Executive Director

Candie Dalton
candieCandie has over 23 years experience working with adults and children who have physical disabilities, mental health diagnoses, traumatic brain injuries, and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Her professional experience includes service delivery, case management, and policy analysis. For 11 years Candie worked for the State of Colorado recommending and implementing policy to improve Medicaid services for people with disabilities. Candie has two aunts who have IDD and an adult son who has schizophrenia. Her professional and personal ties to the disability community have helped shape her belief that all people have the right to independence, choice, and control of their life circumstances. In 2014, the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) presented Candie with the Patrick Zimmerman Award for Consumer Direction. Candie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Colorado Denver.