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NASW Colorado is pleased to introduce the team at Frontline Public Affairs as our contract lobbyists.  We are even prouder to note that all the members of the team are MSWs.

Lead Lobbyist for the Chapter:  Rebecca Meyers (Left) has over seven years experience as an Intake Caseworker in Child Welfare, three years experience in lobbying and policy analysis and additional experience working with low income families involved with substance abuse, mental health issues and homelessness. In addition to working within the field of Human Services, Rebecca served in the U.S. Peace Corps as an HIV/AIDS Outreach Coordinator and Program Development Specialist in a rural village of South Africa. Rebecca has experience in grassroots mobilization, policy analysis, program development, grant writing, campaign experience and political networking. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver.

Diana Protopapa (Mid Left) has worked in the legislative and regulatory arena since 2000 as an accomplished lobbyist, political strategist and grassroots mobilizer.  She is well known for her ability to get complex legislation over the finish line based on her strong relationships with elected officials and collaborative approach with key stakeholders.  Prior to joining Miles Consulting, Diana worked at the Colorado Medical Society for 10 years, serving as their Director of Political Affairs and Education.  At the Medical Society, she handled legislation in the areas of health insurance reform, scope of practice, workers compensation, professional liability and other issues affecting physicians and their patients.  As head of the Colorado Medical Political Action Committee, she led fundraising and political outreach campaigns.  Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Kent State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver.

Jennifer Miles (mid right) is a recognized public policy professional with 10 years of experience. In addition to a successful record of lobbying for other nonprofit health care associations, she also brings expertise in research, preparing written briefs, policy analysis, and strategy development. She served as Director of Public Policy for the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) and as a Policy Analyst for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NSCL). Jennifer is an expert in health care policy, human services issues, and issues affecting nonprofit organizations. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and is an NASW member.  

Adeline Hodge (right) joined Frontline Public Affairs in 2016 as an Associate.  Her experience includes policy analysis, research, government affairs strategy, lobbying and political staffing. Adeline’s lobbying experience includes the following issues: Streamlining license pathways for the mental health workforce, 72-hour emergency mental health holds, Renewable energy, Retail food establishment licensure and inspection, Suicide prevention, Increasing access to effective substance use services, Workers’ compensation and PTSD, Law enforcement, State alcohol beverage laws. Adeline has over five years of experience in clinical mental health.  She has worked with children and families in inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, and the Denver Public School system.  She also served as legislative staff for a Colorado State Representative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Denver. 







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