Christiano Sosa - Executive Director

Christiano Sosa
Executive Director
303-864-9334 x10
Csosa@thearcofco.org

Christiano has been with The Arc of Colorado since 2017. Prior to joining The Arc of Colorado, Christiano was the Director of Capacity Building and Philanthropic Partnerships at The Denver Foundation, a position he held for twelve years. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the Northern Colorado AIDS Project in Ft. Collins where he engaged extensively in public policy advocacy for men, women, and children living with HIV. Christiano is a Colorado Trust Fellow and former Commissioner for the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships. He has taught courses in “Wealth and Philanthropy”, “Resource Development”, and “The Student Oriented Field Experience” in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Mi Casa Resource Center, advancing the economic success of Latino families in Denver.

Jennifer Levin
Director of Public Policy
303-864-9334 x12
Jlevin@thearcofco.org

Jennifer Levin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in political science and went on to the University of Alabama to earn her law degree.  As a parent of two boys with disabilities, Jennifer has devoted the past two decades to advancing the rights of children with disabilities in the school setting. It was a natural transition for Jennifer to go from parent advocate for members in her community to an attorney with Disability Law Colorado, the state’s protection and advocacy system. Jennifer served Disability Law Colorado as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and later moved into position of Education Team Leader. Jennifer has represented individuals in civil rights complaints against various agencies and businesses throughout Colorado. She has taken on legislative action, disability rights trainings, and investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect in state run facilities serving people with disabilities.  Currently, in her position with The Arc of Colorado as the Director of Public Policy, Jennifer remains dedicated to working towards implementing public policy that will promote and protect the civil and human rights of people with disabilities throughout the state.

Jane Johnston
Interim Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
303-864-9334 x14
Jane@thearcofco.org

Jane is a recent addition to The Arc of Colorado team coming onboard in February 2021.  Jane has a passion for working with the community and has interned with the ACLU of Colorado and refugee and asylum seeker organizations locally here in Denver. Jane comes to us with a Bachelor’s Degree of Social work and with it a dedication to working for the IDD community.  Working in the legal field for over 19 years, Jane offers her organizational experience and managerial skills to further the work here at The Arc of Colorado.