Meet the CFPS Support Team

The Child Fatality Prevention System support staff at the CDPHE will serve to help communities organize local review teams and conduct effective reviews. They are committed to providing guidance, technical assistance (TA) and training to foster a statewide, coordinated system. 

Colleen Kapsimalis, Program Manager
Provides overall leadership for the CFPS and coordinates the State Review Team. The Program Manager works closely with the CDHS CFRT to coordinate joint prevention recommendations. The Program Manager also oversees funding for local public health agencies to support local review teams.

Kate Jankovsky, Coordinator
Provides training, technical assistance and prevention coordination for local review teams. The Technical Assistance and Prevention Coordinator provides ongoing technical assistance on the facilitation of child fatality reviews; selection of evidence-based injury, suicide and violence prevention strategies; and the development of actionable community-based prevention recommendations.

Andy Woster, Epidemiologist
Serves as the statistical analyst for the CFPS and manages all data collection and analysis components of the CFPS, including: assigning cases to local review teams through the Death Certificate FTP Website, writing annual data reports for local child fatality review teams, as well as summarizing and interpreting aggregated data trends and patterns of child fatalities occurring in Colorado. The Statistical Analyst will provide ongoing technical assistance on using the Death Certificate FTP Website and the National Center Data Collection Website.