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The Board of Directors is made up Chapter members who are voted into position by their fellow members.  Chapter elections take place annually, although only part of the Board is replaced each year.

Board positions include the Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and every other year a President-Elect.
The Board also includes Region Representatives.
In addition, Committee Chairs are also involved in the Board as non-voting members.

To reach a Board Officer, use the email address listed below or contact the Chapter Office.

See a listing of job descriptions for each of the Board positions.

View the Colorado Chapter Charter, which replaced the By Laws in July 2016.

Featured below are the current NASWCO Chapter Board Officers.  You may find information on additional board members on the pages for Region/Student Representatives and Committee Chairs.

Current Board Officers:


Leanne Rupp - President (2016-18)

Leanne is a 2006 graduate of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. She received her LCSW in 2009. Her career has focused on advocacy and resource provision for Uptown's patient population, while working to educate Resident physicians about community programs and integrated care.  She is passionate about advancing the profession of Social Work as a whole and has led the Coalition of Mental Health Professionals during the MH Statute's Sunset Review in 2010 before becoming Chair of NASWCO's Legislative Committee, a position she has held since 2011.  She was also selected as 'Social Worker of the Year' by NASWCO in 2011.  She has particular interests in depression management in a primary care setting, healthcare reform, women's health and managing high-acuity/high-needs patient populations.


 James Kuemmerle- Vice President (2016-18)

 Jim has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wyoming, and now Colorado. He received his MSW degree from Indiana University and his BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Jim is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker employed as the Manager of Integrated Care and Care Coordination for Jefferson Center for Mental Health and he serves as a Behavioral Health Officer in the Colorado Army National Guard, stationed at Ft. Carson as well.  Jim is an assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and he was also recently appointed by the Weld County Commissioners to the County Board of Health.



 Melissa Davis-Secretary (2017-19)



I am an energetic and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with adult populations, primarily persons with chronic illnesses. I am skilled in therapeutic interventions, including creative approaches for clients with cognitive impairments. I am highly experienced in helping clients and their loved ones negotiate difficult transitions and losses, including end of life care. Colleagues describe me as a proactive and dynamic team player with talent in leading, educating, and supporting social work students.

President Elect (2017-2018)

 Feliz Fraser-Solak



My name is Felicidad Fraser-Solak, and  I am a proud LCSW who would love the opportunity to serve YOU, constituents, colleagues, and peers in our social work community, as the President Elect for the NASW-CO chapter.  I currently work as an outpatient therapist for a community mental health center, and have been actively working in the community for the past 7 years.   My love of this profession is underscored by all, and surpassed by none.  My personal focus is to ensure that Social Workers are duly supported, as they put forth so much of who they are, helping others to help themselves.  I am an LCSW with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work and a licensed School Social Worker. I am a multiculturally competent counselor. My expertise is in separating the person from the problem, identifying strengths and finding resources to facilitate wanted change.     





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