The TPC is currently fiscally sponsored by Florence Crittenton. The Leadership Team provides oversight to all TPC activities, in the same way that a formal board of directors would for a 501c3 organization.  The Leadership Team is  actively recruiting new members to join the TPC and take on leadership roles.  Email us at for more information.  Current Leadership Team members include:

Desta Taye-Channell
President & CEO
Florence Crittenton Services, Denver, CO
Skills: Leadership, education, student & family supports

Lisa Steven
Founder & Executive Director
Hope House Colorado, Arvada, CO
303.429.1012 ext.227
Skills: Organizational development, youth development, fundraising, lived experience

Steven Bartholomew
Executive Director
New Legacy Charter High School, Aurora, CO
Skills: Grant writing, leadership, education, career pathways, youth development

Katy Waskey
Director and Parent Educator
Jefferson County Adolescent Pregnant & Parenting Program, Lakewood, CO
skills: Parent education, service navigation, program development, public policy

Brace Gibson, JD
Policy Advocate
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC), Denver, CO
Skills: Public policy, youth leadership, law, advocacy, lived experience

Jessica Purcell
Director of Programs
Thriving Families – MotherWise, Denver, CO
Skills: Program implementation, community outreach, direct services

Michelle Garcia, MA
H.B. 1451/Collaborative Management Program, Pueblo, CO
Skills: Nursing, adolescence mental health, knowledge of state mental health system, child advocacy, and judicial system, lived experience

Ray Washington
President/CEO of Building Lives Matter, LLC, and the Executive Director of Family Support Services 
Skills: Nationally-recognized fatherhood provider and educator, mediation, fatherhood curriculum development & provision of wrap-around services