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 NASW Adeline Hodge (right) joined
Frontline Public Affairs in 2016. 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.
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.
Adeline is an NASW member.
Jennifer Miles (middle)
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.
Diana Protopapa (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.