DORA Divisions, Programs, & Boards
DORA is comprised of 10 distinct divisions, plus the Executive Director's Office which houses the Colorado Office of Policy, 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.
Broadband Deployment Office
HB 21-1109 authorized the Broadband Deployment Office to move to the Governor's Office of Information Technology as a part of the Colorado Broadband Office, effective July 26, 2021.
For further information on BDB activities please access this link (https://broadband.colorado.gov/broadband-deployment-board-fund)
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
Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate (formerly Office of Consumer Counsel)
Cindy Schonhaut, Director
The Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate represents the interests of residential, small business and agricultural consumers before the Public Utilities Commission.
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.