Brooke has been working to end domestic violence for the past 18 years. Since 2006, Brooke has been the Program Specialist and Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Human Services, Domestic Violence Program (DVP). Prior to joining DVP, Brooke was a court-based advocate and children’s advocacy program director for a domestic violence crisis center in New Hampshire, a program manager of a statewide domestic violence program in Massachusetts, and the training director with a national domestic violence organization. Brooke received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
Chelsea offers technical assistance to DVP funded-programs, provides contract management, and is the System Administrator for the CAFE. Before joining DVP in 2013, Chelsea held various roles at Family Tree, a local nonprofit, including a supervisor of the domestic violence shelter and Outreach Program and Grant Coordinator for the organization. Chelsea was fortunate enough to work with domestic violence and sexual assault victims for several years as a shelter advocate and case manager at Family Tree as well as a university sexual assault and domestic violence hotline volunteer. Chelsea graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Women’s Studies and from Regis University with a Master’s in Nonprofit Management.
Beth provides support to DVP-funded organizations around Colorado and works to improve responses for people who have experienced domestic violence. Before joining DVP, Beth worked as the advocacy director at Colorado’s statewide anti-domestic violence coalition, and before that she had the privilege of working directly with survivors of domestic abuse for 7 years in shelter and community settings. Beth has particular interest in empowerment-based advocacy, trauma-informed services, and addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment. She also loves being in the mountains, preferably hiking or snowboarding. Beth received a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver.
Melissa Snider has happily been a State of Colorado employee for over 7 years. She was with Metropolitan State University and the Child Welfare Division prior to joining our team. Originally from Texas, Melissa has made Colorado her home for over 11 years. She enjoys exploring all the beauty of Colorado with her cocker spaniel Miss Charlie. Melissa is happy to be the newest member of the DVP team and looks forward to working with all the DVP stakeholders.