Our Offices and Programs

The Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships has eight offices. Learn more about our offices and directors below.

This office enforces the Denver ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on race, age, color, sexual orientation, gender variance, religion, marital status, national origin, military status, gender or physical or mental disability. DADO enforces the ordinance by investigating complaints of alleged discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, private educational institutions, private health and welfare services.
Darius Smith - Director

This office collaborates with Denver's diverse communities, and community-based and nonprofit organizations on various projects, including immigrant and refugee integration, that empashize inclusion and improved access to City agencies, offices and officials by its residents.  We provide technical assistance and outreach strategies for our partners and contacts. 

Jamie Torres
- Director

This office addresses concerns of people with disabilities by seeking to eliminate architectural, program, communication and attitudinal barriers faced by people with disabilities. It ensures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by reviewing architectural plans and conducting site visits of buildings, parking facilties, polling places and providing sign language interpreting.

Ed Neuberg
   Vacant- Coordinator, Disability Parking Enforcement Program
   Colin Heffern - Plans Reviewer


Office of Sign Language Services

This office works with Denver City/County agencies to make their programs, services, and public meetings accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing by providing:

  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Computer Aided Real-Time Transcription (CART)
  • Assistive Listening Devices

Lorrie Kosinski - Director

This office focuses on the opportunities and challenges faced by Denver women and families through:
  • Community and civic engagement
  • Advocacy through non-profit and community partnerships
  • Policy analysis and development

Kim Desmond - Director

Denver Office on Aging
This office serves the older adult population of Denver by:
  • advocating for the rights and concerns of older adults
  • developing strategies to increase community awareness of older adult issues and recruits volunteers
  • works closely with DRCOG and other area agencies on aging
  • provides information, resources and referrals to Denver area seniors

Amanda Gregg- Director


Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships 

DOSP focuses on building individual skills and tools in nonprofit and City agency staff to encourage creation of cross-sector partnerships. We help to connect nonprofit and government sectors to leverage grant and real estate resources in new ways.

Miriam PeñaDirector 
   Jay Salas - Program Manager, Financial Empowerment Center
   Ken Seeley - Collaborative Development Specialist
   Nanette Mosby - Contract and Administrative Support Coordinator
   Tyler Jaeckel - Government Innovation Fellow
   Megan Davenport - Denver Shared Space Coordinator


Denver Office of Neighborhood Partnerships

This office works with residents, community groups and Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNO's) by providing capacity building and training on how to be problem solvers and how to navigate and work with City agencies. The office also works on city systems and processes that deal with resident issues in an effort to be more neighborhood friendly, including neighborhood mediation. if you would like more information on Denver mediation, please visit www.findsolutions.org. You can also contact Steve Charbonneau at 303-651-6534 or, email denver@findsolutions.org.

 Roz Alston - Director