OCR's Board of Directors

The Colorado Supreme Court appoints the nine-member child’s representative board (Board) in accordance with the requirements and qualifications found in Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-91-104(2). The Board must consist of three attorneys, three advocates for children in the court system, and three citizens. There must be no more than five members of one political party and six of the seven congressional districts must be represented on the Board. The Board serves without compensation and works cooperatively with OCR’s Executive Director to provide fiscal oversight, participate in policy and funding decisions, and assist in GAL and CASA training, as needed. The diverse and experienced Board represents all seven congressional districts and has a balance of Republican and Democratic members.

Gwen Schooley

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Biographical Info

Unaffiliated | Fourth Congressional District | Advocate

Gwen Schooley has served as the Executive Director of A Kid’s Place / CASA Program and Child Advocacy Center in Weld County since 2008, responsible for agency administration, grant writing, financial and staff management. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Child Advocacy Resource and Education, Inc., a family strengthening agency in Greeley, for 10 years. She has also worked as a Parent Program Coordinator and Parent and Child Educator. Ms. Schooley is a current Board Secretary of Colorado CASA, Treasurer of the Colorado Children’s Alliance Board and is a member of the Statewide Crime Victim’s Services Board and the Weld County Family, Youth and Child Commission. Ms. Schooley graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a degree in Home Economics with an emphasis in Child Development and holds a Masters in Agency Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado.

OCR’s Board of Directors meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public. If you’d like to attend an upcoming Board meeting, please RSVP at least a week in advance to info@coloradochildrep.org.