Leadership

 
 

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Jill Hunsaker Ryan

Executive Director
Biography

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH, is a public health professional with 25 years of experience in the field. Director Ryan has been a local public health agency director, the vice president of the Colorado Board of Health, and previous Director of the Department’s Office of Health Disparities.  Most recently, she was a two-term Eagle County commissioner, where she focused her efforts on affordable health care, affordable housing, environmental protection, climate action, emergency preparedness and increasing mental health resources. At the same time, she served as president of the Colorado Communities for Climate Action. Director Ryan lives in Eagle County with her husband and young son. She enjoys the outdoors, playing piano and listening to live music. 

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Dr. Eric France

Chief Medical Officer

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Scott Bookman

Director, Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response
Incident Commander: COVID-19
Biography

Scott Bookman is the Director of the Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response and the COVID-19 Incident Commander. He has more than two decades of experience working in public health and emergency response. Director Bookman began his career in Emergency Medical Services in Washington, DC, then Kansas City, and ultimately Denver, where he served as Chief Paramedic and Administrative Director of Emergency Medicine for Denver Health Medical Center. After leaving Denver Health, he headed to the mountains and served as CEO of a health center near Telluride, then back to Denver to briefly work with UCHealth. In June 2019, he joined the Lab at CDPHE, and ten months later became the incident commander of the state’s response to COVID-19. Director Bookman lives in Denver with his wife and two boys. They love spending time together in the outdoors where Director Bookman can be found trying to keep up with his children on bikes, skis, and any other activity that allows them to move downhill quickly.

 

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Carrie Cortiglio

Director, Prevention Services Division

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Garry Kaufman

Director, Air Pollution Control Division

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Randy Kuykendall

Director, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

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Jeff Lawrence

Director, Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability

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Jennifer Opila

Director, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
Interim Director, Water Quality Control Division

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Joi Simpson

Director, Office of Human Resources

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Chris Wells

Director, Center for Health and Environmental Data

 

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Anya Nystrom

Director of Culture, Strategy, Equity, and Innovation