Dace West has served in a director role with DOSP since fall of 2008. Her primary work for the office involves managing the training and capacity building programs to better connect government and community, facilitating community collaborative relationships, leading DOSP's nonprofit capital support projects, and overseeing the Office's energy efficiency priorities. Prior to coming to DOSP, Dace worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade, serving most recently as Executive Director of the HealthBridge Alliance. Dace has also served on numerous nonprofit boards. She holds a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado.
Denver Shared Space Coordinator
Megan Devenport serves as the first-ever Denver Shared Space Project Coordinator, Megan Devenport. Housed at the Urban Land Conservancy and supported through a partnership between ULC and DOSP, Megan is a recent graduate from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, focusing in community and administrative leadership. Prior to moving to Denver for graduate school, Megan was a counselor for 5 years working with young people and their families. Megan manages and supports all aspects of the Denver Shared Space Project.
Government Innovation Fellow
Tyler is a Government Innovations Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a graduate and Root-Tilden Kern Scholar at New York University Law School and a Taubman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has worked in various levels of government, including the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Senate Banking Committee, and the Executive Office of the President. He is originally from Colorado and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. Tyler is focusing on DOSP's work around Social Impact Bonds and other forms of innovative government financing for social issues.
Contract and Administrative Support Coordinator
Nanette Mosby comes to DOSP from a recent position as a Contract Officer with The University of Colorado in Boulder. Previously, she served in contract positions with two Federal agencies, the Department of Energy and the National Park Service. Nanette also has nine years of experience as an accountant working for the City of Denver at DIA. Nanette received her Undergraduate Degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State College and received her MBA in Operations Management from Regis University. She is a Colorado native and a mother of five children, ranging from 23 to 2 years old, as well as a grandmother of three. Nanette’s primary focus is managing the contracts and invoice payments for DOSP’s grantmaking, as well as managing DOSP workshop logistics and providing general administrative support.
Financial Empowerment Center Program Manager
Jay Salas has spent numerous years working and volunteering in the community as an advocate for human rights and the advancement of low income communities. He comes from a family of public school educators and community advocates and, like them, is passionate about education and community. For the past fifteen-plus years Jay has been the Co-President and Co-CEO of three successful apparel companies with headquarters here in Denver: JC Apparel Industries, Chingaso Gear, Inc., and Suavecito Apparel Co. Jay has also worked for non-profits such as Escuela Tlatelolco, Servicios de La Raza, NEWSED Community Development Corporation, and Santa Fe Redevelopment Corporation and was a Program Manager for an environmental justice program Vasquez Boulevard/I-70 Community Health and Cleanup for the Denver Department of Environmental Health. Jay’s primary work involves managing all aspects of DOSP’s current collaborative, the Financial Empowerment Centers Program and all aspects of the Office’s communications strategy.
Collaborative Development Specialist
Ken Seeley, Ed..D. founded the Colorado Foundation for Families and Children, now known as the Partnership for Families and Children, in 1993 and has served as the President and CEO since that time. In 2003, Ken developed the National Center for School Engagement to serve as a national resource for reducing truancy and dropouts and to improve school climate. He is an experienced educator, researcher and cross system leader having extensive background with at risk children and youth in early childhood, juvenile justice, mental health, and public schools. Ken was a tenured faculty member at the University of Denver and served as the coordinator of graduate education. He has broad cross system policy experience as a policy analyst and consultant for the Center for Study of Social Policy in Washington, and many foundations including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Colorado Trust and the Piton Foundation. He currently serves on nonprofit boards including Qualistar Early Learning, Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Colorado Association for School Based Health Centers, Project Voyce, and the National Advisory Board for Sesame Workshop. Ken’s primary focus is on DOSP’s support of partnership building with the nonprofit community in the City’s key priority areas, as well as managing the Office’s evaluation efforts.
Stephanie Russell is a second year student in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Stephanie earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2010 from Arizona State University, and assisted with research pertaining to mindfulness, contact with nature, and subjective well-being. After earning her baccalaureate degree, Stephanie worked for the Arizona State Department of Economic Security before deciding to pursue a Master of Social Work degree from the Graduate School of Social Work.