Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA Staff
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
Jill M. Hunstad
Moffat County Volunteer Coordinator
Jill Hunstad started with CASA September 2019. Her positive attitude is contagious and serves her well in her work with the children we serve. Jill’s professional background is nearly 32 years as a legal secretary, paralegal and Court Clerk as well as working inside the church venue as a Women’s Ministry Counselor and Bible Study Teacher. Jill was a Guardian Ad Litem in the early 1980s before the GALs were attorneys. She worked for the program a little over five years before starting their family. Her heart has been to return to the CASA program for many years and she recently became a CASA Volunteer before accepting the position as Volunteer Coordinator.
Jill has been happily married for nearly forty years and has two adult sons – one a police officer and one a middle school English Teacher. She has four grandchildren and has lived in Colorado for four years. Her passionate hobby is breeding, raising and training German Shepherds. Jill is a motivational public speaker and recently published a book about their family traveling to Nairobi Kenya as volunteer missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in the late 1990s.
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.
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.