Chapter Team

Executive Director - Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW

Leanne Rupp637534973171996129Contact: lrupp.naswco@socialworkers.org

Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW joins NASW Colorado as the new Chapter Executive Director after a 15-year career as a clinical social worker in integrated healthcare settings in the Denver-metro area, most recently working as a Behavioral Health Site Manager and Provider at a local FQHC community health center organization. She is a passionate advocate for social workers and the populations they serve, focusing much of her time and effort over the last few years on improving the Mental Health Practice Act in Colorado and the licensure process in Colorado. She has been an active member of NASW since 2006 and has served in volunteer leadership positions with NASW's Colorado Chapter for many years, most recently as the Chair of NASWCO's 2020 Sunset Committee, and previously serving as NASWCO Board President (2016-2018) and NASWCO Legislative Committee Chair (2011-2016). Leanne earned her MSW in 2006 from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work with a focus on clinical practice, and her BSW in 2005 from the University of Alabama. She lives in Golden, CO with her husband, 4.5-year-old son, large rescue pup & small rescue cat, where she enjoys spending her free time in the nearby foothills on adventures with her family.



Chapter Administrative Assistant (contractor) - Elizabeth Conover

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Contractor - Latoya Prante 

Latoya

Contact: contractor.naswco@socialworkers.org

Latoya has been working towards her master's degree in Social Work because she strives to make changes in the quality of care among the elderly and Veterans mental health. Her background is in Geriatrics. She received her CNA certification 10 years ago and has been a practicing CNA ever since. Latoya is currently interning with Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC). While working with NASW-CO, she wants to touch on social work issues on all levels (micro, mezzo, and macro) and feels she will get that opportunity here at NASW-CO.


Chapter Intern - Alex Cardona, MSW Intern (University of Denver)

Contact: intern.naswco@socialworkers.org


Chapter Lobbyists (contract) Frontline Public Affairs

All members of our lobbying team are MSWs.