Key Staff Members

President & CEO – David Block, MA
(719) 630-0927
Provides the executive management and direction of the organization in accordance with the mission, vision and strategic plan of Joint Initiatives. Operates under the general direction of the Board of Directors.

Alliance for Kids Coordinator – Jackie Florendo, Ed.D.
(719) 634-8045
Provides leadership to implement an early childhood system, through the Alliance for Kids, El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council. Assures that the strategic plan is executed in accordance with the vision, mission, and goals of the Alliance. Works under the direction of the Alliance Executive Committee and the full membership.

Colorado Youth Detention Continuum Coordinator – Sarah Sherwin, MSW
(719) 389-0994
Provides leadership to, and administration of, the Senate Bill 94 juvenile services program in the Fourth Judicial District. Ensures that a detention continuum of services to juveniles in the justice system are effectively carried out in accordance with the mission and purpose of Senate Bill 94. Develops and implements policies as approved by the SB94 Juvenile Services and Planning Committee (JSPC).

Reach Collaborative Management Coordinator – Terri Anderson
(719) 635-7814
Responsible for providing leadership in the implementation and administration of the Collaborative Management Program initiative in El Paso County. Ensures that the family driven Wraparound Process is implemented effectively for youth and their families, who have involvement with multiple agencies. Develops and implements policies as approved by the Interagency Oversight Group (IOG).

We’re still not where we’re going but we’re still not where we were.

- Natasha Josefowitz