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State Early Intervention Colorado Team
Early Intervention Colorado Program


   Training and Personnel Development Coordinator
   Laura Merrill
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-5379
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Laura.Merrill@state.co.us
   
Develops and implements the coordinated system of personnel development for EI Colorado, including the training required for early intervention service coordinators to meet qualified personnel standards and development of training and technical assistance for early intervention personnel and community partners. Assures requirements for early intervention personnel standards are met through development of standards for qualified personnel and activities for recruitment and retention.


   Technical Assistance & Outreach Coordinator
   Wayla Murrow
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-2506
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Wayla.Murrow@state.co.us
   
Assists with the development of training and technical assistance materials focused on family-driven service provision, parent leadership, and identifies need for parent input. Reviews and modifies training materials to reflect adult learning styles and assure stakeholder accessibility. Coordinates and facilitates Early Intervention Services personnel trainings and provides technical assistance in the areas of Individualized Family Service Plan process, parent leadership, and family driven supports and services. Provides coordination for collecting data through the Family Outcomes Survey.


   Provider Database Administrator
   Connie Fixsen
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-4393
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Connie.Fixsen@state.co.us
   
Provides information and technical assistance for all issues concerning the Early Intervention Colorado Provider Database including Child Outcome Summary transfers and support for provider applications.


   Program Initiatives Manager
   Lenita Hartman
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-5419
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Lenita.Hartman@state.co.us
   
Responsible for direct on-going support and technical assistance to twenty Community Centered Board (CCB) Early Intervention programs in all areas regarding early intervention service provision, inclusive practices, child welfare initiatives, child outcomes, autism guidelines, and child identification and transition. The Community Coordinator also acts as the agency's complaint officer regarding procedural safeguards including informal and formal dispute resolution processes.


   Program Director
   Christy Scott
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-2664
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Christy.Scott@state.co.us
   
Responsible for the management of the statewide early intervention program; implementing federal and state rules and regulations; budget management; interagency agreements with state agencies to ensure a coordinated, collaborative system; development of the federal Part C application including policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal requirements and fiscal accountability; and supervision of Early Intervention Colorado state staff.


   General Supervision Manager
   Amanda Sutton
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-5468
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   amanda.sutton@state.co.us
   
Responsible for conducting desk audits, data review, onsite data verification and/or focused monitoring visits for 20 Community Centered Board (CCB) Early Intervention programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations; manages the statewide data collection system for early intervention; oversees the data collection for Child Outcomes; oversees the implementation of the Coordinated System of Payment, including the State Insurance Trust Fund; monitors fiscal utilization for CCB early intervention expenditures and is responsible for reporting annual compliance, performance and child count data to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).


   Fiscal Accountability Manager
   Beth Cole
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-5017
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Beth.Cole@state.co.us
   
Formulates fiscal policies and procedures. Monitors fiscal compliance for local programs, including claims data and fiscal expenditures for Early Intervention Services. Serves as the primary contact for physician awareness and outreach activities.


   Early Intervention Evaluation Coordinator
   Ashley Furney
   1575 Sherman Street, 1st Floor
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-5629
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   ashley.furney@state.co.us
   
Responsible for compliance monitoring, quality improvement and evaluation of program activities.


   Early Intervention Data Specialist
   Ashley Ness
   1575 Sherman St.
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-3960
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Ashley.Ness@state.co.us
   
Provides quality assurance and data support for the Early Intervention Colorado Program.


   Assistant
   Tracy Sperry
   1575 Sherman Street
   Denver, CO 80203
   Office: 303-866-5916
   Fax: 303-866-5200
   Tracy.Sperry@state.co.us
   
Helps with all general questions and inquiries, provides referral information and updates and maintains website information and documents.


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