State-Tribal Liaisons

State Tribal Liaisons and Tribal staff


Photo of Tribal liaisons and Ute Mountain Ute Councilman and staff during a behavioral health consultation.

Staff from CCIA, the Behavioral Health Administration, Healthcare Policy and Financing, the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Department of Early Childhood met with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for a behavioral health consultation.



Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)

  • Shelly Solopow 

Tribal Liaison 

Colorado Department of Education (CDE)

  • Georgina Owen 

Colorado Indian Education Coordinator & English Language Development Specialist 

Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC)

  • Sena Harjo

Tribal Liaison

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF)

  • Joshua Montoya

Partner Relations, Administration and Programs Division Director (Serves as Tribal Liaison)

  • Brooke Greenky

Indian Health Services Coordination Specialist

  • Janelle Gonzalez 

Indian Health Services Benefit Policy Specialist  

Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)

  • Open Position

Tribal Affairs Specialist

  • Reyan Sutherland 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Specialist 

ICWA Office Hours

1st Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am– 11:00 am

Google Meet joining info (link is the same every month)

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 984-221-8091‬ PIN: ‪114 536 734‬#

Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

  • Open Position

Tribal Liaison 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

  • Rachel Bryan-Auker 

Tribal Liaison 

  • Jerad Kozey

Tribal Health Data Specialist

  • Kimberly Blackhorse

Tribal Health Data Specialist