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Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home

We are building a community of game changers who, working together will fundamentally change the child welfare system and how kids navigate through it. Our common goal is to unleash the potential and talent of kids who have been abandoned by society and left behind.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
9
Full Time Staff:
199
Contract Staff:
4
Volunteers Annually:
1,000
Retention Rate:
70%

Ned D Breslin, Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: 2016

Ned Breslin is the President and CEO of the Tennyson Center for Children, an agency working with kids experiencing trauma from abuse, neglect or mental illness and relentlessly supporting them to heal by unleashing their profound strengths while processing their trauma and reintegrating them back into safe families, schools and society.

Ned has dedicated his life to such causes, having worked in international water and sanitation for close to 25 years, including leading Water For People to transform sector practice through its iconic "Everyone Forever" program. Ned has also worked to support veteran reintegration into the US and is a 2011 winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Brandon Young, Chief Advancement Officer
Start Date: 2017

Brandon Young is the Chief Advancement Officer responsible for the overall planning and management of the development department, including fundraising, planned giving, special events, marketing, community, corporate and church stewardship.

Brandon served 11 years in the US Army, nearly 10 of which as a Special Operator primarily with the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He joined the Army in 1997 and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7). Brandon has conducted 4 Combat rotations to Afghanistan, to include serving as a Jumpmaster for a Combat Parachute Assault into Afghanistan and placed 3rd in the 2006 Best Ranger Competition. He has been awarded 4 Meritorious Service Medals, The Order of St. Maurice for lifetime service to the Infantry and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Some of his qualifications include Advanced Special Operations Tactics, Master Breacher (Explosives), Advanced Marksmanship, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder and Ranger. Brandon served as a key leader in the 75th Ranger Regiment's Assessment and Selection Program, a Primary Trainer in the Ranger Regiment's PreRanger course, contributing to an 80% graduation rate in the US Army Ranger School (the military's premier combat leadership course). Upon exiting service, Brandon worked in Cancer Diagnostics and Commercial Leadership for Quest Diagnostics, served as the first National Director of Development for Team Red, White and Blue and currently serves as the Chief Advancement Officer for the Tennyson Center for Children. Brandon lives in Littleton, CO with his wife, Kelly, and their children Jaden and Elli. They fill their days with running, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, workouts and community through their neighborhood, friends and church. Brandon's writing can be found at http://havokjournal.com/author/brandon-young/

Brandon joined the Tennyson Center team August 15, 2017.

Kathryn Arbour, Chief Operating Officer
Start Date:

Dr. Kathryn M. Arbour has served as Chief Operating Officer at Tennyson Center for Children since 2015. Previously, she was Chief Executive Officer at Rebuilding Together Metro Denver, a nonprofit providing low income families, veterans and older adults with home repairs.

Dr. Arbour has held Board of Directors roles and executive positions in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in Colorado, California, New York and New England.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
6
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
15
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
7
Male:
8
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
3
Asian:
0
White:
12
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

5

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

65%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

87%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

34%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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