Our Team

As a team, we have collective experience in early learning, health and safety, and family support including leadership, practice, policy, and research. Each day, we work to influence and support meaningful change in the lives of early childhood and health professionals, families, and children.

Taran Schneider, MA

Taran Schneider, MA

Executive Director

Jennifer Stucklen

Jennifer Stucklen

Program Coordinator

Becky Edwards, MA Ed.

Becky Edwards, MA Ed.

Early Childhood Specialist

Theresa Rapstine, MS, RN

Theresa Rapstine, MS, RN

Child Care Health Consultation Coordinator

Robin Levy, MA

Robin Levy, MA

Pyramid Coordinator

Sierra Hansen, MA IMH-E®

Sierra Hansen, MA IMH-E®

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Coordinator

Board of Directors

Adella Arredondo, MA, Secretary
Head Start Family Service Manager
Denver Public Schools

Sarah Davidon, Ed. D.
Research Director, Mental Health Colorado
University of Colorado’s School of Medicine & JFK Partners

Kelly Etter, PhD
Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives
The Policy Equity Group

Tim Garcia, MA
Child Care Partnerships Director
Early Learning Ventures

Tami Havener, Treasurer
Executive Director
Family Development Center, Discovery Learning Center,
Newborn and Child Care Networks

Rebecca Vlasin, MS Ed.D., Chair
Clinical Assistant Director, Early Childhood Education
University of Colorado Denver, School of Education and Human Development

Emily Wengrovius, MS
Colorado Department of Human Services

Steering Committee

Sarah Blumenthal, RN, MSN
Colorado Department of Education

Samantha Espinoza, MSW
Colorado Children’s Campaign

Deborah Gray
Colorado Department of Human Services

Jennifer Dellaport, MPH, RDN
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment

Sara Sroka-Kihn MS RN NCSN
Children’s Hospital Colorado