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What & Where are the Regions?

The Colorado Chapter is divided into eight geographical regions: Western, Mountain, Four Corners, Southern, Pikes Peak, Northern, Metro Denver, and Boulder.  See a map of the regions.

All members of Colorado NASW are assigned to one region, based on the address provided to National NASW.

Each region is represented by a Region Representative who is a voting member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chapter.  Each region has one Representative/Vote on the Board through their elected representative, except Denver which has two Representatives/Votes. Region Representatives host member gatherings. They also occasionally include Continuing Ed credits and networking.

To contact your Region Representative,  please find their information below.


Marian Bussey    

Marian is retired from full-time teaching at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, where she also served as coordinator of the Trauma Certificate Program. Prior to teaching, she worked with adults in community mental health, substance abuse, and managed mental health care, and with teens in crisis. She currently works with a foundation providing grants for school-based programs on preventing child abuse, and with DU’s Butler Center on Research with Native child welfare agencies. She continues to work with colleagues presenting and publishing on the topics of trauma and Indian Child Welfare.




Amanda Marsh      

Amanda Marsh is a licensed clinical social worker who works for Craig Hospital in Englewood as an inpatient counselor.  Amanda has completed her first semester at Rutgers University where she is pursuing a doctorate in social work. She hopes to graduate in 2018. Her clinical interests include, medical social work, the LGBT patient experience in healthcare, trauma and its impact throughout the continuum of care on both patients and their families and integrated approaches to trauma therapy. 



Melinda Harriman

Melinda is in private practice in Littleton, Colorado. She specializes in Child Welfare, adolescents, and occupational social work. She is very excited to represent Denver as her home region and to provide her region with gatherings and opportunities network, learn and socialize.



Four Corners

Kate Niles

Kate is a clinical therapeutic practitioner who came to the field after doing years of her own work and truly falling in love with the process. She is also a writer (two novels, one book of poems published) and enjoys hiking and bicycling.  Kate is married to Jonathan Niles and they have one son, Chris, who is 16.  She has lived in Durango for the past 16 years and in Colorado or NM much of her life.



Angela VanSchoick

Angie VanSchoick is the Court Administrator for the Town of Breckenridge Municipal Court. While not performing a typical social work role, she has seen first hand the applicability of her social work degree in her work. In 2007, she received her Master's from the University of Michigan, with a focus on Policy and Evaluation and as additional focus in Community and Social Systems-education that well prepared her for her current role. Her dedication to personal and professional development prompted her to become the NASWCO Mountain Region Rep in hopes to connect to those who assist in all facets of social work. Outside of work, she enjoys her husband and her daughter, biking, hiking, and all other wonders of the outdoors.


Malcolm Scott

 Dr. Malcolm E. Scott, Assistant Professor, joined the Colorado State University School of Social Work faculty in the spring of 2006. Dr. Scott received his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies in 2005 (Interdisciplinary - Education/Social Work), and his M.S.W. from Colorado State in 2001, and a B.S.W. degree from Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA) in 1999. In 2011, he was a member of the NASWCO Presidential Taskforce.

Dr. Scott has been employed in many settings within the university and has worked in the areas of youth and community research, diversity and cultural competence, and organizational culture and development. He is currently Co-Director of the Human Services Assessment Project and Director of Diversity within the School of Social Work at CSU.



Julie Devin

Julie A. Devin, MA, MSW, LCSW has worked in the fields of mental health, addictions, substance abuse, eating disorders and wellness for over 20 years.  She has worked at such prestigious treatment programs including The Willough, The Betty Ford Center, Sierra Tucson and was a commissioned officer in the U. S. Air Force Reserves for six years.  Julie is a past Rotary Scholar, Rotary Group Study Exchange Goodwill Ambassador and  has also been a college and university adjunct instructor for over 15 years. Julie is a world traveler and enjoys helping others feel empowered via the use of humor, resilience and self compassion.  She has been a member of NASW since 2010 and was awarded Social Work Student of the Year by the FL NASW.  


Pikes Peak         

David Petersen    

David Petersen is a behavioral consultant  whose practice began 25 years ago in San Antonio, Texas.  His academic and clinical credentials include graduate degrees in social work and health administration, and licenses in clinical social work and addictions counseling.  He is also credentialed in pastoral ministry and is an educator in outdoor (Leave No Trace ®) ethics.

Since moving to Colorado in 1996, David states that his vocational priorities are children, families and public health, and that mountain air fuels his zest for the success and well-being of all that live in this beautiful state.  He also reports that he remains a Texan who has permanently immigrated to Colorado.




We do not currently have a representative for this region but we would really love to have one. If you are interested, please email Heather McLaughlin here.


Graduate Student Rep         

Vincent Miller

Vincent Miller is in the MSW Program at Newman University in Colorado Springs.


Undergraduate Student Rep

 Jessica Romine 

Jessica is in her final year of her undergraduate program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.



To see a schedule of Region Meetings view the Community Calendar.



Chapter Regions

  • Boulder Region
  • Denver Region
  • Four Corners Region
  • Mountain Region
  • Northern Region
  • Pikes Peak Region
  • Southern Region
  • Western Region

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