Cliff is a native of Colorado and third generation deaf in his family. He is a 1986 graduate of Gallaudet University and holds a Master's degree in Management with emphasis in organizational development and human resources at Regis University. He has been involved in many community organizations and has served on numerous committees, task forces, councils and boards, including four years as Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD) President. Cliff is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual Jefferson County Charter School. His professional background is diverse and includes student services at University of Colorado at Boulder and coordination of auxiliary services at Communication Service for the Deaf/Sign Language Associates. He has also served as an employment specialist/consultant for the Center for People with Disabilities and a family-owned business, Deaf-initely Possible Resources. Cliff has four adorable kids and a supportive wife, Julie.
Legal Auxiliary Services Manager
Cheri is the Manager of the Legal Auxiliary Services Program under the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Legal Auxiliary Services Program is responsible for the provision of quality auxiliary services (Sign Language Interpreters/CART/Assistive Listening Systems) to ensure effective communication for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals in the Colorado State Courts, probation and for court-ordered treatment. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and is a 1997 graduate of the Front Range Community College Interpreter Preparation Program. She worked as an educational interpreter for Douglas County School District for 8 years before accepting her current position with the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in August 2006.
Auxiliary Services Coordinator
Mandy serves as the Auxiliary Services Coordinator in the Legal Auxiliary Services unit. Coordination of auxiliary services (interpreters and CART) for the Colorado State Courts is one of her primary job functions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. After graduation, she worked as a Deputy Probation Officer in the 18th Judicial District for three years. She also has extensive experience working in the courts, jails, probation, and ongoing treatment sessions as a Deaf Interpreter. She was crowned Colorado Association of the Deaf’s Miss Deaf Colorado between 1987 and 1989. Mandy currently resides in Aurora with her husband and three children.
Communications Technology Program Manager
JoAnne provides telecommunications-related equipment, resources and outreach to deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind Coloradoans. Prior to joining CCDHH in 2012, she worked for Business Wire, a global commercial press release distribution service, in Los Angeles and Denver for more than 19 years. She counseled clients and prospects from public and private companies on press release editing, writing, financial disclosure, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media. She also created and coordinated all local events, inviting media on various topics that assisted the community, and represented the company at trade shows. JoAnne has also worked as a marketing assistant for LA Parent Magazine, a marketing assistant for California State University, Northridge, and volunteered for various deaf and hard-of-hearing organizations, such as Tripod Open Caption Films and Deaf Arts Council. She holds Bachelors degrees in both Journalism and Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she and her husband moved to Colorado in 2003 and live in Highlands Ranch with their two Basset Hounds, Maggie and Hoss.
Outreach and Consultative Services Manager
Timothy feels one of his greatest gifts from his parents was to have ASL as his first language and to see the world from the perspective of a deaf person. He serves as CCDHH’s Outreach and Consultative Services Manager overseeing services involving consultation and training on communication access for citizens who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind to all levels of Colorado government, private not-for-profit organizations, and businesses. Timothy has a Doctorate degree in Administration of Adult and Higher Education. His entire professional career has been dedicated to working with the deaf community. Timothy resides in Highlands Ranch with his lovely wife, Jodie (sixth generation deaf) and CODA son Carter.
Candice is an Outreach Consultant for the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH). She began working for the Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center in 2002 as an ADA expert and trainer. She also interned at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB). She offers best practice solutions and compliance strategies that provide greater access for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. During her time with the ADA Center, Candice collaborated and contributed to several publications on effective communication including several sign language posters. She also provided trainings to deaf and hard of hearing communities on their rights - while educating businesses and government agencies on their responsibilities under the ADA. In addition to providing training seminars on the ADA, Candice has worked in conjunction with several state, county and city government agencies on providing greater communication access through outreach, consultation and technical assistance efforts. She believes that in a world without communication barriers there are only endless possibilities for cohesion, inclusion and harmony.