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.

 

Marisol CruzMarisol Cruz

Currently works as a Program Manager in the Evaluation department at Mile High United Way where she manages the Social Innovation Fund grant. The Social Innovation Fund focuses on building nonprofits’ capacity to provide high-quality, early literacy programs to children, birth to age 8, across Colorado.  Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Marisol worked as freelance writer while traveling abroad in South America. She also has experience in Education as an English teacher in San Sebastian, Spain and as a substitute teacher in metro Denver.

Marisol graduated from the University of Colorado in 2007 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Spanish. She recently completed her graduate program at the Colorado School of Public Health where she received a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in community and behavioral health.

 

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.