If you suspect, or are a victim of child abuse or neglect, please call the Colorado Child Abuse Hotline: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA Staff

Alan Hallman

Alan Hallman

Executive Director

Alan began working as the Executive Director in May of 2017. Alan joined Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the child welfare arena and non-profit world. Alan gained valuable experience before starting with NWRM CASA by serving 5 ½ years as a child protection worker and parenting group facilitator in Grand County. Prior to that he worked for several nonprofits aiding youth both domestically and abroad, and has been afforded many opportunities to speak at nonprofit events throughout the United States raising awareness and funds to support local children and youth. He received his undergraduate degree in Speech Communication and completed his Master’s degree in the area of Transformational Leadership.

Alan and Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA are looking forward to continuing to work with children in Grand, Routt, and Moffat counties, as well as expand their efforts in reaching these communities. In addition to serving as the executive director for CASA Alan is an avid skier and can be seen coaching for Winter Park Competition Center on weekends as well as spending time outdoors with his wife and four young children.

“I am dedicated to this work because it provides vital services to our children and youth and enrichment to our community.” Alan Hallman

alan@kidscasa.org

Deborah Tramitz

Deborah Tramitz

Routt County Supervised Visitation Monitor

Deborah is the Supervised Visitation Monitor in Routt County. Deborah brings a passion and commitment to working with children and families, having many years experience, including providing supervised visitation. Deborah completed the Certificate Training Program offered by the Supervised Visitation Network and will complete the Nurturing Parenting Skills Program for families in supervised visitation in October, 2019. The philosophy of the program emphasizes the importance of raising children in a warm, trusting and caring environment. Within the program, customized programs are created to meet the specific needs of families. Implementation of the Nurturing Parenting Programs will offer a curriculum designed to enhance those values and Deborah is excited to offer this opportunity to families.

dtramitz@kidscasa.org

Nettie Dugwyler

Nettie Dugwyler

Supervised Visitation Program Manager

Nettie is beginning her second year as Program Manager for the Rocky Mountain Center in Grand County. She previously spent 14 years as the Parenting Visitation Supervisor and Life Skills Instructor for the Department of Social Services of Grand County. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in psychology with a minor in sociology and had taken several graduate level courses in child development and education thru Regis University. Nettie received her 24 hour certification thru the Supervised Visitation Network in the fall of 2018.

Nettie is currently facilitating the Incredible Years class with her husband, Jack. They live in Granby with their three children.

nettie@kidscasa.org

 

Lauren Rising

Lauren Rising

14th Judicial District CASA Program Coordinator

Lauren has been with Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA since October 2019 after working for nearly 9 years in the child welfare field. She oversees the Routt County CASA program, recruiting, training, and supervising CASA volunteers. Lauren received her B.S.W. from the University of Wyoming. Lauren lives in Steamboat Springs with her husband and 3 children.

lrising@kidscasa.org

Julie Brown

Julie Brown

14th Judicial District CASA Volunteer Coordinator

Julie Brown started as the Supervised Visitation Supervisor in Moffat County just this past September. She’s only been in Moffat County for 18 months, having lived in the Metro Denver area all her life, but already enjoys small town living in Craig. Julie was a CASA volunteer with Jefferson/Gilpin Counties for two years, before retiring from a 35-year career in the banking industry to care for her aging parents.  Having raised three children on her own and now blessed with seven grandchildren, Julie knows the importance of putting a child’s needs as priority and providing them with a safe and positive environment. She recently completed the Connection 4Kids, Positive Parenting Course and plans on adding other courses to increase her strategies working with both parents and kids in her role as Supervised Visitation Supervisor.

jbrown@kidscasa.org

Board of Directors

Madeline Landgren, President
 
Talitha “TJ” Appenzeller, Treasurer
Routt County

  

Gigi Dominguez, Secretary
 

Nicole Stone

Routt County
Diane Ehlert

Grand County
dehlert@kidscasa.org

 
Shaylyn White
Moffat County
 
Wendy Rogers
Routt County

Karen Stillion
Moffat County

If you would be interested in joining our Board of Directors and live in one of the counties that we serve, please contact Alan Hallman at alan@kidscasa.org.