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.

Speaker Mark Ferrandino

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Biographical Info

Dem. | First Congressional District | Citizen

Speaker Ferrandino is the chief financial officer for the Denver Public Schools and, until January 2015, was speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. In seven years representing Denver in the state legislature, he personally sponsored the enactment of civil unions for same-sex couples, the expansion of Medicaid in Colorado, a crackdown on payday lenders and an overhaul of the state’s funding formula for its public colleges and universities. Previously he was a senior budget analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing under Gov. Bill Owens; a program analyst for the United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General; and a policy analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

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.