Dustin is acutely aware of the impact health has on every component of a person’s life and the role that health policy plays in the lives of individuals and families. Public policy, he believes, provides an opportunity to address the inequities that exist in society today.
Dustin has worked in health policy since 2008 and at the Foundation since 2015. He has contributed to a wide range of policy work — from statewide initiatives to policies that impact a smaller, though no less important, community of Coloradans. One day, Dustin may be evaluating the economic impact of Medicaid expansion in the state. On another, he may be immersed in a narrower policy, such as ensuring child care centers implement health-focused rules.
While progress has been made on many fronts, Dustin knows that challenges remain. He eagerly looks forward to collaborating with those who are working to improve the health of Coloradans through policy and advocacy.
Dustin tends to his own well-being by gardening, cooking, playing the banjo and enjoying the company of his wife, Amy. Their weekends are often jam-packed with skiing, hiking, camping, trail running and the occasional bicycling jaunt to one of Denver’s many microbreweries. He considers himself somewhat of a pet wrangler, with a dog, cat and new puppy in the house.
BA Political Science — Washburn University
Master of Public Policy — University of Denver