Board of Directors

Leslie Krueger-Pagett, Chair, is a founding member of CJDC. Ms. Pagett represents children in Denver Juvenile Court and direct file cases, as well as adults in Denver District Court. Ms. Pagett has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and previously volunteered for a nonprofit organization exposing housing discrimination. Prior to becoming an attorney Ms. Pagett also worked for the ACLU of Colorado as a paralegal.

 

 

Sheri Danz, Secretary, is the Deputy Director of the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative, a state agency dedicated to providing best interests legal representation to children.  She served as the primary editor of the Guided Reference in Dependency, Colorado’s first comprehensive practice guide for legal practitioners in dependency court, and has authored amicus briefs in cases before the Colorado Supreme Court.   Ms. Danz’s legal advocacy on behalf of children and youth includes representing adolescents and young adults in child welfare and other civil matters as a Skadden Fellow/staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; representing juveniles in delinquency proceedings as a staff attorney at the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office; and representing youth in public benefits, child welfare, and protective order proceedings as a legal intern at the Door’s Legal Services Program in New York City.  Ms. Danz is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she received a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholarship and served as a member of the New York University Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Danz taught special education in rural North Carolina through the Teach for America Program.

Jacqueline Souverein graduated with her Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from University of Portland, Portland, Oregon. She obtained her Masters of Science in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. She has held positions of product development, management, and sales at NCR Microelectronics, AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Synopsis, Atmel, and Echostar. Currently, she provides technical development and training at Invidi Technologies. In the middle of these years, she obtained her teaching credentials from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and taught math, science and engineering courses at secondary schools, technical institutes and community colleges. She is married and has 4 sons from college age to high school. She currently serves in Alanon and is the parent of an incarcerated youth and a member of the Youthful Offender System Parent Association.

Cameron Monaco is a Brand Loyalist and Director of Sales for Kaspo, Inc. With a background of marketing and advertising and 10 years in the legal industry, Cameron has experience in everything from loading, configuring, and maintaining of review databases to Case Management. Cameron is also a baseball umpire for CCUA, RMUA, CHSSA, MSBL, NABA, Connie Mack, and Triple Crown, as well as a few collegiate games. As a Colorado native and Alumni of Arvada high school Cameron enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Ann Roan is the State Training Director for Juvenile Defense and Complex Litigation for the Colorado State Public Defender. She has been the State Training Director since 2004 and has been a public defender since 1990. Before her appointment to that position, she spent 10 years as a deputy public defender in trial offices throughout the state, and six years practicing in the Public Defender’s appellate division. She has spoken at conferences all over the country sponsored by NACDL, NORML, NJDC and other national defense organizations. In Colorado, she has spoken at conferences sponsored by the CBA, the CCDB and COBALT. Ann is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, GA; the NACDL Capital Voir Dire College in Boulder, CO; and has taught state and federal criminal defense lawyers in Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, New Orleans, Washington, Santa Fe, Alabama, Utah, California, Washington D.C. and Alaska. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law and is a frequent guest lecturer on voir dire at the law schools at both CU and the University of Denver. She was inducted into the American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2010 and contributed a chapter to the critically acclaimed book, How Can You Represent Those People, published in 2013. In 2016, Ann was selected as Colorado’s Outstanding Juvenile Defender by the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center.

Lindy Frolich is currently the Director of the Alternate Defense Counsel (ADC) in the State of Colorado.  In over 20 years of practicing exclusively criminal, juvenile and appellate law, Ms. Frolich has gained a reputation as an aggressive litigator, expert and teacher. Before joining the ADC, Ms. Frolich managed a private practice, specializing in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases, on both the trial and appellate levels.   Her practice also included guardian ad litem work in delinquency as well as dependency and neglect cases.  She is one of the founding members of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC), and is a past president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB).  Ms. Frolich has trained lawyers across Colorado, and nationally, on a variety of topics, including trial and appellate advocacy, juvenile law, motions practice and indigent defense management. A native of Denver, Ms. Frolich received a B.A. in German at Brown University. She returned to Colorado where she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver in 1988. While still in law school, she worked as an investigator and law clerk for Larry Pozner & Associates. She began her legal career as a deputy public defender in Colorado, where she practiced as both a trial and appellate lawyer.  Since leaving the public defender’s office in 1994, Ms. Frolich has handled hundreds of cases involving every crime from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies, including death penalty cases.