Staff, Board & Council


Bobbie Watson
Executive Director
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Danielle Butler
Associate Director
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Nicole Malone
Quality Improvement Navigator
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Caitlin Moles
Quality Improvement Coach
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Emily Robbins
Professional Development Coordinator
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Project Contractors

Esther Hartley
Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator
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Susan Early
Compliance Assistant

Liz McGavin
Finance Coordinator

Jane Wilkinson
Expanding Quality Infant Toddler Coordinator


Peggy Goodbody, Attorney, President
Private practice lawyer in the realm of family law, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder County resident; term expires Oct 2018

Bob Palaich, PhD, Vice President
Principal, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc.
APA consulting has specialities in early childhood finance, cost models and outcome measurement
Longmont resident; term expires Oct 2017

Steve Callander, MBA, Secretary/Treasurer
Director, Boulder Day Nursery Association
The Boulder Day Nursery Association is the oldest nonprofit in Boulder County (1917)
Boulder County resident; term expires Oct 2017

Tom Briggs
Retired after a career in domestic and international capital markets and financial management.
Boulder County resident; term expires Jan 2020

Dr. Peter Dawson, MD
Retired Pediatrician
Boulder County resident; term expires Dec 2017

Dr. Cynthia Divino, PhD
Director of InReach
Boulder County resident; term expires March 2017

Kelly Phillips-Henry, Psy.D, MBA
CEO of The Mental Health Partners
Boulder County resident; term expires Sept 2020

Mary Wolf
Community Member; volunteer teacher Columbine Elementary
Boulder County resident; term expires April 2017

Doug Yeiser
President and CEO of Foothills United Way
Term expires October 2019

Dr. Victoria Youcha, PhD
Early childhood special education specialist
Boulder County resident; term expires May 2018

Jeff Zayach, MPA
Director of Boulder County Public Health
Boulder County resident; term expires May 2019

Advisory Council Membership

Teresa Albohn
Child Care Assistance Program/Early Childhood Liaison
Boulder County Department Housing & Human Services

Shela Blankinship
Early Childhood Coordinator
St. Vrain Valley School District

Kimberley Bloemen
Director of Early Childhood Education

André Bollaert
Executive Director
The Acorn School/Wilderness Early Childhood Education Center

Elaan Brudno
Parenting Skills Teacher; Child Development Specialist
Parents As Teachers of Boulder County

Marc Cowell
Director of Programs
Sister Carmen Community Center

Olivia Coyne
Division Manager
Boulder County Head Start

Annette Crawford
CCAP Provider Services Program Specialist
BOCo Housing & Human Services Department
Community Support Division

Lisa Dion
Founder and Director
Play Therapy Institute of Colorado (PITC)

Cynthia Divino
Executive Director
InReach Mental Health Care

Matt Eldred
Executive Director

Susannah S. Evans
St Vrain Valley Schools

Andrea Foote
Mental Health Partners

Melissa Hisel
Outreach Librarian
Lafayette Public Library

Jessica Jones
Broomfield Early Childhood Council

Sharon Kelley
Child Care Licensing
Office of Early Childhood

Melanie Kelsea
Early Childhood Project Manager
City of Longmont

Jane McKinley
Family Partnership of Boulder of Boulder County

Linda Miron
Collaborative Learning Consulting Services

Susan Moore
Director of Clinical Education and Services
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, CU in Boulder

Amy Ogilvie
Executive Director
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families

Sarah Scully
Child Health Promotion Coordinator
Boulder County Public Health

Jennifer Selbitschka, Ph.D.
Studio Teacher/Teacher Education Program Instructor
Boulder Journey School

Alison Thielke
ECE Faculty Lead
FRCC, Boulder County

Karen Zeid
Commmunity Member