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Staff Assignments

Craig Harper
Staff Director


Department Assignments: 

Amanda Bickel
Chief Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Education - All Divisions Other than School Finance and Categorical Programs
Higher Education - Financial Aid, College Opportunity Fund, Governing Boards, Local District College Grants, Area Technical Colleges

Justin Brakke
Principal Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Community Provider Rate Common Policy
Natural Resources - Executive Director's Office, Division of Parks & Wildlife, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Division of Water Resources
Public Safety - Division of Criminal Justice

Mitch Burmeister
Senior Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Governor - Colorado Energy Office    
Natural Resources - Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety/ Oil & Gas Conservation Commission/ State Board of Land Commissioners/
         Severance Tax Policy    
Compensation Common Policies (including PERA)
Senate Appropriations Committee 

Jon Catlett
Senior Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Marijuana Tax Policy
Military & Veterans Affairs

Gustavo Cortés
Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Public Safety- Exec. Director’s Office/ Colo. State Patrol/ Div. of Fire Prevention & Control/ Colo. Bureau of Investigation/
        School Safety Resource Center (in EDO)/ Div. of Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt./ Disaster Emergency Fund (lead)

Tom Dermody
Principal Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Human Services - Executive Director's Office, Indirect Costs (lead)/ Administration and Finance/ Office of Economic Security/ 
           Office of Adults, Aging, and Disability Services
Personnel - Executive Director’s Office/ Division of Human Resources/ Constitutionally Ind. Entities (Personnel Board)/ Division of Central Services/
           Division of Accounts & Control/ Admin. Courts/ Division of Capital Assets/ Operating Common Policies  

Emily Hansen
Senior Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Health Care Policy & Financing Behavioral Health Community Programs
Human Services - Office of Children, Youth, and Families Administrative Review Unit (in Administration and Finance)/Administration/ 
        Division of Child Welfare/ Division of Youth Services, Behavioral Health Administration, Office of Behavioral Health (Office of the Ombudsman
        for Behavioral Health Access to Care (in EDO))
House Appropriations Committee 

Madison Kaemerer
Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Health Care Policy and Financing - Office of Community Living
Local Affairs 
      Federal Mineral Lease Revenues (lead)

Alfredo Kemm
Chief Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Judicial Branch and Independent Agencies
       Correctional Treatment Cash Fund (lead)

Eric Kurtz
Chief Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments: 
Health Care Policy & Financing - Executive Director’s Office/ Medical Services Premiums/ Indigent Care Program/ Other Medical Services

Louellen Lowe
Senior Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Early Childhood
Higher Education -  Dept. Admin. Office, CO Commission on Higher Ed. and Special Purpose, Div. of Occupational Ed.
          (except Area Technical Colleges), Auraria Higher Ed. Center, History CO
       Unclaimed Property Trust Fund (lead)

Abby Magnus
Senior Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Labor & Employment
Public Health & Environment - Administration and Support (A&S), Office of Health Equity; Office of Public Health Practice, Planning, &
      Local Partnerships (in A&S), Center for Health & Environ. Information, Disease Control & Public Health Response, Office of HIV, Viral Hepatitis
      and STI’s, Prevention Services Division, Health Facilities & Emerg. Medical Services

Andrew McLeer
Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Public Health & Environment - Air Pollution and Control Division, Water Quality Control Division, Hazardous Materials and Waste Mgmt. Div., Div. of Environmental Health & Sustainability

Jessi Neuberg
Administrator IV


Administrative assistance for the Joint Budget Committee and its staff, oversight of Administrative Assistant positions

Kelly Shen
Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Regulatory Agencies

Scott Thompson
Principal Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Capital Construction - Information Technology Projects
Governor - Governor’s Office/ Special Purpose/ Office of the Lieutenant Governor/ Office of State Planning and Budgeting/ 
    Office of Information Technology/ Economic Development Programs/ OIT Common Policies
Law (Attorney General’s Office)

Debra Tucker
Administrative Assistant II


Administrative assistance for the Joint Budget Committee and its staff

Andrea Uhl
Principal Legislative Budget & Policy Analyst


Department Assignments:
Capital Construction - Controlled Maintenance/ Capital Renewal and Recapitalization, and Capital Expansion: State Facilities, Including Higher Education
Education - School District Operations: Public School Finance, Categorical Programs

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