Senator Dominick Moreno

Colorado State Senator for District 21

Born and raised in Commerce City, Dominick grew up going to public schools where he made valedictorian while working afternoons at the local Dairy Queen. Through scholarships and part-time jobs, Dominick attended Georgetown University and graduated with a degree in American Government. Dominick’s commitment to using his education to benefit his community led to his election to the city council in Commerce City at the age of 24.

Dominick is committed to making sure hunger is not a learning disability in Colorado. He has successfully passed bills to require universal breakfast in all low-income schools and to help families pay for the cost of providing school meals for their children.

Dominick was elected to the Colorado Senate in 2016. He previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives for two terms. He is a member of the Joint Budget Committee, a six member committee charged with crafting the state budget each year.


Jan L. Gascoigne, PhD, MCHE

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Services for CU Anschutz, Clinical Associate Professor in Community and Behavioral Health

An inspiring speaker and Colorado educator, Dr. Gascoigne will kick off our 2017 Rocky Mountain Peer Leadership Conference with an address that discusses the importance of leadership and the role of failing in achieving success. 

Jan oversees a variety of student services initiatives for the University of Colorado's Anschutz campus. She is also an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health. Previously, she served as associate dean for student affairs for the Colorado School of Public Health on the CU Anschutz campus. Jan's background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching, a Master's Degree in Health Education and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Health Education. A strong advocate for peer leadership, she spent 11 years as the Director of Health Promotion, BACCHUS, which supports college peer educators and program coordinators. She has over 17 years of experience working with colleges, universities, local, regional and federal agencies on health and safety issues.