Our staff

Our dedicated staff bring their diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to CCLP’s mission every day. To search for career opportunities with CCLP click here.

Bethany Pray

Bethany Pray Esq.

Interim Executive Director

[email protected]

303-573-5669 ext. 310

Areas of expertise:

Regulatory and administrative law; medicaid eligibility, benefits and services; due process protection for benefit recipients; behavioral health parity in public and commercial health coverage

Deya Zavala

Deyanira (Deya) Zavala

Associate Interim Executive Director

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303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Community economic development, resilience, community-driven change, mobility, resilient cities

Gia Elise Barboza-Salerno

Gia Elise Barboza-Salerno J.D., Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar

303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Domestic violence, trauma, substance abuse, self-harm, neglect in vulnerable populations, big data, longitudinal research design and methodology

Bruce Barnum

Bruce Barnum

Community & Development Director

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303-573-5669 ext. 312

Areas of expertise:

Community engagement, organizational development and strategy, grant writing, events and fundraising campaigns

Charles Brennan

Charles Brennan

Deputy Director of Research

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303.573.5669 ext. 302

Areas of expertise:

Quantitative research and data analysis, geographic information systems, housing and urban development, data visualization

Milena Castaneda

Milena Castaneda MSW

Policy Fellow

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303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Health equity, state benefits, Indigenous rights, immigration, racial justice, mental/behavioral health & addictions, community engagement, advocacy

Julia Char Gilbert

Julia Char Gilbert

Connelly Policy Advocate

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303-573-5669 ext. 306

Areas of expertise:

Health equity, community engagement, medical debt, policy research and data analysis

Sha’Von Davis

Sha’Von Davis

Administrative Assistant

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303.573.5669 ext. 315

Areas of expertise:

Customer service, administration, communications, advocacy and coalition-building

Ellen Giarratana

Ellen Giarratana Esq.

Managing Attorney

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303-573-5669 ext. 314

Areas of expertise:

Equitable enforcement of legislation, litigation, civil rights action

Karly Kaufman

Karly Kaufman

Communications Assistant

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303-573-5669 ext. 301

Areas of expertise:

Gender politics, intersectional feminism, administration, communications, advocacy

Charlie Kestler

Charlie Kestler

Policy Fellow

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303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Health equity, housing and homelessness, community-centered policy creation, medicaid access, systems change, advocacy, and community organizing

Lois Lupica

Lois Lupica J.D.

Visiting Scholar

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303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Access to justice, bankruptcy, consumer finance, securitization, property and contract theory, legal ethics

Anthony Lux

Anthony Lux

Communications Director

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303-573-5669 ext. 311

Areas of expertise:

Constituent engagement, marketing, outreach and strategic messaging

Kesi Relyea

Kesi Relyea

Operations Director

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303-573-5669 ext. 315

Areas of expertise:

Business operations, bookkeeping, human resources, IT support

Brian Ruben, Esq.

Brian Ruben Esq.

Legal Fellow

[email protected]

303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Civil rights litigation, community organizing, intersectionality & critical race theory

Chaer Roberts

Chaer Robert

Legislative Director

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303-573-5669 ext. 307

Areas of expertise:

Coalition building, tax policy, workforce development, access to skills training

Morgan Turner

Morgan Turner

Policy Advocate

[email protected]

303-573-5669

Areas of expertise:

Educational outreach, group facilitation, program planning, implementation and evaluation, equitable development, community-owned real estate

Angelita (Trujillo) Vazquez

Angelita (Trujillo) Vazquez

Community & Development Manager

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303-573-5669 ext. 308

Areas of expertise:

Fundraising, event planning, data management, community engagement

Katherine Wallat, Esq.

Katherine Wallat J.D., LL.M.

Senior Attorney

[email protected]

303-573-5669 ext. 303

Areas of expertise:

Community-based lawyering, civil litigation, equitable enforcement of legislation, administrative advocacy, facilitation and community education