Presidio, Inc. Child Placement Agency

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Our Founders:
Bonnie McNulty and Nelson McNulty

Clinical Supervisor:
Diane Baird, LCSW

Executive Director:
Dan Davis, MA

Treatment Coordinators:
Presidio's Treatment Coordinators are responsible for caring for our Co-Parents and supporting them in maintaining professional therapeutic foster care for the many children in our programs.

Tahnee Carlson
Steven Dieter, BA
Sherre DeManche, BA
Mark Esquibel, MS
Toilynn Edwards, BA
Kyla Franz
Susie Haggas

Contract Therapists Psychologists and Consultants:
Judith Fox, Ph.D.
Jane Hoffman, RN, MSCS
Terri James, LCSW
Clare Haynes-Seman, Ph.D.
Stacy, Leon, MD
Duane Mullner, LPC
Carol and Byron Norton, ED.D
Marcia Osteroos, LCSW
Meredith Puls, M.Ed.
Merilee Smith, Psy.D.
Scott Shannon, MD.
Jim Stevenson, Ed.S

Our Founders
Bonnie McNulty - CEO of Presidio, Inc.
Nelson McNulty - President of Presidio, Inc.

The parents of four grown children and foster parents to hundreds, Bonnie and Nelson began their work in foster care over 35 years ago. Initally they took in infants and eventually turned their home into a group home. Bonnie ran a tight ship, but the love and compassion she and Nelson have for children is awe inspiring.

Although they no longer foster children, Bonnie and Nelson both still strongly believe in doing what is best for children.

Bonnie is actively involved in running and maintaing the prestegious programs of Presidio, Inc. Striving to be the best at providing top quality services for children and their families. Bonnie is an active member of The Child Placement Agency Network (CPA Network), The National Foster Parents Association (NFPA) and the Colorado State Foster Parents Association (CSFPA).

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Diane Baird, LCSW

Diane Baird is Presidio's Clinical Supervisor. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in assessment and intervention with children and families. She holds a Bachelor's degree in education and earned her M.S.W. from Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work in New Orleans in 1981.

Ms. Baird's theoretical base is grounded in attachment theory, family dynamics, and ego psychology. Relationships between parents and children are the substance of Ms. Baird's work and study. She is particularly concerned with the complexities of mother-infant attachments, adoptions, and traumatic relationships.

Diane has worked in pediatric, child welfare, and clinical settings. In 1986 -1997 she was employed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics, Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. She teaches and consults nationally in the area of child welfare practice.

Diane is an adjunct professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and Metropolitan State College. She has a part-time private practice in Golden, Colorado.

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Sherre DeManche

Sherre DeManche has been a Treatment Coordinator with Presidio since July 1996. She is a native of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University. She moved to Colorado in 1971. Sherre has certification in Domestic/Family Court Mediation and with the Colorado Dispute Resolution, Inc., in Boulder.

Sherre was a Social Caseworker with Sedgewick County Department of Social Services from 1980 to 1992. She met Bonnie and Rex when she made a placement in Bonnie's Reality I Group Home. From 1992 to 1996 she was the Training Director of the Education and Research Institute for Fostering Families at Colorado State University.

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