DORA Divisions, Programs, & Boards
DORA is comprised of 10 distinct divisions, plus the Executive Director's Office which houses the Broadband Deployment Office and the Colorado Office of Research and Regulatory Reform.
Each division is charged with administering a number of programs, and most house one or more Boards and Commissions made up of appointed members of the public that oversee a large variety of subjects and make a wide range of decisions affecting the day-to-day lives of Coloradans.
Learn more about our divisions and their respective programs and boards below, and if you are interested in applying to be a member, learn more from the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions.
Patty Salazar, Executive Director
Ginny Brown, Deputy Executive Director
Marisol Larez, Chief Administrative Officer
DORA's Executive Director's Office provides leadership and support to DORA’s ten divisions.
Brian Martin, Director
Situated within the Executive Director's Office, the Broadband Deployment Office manages the Colorado Broadband Fund grant program. The grant program provides funding to for-profit companies and non-profit electric and telephone cooperatives to build broadband internet infrastructure in unserved areas of Colorado.
The office works closely with the Broadband Program through the Department of Local Affairs.
Brian Tobias, Director
The Colorado Office of Policy, Research & Regulatory Reform (COPRRR) reviews proposed regulatory programs to determine if they are needed, and it also reviews existing programs and functions of government to ensure they are necessary, fair, effective and efficient.
Ken Boldt, Commissioner
The Colorado Division of Banking protects the public interest and preserves public trust in the Colorado banking industry by regulating the business of state-chartered commercial banks and trust companies, state-licensed money transmitters, and by enforcing the Public Deposit Protection Act.
Aaron Welch, Director
The Division of Conservation was created in 2018 and protects the public by ensuring the soundness of state income tax credits for conservation easements, certifying organizations to hold conservation easements, determining the credibility of appraisals, and assessing the qualifications of deeds of conservation easements flexible and fair.
Mark Valente, Commissioner
The Division of Financial Services works to protect public interest and preserve public trust by regulating the business of state-chartered credit unions, savings and loan associations and the financial activities of life care institutions under its supervision.
Michael Conway, Commissioner
The Division of Insurance regulates the insurance industry and assists consumers and other stakeholders with insurance issues, to ensure that insurance companies, as well as their agents, are following the law.
- DPO Healthcare Programs & Boards
- Addiction Counselor
- Athletic Trainer
- Direct-Entry Midwife
- Healthcare Professions Profile Program (HPPP)
- Hearing Aid Provider
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Naturopathic Doctor
- Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH)
- Nursing Home Administrator
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
- Professional Counselor
- Professional Review of Healthcare Providers (Prof Review)
- Respiratory Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technology
- Unlicensed Psychotherapy
- DPO Occupational Professions and Business Programs & Boards
Doug Dean, Director
The Public Utilities Commission serves the public interest by effectively regulating utilities and facilities so that the people of Colorado receive safe, reliable and reasonably-priced services consistent with the economic, environmental and social values of our state.