Our Mission: Create Opportunities for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Families to Participate Fully in the Community

Executive Management Team

The DDRC Executive Management Team consists of dedicated professionals who bring several decades of non-profit, program & business management experience to DDRC.

Rob DeHerrera, CPA, CGMA

Executive Director

Phone Number(303) 462-6511

Rob DeHerrera, CPA Rob has worked for DDRC since 1997 and currently has the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director. Before becoming Executive Director, Rob held the following positions at DDRC: Deputy Director/CFO, CFO and Director of Finance. Rob has comprehensive knowledge and experience with the Colorado service system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and proven success influencing and negotiating legislation. He is a multi-faceted executive with expertise in leadership, Board of Director relations and financial stewardship and demonstrated talents in strategic planning, human resources, program development, public relations and speaking, and fundraising.

He is currently the Chair of the Alliance/Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood (OEC) Early Intervention (EI) Task Force, has served on numerous committees and workgroups and has been sought out as one of a select few to assist in matters that impact the IDD system on items including legislation, system redesign and budget negotiations.

Rob is the winner of Alliance's (an association of Community Center Boards and Program Approved Service Agencies) prestigious 2011 Jane Cavode Award for his outstanding work on behalf of those in the IDD field and the Alliance Special Recognition Award in 2009. In addition, Rob was the recipient of the TRIAD Early Childhood Council 2012 State Children's Champion Award.

Prior to DDRC, he was an Audit Supervisor with Grant Thornton LLP specializing in the non-profit sector. Robert is a graduate of Adams State University.

Kristie Braaten, MSW

Senior Director of Waiver Programs

Phone Number(303) 462-6506

Kristie BraatenKristie joined DDRC's Executive Management Team in September 2014. She began her career working with women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 1991 as a direct support professional, and over the years has developed a depth and breadth of experiences that include case management services, supervising direct services and supports, policy making and senior leadership roles.

Prior to DDRC Kristie worked for the Colorado’s Medicaid agency, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing as a subject matter expert for HCBS-waivers. Her leadership experience with Community Centered Boards in Colorado includes serving as Case Management Director and Vice-President of Business Operations for Mesa Developmental Services (now Strive) in western Colorado.

Kristie has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work, and what informs and shapes her life more than anything else is being a parent, a wife, a sister, an aunt, and a daughter.

Jane Byron, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Phone Number(303) 462-6591

Jane ByronJane has served as the Director of Human Resources for DDRC since 1999. She has dedicated her career to supporting persons with Developmental Disabilities since 1984 when she worked in a residential program in Michigan. Jane has worked with DDRC since 1986 and served in several positions prior to becoming HR Director including Residential Counselor, House Manager, Program Manager and Human Resources Manager.

She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the Colorado Human Resources Association (CHRA). Jane has been certified by the National Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2001. She earned the Advanced Certificate in Employment Law from the Institute for Applied Management and Law in 2009 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.

Gena Colbert, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Phone Number(303) 462-6509

Gena has been with DDRC since 2004 and is currently DDRC's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As the CFO she acts as the financial steward for DDRC and is responsible for the aspects of planning, implementation, and managing of financial activities, including budgeting, financial oversight, cash flow, audits and financial reporting.

Gena has dedicated her career to accounting and for the past 15 years has enjoyed working for an agency that shares her same values of individual dignity with inclusive services.

Gena is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Managerial Accountant. She is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Gena graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business-Major in Accounting.

Prior to joining DDRC's team, Gena worked as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, a Controller for a private telecommunications company, and an Accountant with the City of Thornton.

On a personal note, Gena enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, and playing sports. Gena has been a volunteer partner with DDRC's unified softball and volleyball teams since 2013. In the summer of 2014, she proudly represented DDRC's unified softball team in the National Special Olympics tournament and helped to bring home the gold medal for their division

Jamie Haney, MSW

Senior Director of Access

Phone Number(303) 462-6537

Jamie Haney Jamie is currently DDRC's Director of Access and is responsible for oversight and planning for Resource Coordination, Service Coordination, Behavioral Health Services, Quality Assurance and Recreation Services. She also serves as DDRC's HIPAA Privacy Officer and a liaison to DDRC's service agencies.

She has served on state and local committees focused on person-centered and collaborative approaches to team-based care and case management services. Prior to DDRC, Jamie's experience included developing, implementing and overseeing case management services in community health centers and long-term care. Jamie has spent the last 10 yrs. of her Social Work career focused on developing and implementing case management programs and practices that provide person-centered, collaborative and inclusive services. She graduated from the University of New England with her Masters of Social Work and received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Jamie's full 20 year career has been in both Human Resources and Social Work. She is driven by the desire to help others and lead practices that serve to make a difference in her community. Jamie is committed to the promotion of person-centered practices throughout her division and leading initiatives that support DDRC's mission.

Annette Rogers, MA

Executive Assistant

Phone Number(303) 462-6508

Annette RogersAnnette Rogers, a native Coloradoan, joined DDRC in 2014 as the Executive Assistant. She supports the Executive Director as well as the 17-member Board of Directors. Prior to joining DDRC, Annette's career has been dedicated to nonprofits. She has worked for a number of professional associations, including the North American Nature Photography Association, the American Association of Medical Audit Specialists and the American Society for Indexing. Other nonprofits she worked for include the Estes Park Institute (a healthcare education organization) and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She comes to DDRC with a Master of Arts degree in mass communication with a focus on nonprofit marketing. Working at DDRC has a special place in Annette's heart as her daughter received early intervention services when she was having trouble learning to walk and with other motor planning issues. Annette lives in Roxborough with her family, including husband Dave and daughters Anna and Kate.

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