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Chapter Executive Director - Heather McLaughlin, MSW, MPH     

Phone:  303-753-8890      Email:                                                                

Heather received Master's degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked for the past 20 years in Longmont, Broomfield and Boulder as a non-profit program director and executive director, as well as a public school community liaison. Heather has also held positions in public health policy, violence prevention and mental health programs in the San Francisco, Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. She has been privileged to supervise social work interns throughout her career. Heather is thrilled to now be promoting, developing and protecting NASW-CO members, the profession of social work and social work values. She welcomes your thoughts and feedback and would like to know how to encourage and reward members' participation.






Chapter Program Coordinator - Melissa Wahe, MSW

Phone:  303-753-8890         Email:              

 Melissa has several years of experience working in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, foster care, home studies, mental illness in adults and juveniles and Social and Vocational rehabilitation with regard to clients with mental illnesses. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2000 and her MSW from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013.  Melissa also has her own business teaching women and teens basic car care and emergency preparedness in addition to her position at NASWCO.  She volunteers her time at Earth Links, a local non-profit that helps employ people who have experienced homelessness, as well. She loves spending time with her husband and their 5 rescued fur children.  Melissa and her husband have 5 Guinea Pigs: Prince, Spot, Gizmo, Dexter and Satiya.



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NASW Colorado, 1120 Lincoln Street #1608, Denver, Colorado, 80203 Phone 303-753-8890