Chapter Team

Executive Director

Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW (she/her/hers) - Contact: 

Leanne Rupp637534973171996129Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW is the Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter (NASW-CO). She shifted into macro practice in early 2021 following a 15-year clinical career in integrated health care settings, working alongside medical providers & resident physicians as a therapist, educator, & program manager in the Denver-metro area. She has a passion for research & has served as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team focused on evaluating barriers to accessing emergency contraception in multiple states over the last 10 years. Her interest in policy & advocacy work led her to engage in various volunteer leadership roles with the NASW-CO Chapter beginning in 2009, & she is a passionate advocate for social workers & the populations they serve, focusing much of her time & effort over the last few years on providing support to social workers pursuing licensure & making improvements to social work licensing processes in Colorado. Leanne earned her MSW from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work (2006) and her BSW from the University of Alabama (2005). She lives in Golden, CO with her husband & 2 young children, where she enjoys spending her free time in the nearby foothills on adventures with her family. 

Administrative Coordinator (Contractor)

Elizabeth Conover (she/her/hers) - Contact:


MSW Intern

Brandon Arneson (he/him/his) - Contact:

Chapter Lobbyists (contract) - Frontline Public Affairs


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