Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative

Support our vision that ALL pregnant and postpartum people, infants, and their families in Colorado have access to and receive the highest level of care.

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Jaime Cabrera, Executive Director
Start Date: 2018

Jaime is a seasoned executive that has worked in healthcare operations and information systems for 20 years in a variety of complex and nationally recognized organizations. She earned her Masters of Public Health in Management and Policy from UCLA and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jaime is an active philanthropist, volunteer and advocate in Colorado. She recently served, as the Chair of the 2019 March of Dimes Denver March for Babies, has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 7 years, was the Vice Chair of the American Heart Association's State Advocacy Committee, and served as the Chair of the Board and Board Member for Environmental Learning for Kids for 4 years.

Megan Lyda, Director of Operations and Development
Start Date: 2020

Megan serves as Director of Operations & Development. In her position, she supports our programs, outreach, communications and policy work.

Megan joined CPCQC because of her passion for access to health care - especially for women. Megan's previous experience is in the non-profit and government sectors, always with a focus on public service and bringing awareness to public health issues.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver and her Masters of Public Policy degree from DePaul University.

Katie Breen, Director of Program Management & Evaluation
Start Date: 2020

Katie has worked in maternal health in various capacities, including quality improvement collaboratives with CDC and the state of Texas, national public awareness campaigns, and policy and research translation. With a background in digital marketing and advocacy, she continues to volunteer her time for reproductive health and social justice causes by serving as Communications and Technology Director of March for Moms and as host of The Femtastic Podcast.

Katie Breen earned her Master of Public Health at Harvard University with a concentration in Maternal-Child Health. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned the honors of Top Graduate in Marketing and delivered the commencement address of the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Kallie Valdez, Coordinator
Start Date: 2020

Kallie serves as the Coordinator. In her position she is in charge of planning, organizing and carrying out operational and development activities.

Kallie joined CPCQC because she has a passion for helping women and children. Kallie has been working within the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, all working with women and children.

Kallie received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver and her Masters of Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Valerie Garrison, Director of Initiatives & Engagement
Start Date: 2020

Valerie (Val) Garrison believes that a community's greatest asset is its members, and that change is most successful when all stakeholders contribute to creative solutions. She applies this philosophy by facilitating collaborative decision-making and action among diverse communities through Community-Based Participatory Research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and Health Impact Assessment, and other methods. She has worked in the nonprofit public health sector for over 12 years, first in Environmental Public Health, then for the past four in Maternal and Child Health as the Healthy Start Project Director for Healthy Baby Network in Rochester, NY.

Valerie obtained her Masters in Environmental Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. She combines her research-focus education with a love for connecting people and data in leading diverse stakeholder groups toward advancing common goals.


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