and performance. She implements best practices to exceed quality standards in customer service, business partnerships and community engagement. She has a Doctorate in Applied Experimental Psychology; Expertise in Community Based Participatory Research; Served on various local, state and national task forces; and Focused on Leadership Development. As a Registered Financial Service Professional with New York Life she is committed to alleviating intergenerational poverty in Colorado.  Her mission is to bring peace to families through compassionate financial advising to live in abundance today and leave a legacy for loved ones.