Meet the CPRA Admin Team
Stephanie Stephens, Executive Director
Stef has been with CPRA since 2002 and has served as your Executive Director since October 2004. Before working with CPRA, she worked with older adults in the Windsor and Broomfield communities, and owned her own catering and event planning business. When she isn't planning a conference, building a new partnership or attending a meeting, she's out enjoying hiking trails, traveling, reading or trying to soak up some cooking knowledge from the Food Network.
Ashley Perillo, Professional Development Program Manager
Ashley is the Professional Development Program Manager,otherwise known as Education Czar! She's enjoyed streamlining all of the professional development opportunities CPRA currently offers and with the help of the Professional Development Committee, has even created some new ones! In her off-time, Ash is busy with her hubby Stephen, 3 year old son Alexander and 7 month old daughter Aubrey. She's an outdoor girl who loves running, skiing, camping and doing everything else that involves being outdoors.
Melissa Branson, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Melissa is an outdoor recreation enthusiast who has worked in parks & recreation for over a decade. She is joining CPRA as the new Strategic Partnership Coordinator. Originally from Illinois, Melissa moved to Colorado 3 years ago simply for outdoor recreation opportunities. Melissa has a passion for promoting parks and recreation and is excited to put that passion to good use at CPRA! In her spare time, Melissa most enjoys climbing, hiking, camping, running and yoga.
Jo Burns, Communications & Office Genius
Jo is the office genius and resident "jo" of all trades. She manages member customer service and renewals, is editor for the Byline and monthly webletter, administrator for the section webpages and CPRA social media and "other duties as required". Jo is currently attending the RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training program. She is a CTRS and past camp director for people with disabilities. Jo has been with CPRA for two years and loves working with all the professionals in our field. In her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, cooking, music, being outdoors and spending time with her family, Brian (hubby), Nathan (age 13) and Erin (age 8).