Triad Bright Futures: Our Team & Partners

Triad Bright Futures serves as the local coordinating organization (LCO) for Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. Our mission is to convene community partners and align strategies and resources across sectors to implement the Bright Futures Roadmap and Universal Preschool Colorado (UPK) in our region. Triad Bright Futures is fiscally sponsored by Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition.

  • Jennifer Anton (right) is Executive Director, responsible for overall leadership, planning and management of the organization, including advancement of the Bright Futures Roadmap and meeting LCO requirements.
  • Cecy Carballo, UPK Program Manager (left), coordinates the implementation of Universal Preschool Colorado (UPK) in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties and supports Bright Futures Roadmap efforts in Jeffco.
  • Marnie Copeland, Coordinator for Mountain Communities (center left), coordinates Bright Futures and UPK efforts in Clear Creek, Gilpin and Western Jeffco mountain communities.
  • Lisa Duran, Project Manager (center right), coordinates implementation of the Bright Futures Roadmap initiative in Jefferson County.

The Community Advisory Group (CAG) is a diverse group of early childhood partners, community members and community leaders that oversees implementation of the Bright Futures Roadmap and UPK. The Executive Committee is the governing body of the Triad Bright Futures project, providing strategic leadership, oversight, advice and recommendations to the Triad Bright Futures Executive Director.

Our Vision

All families in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties have the support they need to promote their child’s health and well-being for sustained success in school and in life.

Contact Triad Bright Futures

Our mailing address is PO Box 740892, Arvada, CO 80006.

Our team can be reached by email:

Mountain Communities Coordinator:

History & Project Background

In 2019 a strong public-private partnership of Jefferson County community leaders launched the Bright Futures Roadmap, a county-wide vision of improved outcomes for Jefferson County families with children prenatal to age eight. In 2022, these partners re-committed to the Bright Futures Roadmap and committed to host the LCO for Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. 

The work of Triad Bright Futures builds on the legacy of the LAUNCH Together project, which established a shared understanding of early childhood social-emotional health and development and developed a collaborative infrastructure that continues to support the progress of the Bright Futures Roadmap and the work of the LCO today.

The work of Triad Bright Futures is generously supported with funding from the Colorado Gives Foundation, Colorado Department of Early Childhood, and Gary Community Ventures. 

Our Values

  • Strong Families, Strong Community
  • Equitable, High-Quality Experiences
  • Supported Adults Across Communities
  • Sustained Commitment and Coordinated Services
  • Continuous Improvement