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Board of Directors

  Deborah Cave (Executive Director):
Deborah is COCAF’s Boulder County representative. Deborah served as the president of COCAF for almost 10 years before becoming the Executive Director. Deborah is also on the Board of Directors of and is the Colorado state representative for the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), the national support organization for adoptive families. She has represented COCAF on multiple state-level committees dealing with children and family issues, has presented workshops on different adoptive issues, including adoption subsidies, has developed innovative programs providing support to families, and advocates for families at all stages of the adoptive process.

Deborah is a senior-level scientist for an environmental consulting firm. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from the University of California and a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of Nevada.

Deborah and her husband Alan are the proud adoptive parents of two children.

  Colleen Tarket (President):
Colleen Tarket is a Jefferson County COCAF representative and the current Board President. Colleen has extensive experience with federal contract management and technical writing, and has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Metropolitan State College.

Colleen is married and has four birth children, one stepchild, four adopted children, and seven grandchildren. Colleen is also an adoptee. Her adopted children are birth siblings and were adopted through Jefferson County in 2000. Two of her adopted children have numerous mental disorders, so Colleen has become very educated in how to find appropriate services for her children.

  Roxanne Thompson: