About the CATPA Board
The CATPA bill was signed into law by Governor Bill Owens on April 22, 2003, and the CATPA was placed under the supervision of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, but administered by the CATPA Board. CATPA was developed to solicit monies and award grant funds to qualified applicants for the general purpose of improving and supporting motor vehicle theft prevention programs, and for the enforcement and prosecution of motor vehicle theft crimes. Specifically, section 42-5-112(1), C.R.S. created CATPA.
The nine-member CATPA Board was established with this composition; one representative from the Colorado Department of Public Safety, one from the Colorado Department of Revenue, three from the insurance industry in Colorado, two from law enforcement in Colorado, a representative of a statewide association of District Attorneys and a representative of the public or consumer group. In 2008, the CATPA board was increased by two additional members who would be drawn from the insurance industry.
Pursuant to the statute, responsibilities of the board include:
- Soliciting and reviewing applications for grants
- Approve grants ensuring that the grants are awarded to law enforcement agencies or other qualified applicants in a variety of geographic areas of the state, subject to available moneys
- Appoint a director for the authority who may employ staff as necessary to operate and administer the authority, subject to available moneys
- Report to the judiciary committees of the senate and the house of representatives on the implementation of the programs receiving grants
Current CATPA Board Members
Sheriff Steve Nowlin - Chair
Law Enforcement Representative
Sheriff Nowlin was elected Sheriff of Montezuma County, Colorado in 2014. His career in law enforcement has spanned nearly four decades including the Colorado State Patrol where he was the Director for the Colorado Certified VIN Inspection Program and later managed the BATTLE Southwest Auto Theft Task Force from 2009 until his retirement in 2014. He served as a board member for Colorado Auto Theft Investigators and was a certified Master Auto Theft Investigator. Sheriff Nowlin brings extensive background in auto theft and is currently the CATPA Board Chairperson. He has served the People of Colorado on the board since April, 2015.
Lt. Colonel Barry Bratt
Executive Director Colorado Department of Public Safety Designee
Lt. Colonel Barry Bratt has over thirty years of experience in law enforcement and currently serves as the Region Two Commander for the Colorado State Patrol. Region Two includes Logistics, the Motor Carrier Services Branch, and the Criminal Investigations Branch. He started his career in law enforcement with the Westminster Police Department then moved to the Colorado State Patrol where he started his career as a Trooper. He has graciously served the People of Colorado in many positions in the Colorado State Patrol ever mindful of Saving Lives. Lt. Colonel Bratt is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command. Lt. Colonel Bratt serves as the Vice Chair of the CATPA Board and has been a member since August, 2017.
Toren Mushovic-Evers is the Chief Operating & Compliance Officer for IMMUNOe Health and Research Centers and serves as General Counsel for Veros Biologics. Mr. Mushovic-Evers started his career fifteen years ago as an Intern with the US Department of State while attending law school at UCLA. After completion, he worked for five years as a Judge Advocate (JAG) for the US Navy then moved to the private sector and gained valubale experience litigating commercial cases. Mr. Mushovic-Evers obtained his Bachelor degree in Political Economy from Tulane University and studied at the esteemed London School of Economics and Political Science. Mr. Mushovic-Evers is involved in his community and brings the consumer voice to the CATPA Board where he has served the People of Colorado since July, 2016.
Jason Juarez is an Account Executive with Verisk Insurance Solutions where he manages a thirteen state region enhancing business relationships with top insurance carriers. Mr. Juarez started his insurance career over twenty years ago as a Claims Intern and has worked his way up through hard work and dedication. Prior to joining Verisk, Mr. Juarez was a Sale Manager with Nationwide Insurance overseeing Colorado, California and Nevada. He earned a Bachelor degree from Organizational Communication and is pursuing a master's degree from Regis University. Mr. Jaurez contributes his insurance expertise and broad knowledge to the CATPA Board where he has served since April, 2015.
Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue Designee
Cory Amend is the Senior Director of the Enforcement Division at the Colorado Department of Revenue and leads five regulatory divisions including Auto, Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco, Marijuana and Racing. During Director Amend's career he gained valuable experience while in law enforcement and notable as the Director of P.O.S.T (the Peace Officers Standards and Training Unit) within the Office of the Colorado Attorney General. Director Amend earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Colorado in Denver and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. Director Amend brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience to the CATPA Board where he has served since August, 2017.
Amy Taylor is the Claims Section Manager with State Farm Insurance in Greeley, CO. Ms. Taylor brings almost twenty-five years of experience and many years of servicing auto claims. Mr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the Unveristy of Colorado in Boulder, CO and completed an MBA from Regis University. Ms. Taylor stays current on her industry by completing numerous insurance certificates and is a green belt in Six Sigma. Ms. Taylor brings a high level of management and dedication to the CATPA Board where she has served as a member since November, 2018.
Chief of Police, Clinton Nichols
Law Enforcement Representative
Clint Nichols is the Chief of Police for the Commerce City Police Department. Chief Nichols began his illustrious career in law enforcement in 1992 and advanced in rank during his time with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department until his retirement in 2015. In 2017, he accepted his appointment as Chief of Police for Commerce City. Chief Nichols has displayed exemplary leadership, navigating the organization through the Collaborative Reform Efforts with the Department of Justice, which improves the level of police service to the community. Chief Nichols brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in high profile investigations and police operations to the CATPA Board where he has served as a member since November, 2019.
Jess Redman - Vice Chair
Statewide Association of District Attorneys
Jess Redman is currently an Assistant District Attorney for the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Adams County Colorado. Mr. Redman is responsible for filing decisions, grand jury proceedings and general prosecution of criminal cases. Mr. Redman attended college and law school at the University of Nebraska and has been practicing law for twenty years. Prior to his current position, he worked in the criminal appeals unit of the Colorado Attorney General's Office where he defended criminal convictions on appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. Mr. Redman brings a high level of experience to the CATPA Board where he has served as a member since May, 2014.
Richard "Alan" Shirling
Colorado Farm Bureau Representative
Richard Shirling is currently a Regional Underwriting Manager with Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance Company. He has over 26 years of insurance industry experience in Claims and Underwriting. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas and has numerous insurance industry designations and certificates. Mr. Shirling brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board with his experience in Auto, Homeowner and Farm and Ranch Insurance coverages and products. Mr. Shirling has served as a member of the CATPA Board since November, 2020.
Tonia Rumer is currently the Senior Claims Business Analyst for California Casualty Management Group. She started her insurance career over twenty-five years ago and has extensive professional experience in creating working relationships with local and federal law enforcements and prosecutors as well as the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Department of Insurance. Ms. Rumor earned a Bachelor of Science in Business management at Metropolitan State University of Denver and attended extensive training in the insurance industry. Ms. Rumer brings extensive knowledge and experience to the CATPA Board, her current term is her second time serving the people of Colorado.
2021 CATPA Board Meetings - FY2021 Calendar with Locations
There will not be an in-person Meetings until otherwise notated.
Google HangOuts Meeting Information is as follows: CATPA Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday every other month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact us here.
|February 2020||Funding Conference #1||Funding Conference #2/March 2020|
|April 2020||June 2020||August 2020|
|October 2020||December 2020|
|February 2019||March 2019||April 2019||June 2019|
|August 2019||September 2019||October 2019||December 2019|
|January 2018||February 2018||March 2018|
|April 2018||June 2018||August 2018|
|October 2018||December 2018|
|January 2017||February 2017||March 2017|
|April 2017||May 2017||June 2017|
|July 2017||August 2017||September 2017|
|October 2017||November 2017||December 2017|
|January 2016||February 2016||March 2016|
|April 2016||May 2016||June 2016-Cancelled|
|July 2016||August 2016||September 2016-Cancelled|
|October 2016||November 2016||December 1, 2016 December 15, 2016|
|January 2015||February 2015||March 2015
Grantee Interview Minutes
|April 2015||May 2015||June 2015|
|July 2015||August 2015||September 2015|
|October 2015||November 2015||December 2015|
*Please note that meeting minutes are not posted until they have been approved by the Board.