Cynthia L. Divino, PhD, Executive Director, and Director of BIPR’s Zero-to-Five Program
Dr. Divino has served as the Assistant Director of the Child and Family Treatment Center of Children’s Hospital of San Francisco and as Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. With co-authors Michael Freedman, Ph.D. and Samuel Rosenberg, Ph.D., she has published a book, Living Well With Asthma. Dr. Divino has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (awarded June 1979) from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley (awarded January 1987). Her research interests are in the area of Affect Tolerance and Modulation, Trauma, and Bipolar Disorder.  She was one of BIPR’s original founders and has been actively involved with the organization since its inception.  She was instrumental in developing the Zero-to-Five Program and is the current Director of this program.
Joan Heron, LCSW, Director, Front Porch Program
Joan has been in an instructor for the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and is a social worker in private practice.  Joan not only brings a wealth of clinical experience but her excellent national and international contacts and her incredible organizational skills has enabled her to expand the reach of our Front Porch Lectures.  We have Joan to thank for bringing us such excellent speakers as Carol George, Ph.D., Efrat Ginot, Ph.D., and Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Klaers, MSW, LSW, Director, Bright Beginnings Program
Elizabeth’s had 12 years supporting individuals and groups in their educational goals, social-emotional development and in navigating difficult life transitions. Six of those years include direct clinical training and experience.  Before joining BIPR in January 2014, she worked as the Development Manager for Maria Droste Counseling Center supporting their core programs: Children First, Options and Maria Droste Internship Training programs. While there, she also provided counseling services in their low-fee counseling center and co-facilitated consultation groups for graduate level interns: Case Conferences and Working with Children groups. In addition to working at BIPR, she maintains a private practice in Boulder.
Heidi Nelson, Office Manager
Heidi has a wealth of experience, most recently as the General Manager of Rembrandt Yard. Heidi’s has a rich combination of traits that keep BIPR running smoothly: excellent organizational skills, beautiful graphic artist, and a wonderful ability to get along with people.