Tennyson Center for Children has served Colorado’s most neglected, abused, and traumatized children since 1904.

We provide:

  • A safe, stable home for kids 5-18 who are facing critical circumstances and need residential care;
  • An accredited, therapeutic K-12 school with a 3:1 student-to-staff ratio on our campus; and
  • In-home and community services in 15 counties across the state to provide preventive services and therapy to strengthen families with children aged 0 to adulthood.
In 2019, we began leading a collaborative statewide initiative called Rewiring, which seeks to ensure that families remain safely together and eventually reduce the number of children and families involved with the child welfare system.


Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, and/or trauma stabilize, heal and reintegrate back into Colorado communities. Tennyson does not accept the poor outcomes associated with trauma-impacted youth and families, and commits to improving immediate, long-term, and life-course outcomes.

Our Impact and Innovation Department’s mission is to unlock actionable insights from program execution that allows us to identify areas of excellence, improve program delivery, and project key learnings to the greater sector of child welfare and family reintegration.


Strategic Framework

Tennyson Center for Children empowers children who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma to bravely and safely change their life’s story.

Strategic Framework


Executive Team

  • Kathryn Arbour PhD
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Ned Breslin 
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Kari Chapman 
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Rebecca Durbahn PhD
    Vice President, Campus Programs
  • Meridith Shuman LPC
    Vice President, Community-Based Programs
  • Megan Vogels 
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Andrea Zediker 
    Chief Marketing & Development Officer

Management Team

  • Kim Cini 
    Director of Special Education
  • Lauren Dartt 
    Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Kathy  Flesher 
    Director, Health Information/Quality Improvement/Training
  • Allison Harris 
    Director of Denver Community-Based Services
  • Sandy Hillenbrand 
    Director of Operations
  • Kara Larson 
  • Djuana Osby 
    Director, Life Skills Program
  • Don Ronyak 
    Director, Human Resources
  • Jessica Snider 
    Director of Development
  • Doug  Tesler 
    Director of IT


Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story. Our trained professionals have empowered children and families by providing a child-centered, customized approach to healing through our community-based, school, and/or residential programs. The primary goal of all our programs is to reintegrate our children back into safe families, supportive schools, and vibrant communities.

Our positions range from clinicians, to youth treatment counselors, to teachers, to a variety of support staff positions. A full benefits package is offered to employees working over 30 hours per week and includes medical, dental, health reimbursement account, health savings account, vision insurance, retirement/pension plan options, employee assistance program, paid time off and holidays, and optional insurance offerings such as accident, cancer/critical illness, disability and life insurance are offered with this position.

All positions require criminal CBI background check, FBI fingerprint check, State of CO child abuse check, DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical, academic credential verification, and reference check.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tennyson Center for Children invites values, perspectives and contributions of people from diverse backgrounds, and integrates diversity into its hiring and retention policies, training opportunities, and business development methods to provide an equal opportunity for each person to participate, contribute, and succeed within the organization’s workplace. Diversity encompasses differences such as race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical disabilities, appearance, historically underutilized and disadvantaged persons, as well as social identities such as religion, marital status, socio-economic status, lifestyle, education, parental status, geographic background, language ability, and veteran status.

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Board of Directors

  • Jody Harper Alderman
    Board Chair
    Alderman Bernstein
  • Susan Aldridge
    Community Partner
  • Justin Apt
    Private Capital Management
    Managing Principal
  • Matt Baldner
    ANB Bank
    Regional President, Denver Metro
  • Joan Bell-Haynes
    Central Rocky Mountain Region (DOC)
    Executive Regional Minister
  • Reggie Chapman
    CRMR (DOC)
    Pastor Lakewood Christian
  • Rebecca Franciscus
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    Senior Counsel
  • Dr. Sheryl Gonzalez Ziegler
  • Caleb Hester
    UMB Bank
    Vice President
  • Laura Love
    GroundFloor Media
    Founder and President
  • Brian Miller
    Community Partner
  • Doug Reeb
    Plante Moran
  • Cameron Richards
    Seter & Vander Wall, P.C.
  • Kristina Scala
    Aspen Academy
    Founder, President, Head of School
  • Remy Spreeuw
    5280 Publishing, Inc.


More than a century ago, a legacy of caring was born when John and Mary Warren founded Colorado Christian Home as an orphanage in 1904 in Loveland, Colorado. Our history is important to us. The campus may have changed a bit since the early days, but that legacy lives on today at Tennyson Center for Children.

We are one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment centers for abused, neglected and at-risk youth. We were proud to be the first licensed day treatment program in Colorado back in 1981; we were proud when we moved into our new, state-of-the-art facility back in 1996; and we’re even more proud today to be recognized as a leader in not only the healing and protection of children from neglect and abuse, but also in the efforts to help children with mental health and developmental issues.

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Financials & Annual Reports


Our corporate and other partners help make everything we do possible. Thanks so much for being part of our team through the years.