Dr. Dewhurst is a licensed clinical and school psychologist. He has been part of the mental health community in Denver for the past 43 years. During that time he has worked in public mental health, public schools and as a private practitioner. He provided mental health services to children, adolescents families and adults. He provided these services in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
He did his graduate training at the University of Northern Colorado and his clinical psychology training at Denver Health Medical. His dissertation was; Emotional Disturbance in Elementary School Children: Characteristics and Description. He has been on the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Phoenix for the past 10 years and on the Affiliate Faculty at Regis University for the past year. He teaches in the Master’s Degree programs in Marriage and Family, Mental Health and School counseling.
Dr. Dewhurst was nominated for School Psychologist of the year in 1985. In 2011 he received the Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix. Also in 2011, he received the Honored Graduate Faculty award from the University of Phoenix.
He has served on the Board of the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver since 1995. He has been both a Board member and the Board President during that time.
David E. Henninger, M.A
David has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1973, as the executive director of Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. , (Nee- Bayaud Industries) which has been in operation since May of 1969 creating jobs for thousands of persons with disability. Bayaud serves over 1000 people a year and currently employs over 180 individuals with an operating budget of $8.2 million.
He obtained a Master Degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the School of Business at the University of San Francisco and pursued doctoral studies in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management at the University of Colorado/Denver.
For the past 16 years Henninger has been an affiliate faculty member in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He has facilitated courses in History, Theory, and Future of Nonprofit Organizations; Governance of Nonprofits/Organizational Change; Leadership; and Critical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations. He has been a featured speaker at numerous association meetings and has received numerous honors and recognition as a passionate advocate for the nonprofit sector.
Feliciana is a Colorado native and resides in the Far Northeast community and is a mother of two children, ages 17 and 10. Feliciana has been a youth mentor, coach, board member and served on various volunteer committees in school and private organizations over the last 10 years and has always had a passion to empower our youth. After her son became involved in the Juvenile Justice system, Feliciana made it a personal mission to work with at-risk youth and also to strive to bridge the gap of the many social injustices our youth and families face. She began volunteering with VORP in early 2013 and was elected to the VORP BOD in April 2013. Feliciana is also currently serving on a Legislative Committee which is examining the rights of juvenile defendants.