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2024

The Executive Board of Directors is charged to guide the operation, financials, and future direction of the Council.  It is comprised of various community members all across the county who have a stake in the work of early childhood and outcomes of the Council. All are Board members are voted in by the current Board members.  

Interested in becoming a Board Member?  Click here to learn more about the time commitment, responsibilities and other work of a board member! 

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ANITA RICH

PRESIDENT

Anita is a Broomfield resident and a grandmother of two. She is an ongoing active participant in child health policy at a State level. Anita joined our Board in 2020.

Term as President: 2023 - 2025

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COLLEEN WESTBROOK

VICE PRESIDENT

Colleen has experience in education as a retired educator from Boulder Valley School District. She is a Broomfield resident and is a strong advocate for social/emotional education.

Term as Interim VP: 2023 - July 2024. Board term 2023-2025.

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DEBBIE KUNZ

TREASURER

Debbie has extensive knowledge in early childhood education and leadership. Coming to Broomfield from Missouri, she has brought this knowledge and experience to Bal Swan Children's Center as the Executive Director.

Treasurer term: 2nd term, 2023 - 2025

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JENNIE EWALT

SECRETARY

Jennie is a Broomfield resident and mom to two wonderful children. She has been a pediatric speech therapist for 16 years and owns/operates her own private practice in Broomfield. She has a passion for helping families access resources and services to help their young children learn and grow to their full potential.

Secretary term: 2023-2025

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MELISSA MOSSONI

MEMBER AT LARGE

Melissa brings twenty years of executive sales and marketing experience within the Biotech industries. Her passion now lies in non-profit and community engagement while promoting education and awareness in multiple facets of personal safety and well-being. She is a small business owner, wife and Mother to a first grader and is blessed to live In Broomfield where she can nurture her lifelong dedication to agriculture, horticulture, apiculture, sustainability and conservation practices. 

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ANTHONY JOHNSON

MEMBER AT LARGE

Anthony is devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Has worked in SVVSD and BVSD in Special Education and as a campus supervisor. Currently working at Mental Health Partners (MHP) doing JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Community Engagement work.

Board term: 2024-2026

MARY PEDERSEN

MEMBER AT LARGE

Mary has just been voted in as our new Member At Large to the Board of Directors. We are excited to learn more and showcase her skills as a leader and an advocate for early childhood health and education.

THIS COULD BE YOU

MEMBER AT LARGE

We are still recruiting for more Board of Director members! Ill out an application and email our Executive Director for more information! jessica@broomfieldecc.org

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STAFF & CONTRACTORS
Staff

BECC STAFF

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JESSICA JONES

DIRECTOR

Jessica has worked in Broomfield since 2006 and the official Director of BECC since 2014.  She has worked in Broomfield community based programs from juvenile justice to senior recreation and nutrition. However, early childhood is where she feels the greatest impact to our community. She thrives in collaborative partnerships and finding creative ways to accomplish difficult tasks. She has a bachelors in Communication from CU Boulder and an MBA from University of Northern Colorado.

Jessica used to live in France and speaks French. She has two athletic, amazing teenage children, a beautiful dog and a loving, patient husband.

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BROOKE BROGLE

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Brooke is a certified Pyramid Plus Trainer and was a preschool teacher for 10 years at Bal Swan Children’s Center, a Pyramid  Plus demonstration site.  She is co-author of the Backpack Series, a nationally available resource to partner families with teachers in promoting positive social emotional skills and reducing challenging behavior. 

 

Brooke is passionate about empowering young children and helping adults support children in becoming the best versions of themselves.

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MERCY MANRESA

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Mercy has been working with the BECC since 2013. Her focus is on supporting parents be the best they can for their children. She manages all programs supporting family engagement and skill building. She is the primary instructor for Incredible Years and Confident Parenting - parenting skill building programs.

Mercy is a Broomfield resident since 2003.  She and her husband are busy raising their three boys.  She enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her family and is grateful for all the opportunity and encouragement she has had  supporting local parents!

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SHELLEY JICHA

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT COACH & RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Shelley has been in early childhood for over 28 years. She has multiple credentials and certificates including a ECE Coaching Certificate through C.U. at the Masters level. Shelley has been coaching in Broomfield for the last two years.

Shelley has been married for over 32 years with four grown children and two sons-in-law.

 

Shelley loves traveling to see friends and family and loves being near any kind of streams, lakes or the ocean.

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KATHY APJOKE

FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME CONSULTANT

Kathy recently retired from being a Family Child Care Home provider in Broomfield. She was a Level 5 in Colorado Shines and was the first Home Provider in Broomfield to reach that Level. She provided high quality care for children for over 10 years.

Currently, Kathy works with us on special projects that include Incredible Years facilitation and supporting current Family Child Care Home Providers with achieving high quality for the children in their care.

Kathy is a Broomfield resident and married to her high school sweet heart. She has two children and two grandchildren.

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SUE ENRIGHT

UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR

Sue has been working in early childhood education for several years. From working in child care centers to preschool teaching to becoming a manager for Boulder Valley School District community preschools. 

Sue is working tirelessly with Universal Preschool to help implement it equitably and ensure strong partnerships between providers and families.

Sue is a Broomfield resident and lives with her long time husband. She has two sons and a fun loving dog. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her family.

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Interested in working with us? 

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