Council Members

Council membership is outlined in statute (C.R.S. § 18-3-505(b)). According to statute, some members are appointed by the Governor while other members are appointed by Executive Directors of state agencies. There are up to 35 total seats on the Council.

Current Council members

Current as of March 29, 2022

Christian Gardner-Wood | Colorado District Attorney's Council | Rep. of a statewide organization of district attorneys | Council Chair

Thomas Acker | Western Slope Against Trafficking | Rep. of a regional/city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition

Kelsey Antun | Urban Peak | Rep. of an organization that provides direct services to victims of human trafficking

Chief James Baird | Breckenridge Police Department| Rep. of a statewide association of chiefs of police

Corinthiah Brown | The Don't Look Back Center, Inc. | Community Representative

Brooke Byrd | Denver District Attorney's Office | Rep. of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force

Janet Drake | Colorado Attorney General's Office | Rep. of Colorado Department of Law

Amanda Finger | Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking | Rep. of a regional/city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition

Diana Goldberg | SungateKids | Rep. of a Child Advocacy Center

Tristan Gorman| The Gorman Law Firm | Rep. of a statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys

Katie McDougal| Adams County Department of Human Services | Rep. of a director of an urban county department of social services

Jenna Harper | Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault | Rep. of a statewide coalition for victims of sexual assault

Chris Henderson | Office of the Child's Representative | Rep. of a statewide organization that provides legal advocacy to abused, neglected, and at-risk children

Dr. Sandy Ho | Office of Children, Youth and Families, CDHS | Rep. from Department of Human Services

Mona Petrocco Klein | Alliance to Combat Human Trafficking - Pueblo | Rep. of a regional/city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition

Rebekah Layton | Community Member


Amy Pohl | Project Safeguard | Rep. of a statewide coalition for victims of domestic violence | Council Vice-Chair

Nhu-Minh Le | Asian Pacific Development Center | Rep. of an organization that provides direct services to victims of human trafficking

Major Mark Mason| Colorado State Patrol | Rep. of Colorado State Patrol

Patricia Medige | Colorado Legal Services | Rep. of a statewide immigration rights organization

Jo-Ann O'Neil | Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado | Rep. of a regional/city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition

Steven Ramirez | Shiloh House | Rep. of a nonprofit organization that facilitates the treatment or housing of human trafficking victims

Fikile Ryder |Catholic Charities of Pueblo | Rep. of a faith-based organization that serves victims of human trafficking

Meghan Saleebey | 19th Judicial District, District Court | Rep. of the judicial branch

Tammy Schneiderman | Division of Youth Services, CDHS | Rep. from Department of Human Services

Hava Simmons | Larimer County Department of Human Services | Rep. of child welfare services for a county department of social services

Sheriff Anthony Spurlock | Douglas County Sheriff's Office | Rep. of a statewide association of county sheriff's

Caleb Stewart | Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network | Rep. with extensive experience with labor trafficking

Dr. Michelle Sunkel | Colorado Mesa University, Social and Behavioral Science | College or university department that conducts research on human trafficking

Sherman Swafford | Colorado Department of Labor and Employment | Rep. from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Cathie Swanson | Colorado Department of Agriculture | Rep. from the Department of Agriculture